Google Wave invite
Haven’t received your Google Wave invite yet? You’re not alone. Thousands of users around the world are still awaiting their invitation to Google’s new communication platform. At this point, it’s not clear whether demand far exceeds supply or Google (Google) is simply still waiting to open the flood gates, but if you really can’t wait, at least one invite has already found its way to eBay.
The item has already attracted 19 bids, pushing the price up to $70 (there are two days left on the auction). Mind you, for the moment it’s the only Wave invite auction on eBay, a far cry from the mini-industry that emerged around Gmail (Gmail) invites back in 2004. Nonetheless, the fact that a free web service can still attract any significant interest in an auction does show the enormous level of hype that’s been built up for Wave.
Whether or not users will continue to be allowed to sell invites is unclear though, as Google Wave’s (Google Wave) terms say that users are prohibited from “Sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit the Service for any unauthorized commercial purpose,” though a number of Google Voice (Google Voice) invites can also be found on the auction service. Have you received your Wave invite yet? Moreover, would you be willing to pay for one? Let us know in the comments.