As enticements to get fans to preorder the Transformers: War for Cybertron video game, GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy offered codes for downloadable characters exclusive to each seller. Clever entrepreneurs are turning around and selling those codes to nostalgic people who are careless with their money, and some were getting north of $100 on eBay yesterday morning.
Things seem to have calmed down a bit, as this screenshot indicates, but sellers are still getting enough to cover the cost of buying the game. The buyers aren’t thinking things through, because once the new release hype wears off all these characters will no doubt be downlodable for a few bucks.
Transformers DLC codes are going for more than $100 on eBay [GamesRadar via Destructoid]