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Oculus Quest 2 in South Africa

ruan.fourie.142
Level 2

Hi just wondering why you can't export to South Africa? Retail price on your website for the 256GB version is

$399.

 

We have an exchange rate of R0.070 to the USD (sigh) and our largest online retailer (takealot.com) is charging us $838 for the same thing? (https://www.takealot.com/oculus-quest-2-advanced-all-in-one-virtual-reality-headset-256-g/PLID708452...)

 

The average worker in SA is paid R22,500 per month (according to https://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/386327/this-is-the-average-salary-in-south-africa-right-now-...). 

$838 equates to R12 000, which is more than half of the average worker's salary!!

Come on man!! 

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Charlie.MTF
Level 3

Hiya @ruan.fourie.142 
I am in South Africa too. We bought our Oculus through the official Amazon store.

 

Oculus Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset — 128 GB

https://www.amazon.com/Oculus-Quest-Advanced-All-One-Virtual/dp/B099VMT8VZ/ref=ice_ac_b_dpb?crid=270...

 

Oculus Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset — 256 GB

https://www.amazon.com/Oculus-Quest-Advanced-All-One-Virtual/dp/B09B8DQ26F/ref=sr_1_4?crid=270TMEKTQ...

 

Shipping was painless.

 

kojack
Volunteer Moderator
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The downside is you now have no Oculus warranty. Oculus won't support products in regions they don't ship to, it's a clause in the warranty. You'll have to rely on Amazon for support (and they will probably try to claim it's on Oculus to support it, as seen in another thread on this recently).

 

As to why they don't ship to certain regions, there's a few things that complicate it. The Quest 2 has radio transmitters (wifi and bluetooth) sitting right next to your face, there's going to be a lot of regulatory red tape to get through. Most countries have something like America's FCC who have to approve all devices like that (for RF emissions and other safety stuff). Plus there's all the legal, financial, etc stuff involved.

Most are like this. Valve only ships the Index headset to around 8 more countries than Oculus (last time I checked it was 23 for Oculus, 31 for Valve, out of around 195 countries in the world).

 

 

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