Much like Captain America has found when trying to take out the force of Hydra - "If a head is cut off, two more shall take its place" - so eBay is struggling to deal with the many scalpers that are attempting to sell pre-orders for the Super NES Classic Edition, which is against eBay's terms and conditions.

We reported last week that eBay UK had become full of such auctions and this continued for some time, with auctions for what was essentially just someone else's pre-order demanding prices up to £300. Eurogamer has noted today, however, that eBay has begun to take steps to pull down a number of these listings.

On the subject a eBay representative said to Eurogamer:

We will remove listings for pre-release items and accessories if the release date of the item is more than 30 days away

Quite a few listings have been pulled, but you don't have to look very hard to see new ones have taken their place, almost instantaneously.

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We wouldn't have thought it would have been too difficult for eBay to have banned certain combinations of keywords in new auction listings, but perhaps that's a step too far at this stage. 

Let us know what you think of these cheeky SNES Mini scalpers with a comment below.

[source eurogamer.net]