At this point, you are no doubt acutely aware that Apple’s iPhone X went up for pre-order this Friday and that demand, as expected, vastly outstripped supply.

If you pre-order now, then you may struggle to get an iPhone ahead of Christmas, showing just how popular the latest flagship phone is amongst buyers. Another great metric for gauging how well an iPhone is being received is, unfortunately, how much they are going for on eBay. When it comes to the iPhone X, that figure appears to be often reaching around $6,000 for November 3 launch day units.

It is, unfortunately, a fact of life that any high profile, in-demand piece of consumer technology will find its way onto eBay, with those simply unable to wait to get their hands on one often willing to pay crazy sums in order to skip the queue. When it comes to the iPhone X, it took mere minutes for the device’s pre-orders to start popping up on popular auction site eBay, with at least one auction reaching the eye watering sum of $6,000. There might be other listings costing even more.

The range of iPhone X colors and storage configurations available via eBay is wide, so if you really do need one sooner rather than later, then you will probably be able to find what you want, but I urge you not to. People buying products to sell at a profit is something that makes my blood boil, and anyone looking to make a quick buck off of an iPhone X pre-order should not be encouraged.

Here’s hoping that the auction that was at $6,000 the last time we checked is not actually going to sell at such an extortionate mark-up.

Apple claims that it will have stock available in-store on launch day, so regardless of the state of the pre-order situation, there is still hope for those unable to get an order in already.

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