If you do a SD search you'll see that BF3 has been offered at a lower price point several times (I think the cheapest has been $7.50). This is a situation where clicking the Deal Notifications link at the top is useful.
Don't forget to +rep me if you find one of my posts useful, it's the only way I'll know if I'm being a troll or contributing something that has made an impact on someone's life.
The OP is listed as slickdeals staff. Do they work for EA and slickdeals?
I work for Slickdeals. There was a similar exclusive put together a couple weeks ago between this advertiser and a different website, but something about that sale made it inaccessible if you were clicking from Slickdeals, so the deal kind of petered out in the forums. I spoke with someone who works over there and he was willing to give it a try with the SD audience, so this time, it works if you click from SD but not if you come in from other sites.
As someone has pointed out, the pricing has been better for Battlefield for spots in the past, IMO there are some very strong offers there, especially on the inexpensive end.
I'm giggin' on these deals, treat them like dominoes. I flip them on they back, and tell them vamanos.
So much for not cheapening yourselves like Steam does by running inexpensive sales... (If anyone remembers, their Senior Vice President of Global Ecommerce for Electronic Arts)
"Q: One of the things that Steam does is this random deep-discounting of software, and it works well for them. Do you see that as something you want to do?
David DeMartini: We won't be doing that. Obviously they think it's the right thing to do after a certain amount of time. I just think it cheapens your intellectual property. I know both sides of it, I understand it. If you want to sell a whole bunch of units, that is certainly a way to do that, to sell a whole bunch of stuff at a low price. The gamemakers work incredibly hard to make this intellectual property, and we're not trying to be Target. We're trying to be Nordstrom. When I say that, I mean good value - we're trying to give you a fair price point, and occasionally there will be things that are on sale you could look for a discount, just don't look for 75 percent off going-out-of-business sales. "
Hehe, well, the thing Steam realized is that there are a lot of people that never shop Nordstrom, but regularly shop Target.
Heck, I'm in Target several times a month, and while I've been THROUGH a Nordstrom on the way to somewhere else at the mall, I don't believe I've ever shopped in one.
Simple truth is that there are a lot of people that just will not buy a game at $50-60 a pop, and a fair number that will, but only if they are certain it's going to be a particularly good one. At $5 a pop, a lot of people buy the game on impulse and hope it doesn't suck, but aren't really all that upset if it does.
I've got around 140 games on Steam... If I'd had to pay full price, and only full price, maybe I'd have 5. If that many.
Just mod alert OP and let him deal with himself...
ROFL. Well, I'm actually disappointed it isn't a SlickDeals specific deal. As long as the SD deals stand on their own merits, and SD doesn't down-rate other sites deals, or competing sites, it's all good.
EA cracks me up with their ridiculous pricing on The Sims 3. Game and expacs still $30-40 regular price for digital downloads years and years after release, and then there's a cash shop on top of that. Greedy farkers.
EA cracks me up with their ridiculous pricing on The Sims 3. Game and expacs still $30-40 "regular price" for digital downloads years and years after release, and then there's a cash shop on top of that. Greedy farkers.
I'm surprised they don't sell Madden 2009 for 60 dollars
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