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LemonSlice said:
OneKartVita said:
If they feel they've made loads of profit already and want to drop to a reasonable price then go ahead. It's their game they can do what they want. I'd rather this carry on then the game staying full price for years so be thankful.

But it's right after the damn Christmas sale that was for higher than the price drop. You gotta find that at least a little bit dastardly. (even though in reality it's a lot dastardly)

If they want to cut the price even more after the sale then so be it.  I've worked a lot in retail and it's pretty standard practice for many companies to have an item on sale pre Christmas then as soon as it's over then cut them even more.  

 

There should be a celebration not a witch hunt.  People who bought in the high season got a sweat deal.  People who didn't get an even sweeter deal.  Both parties win.  





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OneKartVita said:
LemonSlice said:
OneKartVita said:
If they feel they've made loads of profit already and want to drop to a reasonable price then go ahead. It's their game they can do what they want. I'd rather this carry on then the game staying full price for years so be thankful.

But it's right after the damn Christmas sale that was for higher than the price drop. You gotta find that at least a little bit dastardly. (even though in reality it's a lot dastardly)

If they want to cut the price even more after the sale then so be it.  I've worked a lot in retail and it's pretty standard practice for many companies to have an item on sale pre Christmas then as soon as it's over then cut them even more.  

There should be a celebration not a witch hunt.  People who bought in the high season got a sweat deal.  People who didn't get an even sweeter deal.  Both parties win.  

I see you have a devil's advocate fetish. It seems from what the OP is saying that the game didn't go back up to the price even for a moment. It was the last of the 12 deals of Christmas deals and right after that boom, price cut. 



There were several scenarios in this situation, I'll rank in order of worse for consumer:

1) No sale, no price drop
2) Sale, no price drop
3) Sale, price back to original, then price drop
4) Sale, then price drop
5) Price drop right from the start.

Considering that this is the second-best version of what could have happened, and better than what people in this thread seem to think is "right (ie, number 3), I don't see the controversy.

Prices for everything change all the time. Retail always uses "tricks" like this. It's how things work. You were happy at the price you bought the game when you bought it, else you wouldn't have bought it. That's all that matters.