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#4002 Jun 29 2014 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
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Also WTF Steam, how is -20% off a deal?


To be fair, the game just turned 30 days old.


The new Wolfenstein game is a month and a week old and it had a 50% discount.
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#4003 Jun 29 2014 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
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Also WTF Steam, how is -20% off a deal?


To be fair, the game just turned 30 days old.


The new Wolfenstein game is a month and a week old and it had a 50% discount.


I'm assuming you are talking about Divinity Original Sin, right? Technically I was wrong because apparently the release is tomorrow.

The double pack works out to 30% off, plus added DLC (and a couple of their older games thrown in for both copies).
I ended getting the double because my brother wanted it as well. So I'll just have him owe me one...
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#4004 Jun 29 2014 at 1:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Encore time, nothing I want. Crusader Kings II was still 50%, but Amazon currently has it for 80% off... so I nabbed it and redeemed it in Steam Smiley: grin

Means that Dark Souls II was the only item from my wishlist that I didn't nab during the sale. Nice!
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#4005 Jun 29 2014 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
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Edit: Used the funds from the foil to complete my Long Live the Queen! badge. Completed the community badge. Now 7xp away from level 8, which will get me nine adventure cards from earlier voting. Smiley: laugh

Edit2: Looks like I was too late to qualify for all those voting cards. Darn.


You can still earn your drops. If you reach level 8 in the next 3 and a half hours (depending on your current collection level, you could get 1-5 exp per game you buy). Then if you buy something after reaching level 8 you get all your backlogged vote drops.

It's possible that you can come out ontop, the prices of summer cards are increasing (around 0.23-0.25 per card right now).
I ended up getting them all after the event ended. Sold em all for a couple bucks total.
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#4007 Jun 29 2014 at 6:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ohhh but you're so close to the next cards you know you want to.
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#4008 Jun 29 2014 at 6:28 PM Rating: Good
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Ohhh but you're so close to the next cards you know you want to.


I was really thinking about it... Smiley: lol

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(A big chunk of that was the 55 dollar Digital CE of Divinity Original Sin, second copy of which went to my brother).


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#4009 Jun 29 2014 at 7:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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#4010 Jun 29 2014 at 7:14 PM Rating: Good
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A large part of mine was Steam Wallet funds from cards, but not the majority of the final day purchases (my cards didn't sell and earn fast enough).

I still have about 50 dollars worth of cards to farm and sell.
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#4011 Jun 29 2014 at 7:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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There is like 6 games on your Wishlist at 50%+ discount(or are/were close to that), you're just to frugal.
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#4012 Jun 29 2014 at 7:29 PM Rating: Good
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BeanX wrote:
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There is like 6 games on your Wishlist at 50%+ discount(or are/were close to that), you're just to frugal.


None of his games are on any decent discount though.
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I was just loading up my list in case the Summer Sale Contest Fairy forgot that I was on Blue Team.

I did go after that screen shot though and bought a Witcher 3 pre-order from the Russians for like $26 in TF2 keys. Now I just need to wait until February to play it Smiley: laugh
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#4015 Jun 29 2014 at 10:34 PM Rating: Good
I think I spent more than I did over the Christmas sale... at least on Steam itself (if I include the $21 i spent on the GOG D&D pack then I know I did).
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#4016 Jun 30 2014 at 7:56 AM Rating: Good
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I feel pretty good about my restraint. Only $50 or so spent, with more than $15 of that coming from card sales.
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#4017 Jun 30 2014 at 8:11 AM Rating: Good
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Where are you guys finding those Sale stat screens?
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#4018 Jun 30 2014 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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Where are you guys finding those Sale stat screens?

I got mine off the Badges screen. Above the summer badge progress, there's a clickable link saying "How do I earn card drops?". Probably an easier way.
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#4019 Jun 30 2014 at 8:24 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
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Where are you guys finding those Sale stat screens?

I got mine off the Badges screen. Above the summer badge progress, there's a clickable link saying "How do I earn card drops?". Probably an easier way.


Thanks.

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Considering that most of that was actual software, I think I restrained myself pretty well.
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Considering that most of that was actual software, I think I restrained myself pretty well.

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#4021 Jun 30 2014 at 9:17 PM Rating: Good
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So far, Divinity: Original Sin definitely a quality game. I don't see any problem with the price tag. 27 bucks I spent on it (well, technically 55, but that was two copies, one for my brother). I definitely see myself getting my money's worth out of it.

