TUAW notes today that some iPads are selling overseas on eBay for as much as $5000. Obviously getting them to the far corners of the globe adds some value when they are only technically for sale in the US, but some of these costs seem a little outrageous. Maybe if you live on a deserted island in the Pacific or are a Sheik in the middle of the desert, and cost is of little concern, $5000 isn’t a big deal.
You international folks can get iPads shipped pretty inexpensively with the markups usually being under $100 (outside of any customs charges) from eBay. Apple plans to open up the iPad sales to other selected countries at the end of the month. In Russia, you can pre-oder for $2000?