As news broke yesterday that Barnes & Noble’s eagerly anticipated Nook digital reader will only arrive in a few stores on Dec. 7, one blogger spotted the device selling for $465 on eBay–$206 more than the list price.
eBook champion Mike Cane spotted the eBay Nook auction yesterday, Twitter-ing as the price rose higher and higher for the device. This morning, GalleyCat spotted a still-open auction for a Nook–currently selling for $400. There is still more auction action on eBay now.
Here’s more about the limited release: “‘A very limited supply, along with demo units, will be available in our highest-volume stores only, beginning December 7,’ Mary Ellen Keating, Barnes & Noble’s senior vice president of corporate communications and public affairs, told CNET in an e-mail.”