I just downloaded the package from the skype site, the debian one, but I cant install it, I tried double clicking, using apt-get and dpkg and I get no result.

apt-get doesn't "recognize" the package, it tells me it doesn't exist, what am I doing wrong?
Im typing

sudo apt-get install skype.deb (thats the package name)
it tells me there is no such package. the package is in the desktop, I also tried typing it without the extension (.deb) but if I do that it tells me its not an installation candidate.

I already checked the apt-get/dpkg thread and I couldn't find anything useful, perhaps some kind soul wants to help me?