eBay USA is restricting sale of Sony PS3’s to members with high feedback, and even then only one per member. eBay UK is prohibiting sale of PS’s until pre-sales commence next year.
Thus does eBay, which normally serves to reduce barriers, prevent trading across borders. The obvious play is to buy PS3’s in Japan and export them to the USA and UK.
Here in New Zealand parallel (grey) importing is legal, and as a result we have cheap prices. Sadly there are, however, still no PS3’s for sale on Trade Me.