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Hope You Weren’t Planning to Pay Off Your Credit Cards Reselling Your Google Glass

Google says no resales.
Only models look this good in Glass. (Photo: Google)

Only models look this good in Glass. (Photo: Google)

Did you carefully compose your #IfIHadGlass entry with an eye to auctioning your loot on Ebay for a fat profit? Bad news. Google strictly forbids you from doing any such thing. Try it, and the company reserves the right to deactivate them. 

Wired reports that Google Glass’s terms of service stipulate that:

“you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person. 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.”

The draconian rule has already inspired one enterprising explorer to yank a Glass listing from Ebay–after bidding reached $95,300.

Hey, at least this’ll prevent the emergence of a class of Super Glassholes willing to pay exorbitant amounts of money for early access to a shiny new toy.

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