I'm willing to bet Samsung can roll out a 4.1 update a lot sooner than the court can act on this. Damn thing probably could have shipped with 4.1, for that matter. Proper incentive is all that's required.
Listing fees are usually 2-3 dollars depending on how fancy your listing is. Final value fees are the real catch, deducting 9% from the final selling price. If you accept payment with Paypal, they deduct 2.7% off the total amount. If the phone sells for $550, you're going to roughly make 485 dollars on the sale. In other words, a butt ton more than Apple is offering.
AT&T will only unlock your phone if you're off contract and your account is in good standing. I know because my two year just ended in July, and they wouldn't unlock my iPhone 4 until the day after the contract was up. You can go to various outfits to have your phone factory unlocked for around $85-100 dollars. You can get a software of Gevey unlock for about half that, but honestly both are a pain. If you're paying for an unlock, factory is worth it.
It usually takes a couple hours to show up on non-official channels. I don't care about FB integration, personally, and wish they'd focus on fixing the battery issues, which this second beta apparently doesn't since I'm still showing 2 hours less runtime versus Lion. Seriously not amused.
As has been pointed out already, there are better paying alternatives out there.
Gazelle is offering a similar $333, but eBay selling tool is showing final sales between $450 and $500 this week after listing and final value fees are factored in. I imagine you could get close to this depending on where you live.
Amazon seems to be the best game in town, offering up to $500 in gift cards for flawless black 64gb. Yeah it's a gift card, but I'm pretty sure even...
Um, what? Not even smaller regional carriers are charging $199 for the S II. $49-$99 is the going price for that model right now, whereas the S III and similar spec'd models like the HTC One X are going for the quoted $199. I know the articles here are going to be slanted, but let's at least try to remain factual.
You can thank the lawyers for that, not Cook. New iPad was one of Jobs' final projects, so again, meh. As for ML being released "on schedule," A) they set that schedule internally, so I don't see the significance of that, and B) previous launches came along with hardware refreshes, whereas ML came a month after. Sounds like it was behind schedule to me. And saying Cook is no Sculley isn't exactly high praise, seeing how he's no Steve Jobs either.