Just looking at the comments from folk trying to buy a (their regular??) Magpi from the likes of WH Smith (UK News Agent). Seems the first comes, first served are buying up all (mulitple) copies in one go (reports of this in the comments). One comment reports seeing issue 40 on eBay for 35 quid.
Please take this thread title with a pinch of salt, it you want to buy Mapgi via eBay feel free but I think the sellers are going against the spirit of the whole idea of getting these little wonders into the hands of our future clever folk.
Admin: feel free to delete me. Rant Over!
I'm guilty of buying multiple, but not of e-baying them.
Although I can't guarantee that the recipients of the ones I re-distributed didn't then E-bay them, I doubt it, given the expressions of pleasure that they expressed upon receiving them.
(two re-sold for £6 each, 3 given away, 1 sent to germany (without Zero)).
As I see it this is a short term problem, the MagPi will be published all month (I'd hate to guess how many re-prints) and soon the market will be flooded with them, dropping the price back to far saner levels and driving the e-bayers to direct their sales abroad (where the scarcity may still exist).
Building Management Systems Engineer.