Over a year ago, I purchased a license for Spine. At the time, it had an offer from $99, to $69.
I didn't have plans to use it yet, but I purchased it at the time to catch a better price. However, since I bought it, it has always had that pricing. Reviewing the Internet Archive, the pricing as it's shown today has been perpetual since 2016.
While there's no deadline, it gives the impression that it's a discount, but in reality it's an arbitrarily inflated price, struck out, with the normal price next to it.
Is this pricing actually legally compliant, and if not, where can one report such behavior?
The organization is based in Washington, United States.
Regarding governance, these are the relevant terms of the license:
17 Governing Law. This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with, without regard to conflicts of law provisions, the internal laws of:
(a) the State of California and any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be brought in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California; or,
(b) England and Wales, provided You are located in the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, or a member state of the European Union, and any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be brought in the courts located in London, England.
You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of these courts in any such suit, action, or proceeding and waive any objection based on improper venue or forum non conveniens.
18 Trade Control Laws. The Spine Editor and Your use of the Spine Editor are subject to United States and international laws, restrictions, and regulations that may govern the import, export, and use of the Spine Editor. You agree to comply with all such laws, restrictions, and regulations.