WWDC Tickets Fetch a Premium on eBay


Apple’s 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) sold out within ten hours this year, leading to the kind of inflated ticket selling on eBay that’s normally associated with rock concerts and sporting events. As of this writing, nine auctions were in progress on eBay, with two of them receiving 18 bids and another 16 bids. Prices topped US$3,400 for two tickets, while a third was closing in on $4,000.

TMO noted earlier this week that WWDC tickets were hitting eBay at a starting price of $2,500, and on Wednesday TMO pointed out that tickets had hit $4,000, creating a trend that is ongoing. Apple originally sold the tickets for $1,599. CNET pointed out that WWDC attendees need to be registered developers, no matter how they obtained their tickets, which come with codes that have to be activated.

WWDC will be held in San Francisco from June 6th to 10th.