Looks like the severe shortage of PS3 units (something lie 150,000 - 200,000 were shipped to the US) is creating an auction feeding frenzy:
The Sony units were being advertised on the San Francisco Bay Area Craigslist with asking prices ranging from $1,500 and $4,000. But the blogosphere was agog Friday morning with reports of a single 60GB system receiving a bid of $9,000. No, that's not a typo, it really does say $9,000 is being offered for a video game unit originally sold for $600. But something seems, well, not quite right. The bidding jumped from $3,500, which seems to be about the standard selling price right now, straight to $8,000. You do the math.
Never mind $9000 - what kind of nut job is willing to pay $3500 for a game system? Here's a tip for all you fanboys - the XBox 360 is in stock, for a lot less. Sheesh.