Oculus Rift Prices Hiked Up on eBay, starting at $1,000
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It did not take long for the first batch of the Oculus Rift consumer headsets to already begin popping up on the popular online auction site, eBay. In fact, listings started going up on the site less than 48 hours after Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey, delivered the first consumer headset to a customer in Alaska.
Many eBay sellers are hiking up the Rift’s price to around $1,000, and even going up as high as $1,800. However, it appears a lot of the listings posted right now are pre-orders. This means that the seller is still waiting for their headset to arrive before they can ship it to the buyer. While eBay does not encourage the selling of pre-orders, there is no explicit ban. Essentially, it’s up to the customer whether they feel comfortable paying more than $1,000 to someone who has not even received a Rift yet.
It remains to be seen whether many people are willing to pay nearly double or triple the amount of the Rift’s actual retail price of $599—but, clearly, the high demand and the Oculus Rift being sold out all the way through July is making it one of the hottest tech products on the market today.