This happens every year, not so much anymore. Maybe people that have messed up their Apple credit and their Carrier credit options. Besides the ones who didn't or couldn't pre order.have you guys seen the ridiculous prices on ebay?
they are being sold for 3-5k USD.
If you couldn't get your phone until Mid October, would you pay 5K to get it near release date?
The thing about selling on Fleabay is the buyers have 6 months PayPal protection to file a claim for refund and then return the iPhone after disputing some trivial issue.