Laws of Offer and Demand
First, great article!,
Like any given product, if it's somethign that's trending and also part of a fashion statement, it'll have a black market behind it.
This is obvious in many fashion clothing articles, so smartphones aren't shielded from it.
Same goes for Laptops and tablets... if it's something that consumers want desperatly, then a profit can be made of it.
Like you mentioned, I was monitoring ebay sales out of curiority, and was amazed at the prices people were paying for the Iphone 6 (versus simply being patient and wait for supplies to re-stock).
But here's a question: do companies like Apple and Samsung tend to fight it? or simply accept it as a byproduct of the popularity and demand they're seing with there flagship products?
What does the community think?