UPDATE: The listing has now been removed. Weâve contacted eBay to ask who pulled it.
UPDATE 2: eBay tells us that âThis item was removed as it was in violation of our presale listings policy.â The rules state, among other things, that the item should be âavailable for shipping within 30 days from the purchase date.â
Thatâs $15,000 for a unit that the person listing it admits he or she doesnât even have yet. The story goes that the lister has been selected as an âearly adapterâ to receive the glasses, who will be âpersonally attending and picking up my pair in either Los Angeles, or New York at Googleâs Project Glass launch event, which will take place some time after Feburary 27th.â
Alarm bells should ring here, given that as Owen Thomas at Business Insider points out, mis-spelling of âadopterâ aside,Â Googleâs contest to get a Glass unit hasnât even closed yet and Google says it will let winners know in mid-to-late March.Â Weâve contacted the seller for proof that they really have already been selected by some other means.
Thereâs still a day to go on this auction and already there have been 33 bids, showing that at least some people are so desperate for the groundbreaking device that theyâll trust a stranger with more than ten times its retail price in the hope that he or she comes through with an actual unit. Even if youâre vastly wealthy, hold off from this one, eh?
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