Third-party resellers have seized upon the scarcity by marking up webcams at ludicrous prices. This basic HD webcam, the Logitech C270, ordinarily costs a reasonable $24.99. If you try to find one on Amazon right now, sellers are asking for $130 and up. You can fare a bit better on eBay, but there’s still a substantial markup.
The webcam shortage and price gouging isn't a total surprise but it's surprising that the media took too long to notice that.Webcams have become impossible to find, and prices are skyrocketing