Alleged next-gen Xbox devkit sold on eBay for $20,100
But is this “Microsoft XBOX Durango Development Kit” the real thing?
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a next-gen Xbox devit… or maybe (probably) it’s a scam. Whatever it is, an anonymous buyer has paid $20,100 on eBay for an otherwise entirely ordinary looking PC tower alleged to be one of Microsoft’s next-gen “Durango” Xbox devkits.
While the existence of next-gen Xbox devkits is pretty much the industry’s worst kept secret, there’s no way of knowing – at least for the moment – whether this is the real thing or not. Availability and distribution of devkits is usually something that Microsoft must surely keep strict tabs on, so if this really is one, somebody somewhere is in a heap of trouble.
The is-it/isn’t-it devkit was sold with just 43 bids in the ring. Over on Twitter, seller superDaE said that “I only expect people who know what it is to buy it. Otherwise you have no reason to bid,” and claimed later that it was one of two he owned. Interestingly, this is the same guy who recently leaked an image of an alleged Kinect 2.0 devkit.
There’s not much to go on the original listing, with no real item blurb except for the “Microsoft XBOX Durango Development Kit” header, although eBay’s buyer protection policies would cover a complete refund – and zero profit to the seller – in the case of fraud.
Fraud? Given the total lack of description, superDaE simply has to put a Hello Kitty sticker on the PC with “Microsoft XBOX Durango Development Kit” written on it with a pink glitter ballpoint pen, and it would be exactly what it said on the ad.