Snap Inc.’s ‘Spectacles’ are fetching as much as $2,500 on eBay
Yesterday, Snap Inc. — formerly Snapchat — started selling its first hardware product, ‘Spectacles,’ in a kooky pop-up vending machine called a ‘bot.’ The bot stays put for all of 24 hours before moving to a new location to offer up Spectacles to other crazed fans.
And crazed they are. Those that haven’t been lucky enough to spot a bot in the wild (or on the website) are paying some serious coin to snag them on eBay. Fox News reports they’ve been listed as high as $3,000, although the average seems to be closer to $1,000. Still, that’s quite a hefty markup over the $129 retail price.
I know what you’re saying, you can list products for any price you want on eBay, it doesn’t mean people are going to buy them: but they are!
Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad. “How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense”, he thought, but that was something he was unable to do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present state couldn’t get into that position. However hard he threw himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was.
He must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he wouldn’t have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt before. “Oh, God”, he thought, “what a strenuous career it is that I’ve chosen! Travelling day in and day out.
Doing business like this takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on top of that there’s the curse of travelling, worries about making train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!