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Current sales/deals on games (steam, impulse, etc.)

Discussion in 'Games' started by ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Actually I don't think Steam is charging the Americans tax, unlike Origin. I guess it's impossible to tell if they add it into the price, but I don't think they are. Because when new games release on Steam, they are always $49.99 or $59.99 where as a new game on Origin will be the same price, but then comes out to like $62 or $63 after tax. It's why I buy anything on Steam that I can, so I'm pretty sure we don't have to pay it like you are thinking.
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    i was going to buy AVP and try out the multi, but $8 here. no deal.
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    Tower defense game Cubeman is also pretty good and rather cheap:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/207250

    I've bought it yesterday and it's pretty cool. Especially since "towers" aren't static but are soldiers that you have to move around.
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    FYI steam doesn't make you pay Taxes in the US.
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    I find that a bit hard to believe. I mean, why would be Steam exempt for taxes? There are rare cases where taxes don't have to be paid, but i don't think selling games are one of them.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Newegg doesn't even tax some states such as mine :)

    yes steam is tax free here
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    yea i dont have to pay taxes either

    Tiger Direct, Amazon, Newegg, Steam, Green Man Gaming, blah blah blah all tax free
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    Taxes are left up to individual states here in the US. A federal tax is only on income. My state doesn't see online sales so anything I buy online is tax free as long as I don't buy anything from California or Mass.

    If it cost 7.99 all I pay is 7.99.

    Yup. Only thing I pay tax on is Tiger Direct because I live in FL and thats where they are located. So I have to pay a state tax.
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    I don't know if taxes has anything to do with Steam. Some years ogo they decided to charge European customers in Euro and they fixed the rate at 1$=1E. I don't know how's the parity now but back then it was something like 1.4$ for 1Euro so we basically had to pay 40% more.
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    1 Euro is about $1.25 and dropping FAST.
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    AVP multi is fun for the first day.. afterwards.. meh...
    I liked the single player though.. A bit short but the different stories are kinda neat..
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    For the most part, if you are in the same state one of these stores has a location in, you will be charged taxes. Amazon charges me tax.
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    I live in Ohio so I don't ever pay taxes when shopping online. Nobody runs their business out of Ohio lol
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    Jesus exports win out of Ohio.
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    *Facepalm*

    Guess what brilliance I comitted. I put avp in my cart when it was 3 bucks, thought it was worth that. Then I went throught the whole paypal procedure and everything, but then at the end where it sends you back to steam to check "i accept these terms" checkbox, I completely forgot that it does that and turned my computer off (as it was 1am) and assumed I had bought it. The next morning, when the sale was over, I looked in my library and no avp. Then I realized what happened. I feel dumb. :banghead::banghead::banghead:
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    You know you might have been still lucky. Imagine the deal expires and they charge you next day at full price on your order.
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    So you'll have to wait a whole... couple of days/weeks for the Summer Sale to buy it for the same price :)
    Think of it as saving 3$ before wasting hundreds of dollars in the next sale, like I will probably do!
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    You're so silly :slap:

    Looks like you can wait for the summer sales, or I just might be able to help you out with AVP right now... PM me if you're interested
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    Modern Warfare 3 is $30, and Black Ops is $20 on Amazon right now!
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    Still too much :laugh:, but also on Amazon:

    Max Payne 3 for $30 Activates on Steam

    Spec Ops The Line for $25 Activates on Steam, just recently released
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    Indie Royale - The Summer Bundle is available

    " Harvest: Massive Encounter for: steam (pc, mac), windows, mac, linux, desura - more bundle info!
    The Journey Down: Chapter One for: windows, mac, linux, desura
    Serious Sam 2 for: steam (pc)
    Gundemonium Recollection for: steam (pc), windows, desura - The Steam Key is for the *entire* Gundemonium Collection.
    GundeadliGne for: steam (pc), windows, desura
    Hitogata Happa for: steam (pc), windows, desura
    Acceleration Of Suguri X-Edition for: windows, desura
    Dino Run SE for: windows, mac, linux, desura - Special Edition (enhanced from the Flash original) w/ upgrades
    BONUS: AirMech for: steam (beta), windows, desura - Plus Indie Royale "Fleur de Lis" Pet for your AirMech!

    AirMechSPECIAL BONUS! Each bundle includes a AirMech Steam PC Beta key, a hot F2P action-RTS with exclusive in-game item, the Indie Royale Companion Pet.

    MUSIC BONUS!: For those who pay $8 or your currency equivalent get Pixeljams Volume 1, a $5 value featuring tunes from top electronic artists like Miles Tilmann, Datassette & Mark DeNardo, + Dosh. "
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Max Payne 3 is discounted already!?! Guess that means chances of Max Payne 4 are slim to none. :(
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Once again, I don't think it has anything to do with that. Like Spec Ops going on sale before they most likely even have sales numbers back. It's only from one source, and I was able to pick up Fallout NV a month after release for like $25, same with Just Cause 2 and numerous other great games from great studios. PC games just get huge sales discounts quick now days, I could have got Batman AC for like $25 - $30 just a few weeks after release.

    With Max Payne 3 having an average on Metacritic of 89, I wouldn't rule out a 4th, it seems it's easily considered a good game by many.
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    If it's going to be anything like the previous year, Steam's Summer Camp should start on Jul 5th.
    So, have you guys got your wallets ready?
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    Yep ;) just bought Legendary for 1.69€

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