Google Glass is an exclusive piece of tech that’s hard to get. The “select few” could soon triple as Google just announced current Glass owners will be able to invite 3 friends to buy their own Glass. Only a couple hours later, dozens of enterprising individuals took to the web, putting their Google Glass invites up for auction on eBay.
Don’t forget that in addition to winning the bid, you would still have to purchase the actual hardware, which costs about $1500. The invite codes have auctions starting at $.99 cents, some BINs around $400, and others listing them for $2000+.
As of this writing, I spotted 26 Google Glass invites for sale. There’s a good chance that eBay will ban these listings since they’re not selling actual goods. Furthermore, it runs counter to the spirit in which Google offers these codes, and Google themselves could complain to eBay, prompting a takedown. While we can’t blame people for trying to make a quick buck, we can also understand why both eBay and Google would want to stop these sales dead in their tracks.
There’s a good possibility that Phandroid and Android Forums will be getting in on the action, but in a much more wholesome way. Our team has 3 Google Glass Explorers:
Between the 3 of us we’ve got 9 Google Glass invites: help us decide what to do with them!
If you want a chance to win a Glass Invite, definitely circle the 3 of us (above) along with Phandroid, as we’ll be providing details soon. We’re aiming to do something really fun and don’t want you to miss out!
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