I have a cold, so im kinda going crazy right now
I took a look at the ebay auction and ya, its the same unit except he's giving everyone a super deal by reducing his $2000 player at almost $700 bucks.
Not to mention, that only gets you only a used machine!
As for being rare, Awia is just another manufacture like Sony or Shinco. You can walk into any electronics store and find Awia or other brand products. For instance, Shinco sells a model DVD player which can play Mega Drive games on CD-R (I think I had a picture of the game disks posted looooong ago.). I guess most people in North Amarica would say "Oh wow, thats rare!" but really its just another off the self item. Its just a Chinese manufactured item... That and the fact in the US the company would be sued for any number of copyright/patent infringments, as well as distributing "Pack-in" games which they don't own.
I think what people in the US consider rare, most Chinese think otherwise. And what a lot of Chinese consider rare, it probably is really rare. I think its because even if it was trully rare, some Chinese manufacture (Legal or not) would make copies or duplicates of the hardware or game to cash in and make it cheap. But on the other hand, if some Chinese people in HK can't find something... whoa! It probably is rare, simply for the fact they couldn't copy it, or there is no demand for it.
I think whats rare now in HK is Sega Saturn CD-Rs. I remember long time ago they used to sell blanks with the security ring already pressed on it. But it was really expensive (Like $100 US for 5 CDs). But really early in the game when Mod boards and other things came around and started to be very cost effective, who would pay that kind of money? Especialy since a Mod board works on all CDs.