[citation][nom]Pyroflea[/nom]Who in their right mind would want to spend $1500 on a (probably blank) CD containing the unfinished Windows 8 that's supposed to go open-beta this fall?[/citation]
Journalists, Apple, other industry insiders...
[citation][nom]smelly_feet[/nom]Typical of people who steal from their employer. They're bad at accounting. Profit earned from stolen good (or cost saving if they keep it) = $1500.00Minus.Loss of salary due to lost job = - $50,000Net Profit = -48,500.00or net savinging if keeping the item = -48,500.00It would be cheaper to not steal from the company and buy his/her own copy when it's released. So unless they're stealing something whose value will replace the job salary.....[/citation]
Other than stating the obvious (we know selling a leaked copy on eBay is less than an average salary), you're making a bunch of unfounded assumptions; a) that person is motivated purely by money, b) that person is going to get caught and fired c) that person isn't losing their job for unrelated reasons anyway, or has some grudge against their employer, etc.
If this isn't a hoax, to try and auction what is essentially stolen goods takes a special kind of stupid.
eBay has clear guidelines and rules on this kind of thing, expect to see the listing pulled by the admins, then expect local cops to knock on the listers door.
I'm not saying I am against having a copy of a leaked build, but at least try to do it in the traditional manner, this is like robbing a Police car then driving it in front of the local court house and standing on the roof with a megaphone shouting "stolen car for sale!".