Snap Inc.'s new $129 Snapchat Spectacles are only being sold from its Snapbot vending machines, and those are popping up somewhat randomly throughout the country. So far, only one instance has been recorded, yesterday in Venice Beach, Calif.
This has lead to viral desire for a pair of the goggles, and pairs are appearing on Ebay for hundreds of dollars more than they cost at the vending machine. As of this writing, there are listings with bids between $500 and $960, several with as many as 25 bids. One even offers to pay a seller to come to Australia to hand deliver the Spectacles to him.
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Snap is probably loving the attention, but these types of inflated prices often appear for popular products. On Ebay, it's impossible to know if anyone is actually buying the product. Some listings may go unanswered, while others may be drawn up to ridiculous prices but never paid for when the time comes.
That being said, if you have a few hundred dollars to spend on the glasses, Ebay is clearly the place to go. If you're a serious buyer, there's plenty to go around.