Steam no always the best Deal

Bobobie

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Steam Not always the best Deal, (noticed the typo, but can't edit thread titles)

I wanted to play Rage, and the price on Steam is $30. Was curious what the price was on Amazon and it's $19 for the Xbox360 and $19.50 for windows. You would figured that the digital download would be the cheapest. With Amazon Prime I saved ten bucks. I'll have to compare prices on older releases from now on.
 
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Steam Not always the best Deal, (noticed the typo, but can't edit thread titles)

I wanted to play Rage, and the price on Steam is $30. Was curious what the price was on Amazon and it's $19 for the Xbox360 and $19.50 for windows. You would figured that the digital download would be the cheapest. With Amazon Prime I saved ten bucks. I'll have to compare prices on older releases from now on.
I've been saying this for almost two years. Amazon and steam ALWAYS fight over prices esp on digital downloads.
 

Bobobie

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I've been saying this for almost two years. Amazon and steam ALWAYS fight over prices esp on digital downloads.
It was never an issue for me because it was usually a new release and digital Downloads were either cheaper or the same price. Hell, I don't even have an optical drive in my new machine. I'll have to cobble together an external DVD drive so I can install the game.
 
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You have to wait for their sales. You can save a lot by just waiting a month of two.
also if one drops the price the other follows, usually amazon is cheaper because they want to rope in steams user base which I'm more then happy to take advantage of
 

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I'd still rather use the digital distribution because it's more convenient. If it's only 5 bucks then I'll go with Steam. Ten bucks is worth waiting an xtra day for the Boxed game.
 
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FYI digital download of mass effect 3 is 30 bucks today only on amazon.
 
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The xbox and PS3 version are also 30$ too I noticed. Its part of the amazon gold box daily deals.
 

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It was never an issue for me because it was usually a new release and digital Downloads were either cheaper or the same price. Hell, I don't even have an optical drive in my new machine. I'll have to cobble together an external DVD drive so I can install the game.
Or you can put the CD key into Steam, and download it through Steam for free - not to mention always have the game available. I've done that with several games when I had a lost or damaged disc, but still had the cd key.
 
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Or you can put the CD key into Steam, and download it through Steam for free - not to mention always have the game available. I've done that with several games when I had a lost or damaged disc, but still had the cd key.
Also they can't be stolen. I had my house robbed on december 9th last year and they got all my hardcopies of games. All I have left are steam, amazon and torrented games.