The problem you mention about bundle price being "floating" and seemingly regulated up before sales to make offers sound better is very usefull information but I think that Steam is generally plagqued by inflated prices that are too high on many games per standard.
And SP zero tolerance policy at the SPUF is nothing new (I got kicked off the forum myself - because I wouldn't take it) .
But have you any information how the bundle prices is tied in with the "regional prices ?
Also if they are "fiddleing with the bundle prices then perhaps it is something that www.steamprices.com could take a look at if they are not doing so already (perhaps someone at this forum knows someone over there) (?)
Yeah, SPUF is hilarious in how many banned users on average you can see on every page of every topic. Come back to any topic a year later and I guarantee at least one out of every six posts is going to be from a now banned user. I'm amazed by the people from 2005 or so that have managed to evade the ban.
They're real ban-friendly over there, and I don't just mean the forums. Their ten points of infractions system is meaningless when they can decide one's first or second infraction is worth ten points, and they will
add points (highly likely resulting in a ban) if you speak back to a mod, no matter how respectful you try to be. It is indeed zero tolerance. There are no degrees of punishment, they have one punishment that fits all crimes, and their judgment is always absolute and final. In addition, the volunteer moderators have a tendency to be very, very stupid, and stunningly immature. Power trip wouldn't begin to describe them.
I'm glad we have guys like TheEnigmaticT over here, and not condescending egos like Matt or Zefar. I'm sure TheEnigmaticT would give me the time of day if I asked him. Zefar wouldn't tell me the century before banning me, and Matt would do little more than inform me that my thread doesn't belong in off-topic and move it to help and suggestions before locking it.
At any rate, I'm afraid I don't know anything about regional prices or steamprices. I've really said everything I know here and in the previously mentioned thread. I'm sure somebody
keeps records on these things, but I think there's a lesson to be learned about paying what you believe something is worth, rather than putting stock into "imaginary" percentages.