Glass has been selling on eBay for months, and what’s even more interesting, many of the units have been selling for less than the $1500 that you will need to shell out to get a pair for this one-day sale. Many are currently available for less than this amount with the Buy It Now option. Why wait to get the exact same thing a few days from now when you can get it for less at this very moment?
As with a lot of technological gadgetry, there is a high price to pay if you want to be an early adopter of any technology and the “cool” factor. This is especially true when everything that Glass does, you can do with the phone that you already have in your pocket.
Google is trying to get you to part with $1500 of you hard earned money by using two classic marketing techniques. In order to get these, you need to act fast (they are only available for a single day), and they want you to believe that not everyone can get them (they are only selling a “limited number” and they still aren’t available to the general public). Of course, since the same items are available on eBay, this isn’t the truth.
Do You Need Them?
Is there really a compelling reason that you need to get a pair of Glass beyond saying that you’re the first of your friends to have a pair? As mentioned above, they aren’t able to do anything that the phone in your pocket can’t already do. The only difference is that you have them on your face instead of in your pocket.
They Won’t Make You as Cool as You Think
While cutting technology and being a first adopter can seem “cool” in many cases, that doesn’t seem to be the reaction from a lot of people when it comes to Glass. In fact, those that have these glasses are often referred to as “glassholes” which isn’t exactly what most people would consider to be an endearing term.