|Let the sales begin!||Sunday 27th December 2009|
The Steam platform is a good idea by Valve to skip the overheads of publishing computer games and delivering content directly to the consumer.|
So no media, no packaging, no shipping, no shops, no teenage sales staff. Reduced costs all round. So you'd expect it to have the edge on competition when it comes to sales.
They even have a January sale which means even more saving. Or not...
Lets take GTA4; RRP £34.99; on sale for £19.99. Great. Or, if we went to Game and bought it from a guy behind the counter, we'd pay £15.99. Or we could get it online from Play for £9.99.
It's the same for most games, I still do not fathom why people bother with Steam. Especially as it's American and you lose all your consumer rights you have in the UK if you buy through it.
|Gas bills||Monday 7th December 2009|
Bit dull - but gas bills!|
My gas supplier (edf) has raised my gas bill to £130/m (Yes, £1,560/yr on my small terraced home).
After receiving my most recent bill, I paid attention to "estimated" text. After some rummaging around in my records and checking the current readings, it seems to work out at about £360/yr.
So check your actual readings, you could be getting ripped off big style.