Here's an example: First day of sales, you see Skyrim at 50% off and buy it right away because you've been eagerly awaiting to get that game. Two days later, Skyrim goes on a flash sale and reaches a 75% off. What will you do?
Good human being: "F*ck! If I had waited a bit longer, I could have gotten the day a lot cheaper. Oh, well. That will teach me to not hurry and buy right away."
Scumbag: "F*ck! Oh, well. I refund the game back and then re-buy the game again for less taking advantage of its current lower price."
And that's how we ended without flash sales.
That's incredibly harsh labelling those who wanted the lower price scumbags.
In fact I'd say it's a scumbag tactic putting something on sale for one price and then a couple days later offering it an even lower price.
We have different opinions. Flash sales had that surprising factor, and everyone involved with at least one previous Steam Sale already knew about them.
What many if not most of us did was either buying the game at its regular discount if it was good enough and then complain (mostly about ourselfs) when it went on sale, or simply wait until the last couple of days to buy anything. That way, we got to see all the available flash sales and pick the games we wanted at the best ptice possible, and then get the games that didn't get a flash sale but were cheap enough to buy.
But blaming Steam for having flash sales? I'm sorry but that argument is quite weak.
Please excuse my bad English.
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