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Will Oculus be able to do anything about the many $1000 CV1s on ebay?

SerVitor
Level 5
This is basically people who preorder then instead of cancelling the order (if they change to vive) they keep their place in the queue and resale their item for a huge profit because of the high demand for this item.

And also of course people who preorder lots of the Cv1s and resell on ebay so main purpose to sell them on for huge profits.

i do think this is a bit scummy but im not sure what Oculus can do about it unfortunately.
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SgtTommo
Level 4
They won't be able to do anything about it AFAIK.

Nedo
Level 3
why should they do anything against, its not verboten.
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Minitu
Level 5
They sould do nothing.

From day one you and Oculus choose to live in a capitalistic economy, so don't be surprised if some people is trying to make easy cash. From day one we have concurred that getting easy cash from other people needs and whishes its ok and perfectly ethical.

Not that I like how things are...

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Riftsold2018
Level 2
I'm more surprised there are so few.

Minitu
Level 5
Well just now I can count 18 and growing... not so few I guess...
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Saerain
Level 3
Oculus weeding out scalpers is why some people were reporting having their orders canceled due to ordering for addresses in other countries and things like that. But if a scalper actually gets a Rift to sell, then they get it to sell. Nothing to be done at that point.

Mradr
Level 13

Minitu said:

They sould do nothing.

From day one you and Oculus choose to live in a capitalistic economy, so don't be surprised if some people is trying to make easy cash. From day one we have concurred that getting easy cash from other people needs and whishes its ok and perfectly ethical.

Not that I like how things are...




What does capitalistic economy have to do with anything? You can have this with any economy, lol.


Anyways, they already have something in place - NO SUPPORT. Aka, people that buy those rift will be at the mercy of the reseller if there are any problems. Oculus has and will check on the purchaser information first and will deny help if any information is found that the item was resold.

dead4sure
Level 5
I wouldn't worry about it!

They might make some extra cash and it won't affect us much at all!

Feel bad for the foolish people that buy them for so much money and then have no support.

cdmoore74
Level 4
The only way to control this to make enough units to cover demand or lock each headset to a particular account. Both of which are near impossible without adding extra cost and time somewhere in the process.