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Elise Moreau

Fake Google Glass eBay Listing Reaches $15,900 in Bids Before It Gets Removed

By February 27, 2013

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Oh, eBay. Your sketchiness never fails to confuse and amuse us.

An eBay user posted an auction Wednesday morning with the intention to sell one pair of Google Glass frames. The headset will not be available to purchase until the end of this year, but all the exciting buzz about the project has quickly captured the hearts of tech-obsessed gadget lovers from all over the globe, and many are impatiently waiting to get their hands on a pair.

The seller outlined that he or she didn't even own the pair of frames yet, but the listing still managed to rack up 36 bids amounting to $15,900. The unedited description said:

"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."

Before it reached the $16,000 mark in bids, the listing was removed either by the seller, by Google or by eBay itself. And it's a good thing it was removed, too, because Google hasn't yet officially selected its 8,000 recipients of Google Glass for its early-adopter contest.

Liars on the Internet?! Surprising, I know.

This whole fake Google Glass bidding fiasco just gives you one more reason to beware of all the sketchy products and sellers online.

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