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Old 03-12-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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What are the chances of another sale?

So I saw the sale last Tuesday where everything was 66% off (except the newest expansion pack) and I thought to myself "Hey I remember playing The Sims, I loved that game, maybe I'll give this game a try."

But being the idiot that I am I waited two days to buy the game and the sale was over. Now I'm finding myself loving the game and wishing I had some of the expansion packs but I can't bring myself to buy them considering I could have had them all 66% off less than a week ago. Wish I had known there was so much DLC for this game, maybe I would have jumped on the sale.

Do games sometimes go on sale shortly after a previous sale? Maybe EA will do something similar to what 2K Games did and have all of their games 50% off or something. Hey I can hope.

I noticed some of the expansion packs are on sale on Amazon, I suppose those won't work with the Steam version though will they?

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Old 03-12-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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The non-steam DLC won't work for the Steam version. Most likely the game and most or all of the DLC will be on sale for the summer sale in July.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Fear not...these things always go on sale again, eventually.

Of course, if you are enjoying the game a lot, then it might be worth more to you to get one or two DLC packs at full price now than to wait a couple of months.

You could always skip some other entertainment activity, like going to the movies, and redirect the money to buy virtual furniture...
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #4
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I think a sale before the release of the next expansion is likely.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #5
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You can probably expect some sort of discount during the summer sale around June or July.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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I too am in the same boat as the OP. Really sucks we can't add retail addons to steam version of the game, Orgin is having a Spring sale as week speak btw.

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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I too am in the same boat as the OP. Really sucks we can't add retail addons to steam version of the game, Orgin is having a Spring sale as week speak btw.

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Hmm, might be better off to just buy The Sims 3 on Origin then, sure it's another 15 bucks but then all of the DLC is half off too.

I've heard some complaints about Origin though, is it a bad service or is it just a Steam vs Origin type thing?
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:46 AM   #8
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probably summer, not sure if steam will do a spring break. but dont expect it to drop any cheaper.67% lowest i saw it got..
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #9
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you can buy only one or two DLCs before the next sale. If you bought too much, you probably don't have time to enjoy all of them. I have a steam friend in China bought all the DLCs on origin, and only played the base games plus World Advanture...
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