Google announced on Google+ that they are enabling anyone who is a US resident to purchase Google Glass through the Explorer program for a limited time starting this Tuesday, April 15th, at 9am EDT.
Isn't that tax day? Yes it is. But it is also Passover, and US residents that are observant Jews, will not be able to purchase Google Glass on that day. They won't be able to purchase it because they won't be able to turn on their computers or do financial transactions on that day.
Here is what Google wrote on Google+:
Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in. You can find us on Tuesday at: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one
You can access that page over here.
Forum discussion at Google+.
Update: Google's Sarah Price has said that if you run into this issue, let them know and you can get Google Glass. She wrote in the comments below:
Hi Barry, thanks for bringing this up – it's definitely bad timing. Anyone who is unable to purchase Glass due to their observance of Passover should let us know afterwards and we'll see what we can do. They should +mention +Google Glass on Google+, send us a message on Facebook, or DM us on Twitter, whichever they prefer.