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Jul 11 2011   10:54AM GMT

Windows 8 For Sale on eBay–Only $1500

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

I know that some people are in a hurry to get a firsthand look at Windows 8. The unveiling by Microsoft seemed impressive–almost revolutionary from a WIndows UI perspective. But, seriously–$1500??

According to a report from, an eBay seller was offering the pre-beta Windows 8 Milestone 3 release on DVD for a whopping $1500. That is a lot of money for an incomplete OS that is likely filled with bugs, and–due to the unconventional means of acquiring it–possibly riddled with malware.

Don’t rush over to eBay to get it. The sale has–of course–been taken down for any of a vast array of reasons.

Microsoft is hosting a BUILD conference in September where it is expected that the first public beta of Windows 8 could be released. It is only a couple months away. It’s even in the first half of September, so it’s not like you have to wait until the end of the month or anything. Have some patience.

You’ll thank me later.

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