EBay told Forbes SNES Classics were selling at about four units per minute the day of the console's launch. It also said the average price was $165, more than double retail price.
However, there's no need to panic if you absolutely have to get your hands on a console. "Customer demand for the SNES Classic was just like we expected,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of Merchandising for GameStop. “We sold out of our SNES Classic inventory within minutes in both our GameStop and ThinkGeek retail channels. But customers shouldn’t worry. We’re getting more very soon.”
It's not clear how many more SNES Classics will become available, but it's probably worth avoiding the auction sites. More are on the way. They'll probably go fast, but, for now, there's no reason to pay double for the little box when an opportunity to pay a lower price on a new unit could be just around the corner.