Want to own Google Glass but can’t convince Google to let you pre-purchase a set for $1,000 to $1,500? Well, you could be walking away with a pair of your very own for the low, low price of… wait for it… $8,000! That’s where this shady eBay listing currently sits after about 35 different bids. It’s an outrageous price, but it’s a commodity you won’t quite find anywhere else for the time being.
This is the “tangerine” colored version of the glasses, and we assume it was acquired through one of Google’s Glass Foundry development workshops that was held under tight lock-and-key with a strict NDA. The eBay seller — izoterika with a 100% feedback rating after 57 exchanges — is based in Russia, which is quite odd as we haven’t heard of Google holding any Glass development events in those parts of the world.
Perhaps he traveled to the United States for the Glass Foundry event or had a friend send him a pair. Whatever the case may be, he claims he has a pair and is not letting them go for cheap. The eBay listing shows a photo of the device’s box, and although it looks a bit too tacky to be believable he claims it looks that way because it was handled poorly in transit.
If you want to take a chance on this one you can do so before March 13th, but something tells me you’d be better off waiting until Google’s ready to deliver this product to store shelves itself.