Valve added Morrowind, Oblivion, and Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth to its lineup on Steam this week (Tuesday). The price point for the Oblivion Deluxe pack (which includes the Shivering Isles explansion, the Knights of the Nine plug-in, and the official DLC) was $24.99 with a 20% discount for the first week of availability, for a net price of $19.99. Today, the regular price was increased on this item by $10 and the sale price is now $27.99. Valve also adjusted (i.e., raised) the prices on all of the other newly-available Bethesda products.
No explanation has been forthcoming from Valve on these price changes. Obviously Valve and Bethesda are free to charge whatever they wish for these products. Howvever, this feels like a bit of a "bait and switch" tactic to me. If I walked into a retail store and an employee had mistakenly put a $29.99 price tag on a copy of Demigod when the store normally sold Demigod for $39.99, in my experience, most stores would sell me the item at the lower price. What are your thoughts?