Actually with the unit selling for $34.00 its not selling for below retail most of them are selling for above retail. It only costs $6.50 to ship these accross the United States. Thier not that heavy. Sellers are padding thier shipping costs.
ou also need to realize that the items are currently in stock at stores. The first release sold out within 2 days. And drove the prices up a few dollars. Except that these guys listed all their elmos the same day they got them. Nobody is going to be looking for them because to most in the US its not even holiday shopping time untill BLACK FRIDAY
Its already been telivised that they will be hard to find in the next few weeks. But remember this. If you buy them at walmart and they dont sell the way you want you can always return them instead of listing them :D
Its better to have them knowing you can return them if things dont go well then not have them and regret you didnt get in on it before it went crazy.
Last year the elmo dolls exploded 2 days after black friday and were selling for $130 Plus
I mean you got nintendo wii selling for $300 right now. In 2 weeks they will all be selling for around 480-600