We look at the deals, see the Steam sales soon sweeping, while our wallets gently weep. Joystiq has multiple reports of the start dates for Steam's annual price-slashing autumn and winter sales, with the former beginning tomorrow.
The autumn sale will stretch from November 21 to 27, and the winter sale will wage a two-week campaign against savings from December 20 to January 4. Just in time for Festivus!
The leaked dates were first noted in a development diary for horse-em-up Secret of the Magic Crystals, then verified by Joystiq through an unnamed indie developer who said Valve emailed them out.
We have no indication of what the sales will contain, but if they're anything like previous years we can expect lightning discounts, daily deals, and publisher catalog price cuts.