Did any of you ever wonder if this was, in fact, an actual dev kit, and Microsoft bought it to keep someone from leaking the Durango specifications and other details? $20K to MS is chump change.
@cynicalundead No not really!
I know $20k is chump change to MS, but if this was really part of some top secret development by them, they wouldn't BUY it they would contact ebay and tell them it was stolen property and have the listing removed.
Then have the seller arrested for theft. It wouldn't cost so much to get a court injunction AND they would send a strong message to anyone that industrial espionage would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
That would discourage anyone else from doing it.