Right, what I was stating made sense with how the CE was being handled. Supply dwindles, demand stays the same or increases, therefore price increases based on said demand and scarcity.
But Zamp would be quite wrong because they stated that they created only a certain amount of CE and spread them out through various avenues including second hand ownership. Supply did not change.
There WAS definitely something about the preordered package. I don't think it's the same as the current CE.
No, the supply was anything but stable. In fact, they sold out the preordered CE months in advance.
If you were under this impression, why did you come up with the aforementioned conclusions? First you said the supply was relatively stable, which isn't the same thing as "limited supplies". Granted you were providing an example of bioshock, but the same thing applies in this situation. Also, more "valuable" has two connotations as I'm sure you're aware of. The value based on what the CE possesses (what stupid shit people are willing to pay for), and the value based on scarcity.
Those prices were based on what users were willing to pay because the supply virtually became zero. Of course, we don't know the exact number customers were then willing to pay but Faunus already gave a good example of that. And also, selling on ebay helps to show the price range for said product.
Ush, why do you think that people are so desperate to pay hundreds of percentage points of markup (beefy's copy is at like 300% original value) on sites like e-bay to get their hands on the limited edition preorder CEs?