White Xbox One charity auction raises $11,300

A black Xbox One costs $500, but a white Xbox One sets you back $11,300. No, Microsoft isn't going with an ambitiously priced second SKU, but the much nicer story of an eBay user stumping up the cash for the normally employee-only console, with proceeds going towards the Wounded Warrior Project.

Microsoft's charity auction ended yesterday evening, after the bidding sat at $11,100 across a number of days. Then, with hours to go a new user snuck in to snatch up the limited edition console. He or she will receive their new, shiny white console when everyone else gets their boring black ones this Friday on November 22.

There's at least one other member of the public due to receive a white Xbox One, but over in the UK. Another white Xbox One was auctioned over there earlier this month, raising £5,000 (around $8,000) for charity organization GamesAid, which is passing on the money to a number of small UK charities for children and young people.

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Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/19/white-xbox-one-charity-auction-raises-11-300/


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I wish I could work for Microsoft, that would be sweet!


People forget that they aren't really just paying for a games console, they are donating 11k to a charity. It's very noble.


My friend is getting one as his dad works for corporate! I can't wait to go over to his house and see it!


Wow that console looks amazing but 11k is a lot of money!


That console is so sexy


Wow looks beautiful, wouldn't spend $11k though but if I could I would.


:) That console looks really sexy. Don't mind if I have one for free?


Those are some lucky homeless people


-Robert- I dont understand why you would pay that much just for a different colour

It's the "employee only" version.

Also, he/she gets it before everyone else.

still a couple of days early a bit over the top paying 11k for a console you could buy the best PC gaming set up with that much and get a lot more out of it

He's not over-paying at all. You guys don't understand. This was a charity event. The reason the price was high is because the buyer was donating money.

Still wouldn't pay that much even if it is for charity


Looks so good, wish I could of bought it.

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