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Enterprising 'early adapter' tries to hawk Google Glass on eBay

Specs get a $15,900 bid before auction is pulled

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Online bidding for a set of Google Glass nerd specs reached $15,900 on eBay before the auction site took the listing down.

A seller in Cleveland, Ohio, claimed to be one of the few invited to take part in the Google goggles pilot programme, set up to see how folks will use the kit, and said he would hand over the hardware for at least $1,500. The asking price then shot up to nearly $16,000.

The Guardian managed to grab the full text of the spelling-check-challenged auction before it was taken down:

i've been selected as an early adapter for Google's upcoming release. You are buying a brand new unopened pair of Google's Project Glass glasses. I will be personally attending and picking up my pair in either Los Angeles, or New York at Google's Project Glass launch event, which will take place some time after Feburary 27th. As for what colors will actually be available, will vary, if i am offered a choice, I will choose the color of your choice (see listing picture for variants). My cost to buy my glasses is $1,500 (USD), so obviously thats where ive started the auction at. Project Glass will be shipped with Insurance at my expence, and signature upon delivery, so please use an address you can accept delivery in person.

eBay said that the auction was pulled because it violated the site’s presale listings policy. Google Glass, which projects information into the wearer's view, won’t be available to regular punters until sometime next year. ®

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