(Note: look at the post date, this is not an April Fools day joke.)
Unscrupulous "developers" have begun selling iPhone OS 3.0 (via their UDID slots) on eBay to pirates unwilling to sign up for a legitimate Apple Developer account -- which costs $100. Prices range from $7 to $13.
One brazen auction, posted by nuc318iii, "a real Apple Developer for over three years" reads:
You are purchasing Apples new and unreleased 3.0 firmware for the iPhone. This firmware will not be available to the general public until July but you can have it installed on your phone now. ... I Just a few slots left for people to join us in this great experience.
This is a $99 value plus tax so purchase it here for way less.
GET HERE YOUR UDID REGISTERED IN ORDER TO BE BETA TESTERS AND HAVE 3.0 PROPERLY ACTIVATED IN YOUR IPHONE.
How long before Apple shuts down their accounts and/or litigates?
Update: people are also selling UDID slots in the Engadget comments. Shame!