I got a Wii like that too. Well not a different category, but a bad ending time and it included Zelda. Got it for a smidge over MSRP but ebay didn't force sales tax back then so it worked out about even. Of course the scalper lost over 10%.Reminds me of when I bought a Wii. I turned up at Walmart and ended up being 32 of 30. Hung out on the hope that at least 2 people would have their card declined and only one did. Went home and started browsing eBay and the scalpers were doing their thing. Found a listing where someone listed a console as a 3 day auction in an unrelated toy category with the starting price at retail with free shipping and no reserve. I put in a bid and nobody else bid on it at all. Ended up getting it for less than the person who listed it paid because they had to eat the sales tax. They actually sent it instead of trying to cancel and relist. Was pretty cool.
Ebay charges 12.9% on most items plus there is shipping and the fact that the buyer can always force a return within 30 days. This makes scalping expensive GPUs risky and stupid. There is still demand for 4090s but they need to sell for over 1900 with buyer paid shipping to break even ( 1800 for base MSRP in 0 sales tax states). People who scalp are risking 1600 + tax at a minimum to make 100-300 bucks. Risk free that is reasonable, but with the obvious risks it is stupid.