Street Price: Google Glass v2.0 invites selling for $537 on average


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It was on Monday Google officially announced that they would finally be relinquishing control of Google Glass invites, instead giving Glass Explorers control of who they felt should join the early beta program. The best part? Invitees would receive Google’s newly revised (read: nerdier) Glass 2.0 (pictured above).

It was a pretty big move, and marked the first time that just about anyone could finally have a shot at owning Glass. Providing they paid the $1,500 entry fee, of course. As one of the rarest pieces of tech, any self respecting nerd would love the opportunity to join Google’s exclusive club.

Google limited the number of invites Explorers could hand out to 3, with a deadline of about 14 days from being notified to hand out said invites. With the clock ticking, inevitable postings on eBay from would-be opportunists looking to cash in on their unique position began flooding the site. We showed you a few of those listings, showcasing a few buy-it-nows hitting upwards of $2,000.

Going street price

Google Glass 2.0 invites eBay

To follow up with that story, we decided to check back and see exactly how well these Google Glass invites have been selling. Remember, asking a price for something and actually receiving it are 2 separate things. As taken from 15 completed auctions, we found the average Google Glass invite would cost you around $536. This is the premium you might expect to pay on top of the already exorbitant $1,500 price tag. The future… it’s expensive.

Looking through some of the data, the cheapest someone let a Glass invite go for was $150, while the most expensive was a whopping $1,000. Yeah, someone out there with deep pockets really wanted some Glass.

The clock is ticking

Don’t forget that these are auctions that have only just completed and we expect to find more popping up in the coming days. Again, with only 12 days from today left to go, there’s still a little time for enterprising Glass invidiuals to make a little money back on their investment.

Not looking to pay extra for your chance at owning some Google Glass of your own? Don’t forget Phandroid has 9 invites to give away — and no, we wont be putting them up for auction. While we’re still deciding exactly how we’re going to give these out, but you can help us think up some fun activities (we love activities) by hitting us up on our Google+ profiles:

Rob Jackson (Google+)
Steve Albright (Google+)
Chris Chavez (Google+)

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. the longer it takes for the invites to be given away, the less likely I am to put down the $1500 :P

  2. Damn it Chris, you led me here with a trail of beautiful women.

    1. Tis the age of the page clicks :-P

  3. Is it just me or is the girl in this picture like SUPER geeky hot!!!! WOW!!! She can “GOOGLE” my glass any day!

  4. Cris i wan guugle gless , invite MI pls?

  5. …and the mooks are actually paying that much for it??

  6. No thanks, I’ll wait until the $200 Nexus Glass comes out in 2016 lol. At any rate I’m in no hurry.

  7. No point in me winning one. I don’t live in California. =.[

  8. yeeeeeeeaaaaaahhh… thanks.

  9. The exclusivity game of Google Glass…
    Google is using very well the users fidelity.

  10. I’ll wait for the Google glass with corrective lenses. I’m not gonna wear contacts on top of glasses. :)

    1. v2 Google Glass will be compatible with the corrective lens frames that will be coming out soon. You can just unscrew it from the main base, and screw it into the corrective frames.

  11. I’ll wait till the finished product is out and people don’t want to hit me in the face for watching them If that day ever comes lol

  12. Win an invitation for Google Glass for free! Go to LifePlayTheGame’s Facebook page and follow instructions to participate!

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