Google Glass turned up on auction site eBay yesterday. The augmented reality eyewear apparently fetched bids of more than $95,000, according to Forbes, showing that the product is in high demand.
The listing, which reached $90,100.00 (as seen in the screenshot above) after receiving 28 bids, was canceled due to Google's Glass terms and conditions.
The seller, one "Ed from Philadelphia," wasn't happy about this. He wrote:
The auction is being removed, due to finding out that Google Glass cannot be resold once obtained.
Since I have not received anything other than confirmation from Google that I have been selected for the #ifihadglass contest, I was not given the terms of service agreement that those who received the first batch did indicating the device could not be resold.
So, all of you who apparently have no life aside from posting in forums about this auction can sleep well tonight knowing that the glasses will not be sold.
Sorry for being a recent college graduate that was hoping I could possibly resell my Google Glasses to help pay down my student debt. Yes, I am everything that's evil in the world. Anyway, nothing to see here anymore. Take a screen shot, it will last longer!
Google didn't contact him or force him to cancel the auction, however. Ed said he removed the listing "voluntarilty" because he "didn't want to jeopardize my getting a pair of Glass," he told Forbes, after learning of the terms of service, which state:
If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google’s authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the Device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the Device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.
Nevertheless, the auction proves that people are willing to pay a lot of money to get their hands on Google Glass.
Google took the wraps off its Glass specifications on Tuesday, and has started shipping its first developer prototypes of the augmented reality eyewear. The firm has posted the Google Glass specifications on its support website, and they include, in case anyone was worried, "adjustable nose pads".
The spectacles' resolution is equivalent to that of a 25 inch HD screen eight feet away. It can also take photos at 5MP resolution and record 720p video.