Got 3 hours in, and just barely began it. Passed through the tutorial, learning how to use the environment for my advantage. Missed out on some potentially good environmental things in the first real battle.

Reports are 20-25 hours for the first 1/4th of the game. And it's got built in modding, and the workshop, so content shouldn't be an issue.
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#4022 Jul 01 2014 at 9:59 AM Rating: Good
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I spent ten bucks on Banished. I like it. It has its issues, like ocassionally freezing up on me if I tab out, but it definitely feeds into my OCD.

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Steam is having a "Canada Day Sale" in case you wanted to stock up on indie bundle fodder from the Great White North.
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#4024 Jul 01 2014 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
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I picked up the game that has cards and only costs 0.75 in hopes they'll be worth enough to offset the cost next major sale.
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#4025 Jul 01 2014 at 1:21 PM Rating: Good
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I think this was a green light vote whoring giveaway game. I already got it and the cards. Hopefully my cards sell before the price plummets. I think they were worth more than average.

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They did not. My .15-.20 listings are now buried under 2 dozen listings for .08
**** indie gala Smiley: mad

Edited, Jul 2nd 2014 1:34pm by TirithRR
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#4030 Jul 04 2014 at 4:32 AM Rating: Good
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Almost 2 pages of it this morning...

I am down to about 65 games with cards to farm. And have nearly 16 dollars of cards on the market. Sales have slowed, but prices are relatively stable. I put them on the higher end of the sell range so they usually take 2-3 days before they sell, but I'll end up with an extra dollar in the end of it all.
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#4031 Jul 04 2014 at 4:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Couple of other forums like the DAOC General was completely filled as well. Currently there are only 4 posts in my Live View: you, me, Aethien's post in the Babies in Cars thread, and yet another spam post. Smiley: disappointed
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Probably more than most of you want to go through but I've found some good deals lately on Dispenser.tf. It automates trades and most people use it to trade TF2 keys for games. Of course, this requires getting TF2 keys which you can either do via the Steam Market (and pay more or else wait forever for a good price) or off-site where you pay less but then have to go through buying keys via Paypal from some random guy.

Anyway, I bought some keys at the end of the Summer Sale when they were cheaper but also bought a couple for $2.30ish last night. I used the Steam Market because I have a bunch of GabeN Funbux and I'd rather take a hit using those than use real money just to save a few nickles.

I recently got Witcher 3 Pre-Order (MSRP $60 - paid $26 though I overpaid on that and saw better deals for ~$8 less... boo.), Fall of Cybertron (MSRP $60, paid $8.50) and Killing Floor Complete (MSRP $50, on sale for $12.75, paid $4.80). You do have to check for RU/CIS region locked versions and it's more hassle but after a terrible Summer Sale, I at least got some decent prices on stuff. There's also the remote chance of the seller doing a charge-back or something but the system uses Steam Rep to screen sellers. And you could possibly find better deals trading directly with people but I like the bot interface and not having to PM people, Steam chat, blah blah. Nice deal for the antisocial.

Edit: Also worth mentioning that while there's some good deals, most stuff is NOT a great deal unless you just have a surplus of cheap keys from somewhere. Best to just use the search function for games you're interested in and run the mental math (I just figure $2.40/key via market) to see if it's a deal. You can waste forever pawing through random sellers hoping to see something great just by chance.

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I'm always leery of trading things of real value for game copies on Steam, mostly because of the threat of a chargeback and then having to deal with support to get the trade reversed. Or people trying to flip RU/CIS versions for profit.

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That and I try to stay away from trading sites so I don't get constant phishing spam invites.

Edited, Jul 4th 2014 1:37pm by TirithRR
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Sure, trading is always caveat emptor. RU/CIS versions mainly just require you to be observant. I check Steamdb first to see if the game has a RU/CIS version. If it does, you know to be extra careful in double checking. Nothing I've bought has a RU/CIS version though.

I haven't seen any spam invites but I don't think the transactions through Dispenser.tf are public anyway. The idea is that the seller has a "store" and trades his stuff to Dispenser. Then you trade your keys to Dispenser for the game. Then the seller gets your keys from Dispenser. Provided you don't join the Dispenser Steam Group or anything, you're fairly anonymous.

