Gmail invitations auctioned on eBay

A search for Gmail on eBay shows there are currently 47 auctions selling free e-mail accounts for Google’s new mail service currently in beta testing. reports $61 bids on some of these listings.

Nelson Minar was kind enough to hook me up with a Gmail account a few weeks ago, but I have not been a heavy user. I have two invitations available, probably the same for these eBay users. There is nothing in the Gmail terms of use or Gmail program policies against selling these invitations.

If this practice bothers you, the only e-mail address listed for feedback is

[Update 6/9: Please do not e-mail me asking for Gmail invites. If I do not know you, and you came in off of a search engine, I do not plan on giving any out.]

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