We feel the need to stress that aside from an "I Made This" inscription on the case meant for actual Microsoft employees, the only difference from the normal retail unit is the color. Some white consoles were also auctioned off for charity and reached as much as $11,300, but that's for a good cause, so it's hard to criticize the buyers, whatever their reasons may have been. So congrats to eBay user AryanMasterRace666 for winning that auction.
And They're Also Buying Achievements
Say you want to impress your friends and church congregation by pretending you're one of the people who camped out to get an Xbox One, but you don't have a hundred bucks to spend on an empty box. Luckily for you, there are plenty of people who are willing to cater to your particular brand of poser by selling their "Day One" achievement codes on eBay for between $30 and $50. This doesn't unlock special features. It doesn't change anything on the console. It's just an achievement, in the loosest sense of the word.
"Before handing you the code, I must warn you about the devastating amount of ass you'll get now. It's a curse, really."
Seriously, the only possible justification for buying this is if you told your boss you couldn't go to his karaoke party because you were in line for an Xbox One but then a series of misunderstandings unfolded and now you have to prove you were there. In that case, you live in a sitcom, so it'll probably backfire anyway.
When he's not watching you through your Kinect, Chris writes for his website and tweets.