I don't get the 'high price' bit, haven't they heard of EBay
OK that's on EBay UK, surely it can't be that different in the US?
Mine arrived this morning, I bought the £10.99 with free P&P deal. New, stil in it's wrappings, DVD version with manual on the DVD. Working fine, and so far fun, although I've yet to get out of the starting area.
PS I just noticed the price advertised on here has gone down to $32.50!!
I do agree, those prices are high. And, I also know that were I looking for the game I'd be exploring every possible place selling PS:T before I'd consider paying $70. As I said though, were I feeling flush and in dire need, I'd be more likely to blow my gaming budget on PS:T than most newer games. In my view, excepting that demand (and therefore, frequently price) tends to be higher for out of publication anything, I don't think the age of a game is all that pertinent to its monetary value. It's about quality. The average new game costs between $40 and $80, give or take; in terms of quality, the vast majority aren't worth more than about $20, tops. Yet, people still willingly buy them.
Myself, I usually wait until titles come down in price, even better when the series is bundled into a value pack (the **only** way I'd have ever paid for Oblivion). However, I will occasionally pick up games when they come out, if friends or review sites I trust speak highly of them.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy PS:T.
*hint* ... Mage is the way to go!