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Wii U resellers exploiting demand, charging up to $1,550 for console

Wii U pre-orders have been selling out all over the globe, but re-sellers have reportedly started to take the p**s by charging desperate gamers as much as $1,550 for a console.

Nintendo Life reports that one eBay seller has successfully sold a black Wii U console for $750, while another attempted to do the same for $1,550, but failed to find a buyer gullible enough to stump up the cash.

The gouging comes as GameStop opened a long waiting list for Wii U pre-orders due to the initial run of consoles disappearing rapidly.

What do you make of the prices being charged by re-sellers? Is it their business, or should someone step in? Let us know below.

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Dave worked on VG247 for an extended period manging much of the site's news output. As well as his experience in games media, he writes for comics, and now specializes in books about gaming history.