Sure, some of the sellers are attempting to take advantage of the hype with huge markups, but some others are charging as low as a $50 markup, which sounds reasonable if you consider the only other option was to spend hours in line. Yet, as you can see, there are two $650 8 gig iPhones above that attracted no bids. Here are some more for sale that attracted no bids:
Here are a couple that did manage to attract buyers, and going for the reasonable, as far as the iPhone is concerned, final price of $650:
Surely there are people who paid over $800 for a $600 iPhone, but that was probably on the first day when the hype was still strong. (Here some idiot paid over $300 for an iPhone bag.) It is just that nobody is ever going to pay that much for your iPhone.
I wonder how deep the support is for this phone to sustain ongoing sales. Or are those who want an iPhone simply going to wait the two-four weeks for the stores to be resupplied, or perhaps for the next generation to be introduced in a year or so?
Surely, you will be able to pickup 8 gig iPhones for well under $600 on eBay in a couple weeks once Apple and AT&T get in new supplies. Even now it makes sense to sell the phone on eBay if you intend to return it given that you'll be charged a $60 restocking fee for the privilege of returning the phone.
Previouse iPhone Post:
Being Less Poor: iPhone Madness - 28 June 2007