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Where To Find PC Sales And Bargain Pc Games

Updated on August 25, 2014
Look at all the money you could be saving!
Look at all the money you could be saving! | Source

Introduction And How To Use This Hub

This hub has two main parts:

  1. For people who want to buy and receive the game within the next couple days
  2. For those who are willing to wait for an absolutely amazing deal on a specific game.

The first section also has a couple of subsections:

  • Deal Listing Websites
  • G2A
  • The HumbleBundle
  • Reddit/SteamGameSwap

At the very end of the hub, I also added the best websites to find Pre-Order deals for games!

So without further ado, let's dive into the first part of this hub!

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Websites That List Deals

The easiest way to find bargain PC games is to check a couple websites that automatically compile the information from numerous game-selling websites, and then display the top discounted games. The most popular website is called CheapShark and they list the top deals for:

  • Steam
  • GamersGate
  • GreenManGaming
  • Amazon
  • Gamestop
  • GameFly
  • GoG
  • Origin
  • GetGames

They update their list daily, and it's a must-have website for people looking for deals on PC games. You can also check out SteamGameSales, where they will list all the discounted games on the same websites as CheapShark, but they also have an interesting rating system, so you can buy the game that the community wants most. (Their search system is also better)

If you're not looking for a specific game, this is a great way to find previously popular games, and even if you are looking for a specific game, first check out one of these websites to see if your game is listed. Also, don't forget to search for the game you want on SteamGameSales because more often that not, you will find a great deal on it!

However, if you still can't find the game you want, now is the time to go to less known, but nonetheless great websites!

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G2A

Since SteamSales and CheapShark already look through the most popular game-selling websites, now you have to take matters into your own hands, and do a search all by yourself on a smaller, less popular website.

My favorite website is G2A. More often that not, you can get an amazing deal on almost any game that's not on sale anywhere else.

A word of caution about G2A however: some of the games sold there are sold by the website owners (completely legit keys, 100% guarantee that you will get them), and some are sold by game owners like you who don't want the game. (Check out the seller to make sure he's legit)

It's safer to buy from the store itself, but if you do buy it from a different seller make sure that:

  • The key will work in your country (some games are US or EU only)
  • The seller has a 100% rating
  • The seller has at least 100 sales already

If you make sure that the above 3 things are true, the possibility of you getting scammed is absolutely tiny.

If you are buying a game from an unauthorized seller, you can turn off the G2A shield because even though they have a :

Guarantee of 100% successful purchase

It's a lot of hassle for you, and if you're buying from a scammer G2A won't always return your money.

If you've used G2A before, how was your experience with them?

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PewDiePie's Humble Bundle IndieGames Description

The Humble Bundle

The HumbleBundle is a way for you to get bundled games for cheap, while donating to a good cause.

They have different PC bundles that change weekly and bi-weekly, and they also have a Mobile bundle and a books bundle.

Buying on there works like this:

  1. If you pay more than $1, you receive the code for usually 3 (sometimes it can be 2-4) games.
  2. If you pay more than the average that everyone has donated, you will get the next 3 games (sometimes 2-4)
  3. If you pay more than a certain amount, you unlock the last game on the list.
  4. For the regular bundle, if you donate more than the average amount, a week after the bundle was created, you also get a bonus 1-3 other games.

Sometimes they have bundles focused on a certain company such as 2K, Sega, DeepSilver, Sid Meier's and many more. All of the games are usually redeemable on Steam, and you can get 7-12 great games for around $10-$15, while helping out numerous charities. How cool is that?

P.S. Check out PewDiePie's video that describes what the Weekly HumbleBundle is.

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Reddit/SteamGameSwap

This is great if you have a game bought as a gift (say during a Steam sale) that you didn't open yet, and you are absolutely dying to get a certain game. More often than not, you will be able to find it in that subreddit.

As always, make sure that the seller has some sales under his belt, and read the subreddit F.A.Q. before starting. They have numerous guidelines in place to prevent scamming, so if you swap or buy games there, you should be safe.

I don't use this subreddit myself, because most of my games I bought through G2A, but sometimes they have amazing deals on there.

At this point we're doing with the: " I need a game now section", and we're moving on to what you should do if you want a certain game whenever it goes on sale cheaper than a certain price.

SteamAlerts

If you haven't heard of SteamAlerts yet, and you love your game deals, you should definitely check it out.

It allows you to pick a game you want to buy, set the max price you will buy the game at, and it sends you an email if the game drops below a certain price in the Steam Store. The biggest disadvantage of this is the fact that it only monitors the price of games in the Steam Store and not on all the numerous websites that CheapShark monitors, but if you're willing to wait until the Steam Summer or Christmas sale, or if the game randomly goes on sale on Steam, you will get an email!

Pre-Order Deal Websites

G2A.com is actually one of the best pre-order websites I know. At the moment of writing you can pre-order GTA V for the PC for only $52.85. All the other websites have it at around $59.

However, if you'd rather buy the game from somewhere else, then check out DealNews for news on pre-order deals. Remember that they might also have games for other platforms on there, so if you do check the deal out, make sure it's for a PC!

What are you going to do with the money you saved?
What are you going to do with the money you saved? | Source

Closing Words

I don't know what you're going to do with all the money you'll save with the above websites, but I hope you enjoy your new games, and that you're happy with the amount of money you saved.

If you're someone who wants to use some of the tips above, but has no ways of making money, check out my website on how to make money online. By using the tips on that website, you could make enough money to buy the game of your dreams (if it' s on sale) fairly quickly.

Thank you for reading, and if you have anything you'd like me to clarify or fix, please leave a comment below!

Are you going to use any of these websites?

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