If you have either a lot of time, or money on your hands, its a SNAP to get your hands on a pair of SNAPCHAT SPECTACLES In New York City.

Where To Buy Snapchat Spectacles New York City?

It is only possible to buy Snapchat Spectacles from a POP-UP BOT that plops down in various cities all over the country, which ONLY sell a limited amount (number unknown) of Snapchat Spectacles each day.

I had to arrive by 10:30 AM in order to be guaranteed I could purchase a pair (limit 2 pair per customer) for myself. Since there is a BLACK MARKET for Spectacles, I intended to buy an additional pair to sell for a profit….

How To Know WHERE the Snapchat BOT Is Selling Spectacles?

Via a ticking down clock on snapchat website, you can see WHEN a BOT is going to arrive, BUT only when it ticks down to ZERO, can you see WHERE THE SNAPCHAT SPECTACLES BOT IS LOCATED.

So far, in the past few weeks, the SNAPCHAT SPECTACLES BOT has plopped down in:

  • Venice Beach, California
  • Big Sur, California
  • Catoosa, Oklahoma
  • Santa Monica, California.

AND New York City… at the BOT HOUSE – 5 E 59th St across from the Apple store.

So the NYC deal is completely different than anywhere else.

The SNAPCHAT SPECTACLES BOT in NYC is semi-permanent, meaning that it will be in NYC throughout the month of December (closed on holidays, Xmas eve closed)

NYC BOT House Hours Of Operation

Monday-Friday 4PM- 10PM

Saturday and Sunday 6AM-12PM

Yes, these are some weird hours, and I’m sure there were tons of meetings at SNAP, Inc. questioning, “When Should We Be Open To Create The Most Hype?”

It’s working.

And, here’s the KICKER. The BOT House opens at 4PM but you need to be in line at around 10AM M-F, if you want to secure that you can get a pair.

On the weekends, it’s probably best to stay up all night and head to the line at around 3AM.


I arrived at 10:30 on a Thursday morning at BOT HOUSE NYC, and stood in the POURING RAIN for SEVEN HOURS before I got inside!

Then there were another THREE HOURS before I finally got the hell out of there.

ONE thing that TOTALLY pissed me off, though.

The BOT wouldn’t take my CHASE RESERVE VISA. It doesn’t fit in the machine…..huh? I had to use my AMEX.

Was it worth it?

Am I crazy?

I’m still on the fence.

What do you think of them?

Make sure to follow me on snapchat!

Soulkix Mason Davis
@MyBigFatMouth SoulKix


Vicki Winters

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I'm A Food, Travel, Video Blogger with ADHD.

"I'm All Over The Place."

Winters, a Bucket List Boomer has been living life to its fullest.

She can usually be found riding her bike around NYC or on some interesting adventure, somewhere around the globe.

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  • I can’t believe they had a pop up in Catoosa Oklahoma! That’s 5 minutes from me. It’s on the outskirts of Tulsa. I would have waited in line all day for that!

  • So, the answer to that is YES, they do dissapear, unless you save them. You need to remember to either save the whole story at once, or each snap individually. Then you can edit it further in final cut, and upload to YouTube. Because….blogging is easy:-)

  • Never in a million years would I stand in the rain for anything, let alone plastic sunglasses! But then … I’m not in on the Snapchat craze, so I guess I’m bak in the last millennium. Enjoy the craziness!
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  • Snapchat is a super fun way to tell stories. The key is to save the stories, edit them a bit and add them to your channels! As I sit here learning more about Final Cut pro on Lynda.com…..

  • Thanks, Sue. I made a profit of close to $400 bucks, and I was able to do a little business while on line, so it was worth it…in the long run. I ride my bike everywhere, and I LOVE to snap while I’m riding, so instead of me WHIPPING out my phone and running the risk of dropping it…or worse, having an accident…..I’m sold:-)

  • Kudos to you Vicki – I would NEVER stand in line for that long for anything. Just don’t have the patience. If I had to have these silly glasses I’d buy them on ebay. I’m still not convinced I need them. Loved your video. Good for you for being on the cutting edge.
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  • I have learned something new, Vicky! I don’t know much about SnapChat and had no idea that SnapChat glasses exist. What do they do? As far as standing in line to buy a pair, hell would have to freeze over first! 🙂 I’m breaking out in hives just thinking about a seven hour line-up!!!! EEEEK!

  • I am sooooo uneducated about Snapchat and I watched your entire video and I’m just shaking my head! Well done! I think I’m just out of the loop. These spectacles are unreal! Boy, you COULD make a killing reselling them.