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Fake Google Glass eBay listing bid up to $15,900 before being pulled

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Well, that didn't take very long. eBay has taken down a listing form a seller that claimed that he had been given the opportunity to purchase Google Glass as part of the search company's #ifihadglass competition, but not before the item was bid up to $15,900 (according to a cached version of the page). That's ten times the price that Google said it would charge competition winners, but, more to the point, the entire sale was a scam. Google's website for the competition, which is opening up early access to the Explorer Edition of the headset to "creative individuals," says that winners won't be notified until mid-to-late March. The deadline for applications is today. As PCMag points out, Google's terms and conditions for the competition do not specifically state that winners can't resell their headsets, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a few eBay listings next month. See below for the seller's solecism-riddled item description.

i am selling a pair of Google Glasses (Project Glass glasses). 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.