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Exclusive White XBox One Found On Ebay

Microsoft donated an exclusive white Xbox One to GamesAid!

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If you're like me and you always wanted the exclusive white XBox One Edition... here's your chance.

As Gamespot reported earlier today, an exclusive white Xbox One was sited on Ebay. Don't worry, no Xbox Team member will lose their job. On the contrary, the system was given to GamesAid, a UK-based charity, who are now auctioning the commemorative and limited Xbox One for a good cause. 

In order to own this piece of Microsoft/Xbox history, you will most likely need very deep pockets or a credit card without a limit. The current bid is about £16,300 or equally $26,200, but even paying that much will not get you an Xbox before the official launch, as the delivery date is scheduled for the 22nd of November. I should not have to mention that this auction is for serious bidders only, who are asked to get in touch with GamesAid prior to their participation.

GamesAid will then act as umbrella charity, distributing the profits between various small-sized charities that benefit children in need across the UK.

"Funds will predominantly be used to support children’s charities in the UK, with limited application for overseas causes; for education, health, housing and social welfare. Funds may also be deployed for career guidance and sport. Where possible, there will be some form of technology/interactive play element, but that is not a funding stipulation."

I always enjoy reading and writing about these type of auctions or curious articles, as it shows that we as a gaming community have a lot to give. Another, even greater example are the bi-yearly charity runs by Awesome Games Done Quick, who know how to put on a show. Their next marathon is scheduled for January 5-January 11, 2014 and you can already preview the schedule here.

Know of any other gaming related charities? Please let us know! As always, thanks for reading!

Originally Published Nov. 6th 2013

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Comments
  • 56
    Stephanie Tang 9 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    No link to the listing though?
  • 30
    JohnHeatz 9 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    this was the link (the auction already ended) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Xbox-One-White-Exclusive-Launch-Team-Commemorative-Special-Edition-/310789435854
  • 8
    Robert Hein 9 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    thanks John!
  • 41
    Coatedpolecat 9 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    That's awesome news. Good on MS for that.
    Solid read too! High Five!
  • 8
    Robert Hein 9 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    cheers, and yeah I would love to see other companies join in on the fun :)