It's no secret that the PlayStation 4 is in short supply here in Australia, and it's no secret that people are quick to exploit those in need. Already, hours after launch in Australia, there are multiple PlayStation 4 auctions on eBay Australia and prices are high.
The going price, it seems, is anything over $700 up to $850.
The issue, most likely, is the fact that most stores will be busy fulfilling pre-orders of the console all the way up to Christmas meaning that desperate people who were too late in pre-ordering are now desperately trying to find a way buy the present their husbands/wives/sons/daughter have been asking for. Cynical? Yes. But this is the market at work. On eBay consoles are only ever worth what people are willing to pay for them.
And if someone wants to pay that amount of money for a PlayStation 4 — who are to stop them?