According to reports, iPad 2 devices have been selling like hotcakes.
Apple isn't the only one profiting handsomely from the sales. More than a few parties have tried to cash in on users' iPad 2 fever by flipping their devices to eager customers--for a price.
In many cases, you'll pay dearly for one of these resold tablets. The iPad 2, which starts at $499, is not cheap to begin with, but Apple's prices look like a deal next to the markups others are charging. While some sellers charge two to three times more than Apple, at least one grifter has jacked up a single iPad 2's price to $13,500.
Take a look through our slideshow (below) showcasing some of the most expensive places to buy an iPad 2. Have you seen other places where sellers are charging out-of-control prices? Share your finds via the "Add a slide" tool.
According to the New York Post, a ring of scalpers descended on Apple's Fifth Avenue store last weekend and paid people standing in line to help snap up all available iPad 2 stock. The group then began hawking the sought-after devices, reportedly charging as much as $1,700 to $2,000 for a top-of-the-line iPad 2 (normally $829). The group's leader told the Post that a portion of these ill-gotten iPads were headed for China, where the new gadget has yet to launch.
PCWorld reports that some Ebay sellers are listing iPad 2 devices at ludicrous markups. One U.S. scalper is charging a Buy It Now price of $13,500 for a 64GB WiFi-only model. The cheapest units, for which Apple charges $500, are going for $700. The highest listing in the U.K., according to The Tech Herald, asks 2,495 GBP (about $4,000) for a 64GB 3G model.
Thinking about searching for a bargain on Craigslist? Think again. New iPad 2 devices listed in New York City are going for over $1,000 in some cases. One seller is asking $1,500 for a 64GB 3G model.
Sellers on Amazon are also trying to cash in on the iPad 2 frenzy. Some are charging over $1,000 for 64GB 3G units.