flappybird-ebayInstead of reveling in the success of his game, Flappy Bird, its creator has decided to remove the game from all the app stores that it is available in at the moment, claiming that he “cannot take this anymore”. He claims it has nothing to do with legal issues, but many speculate that could be the case. Well whatever it is, if you weren’t quick on the draw in downloading the game, you will not be able to get your hands on it anymore, unless you’re willing to pay hundreds of dollars for it, of course. Nope, this isn’t the developer selling the game off, but rather enterprising iPhone owners who have taken to eBay to auction off the iPhones with the game preinstalled on it.

As you can see in the screenshot above, there are many listings on eBay for the phone with the game installed on it. The prices of the phones are around the $600-$800 mark, with one particular unit even selling for $1,500. Interestingly enough there seems to be several bids on these listings, suggesting that there is a market for iPhones with Flappy Bird preinstalled on them. We’re not sure if all these listings will be successful but what do you guys think? Is this taking the craze for the game a little too far?

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