More than a week before it's official release, Windows Vista is already being sold on Chinese shelves in a 2 CD box set.

The software, which can be purchased for the low price of only $2.50 (USD) on the Asian Black Market, is thought to be a Frankenbuild version based on the beta build released to consumers to test last year.

Asian consumers generally make less money than their American and European counterparts and black markets in those areas have been quick to pick up the slack in offering software generally found to be too expensive.

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