Seems like video games have become in many ways a scalpers paradise. Anyone remember the fiasco with the limited edition of Ni No Kuni? Basically some third party purchased nearly all the stock directly from Bandai and sold them for about 3 times original cost. Or over three times...
That was some years ago. Things haven't really gotten much better. Nintendo blew it with their limited edition Fire Emblem. Again scalpers striked like lightening. And I'm sure there will be more tales to tell now that the holidays are coming. I guess the latest is amazon's fault:
"...he noticed that multiple versions of the 3DS were available through third-party accounts on Amazon for almost double the price."
Really amazon and ebay have become scalper camps. The way to get around this is to take pre-orders for limited editions where the number of pre-orders equals the number of games produced.