One of the copies of Modern Warfare 3 that was accidentally let go by Kmart has sold on eBay for over $1700.
You may have heard that Kmart stores in the U.S. were, for a brief while yesterday, selling copies of Modern Warfare 3, which isn’t actually scheduled to come out until November 8. The company apparently put a stop to it fairly quickly and Xbox Live enforcement guy Stephen Toulouse warned that “playing early my impact your account” [presumably in a bad way] and while that seems pretty obviously and grossly unfair to people who purchased the game early but legitimately, what’s really appalling is the amount of money that non-Kmart shoppers appear willing to pay for these things.
Numerous copies of the game began appearing on eBay yesterday and while most of them were taken down, at least a few are still kicking, including this one, taken home by some crazy bugger for a whopping $1725. It’s a little dubious, but there are a lot of people out there with more money than brains and even if it turns out to be a fake, there are 87 other ridiculously inflated bids to choose from.
I can’t imagine dropping that kind of coin for the opportunity to play a videogame a few days early, although it’s far from the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen on the internet. But spending 1700 bucks for the opportunity to have your Xbox Live account permabanned? Yeah, that’s just dumb.