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Amazon: Left 4 Dead (PC) - $44.99


#1 Codemaster   Project 2501 CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:03 AM

Newegg has it for $36.99 + $2.99 3-day shipping. $10 less than most places and $5 less than Amazon. The 360 version is still $60 shipped.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832130061


Amazon has it for $44.99 now. Looks like $50 may be the MSRP.
http://www.amazon.co...heapassgam08-20

Edited by Codemaster, 05 October 2008 - 08:46 PM.


#2 Ziarka   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:48 PM

Isn't left 4 dead out in like november o_o. This reminds me of the time one of those site said they had GoW in stock like 2 months early or something xD.

#3 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2395 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:06 PM

It is a preorder.

#4 razgriz417   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   159 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:33 PM

In for 1, thx op

#5 Ziarka   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:20 AM

It is a preorder.

ah that would make more sense. the three day shipping in the green font threw me off when i skimmed the page xD.

#6 M_A_C   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:45 AM

This game is going to be DOPE! Thanks!

#7 Hostile   Dark Evangel CAGiversary!   3160 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:58 AM

Not looking forward to the game at all but y'know, Steam will probably have it at this price.

#8 V878   Let's hug it out CAGiversary!   1008 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:06 AM

I wonder if Valve will do what they had with the Orange Box where if you preordered on Steam, they let you play the beta for Team Fortress 2 for a month before the games actually came out.

I guess I'm just too cheap but $40-$50 still feels like a lot to me for one multiplayer only game. Especially after Valve released so much in the Orange Box for the same price last year.

#9 humidore   Pasha CAGiversary!   1880 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:06 AM

I'll hold out for a Fry's deal on release, like Orange Box. Nothin like price matching at Best Buy using a $5 off coupon I will probably have saved up from Rewards Zone.

#10 Chrisness   The One CAGiversary!   421 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:18 AM

Not looking forward to the game at all but y'know, Steam will probably have it at this price.


Steam is rarely lower then Amazon.

#11 Hostile   Dark Evangel CAGiversary!   3160 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:08 AM

Maybe with the MSRP but I can see Steam offering this game with a discount at release. It's their game.

#12 Yars   I'd buy that for a dollar! CAGiversary!   2900 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:57 PM

Orange Box was their game(s), too, but that was listed at $50 for a while, if I recall right.

#13 ddrpower   MMO fanatic CAGiversary!   615 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:10 PM

Steam generally will do a 10% discount on games for preorders. This'll bring L4D down to $44.99. Almost guaranteed.

You get it faster than newegg for $5 more, or you could get it from newegg and save $5, or you could wait for Black Friday/Fry's/Christmas shopping and hope it goes cheaper. Do note that the Orange Box went for $37 about 2 weeks after release at Fry's, then hit ~30 around black friday, which was a month after release. Orange Box is arguably a higher profile game than L4D due to value, so L4D has a decent chance of hitting $30-40 by the end of the year.

#14 Evi1d33d   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:53 PM

On steam it's very likely that they'll do preloading where you get to download the game and it'll get unlocked on midnight release date. Also if you look at Team Fortress 2 where it constantly getting new contents and updates, L4D is probably getting the same support.

I'm really hoping for an early beta for the ones who preorder cause I preordered orange box the second I saw TF2 beta.

#15 ThaiGrocer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   15 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:56 PM

Amazon has it for $36.99 with free super-saver shipping and pre-order price guarantee. Hopefully it means what I think it means, where the price after the moment of pre-order purchase never goes UP while any negative change in price is credited.

I'm doing this:
Pre-order it now and use amazon prime trial in Nov.
See if there is a better deal via steam or a pre-launch beta, weigh out the prices.
Cancel the order if I find a better deal
or
Will wait for more than a week to see if black friday has a deal. Which maybe risky. While I got OB for $25 during BF, OB was released in October. L4D will be released about 10 days before BF.
or
just pricewatch during Dec if you don't want the game ASAP. Fry's is a swell place.

(and avoid the death trap gamestop at all costs)

#16 Kurina   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   275 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:06 PM

How does pre-ordering online work? Personally I have never tried. I think at most I have pre-ordered a game at Gamestop once, but everything else I wait for weeks after release for a dip in the price.

