The PS3 launches

I can't believe what a big deal the PS3 launch has become, especially considering how close in power it is to the Xbox 360, which launched a year ago! I read today that a PS3 was sold on eBay for $9,000 US. I've seen others going for $3,000+. What are these people thinking?!

I've been playing in the iCoke contest this month trying to win one. Two weeks have gone by without any luck, so we'll see what the next month holds. If PS3s were being sold on eBay for their in-store price, I'd be tempted to keep a won PS3, but as it stands that would be crazy... it makes the prospect of winning one monetarily lucrative, but a little emotionally dry.