All that said, I'd never guarantee anything. It's been trouble free for me but it's still a personal risk assessment.
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I went down my wishlist and didn't find anything that I would consider to be a great deal. Most prices seem to reflect previous low deals. Maybe I'm doing it wrong (also their search engine sucks )
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I went down my wishlist and didn't find anything that I would consider to be a great deal. Most prices seem to reflect previous low deals. Maybe I'm doing it wrong (also their search engine sucks )

Nah, it's very list dependent. You typically find the best pricing when there's regional price differences to exploit. For example, Witcher 3 is 699 rubles or $18 and change (cheaper if they already own the first two and get the loyalty discount). So you'll find people selling it for $20-$30 worth of keys. But stuff that has no regional pricing to exploit tends to be around list. The only way you get a deal then is to get the keys themselves for cheap -- if you're getting keys for $1.85 off site or something then you're obviously saving more than buying them for $2.45 each.
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Yeah the prices weren't bad per se, just not that great at least what I could find. Do you have a link to the bot you found Witcher 3 on for cheap?
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I just realized I bought the Blackwell Bundle for 1.99 back during the summer sale, just a little point and click adventure bundle. And it's got 4 games all with card drops, roughly 40 cents per game. It almost pays for itself.

Seems that it was a 90% off deal, but not a daily/flash/community deal, so the community must not have bought it much as a whole and flooded the card market for it yet.

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Oh, and if you happen to farm bing searches for gift cards... don't try to use bookmarks to make it faster. That *might* flag you as a bot and get you suspended. I couldn't redeem my points for gift cards until I contacted their Support team and had them "investigate" the issue. About a week later they said the issue was resolved, and now I can redeem them again.

Not 100% sure it was because I was loading bookmarks, but it might be.

Either way, it's fixed now, and "free" 5 dollar gift cards to Amazon are nice. I think I'm up to 30 dollars so far.

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Yeah the prices weren't bad per se, just not that great at least what I could find. Do you have a link to the bot you found Witcher 3 on for cheap?

Here you are
Some people sell for 13 keys but you can find people selling it for 9 keys. At the time of me posting this, two people have it for 9 keys. Even at $2.50 a key, that's $22.50 for it versus the $60 MSRP. Of course, you can shave some of that off stalking the market for cheaper keys.

You probably know but never buy a key off the market for more than $2.49 since they're sold from the Mann Store in TF2 for $2.50 each. You'll still see spikes of people selling them for $2.55 or $2.60 sometimes on the market -- no idea who's buying them for that price. Also, Witcher 3 doesn't actually release for another eight months or so, so no reason to overpay on keys in the next 20 minutes Smiley: laugh



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My Steam account turns 3 years old today.

Someone buy me a birthday present. Like... Wasteland 2. Smiley: grin
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That one's a little much. Smiley: tongue
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So, my brother refers to my Steam account as "Cheating the system". I was explaining to him my card selling, Bing rewards, greenmangaming credit, and the various bundles out there. Really I was telling him that he should get all the card drops for the duplicate bundle games I gave him and sell them so he can buy games. But he's still not convinced it's worth it, even though I showed him my 130 dollar market history.
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It's super hard to set up SAM and click a bunch of things and then go about your business, though.
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Another deal on Dispenser.tf is Divinity: Original Sin selling for nine keys. That's $22.50 (assuming $2.50/key) or about 45% off MSRP. Once again, regional pricing. Sells for $17.40 in Russia but there's only one worldwide version in Steamdb.
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Oddly, though, there's a part of me that really wants to throw down the $20 for Fuse since yesterday was payday. Knowing me, I'd probably spend hours just playing around with it.


I grabbed it on the off chance I'll ever get a 3D printer. Combined with RaySupreme it seems like a good combo.


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#4047 Jul 07 2014 at 2:05 PM Rating: Good
While I totally want that. I have no real good reason for wanting it.
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While I totally want that. I have no real good reason for wanting it.


This. I could see me making all sorts of stupid stuff with it at first, but after the novelty wore off, it would probably end up gathering dust.
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I have an Indie Gala steam key for the puzzle game RUSH.

Also an Indie Gala steam key for Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle.

Also an Indie Gala steam key for Afterfall Insanity - Extended Edition

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Gamers Gate game me a personalized 20% off coupon (it had my user name in the coupon). Decided to buy Demonicon for $6.40, just because...

Not sure if it will be worth it, but it stood out.
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