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Why does season 3 cost less on Steam?

posted by Bahamut Dragons on - last edited - Viewed by 184 users

I bought Sam and Max Season 3 not too long ago (obviously, it just came out), and now I discover that instead of paying like 40$ for that, I could have paid 30$ for Season 3 and the whole Monkey Island series Telltales did. I feel ripped off and am honestly offended.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/4327/

Ridiculous. Never buying again from Telltale. They can't even offer the best prices on their own games!

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  • @Bahamut Dragons said: I bought Sam and Max Season 3 not too long ago (obviously, it just came out), and now I discover that instead of paying like 40$ for that, I could have paid 30$ for Season 3 and the whole Monkey Island series Telltales did. I feel ripped off and am honestly offended.

    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/4327/

    Ridiculous. Never buying again from Telltale. They can't even offer the best prices on their own games!

    This is a sale to promote the SteamPlay service and the release of Steam on the Mac. I'm pretty sure it's not permanent. :)

  • You're reading this slightly wrong.

    First of all, you paid $34.95 for Season three, not $40.

    Second of all, the pack you're linking to costs $40, not $30. $30 is what you ostensibly save by buying that bundle. So you'd still pay $5 more than you did to get the other game. Hardly huge, but it's not paying less for more.

  • And even if it does cost more from Telltale, you're also getting more for your money with the bonus DVD and (if you preorder) the free episode.

  • Plus this is Steam, the company that has mad sales for no reason, have you seen the SEGA pack this week, it only costs £49.99 saving you over £236.28, that's pretty insane, they did a similar thing a few weeks back with the Rockstar Games Collection.

  • @Rather Dashing said: You're reading this slightly wrong.

    First of all, you paid $34.95 for Season three, not $40.

    Second of all, the pack you're linking to costs $40, not $30. $30 is what you ostensibly save by buying that bundle. So you'd still pay $5 more than you did to get the other game. Hardly huge, but it's not paying less for more.

    No, he's right, the pack is $30. But I'd much rather buy from TTG and get the DVD, especially if they continue doing deluxe DVDs in the future with all the bonus feelies. :D

  • It's a sale. Sometimes things go on sale and temporarily cost less than their normal price. We've recently run a sale right here at the Telltale store where if you preordered Nelson Tethers Puzzle Agent you'd get 50% off other purchases. Also quite a deal, also not a permanent price :)

  • I have paid only 10 bucks for a couple of the series and 15 bucks for probably the rest. I have never paid shipping. The only season I've paid full price for because I don't want to wait for a sale is the new Sam and Max season. On top of that I've probably had three or four free episode coupons expire because I've already had so much cheap goodness that I have everything Telltale has done at knock out prices. On top of it all, the one time I've had order problems support gave me like a crazy 50% off whatever I wanted coupon just for my troubles.

    Telltale has crazy deals all the time, you just have to wait for them. Even if you want a season when it comes out if you hold onto a couple of coupons for a few months you can still get an awesome deal.

    I actually will never buy my games except directly from the Telltale store, evenif I had to pay full price. Telltale games provide the absolute best episodic adventure games and deserve every penny they have ever asked for. I'd gladdy pay more money today for a sequel to Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle tomorrow.....;)

  • I also feel fine buying via the TTG store. It works, you have the option for the disc, although this might change in the future as didn't they were thinking about extending this offer to steam users as well?

    You can scroll through so many games (whilst we're at it, the icons for the Bone games are still missing) that it's quite a joy doing so from time to time.

    Only thing, if i would have bought the game just for the Mac i would feel screwed because it's more in a experimental than in a playable state.

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    Methinks the "Bonus DVD" really is that additional content that can't be beat. I really hope that the DVD option remains for future games, that is, forever. It is the sole fact that brought me to buying games from Telltale, and I'd seriously reconsider if these games would never be part of my personal library.

    As for the "sales" - I'm not always content with the sales cascades at the TTG store. I actually regret having pre-ordered Season 3 together with other stuff to reach free international shipping before March 31 - the 50% off S&M merchandise, starting one day after the previous deal, would have been the far, far better option for me. Frankly, I would have emptied the store had I not ordered days before... ;)

    I'm really looking forward to TTG's new and fresh ideas about future "pre-order deals". After all, you can't do the same thing over and over again...

  • Yeah, I wouldn't be a Telltale customer if there weren't DVD versions, bonus-ridden or not.
    And then I wouldn't be able to tell people I've knit a narwhal strapped to a rocket. That would be a great loss, people have very funny reactions to that :p

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