I'm seeing the base 16GB marked up to $700 and even a 64GB 3G model for $1300. Can't say I blame them, people will pay extra just to have one a few days sooner. I propose those of us who simply wanted one for themselves, email these sellers, propose higher offers (play on their greed). Perhaps arranging a meeting a Starbucks for all the local sellers. You know...tell a seller you'll meet him at such and such a place. Ask how you can recognize him. Then tell the next seller to meet you at that place and that you look like that guy and so on. Get them all to the same place looking for you but in fact they all just meet each other. To top it off you can just be sitting there quietly taking it all in.