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  • EricDanieEricDanie Rio de JaneiroPosts: 2,238Member

    You won't see this on Steam anytime soon, which is really sad since it would probably offer something like a temporary 25% or 33% discount in a month or two (bought Arkham City with a 50% and Skyrim with a 33% discount on the holiday sale, both games which were very recently released).

    It's sad that EA had to resort to boycotting key titles in order to push Origin as a viable competitor on the digital sales market.

  • warmaster670warmaster670 Simcoe, ONPosts: 1,384Member

    Originally posted by EricDanie

    You won't see this on Steam anytime soon, which is really sad since it would probably offer something like a temporary 25% or 33% discount in a month or two (bought Arkham City with a 50% and Skyrim with a 33% discount on the holiday sale, both games which were very recently released).

    It's sad that EA had to resort to boycotting key titles in order to push Origin as a viable competitor on the digital sales market.

    But its somehow NOT sad for Valve to do the exact same thing with its games? double standard much?

     

    Gotta love all the whining about EA doing something Valve has been doing for almost a decade.

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  • AfterlifeAfterlife Dover, DEPosts: 256Member

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    lol its funny amazon does this soo much, like they will put new copies cheaper and used ones more expensive . =P

    Funny unless you run an Amazon business. Then it's crippling :D

  • ZippyZippy NY, NYPosts: 1,412Member

    Wait a couple of months and it wll be $5.

  • dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member
    This is false. Amazon is still charging full price.

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  • htiger23htiger23 Ames, IAPosts: 113Member

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    If you are lucky hopefully it gets dropped into steams RNG and gets 50-75% off.

    That isn't a random number generator.

    That is publishers working with Steam to provide mutually beneficial promotions for both companies.

    Steam will promote games that will sell well, and publishers want to promote games that will sell well (Win / Win).

  • sammyelisammyeli Fremont, CAPosts: 765Member

    Originally posted by dubyahite

    This is false. Amazon is still charging full price.

     

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  • dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member
    Hey my friend got two copies for Christmas. He gave one of them away to someone else.

    Should I make a thread called "SWTOR GOES FREE TO PLAY"

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  • stealthbrstealthbr BrasiliaPosts: 1,053Member

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    Originally posted by dubyahite

    This is false. Amazon is still charging full price.

     

    http://imageshack.us/f/534/81759162.jpg/

    It's quite apparent you have no clue on how Amazon works..

  • TorikTorik London, ONPosts: 2,343Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    Originally posted by dubyahite

    This is false. Amazon is still charging full price.

     

    http://imageshack.us/f/534/81759162.jpg/

    That picture has Amazon offering the game for $52, discounted from its standard price of $59.99 due to some promotion.  The $44 price you highlghted is from secondary sources.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,000Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by warmaster670

    Originally posted by EricDanie

    You won't see this on Steam anytime soon, which is really sad since it would probably offer something like a temporary 25% or 33% discount in a month or two (bought Arkham City with a 50% and Skyrim with a 33% discount on the holiday sale, both games which were very recently released).

    It's sad that EA had to resort to boycotting key titles in order to push Origin as a viable competitor on the digital sales market.

    But its somehow NOT sad for Valve to do the exact same thing with its games? double standard much?

    Gotta love all the whining about EA doing something Valve has been doing for almost a decade.

    Steam should really be cheaper anyways, they have no of the retail costs someone who actually ships the game have.

    Anyways, TOR will just like all other P2P MMOs drop in price pretty fast, because most of the income they get is from subscription fees, not box sales. GW2 on the other hand will keep it's price a lot longer, it is just simple economics.

  • sammyelisammyeli Fremont, CAPosts: 765Member

    Originally posted by Torik

    Originally posted by sammyeli


    Originally posted by dubyahite

    This is false. Amazon is still charging full price.

     

    http://imageshack.us/f/534/81759162.jpg/

    That picture has Amazon offering the game for $52, discounted from its standard price of $59.99 due to some promotion.  The $44 price you highlghted is from secondary sources.

    Its not an official seller yes but how ever the history on that seller is 5 years and growing with 97% positive review, the one that is selling for 52 is the one that does deals each day he offered the game @ 40 USd yesterday today morning @ 44 USD and now 52 usd selling 30 copies each day at different prices also with a long history with amazon.

     

    So to conclude the price drop has started. that was the main title no? weather it be 6 dollars or 8 dollars or 15 the prices are dropping, except for origin walmart etc etc etc.

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  • dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    Originally posted by dubyahite

    This is false. Amazon is still charging full price.

