We have reported earlier that Oculus VR finally started delivering the second version of Oculus Rift headset to its first customers. They account for 45,000 pre-orders, 10,000 of which are supposed to be delivered already in July.
However, happy customers have a little bit different intentions as to what to do with their new acquisitions. Some of them place their ads on eBay. They price the device at as much as $5,000 (while Oculus VR’s price is $350).
Oculus fans, who were waiting for its release for ages, are furious at the idea of such behavior. As a result, they cooperate with Oculus and help to track such “vendors”. Oculus immediately reacted and already cancelled several pre-orders. This is what one of Oculus’ managers wrote about one of the “sellers”, which was figured out with the help of gamers: “Don’t worry guys. We found him and we cancelled his order.”
The company also commented on the issue: “Just so everyone is clear, the information provided alone was not enough to take action. We perform our own investigations with tools at our disposal to make sure that there isn’t a false positive.
Our community is awesome! Thank you for helping us make sure that we are getting kits into the hands of devs and shutting down profiteers.”