Kindle, Wii Fit Prices Up Two-Thirds On eBay (EBAY)


There’s only one week left until Christmas, and if you’re looking to give a hard-to-find item like the sold-out Amazon (AMZN) Kindle, be prepared to pay a premium.

Just how much? We checked in on going rates of three of the season’s most sought-after (and sold out on gifts:

  • Kindle: Retails for $359. New units from $599 on eBay (EBAY), “like new” from $485 on Amazon. (Used and/or refurbished models cheaper.)
  • Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii: Retails for $249. New units from $310 on eBay and $365 on Amazon.
  • Wii Fit: Retails for $90. New from $145 on eBay and $170 on Amazon.

Are there others we missed and should look into? As if the economy weren’t sour enough this year, few big-ticket items have resonated with consumers as must-have items to go crazy over this winter.

See Also:
Amazon Kindle Sold Out Through Christmas
The Late Shopper’s 2008 Holiday Guide
Wii Fit Frenzy: So Popular Nintendo Can’t Meet Christmas Demand