For those who didn't see it, slightly more affordable: PS3 Debugging Station/Debug Test System (US $1,299.99 currently)
I wish I had some extra money kicking around... would like a debug system.
Maybe i've watched too many conspiracy movies.. but i wonder if this seller would need to be carefull and sell through less public avenues. IF sony really only hand delivers these to select clients, I would think they might try to have some govt. agency sieze this hoard as some illeagally obtained or distributed proprietary property. Hope i'm just paranoid, but hate to hear a bunch of authorities knock on his door before storming in.. then nobody gets any..
IT IS NOT TRUE!!! I contacted the seller haly20 on ebay and he own ONLY one unit! I have his message as evidence! I don't know who is gourangaman656 and what is his purpose.
A friend of mine, who is a developer of Sony and have such "toy" in his office, has told me that selling a dev kit to the public is legal. But the new owner must sign an NDA. Such situation appears sometimes in case of dev studio bankruptcy, but then often dev kits are bought by other dev studio.
ask your friend to leak us some useful stuff or give us a hint towards a hole/exploit
2days left, i wish you all the best that PS3News will get this unit.
gogo i will pray for you!
Just a few hours left on this... the next bid is for $4000. I'd definitely be willing to chip in for the devs to get this, but something tells me that it's not going to happen =/ If I weren't abroad right now, I'd even consider buying it as a "reservation" for the devs until money came in. Maybe someone not abroad could be so kind?