There is always someone ready to take advantage of unknowing peeps but you know what, whoever hands-over $600 for a pre-order of a $359 device probably should lose the money. Besides the obvious price difference, the auction seems legit; after all, he is an ebay power seller.
The seller isn’t claiming to ship it before Amazon. This Kindle 2, if you were to pre-order it, will arrive on March 1st which is plenty of time for the seller to reship it after he receives it from Amazon. Buy it. Support the American. We need help.