Wired News reports that the bottom has fallen out of Gmail account selling, and indeed it has. A couple of days ago I checked eBay to see how the accounts were trading and the high price was around $50 for auctions with less than 10 minutes to go. Today (right now), there are auctions that will end before I finish this post and their highest bids are under $5. The highest bid for auctions finishing in the next ten minutes is under $15.
Unfortunately, it looks like some poor slobs bid high prices on the longer term auctions, so they are going to end up on the line for several times the going rate.
eBay also lists 56 pages of results for my simple search of “gmail”. Now current account holders should create artificial scarcity if they want to drive the price back up.
How much is a gmail account worth to you?