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User Info: dunebeetle

dunebeetle
2 years ago#1
Now stuff at 99 cents must be carefully considered.
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User Info: Nineteen99

Nineteen99
2 years ago#2
Desensitization.

EDIT: And with the 99 cent thing, it's less of a price issue than a backlog issue: "I *could* buy this game for 99 cents now, but I have all this other crap to play that I got from other sales. Eh, I'll get it later when my backlog is a bit under control."
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User Info: Bekness

Bekness
2 years ago#3
There's just so much stuff on Steam now, and with bundles, even $5 is getting to be like, well I could get this one game or get it in a bundle down the track. This keeps happening to me, whenever I buy indie games from the Steam client, I find them in bundles soon after. Heh.
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User Info: rainedown

rainedown
2 years ago#4
Yeah, I wish there were better ways to categorize your purchased games. I honestly buy anything I'm interested in after it drops below $10 or 75% off, depending on the original price, so I have...too many...way, way too many...

User Info: Bekness

Bekness
2 years ago#5
rainedown posted...
Yeah, I wish there were better ways to categorize your purchased games. I honestly buy anything I'm interested in after it drops below $10 or 75% off, depending on the original price, so I have...too many...way, way too many...


I've got this problem sometimes, too. It's too hard not to pass up. And there'll be times when I'll pass it up, but then a few hours later I'll buy it anyway. When I think how much it is, really, it's too easy to just give in.
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User Info: Odin of Kpx

Odin of Kpx
2 years ago#6
I know the feeling. These days it has to be something I am extremely interested in to even consider purchasing it. There are games I am interest in that I don't even buy on sale. I would actually rather buy it at full price when I have finished my backlog in that genre than buy it on sale and add it to the pile.

User Info: Bellum_Sacrum

Bellum_Sacrum
2 years ago#7
I remember when men were men, and not housewives that would buy anything as long as it's cheap.
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User Info: Bekness

Bekness
2 years ago#8
My uncle was actually like that, he'd browse ebay just looking for local cheap things. >_>
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User Info: Easysicks

Easysicks
2 years ago#9
I for one have always carefully considered the games I buy, be they a few dollars or 60$, because I don't want to waste my time on a game I'm not particularly into and just got because it was cheap. I don't go mad bulk buying just because something's cheap, if I wanted a ton of usually expensive games for nothing there's ways to procure that - not the point of the exercise for me. Rare enough I find a game that catches my fancy nowadays, so I'm generally ready to shell out a premium price when I do find games I'm quite sure I'll enjoy. I'm just not very experimental anymore.
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User Info: yatesll

yatesll
2 years ago#10
1.99? It might be 99p in the winter sale. Maybe next time, 6 month old AAA title.
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