     

    http://imageshack.us/f/534/81759162.jpg/

    That is a third party retailer. One I've never heard of no less. Their name is musicmoviesgames not Amazon.  

     

    Thanks for reinforcing my point though!

     

    Here's the screenshot you SHOULD have taken, if you were trying to be honest and not misleading.  

     

     

     

    Also notice the 3.99 shipping for the cheap one. Which makes it $56 compared to Amazons $59.99 with free shipping.  

     

    Also there were several people selling it for more than retail. More people selling it at a higher price than a lower price.

     

    Should I start saying "The SWTOR price rise has begun!"  Nope. 

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  • sammyelisammyeli Fremont, CAPosts: 765Member

    Originally posted by dubyahite

    Originally posted by sammyeli


    Originally posted by dubyahite

    This is false. Amazon is still charging full price.

     

    http://imageshack.us/f/534/81759162.jpg/

    That is a third party retailer. One I've never heard of no less. Their name is musicmoviesgames not Amazon.  

     

    Thanks for reinforcing my point though!

     

    Here's the screenshot you SHOULD have taken, if you were trying to be honest and not misleading.  

     

     

     

    Also notice the 3.99 shipping for the cheap one. Which makes it $56 compared to Amazons $59.99 with free shipping.  

     

    Also there were several people selling it for more than retail. More people selling it at a higher price than a lower price.

     

    Should I start saying "The SWTOR price rise has begun!"  Nope. 

    So basically ehat you are saying is people looking for cheaper prices are retarded and should look at the counter that people are selling it for more and consider this that, that is what the game is worth?

     

    ok got it!

     

    ps - it still dropped in price to 52 even if it is just 52 and thats what you will believe did it not drop in price?

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  • dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member

     






    Originally posted by sammyeli





     




    So basically ehat you are saying is people looking for cheaper prices are retarded and should look at the counter that people are selling it for more and consider this that, that is what the game is worth?

     

    ok got it!

     

    ps - it still dropped in price to 52 even if it is just 52 and thats what you will believe did it not drop in price?



     

    Your OP claims that Amazon dropped the price. Here, I'll quote it for you.  

     






    Originally posted by sammyeli

    Amazon and few others have dropped the price on SWTOR. You can now purchase it anywhere from 40 USD to 47 USD.



     

     

    {mod edit}  Your statement that Amazon dropped the price is false. Your statement that you can now purchase it "anywhere" from 40 - 47 dollars is false.

    The only part of your OP that has any truth to it is the "few others have dropped the price" part.

    These are small retailers offering limited deals on limited quantities. So no, in this case, the price hasn't dropped. Only a small number of people will be able to get it at that price.



    Not once did I say that people looking for cheaper deals are anything. If they want to buy from this retailer, they can. That doesn't change the actual retail price of this game.



    My post was that your OP was false.  {mod edit}

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  • stealthbrstealthbr BrasiliaPosts: 1,053Member

    What we're saying is that a price drop from a third party vendor is rather insignificant news considering the official retailers are still selling the game for full price. Your OP is erroneous.

  • dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member

    Originally posted by stealthbr

    What we're saying is that a price drop from a third party vendor is rather insignificant news considering the official retailers are still selling the game for full price. Your OP is erroneous.

    Not just that. I'm saying his entire OP is a lie. He said Amazon lowered the price specifically. He also said you can get it "anywhere" for $40.  

     

    Those things are not true. 

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  • sammyelisammyeli Fremont, CAPosts: 765Member

    you knwo what I wasnt going to post but musicmedia had a sale for 40 USD and had 30 copies at that pricethen they launched 30 copies this morning for 44 USD now the price are fixed to 52 USD with shipping which is free for a student doesnt matter if an unofficial seller on amazon, the price is still dropping now the 52 USD doesnt say so many copies but people were having sales you will see this from now on.

     

    Hence the title The price drop has started.!

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  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    you knwo what I wasnt going to post but musicmedia had a sale for 40 USD and had 30 copies at that pricethen they launched 30 copies this morning for 44 USD now the price are fixed to 52 USD with shipping which is free for a student doesnt matter if an unofficial seller on amazon, the price is still dropping now the 52 USD doesnt say so many copies but people were having sales you will see this from now on.

     

    Hence the title The price drop has started.!

    Walmart had MW3 on sale the week after it launched for 39.99

    CoD: Black ops went on sale for 34.99 the week after it launched. 

     

    You don't seem to understand how retail works. 

