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Why Oculus doesn't have shipment to Israel?

HexamooneHexamoone Posts: 1
NerveGear
I am an Israeli citizen and I wanted a quest/rift s since the release date, and I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one who wants a quest or a rift s in Israel. Oculus, if you see this, add the option to ship to Israel please. WE ARE A COUNTRY!

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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,206 Valuable Player
    You will have to ask Oculus.

    support.oculus.com


  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,418 Volunteer Moderator
    Unfortunately there's a lot of places that miss out. There are 197 countries in the world, Oculus ships to 23 of them.

  • wuzpwuzp Posts: 222
    Nexus 6
    kojack said:
    Unfortunately there's a lot of places that miss out. There are 197 countries in the world, Oculus ships to 23 of them.
    Having spent much of my life designing "weapons of mass destruction," I feel qualified to address the question.  Oculus and other consumer products fall into the category of "dual use technology."  One person's gaming system is another person's heads-up guidance display.  I can assure you that everyone who directly orders an Oculus product, at a minimum has their ordering and shipping info matched and submitted against several "lists."  And for those whose shipments are going outside the U.S., Oculus is obligated to obtain an export license on your behalf.
  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,418 Volunteer Moderator
    Yep. Also the fact that every Oculus headset includes wireless hardware means potential approval by regulatory bodies in each region.

    I once bought a Beagleboard. It's an ARM Cortex A8 based mini computer board by Texas Instruments. It was basically the original ancestor of the Raspberry Pi, a little circuit board prototyping computer. But they has insane restrictions on shipping, even to Australia. I had to sign a document from the Department Of Energy that I wasn't working with a list of companies or countries with terrorist ties.
    The reason they went crazy on that product was because it's firmware included some encryption algorithm which was under export restriction.
  • wuzpwuzp Posts: 222
    Nexus 6
    kojack said:
    Yep. Also the fact that every Oculus headset includes wireless hardware means potential approval by regulatory bodies in each region.
    Good catch.  The 5ghz WiFi band channels are different among US and European/Asian countries.  And we may NEVER see an Oculus with WiFi 6 because it uses an entirely new frequency band.
  • Romlevy32Romlevy32 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Hexamoone said:
    I am an Israeli citizen and I wanted a quest/rift s since the release date, and I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one who wants a quest or a rift s in Israel. Oculus, if you see this, add the option to ship to Israel please. WE ARE A COUNTRY!
    I have to add that in israel, if I want to buy an oculus quest it cost around 1500$ and its insane!!!
  • wuzpwuzp Posts: 222
    Nexus 6
    Romlevy32 said:
    I have to add that in israel, if I want to buy an oculus quest it cost around 1500$ and its insane!!!
    Since Israel is not on the official list of countries Oculus is permitted to ship to; you are effectively paying gray market prices.
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