Google Glass: Don't Even Think About Selling On eBay Or Loaning First Devices

The first wave of Google Glass tech owners won't be able to cash in on their devices. Google's terms of sale strictly forbid the original wearer from any activity that involves changing the user of the device.

The company's terms of sale state:

"Unless otherwise authorized by Google, you may only purchase one Device, and 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 company knows if the eyewear was transferred because each device is registered under the buyer's Google Wallet account. However, you are allowed to give the highly-anticipated product as a gift once Glass is made available to the public.

According to Wired, one early recipient has already had to rescind his Google Glass auction on eBay. The man, named on eBay as Ed, had to stop his auction for the device when he found out wasn't allowed to sell. The auction began at $5,000 but several bidders drove the price up to $90,000.  

Since his only correspondence with Google was through Twitter, Ed told Wired he had no idea he was not allowed to sell the device.

Google picked about 8,000 people to receive its first product and each person must pay $1,500 for the device. Buyers will be able to receive a refund within 30 days of purchase but a small fee may apply.

The hot-ticket item includes a 5-megapixel camera and 720p video that some users have described as watching a large hi-definition screen. It also has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, holds 16GB of flash memory and can last a full day on one battery charge.

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