Could't agree more. Resellers are just a link in the chain with a product like this. I wouldnt even dare venture a guess how many SNES classic nintendo manufactures but based on the fact that last years can still fetch double MSRP on ebay; and the auctions that ebay hasnt pulled yet since its still before their policy to list have hit $225 with ease on the SNES Mini and this is 5-6 weeks before it even releases. I would imagine like last year we will see an avg price of 250-300 in the reseller market come Late oct/nov when parents start xmas shopping. Just happy I didnt miss out like I did last year I still refuse to pay 150+ for a Mini NES. It is what it is though I know if I ever want one thats the secondary market price since the secondary market is the only avenue to still buy one of them. Same will be true of this console and the Mini 64 rumored for next season will probably follow suit.
Oh, 250-300 is likely on the low side for this product. The NES Classic was fetching $250 at it's peak, and as an inferior product (in virtually every way). I think prices jumped to near $300 when the discontinuation was announced/evident, and that was after the holiday panic.
It won't be consistent, but if availability continues the current trend, this can (and will most likely) go north of $400 in the coming months. It is, afterall, a fully functional system with 2 controllers and 21 games (most of which are pretty darn good and critically-acclaimed). Toss in an unreleased Star Fox 2 and you've got collector's in the mix.
Heck, the Breath of the Wild Master Edition retailed for $100 (?), had similar scarcity, and was going for $450+ at peak. And that largely attracted collectors, since the key differences between the lower editions was a statue. With the SNES Classic, there is no substitute - you either have one, or you don't.
Personally, I wasn't too thrilled when the NES Classic was announced. My wife even asked if it would be something I'd like for Christmas; good thing I said no, since I'm not sure she would have found one. The SNES Classic on the other hand was much more desireable from the start. Heck, my kids even have my old SNES currently hooked up and LOVE playing it (despite one of the controllers starting to go on the fritz and a much smaller selection of games).