White Xbox Ones appear on eBay, can be yours for $1500 and up

Have some extra money lying around?

Microsoft gave out white Xbox One units to developers who worked on the console, and now some ten of the special-edition systems have landed on popular auction site eBay.

Bidding for the most "affordable" system starts at $1500 with a Buy It Now price of $2000. Other auctions include starting prices of $1700, $1800, $2000, $2600, $2700, and $3000. There's even one listing that includes a system and games like Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3 for around $3500.

The special-edition white Xbox Ones are indeed rare. The only way you got one was if you worked at the Xbox team at Microsoft in the lead-up to launch. The company has no announced plans to sell the console publicly, so paying a premium is the only way to get one, at least for now.

This isn't the first time a white Xbox One has been put up for auction on eBay. In November, Microsoft auctioned off a white console plus one year of Xbox Live and five games for charity. The console sold for $11,300 and all proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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deadpen
deadpen

Microsoft can't sale $500 xbones and these dips want to sale white ones for $1500+ LOL. I bet the first time a gamer plays it for an average amount of time for a gamer plays (ten hours) it will end up having a yellow overheat spot.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Looks even more like a fridge now than it used to. Beautiful.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

I thought the new consoles were boring looking, standard gloss/matte black look, that's why I built my PC in a white NZXT Phantom 530 case, it just looks more fun.

ngocvu96
ngocvu96

these are for collectors jeez. stupid haters

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@ngocvu96 Collector's editions are more special unique than the standard one. Not just a cheap repaint. ;)

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

A high-quality can of glossy spray paint: $6.

rasterror
rasterror

I want that Titan Fall Xbox One. That thing looks sick.

IJONOI
IJONOI

People should get there own sprayed and whack them on ebay in the £££

profilia
profilia moderator

Can't just get a can of white paint?

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

You can get a custom paint job of ANY color done for far less. This is a bust and they should have been charity or kickstarter options only. Bleh.

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

@xOmniCloudx  How is it a bust? This isn't being done by MS. Separate people are trying to sell them on ebay.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@OmegaGear @xOmniCloudx  Seems you lack reading comprehension if you had to ask that question after the post explained why it was a bust. Hint: had nothing to do with MS being behind these sales or not.

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

Black Kinect less Xbox > this

eternity888
eternity888

eFAKE instead of eBAY cuz there is many fake things in there

jako998
jako998

Honestly im Fine with getting the Black version. Looks better IMO.

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

Dog shit turns white if left on a store shelf long enough.

-Vulpix-
-Vulpix-

I'm almost pretty sure you can buy a Playstation 4, Xbox one and Wii U at that price so I would rather do that then buy one of these systems.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

Wonder how many people will buy a XB1 and spray paint it just to sell it. . hymm...

seanwil545
seanwil545

If the default color of XB1s were "White"...the article would read.

"Black" Xbox Ones appear on eBay, can be yours for $1500 and up.

Looks like a swollen NES...Pointless!

cboye18
cboye18

So can I use the word "white trash" legitimately now? 

Moonco
Moonco

Save money and buy a white X1 skin for $30

jk12324
jk12324

You won't notice when it ejaculates if it's white. 

Barighm
Barighm

Why not buy a regular one and spraypaint it white? My cousin does it with laptops all the time and they look great. If you mess up, no problem. No shortage of X1's out there. PS4 is a different story.

gipsy_danger
gipsy_danger

Dont even want the regular let alone the same shit covered in white. 

Fursnake
Fursnake

Man if the white XBone is more valuable they should have at least made the black XBone bigger :P

justing16
justing16

1500 euro for a piece of crap where you could spend that much and have a high end pc that can play games at 1080 p!!! and have full spec graphics. once again a money racket!!!

phbz
phbz

@justing16  Yet with a PC you can sell it again in a few year for more than what you payed for. 

jmc88888
jmc88888

@justing16  

For $1500, more like gaming in 1440p.


...and not to far away from 4k.   Which if you wait for the new intel broadwell chips and 20nm Maxwell Nvidia GPU's, probably 4k.

justing16
justing16

@jmc88888  @jmc88888  ya i reckon ill have to update my graphic card next 2 years and avail of a 4k monitor. i have a gtx 780 and i think you need 2 in sli at least to run 4k ;-) I'm waiting for star citizen to be released then ill upgrade ;-) future is bright with pc gaming :-)

ECH71
ECH71

Can't play your games at "next-gen" resolutions and frame rates but at least it can look great in white.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Had it been made in white to begin with, people would be clamoring for it in black.  I really don't understand why they don't offer more color options for consoles in general, especially in bundles.  There are fanatics who would buy a second one just to get it with a special edition paint job for the new big game.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Yeeaaahh, £430 was too much for me and the console still has no games.

Let me get my wallet!

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

Step 1: Buy XBone

Step 2: Paint it white

Step 3: Sell to suckers for triple the price

Step 4: ????

Step 5: Profit

Thuaxiz
Thuaxiz

So white = 3 blacks


I'm just waiting for the day when MS stops being racist.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

While black models still sit on shelves everywhere you can get people to pay big bucks for a different color.  Well worth the price (insert massive facepalm and eyeroll).

Vodoo
Vodoo

I like the white version. Besides it being nice, it wouldn't show dust and fingerprints as badly as the black. 


I just don't get why manufacturers don't release both black & white versions so people have a choice.

MrMojoRisin70
MrMojoRisin70

Save your money, xbots.

All dogshit turns white after a while, so your black day one edition xbones should turn white shortly.

jaydubya
jaydubya

I remember paying a lot / too much for my E3 2005 faceplate for the 360. I'm not stupid enought to spend this much for an Xbox one. 

GiantAssPanda
GiantAssPanda

Yes. It makes absolutely perfect sense to spend $2000 on a white X1 rather than building an enthusiast level gaming PC with the money.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@GiantAssPanda About as much sense as it does to spend $1200 on a pocketbook or $2000 on a watch, but people do it every day. I never would, but people do it.

jmc88888
jmc88888

@ajstrike922  

That's what out of touch people say.  With a hint of arrogance.


 
Rich people always having to justify their idiocy by claiming broke people are lower and just don't understand.


Truly a disease of the mind. 

West123
West123

@jmc88888  if you had one billion dollars in the bank and 30% went to your charity to get a taxes break on the other end...wouldn't you buy stupid shit? i would...it wouldn't make a difference give the nanny the old one and buy that watch...


spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@West123 @jmc88888 I could win the lottery tomorrow for 200 million and hell would freeze over before I spend more than $50 for a watch. Now cars, well that's another story. I'm sure I could easily throw away millions on cars. lol