Today, my friend told me that he had somebody crack his XBox for 150 RMB.
There is already some venders in Shanghai to crack XBox for people. It takes about 2 days and cost 150 RMB (about 20 USD).
After that, all kinds of piracy disks are open for your selection. The original disk costs 49-59 USD, but the pirated disks cost only 25 RMB.
Update Buying an XBox in Shanghai December 26, 2003
To answer your question to get an XBox in Shanghai, I have discovered a small shop with XBox in stock.
Room 339, Pacific Computer Shopping Mall, 1117 Zhao Jia Bang Rd. Shanghai
3rd Floor of Exit 10, Xujiahui Metro Station
Information source: Their Advertisement in Metro Station
I visited the store. They are selling the model on the Hong-Kong’s market. It is sold at 1750 RMB