    And yes, some small 3rd parties are selling the game at a lower price to entice consumers to buy from them rather than the bigger reputable chains. It's called business. 

     

    Correct title would be "Sales have started" or "Go here to get SWTOR a little cheaper!". 

    What you tried to do is called sensationalism. Putting up a misleading title in order to get page views and responses. On forums it's generally called trolling. 

  • DecoyTrooperDecoyTrooper Baltimore, MDPosts: 239Member

    i checked amazon this morning and the OP was right; I saw the price down to 40ish; however it was another retailer that had the game listed on amazon; I checked a couple of hours later and the price went up again to 50ish

     

    edit: and I don't think the OP was trolling; actually I have to say thanks for posting that info

  • sammyelisammyeli Fremont, CAPosts: 765Member

    Originally posted by GrayGhost79

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    you knwo what I wasnt going to post but musicmedia had a sale for 40 USD and had 30 copies at that pricethen they launched 30 copies this morning for 44 USD now the price are fixed to 52 USD with shipping which is free for a student doesnt matter if an unofficial seller on amazon, the price is still dropping now the 52 USD doesnt say so many copies but people were having sales you will see this from now on.

     

    Hence the title The price drop has started.!

    Walmart had MW3 on sale the week after it launched for 39.99

    CoD: Black ops went on sale for 34.99 the week after it launched. 

     

    You don't seem to understand how retail works. 

    And yes, some small 3rd parties are selling the game at a lower price to entice consumers to buy from them rather than the bigger reputable chains. It's called business. 

     

    Correct title would be "Sales have started" or "Go here to get SWTOR a little cheaper!". 

    What you tried to do is called sensationalism. Putting up a misleading title in order to get page views and responses. On forums it's generally called trolling. 

    So basically what you are saying is walmart/costco/gamestop/amazon/ebay are not third party sellers but first party sellers and Bioware and EA and like these uber companies that cannot be in the same catagory as second party sellers.

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  • joeri123joeri123 KerkskenPosts: 160Member Uncommon

    Its called marketing.

    Small scale example

    10 people buy it at 50 USD = 500 USD

    15 people buy it at 45 USD = 675 USD

     

    See?

  • Chivalry1978Chivalry1978 Vandergrift, PAPosts: 184Member

    Ok so how this works.....

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_5_20?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=star+wars+the+old+republic&sprefix=star+wars++the+old+r

    The top number is what amazon sells it for.

    The next price is what other vendors who sell via amazon charge and thus 3rd party people trying to drum up buisness else where..And if you look more those same vendors charge 60 bucks for 60 days of game time so yeah...To the flaming gw2, and wow fan boys go back to your forums and leave tor alone.

  • stealthbrstealthbr BrasiliaPosts: 1,053Member

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    So basically what you are saying is walmart/costco/gamestop/amazon/ebay are not third party sellers but first party sellers and Bioware and EA and like these uber companies that cannot be in the same catagory as second party sellers.

    I really do not know how you came to this conclusion.

  • Chivalry1978Chivalry1978 Vandergrift, PAPosts: 184Member

    Originally posted by sammyeli

    Originally posted by GrayGhost79


    Originally posted by sammyeli

    you knwo what I wasnt going to post but musicmedia had a sale for 40 USD and had 30 copies at that pricethen they launched 30 copies this morning for 44 USD now the price are fixed to 52 USD with shipping which is free for a student doesnt matter if an unofficial seller on amazon, the price is still dropping now the 52 USD doesnt say so many copies but people were having sales you will see this from now on.

     

    Hence the title The price drop has started.!

    Walmart had MW3 on sale the week after it launched for 39.99

    CoD: Black ops went on sale for 34.99 the week after it launched. 

     

    You don't seem to understand how retail works. 

    And yes, some small 3rd parties are selling the game at a lower price to entice consumers to buy from them rather than the bigger reputable chains. It's called business. 

     

    Correct title would be "Sales have started" or "Go here to get SWTOR a little cheaper!". 

    What you tried to do is called sensationalism. Putting up a misleading title in order to get page views and responses. On forums it's generally called trolling. 

    So basically what you are saying is walmart/costco/gamestop/amazon/ebay are not third party sellers but first party sellers and Bioware and EA and like these uber companies that cannot be in the same catagory as second party sellers.

    Actually they would be 2nd party as they buy in bulk to resell at there locations. What your seeing with these lower price vendors is what is done in retail all the time you lower the price of a big ticket item just get you on marked up items you may want to buy while your getting this item as well. In this case it would be the game crads at almost 100% mark up.

     

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