If I preorder at either Amazon or NewEgg, can I:

1. Cancel the order should I find a better deal or Steam releases something better?

2. Are they pretty good about keeping preorders and shipping out on time? I always worry a pre-order will get lost and not make it to me. :(

Left 4 Dead is one of the few games I am willing to jump on early, because both my friends and I are looking for some coop zombie fun. The prices seem reasonable, but I would like to know I can easily cancel the order without any hassle, provided I find a better deal elsewhere as it gets closer to November.

#17 Over easy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1612 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:15 PM

I'm going with Amazon. Since I live in CA, newegg charges tax for me. Thanks for the notice though. Now I remember to pre-order before it comes out.

Now that I think about it, shipping may be faster from newegg...

#18 ThaiGrocer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   15 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:19 PM

I've always been able to cancel pre-orders a day before the actual release date (orange box) via amazon.com, but I've never tried ON the release date. Many offline personal horror stories about gamespot preorders make me stick with other retailers. Amazon.com's policy on pre-orders is that if there is drop in price before release date, you will pay for the lower price. I'm not sure about the increase in price, though. Amazon's shipping is usually pretty reliable and immediate, but some people online have been reporting slowdowns.

Steam is probably going to do a 10% discount + beta, so I might go with that. I'm not as concerned with owning the physical copy as everything has been shifted to Steam. I'll make my own backup after downloading and write onto a DVD-R or external HDD.

edit: I'm a bit surprised that the game is probably going to MSRP for $40 (PC) and $60 (X360). But it is valve, after all, catering to their strongest fan base and development platform. So there is a minuscule chance that this might be a price mistake, so doing a pre-order isn't going to take your money away forever unless you allow it to during release day.

Edited by ThaiGrocer, 08 September 2008 - 09:27 PM.
oh, and there's one more thing...


#19 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22866 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:23 PM

Amazon has it for $36.99 with free super-saver shipping and pre-order price guarantee. Hopefully it means what I think it means, where the price after the moment of pre-order purchase never goes UP while any negative change in price is credited.


It means that if the price drops anytime between now and release, they'll automatically give you the lowest one. It's actually nice.

I preordered a game when it was their gold box special (for 4% off MSRP) but it was later available at lower price. Amazon gave the lower price plus the 4% gold box discount, which was cool.

#20 52club   This ain't intramurals!!! CAGiversary!   686 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:49 PM

I'm not how you could go wrong by pre-ordering now on Amazon. That is a really nice price for what appears to be a top notch game in the making.

#21 Bubbakja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   300 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:58 PM

I just went with amazon due to prime. Hopefully steam will have it for a price close to the $37, I'd much rather have a digital copy.

#22 DukeEdwardI   Whose Queens? CAGiversary!   2194 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:46 PM

good find! but i'll probably pre-order mine with steam. there's always some kind of bonus whether it be a reduced price or access to a beta or something.

#23 ddrpower   MMO fanatic CAGiversary!   615 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:31 PM

I almost passed over this topic, I had even posted in it before. But $37 for L4D is fantastic. We get tax in WA, but it's still cheaper than the gamestop preorder price.

Now I'm stuck with GS credit...

#24 menikmati   Isolation, self-damnation CAGiversary!   3586 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:57 PM

Went with Amazon due to Prime and no tax to CA.

#25 msdmoney   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2849 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:24 AM

I pre-ordered from Amazon. I'll keep an eye out for prices as it gets closer to release.

#26 Xfactor19990   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:03 AM

if i change my mind can i simply cancel on amazon?

#27 BrandonMills   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   188 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:51 PM

It's a Valve zombie shooter. I think they can ask a hefty initial price and still have massive sales. It's VALVE, and it's got ZOMBIES.

Don't blame a Playa Company for Playin. I'm sure a month after release it'll be out for like $20.

#28 Xfactor19990   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:57 PM

what why? Do steam games do that?

#29 Kurina   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   275 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:01 PM

It's a Valve zombie shooter. I think they can ask a hefty initial price and still have massive sales. It's VALVE, and it's got ZOMBIES.

Don't blame a Playa Company for Playin. I'm sure a month after release it'll be out for like $20.

I wouldn't be so sure on the $20, as Valve games seem to stay in the higher price range a bit due to popularity for at least a little while. One month is a bit short. :(

#30 Xfactor19990   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:14 PM

so is it wise to get this? Or wait?