So, at this point, we've all heard the stories of the pre-order folks getting rid of PS3s for $9,000, and $6,000, (and I do see one or two more on the ps3 search list that have a bid on them for $8,000) but the vast majority are significantly lower than that. There's entire pages of $4900 "buy me nows" without a single bid on them. How are the folks who camped out in line since Tuesday morning faring just a few hours now after the release of the PS3s?
I'm guessing they're not going to fare as well as they'd hoped. A lot of people thought they'd have a net profit of about $2000 (selling them for $2600). However, as Kotaku is diligently reporting, it seems that the vast majority of people camped out in order to sell a PS3 on eBay. I'm guessing that this will probably lead to a flooded market.
At time of this writing, there are a bunch of the pre-orders that have been up for bid for awhile about to sell. One of them is going for $4300. Currently, the rest of them are hovering at the $2,000 to $1500 mark.
If you camped out to buy a PS3, here's the breakdown of how much you'd profit by hour if you've been camped out since Tuesday (72 hours) and you sold them at the going rates:
Will update tomorrow with more price breakdowns.