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HTC Vive: $1271.20 @ PC Byte eBay

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This is the cheapest I have seen for an HTC vive.

Original 20% off at Selected Stores on eBay Deal Post: CSUNNY20

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  • +1 vote

    1.2k for Vive…ouch….i wish I have that kind of money to test it out…

    Oh don't forget 1.25% cashback!

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      Amazing that the good old arcade is back! You can go and rent one for a few hours at several places around the country to test them out…

  • +6 votes

    Ludicrously price. PC Byte jacked it way up.

    Even MS store only has it for 1299 including delivery: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/pdp/HTC-Viv...

    If you had the right amex deals, you could have gotten it even cheaper.

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      their original price from 2 weeks ago was $1599

      always been a shitty price

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        ~10% eBay fees + postage

        It's $1399 + shipping on their website.

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    Scammers selling this for AU $1,589.00
    Ebay and Paypal should be front page in ACCC big book of scams well ahead of the nigerian scammers

    • +6 votes

      why point at ebay when you can point @ PCBYTE, they are the ones setting the sale price

      • -1 vote

        Wonder if it's worth reporting them to the ACCC, like Kogan was

        https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/kogan-pays-32400-penal...

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          Wonder if it's worth reporting them to the ACCC, like Kogan was

          It's not. PC Byte was previously selling it at $1599 on eBay. Now it's actually $10 cheaper at $1589 (prior to discounts)

          The issue with Kogan was that they increased their normal prices just prior to the 20% sale.

        • -1 vote

          @kamoi:

          Thanks :)

          Though I did notice they increased the price on their Samsung M.2. 960 Pro 512Gb for the sale. Was $485, now listed at $529. This example is kinda moot though as they are out of stock and only sold the ones they had at $485 (while the sale was on, too)

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        eBay love it and encourage it without any rules or regulation
        They are playing on eBay's field with eBay's rules

    • +3 votes

      Just vote with your wallet and don't buy it.
      Personally I am prepared to wait for a few more years for further improvement of VR gears and the price to drop to $500 range. Hopefully :)

  • +1 vote

    I think i only paid like 1100 on launch. Luckily HTC paid the import tax.

  • +1 vote

    Read this as $127 at first… damn, going to be awhile before VR really kicks off in Australia at these prices.

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      You could have Trinus VR for less than that.

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    I reckon the VR trend will die as quick as the 3D one. Lack of killer aps and the price point the main reasons. Regardless of whether or not it's good.

    • +3 votes

      3D was/is a sub par experience and this comes from people who have 3D TVs like myself.

      Anyone that has tried an HTC Vive would not be saying what you said, they know that it's the future of all forms of media.

      I suggest you experience true VR (at the moment it's only the Vive and Rift + touch) before making ill informed conjecture.

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        I concur, use my Vive every day and love it!

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        Yeah well that's all well and good defending something expensive you've purchased. Sales suggest otherwise. It's struggling. Sony dropped forecasts significantly already.

        Im not saying it's rubbish, it just doesn't mean it will succeed. Price and lack of must have games aren't something that can be ignored.

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          I've said something similar once, and also been jumped on for it. Some die-hard VR fans can't accept that their precious headset might actually not be as important to others as it clearly is to them.

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          @ProspectiveDarkness:
          Some notable tech YouTube channels are already jumping off. Like they realised Steam Box was DOA too.

          Pretty sure the average Joe has Nfi what a vive is too…

        • +1 vote

          @ProspectiveDarkness:

          Have you tried an HTC Vive?

          You would be the first person who has tried it to not think it to have a very strong future once it comes down in price (the only real limiting factor, unlike 3D TVs or Steam Boxes).

          It would be incredibly uninformed conjecture to say that VR will be going to go the way of 3D TVs or Steam Boxes that offer a sub par experience to already existing hardware, compared to something as new and incredible as VR without actually experiencing it.

          In addition if you want to be part of coding applications for business or general consumers in the future VR space then it would be wise to get one sooner rather than later. That you and your team has access to hardware that will be similar to what comes out in the future when it does hit that very accessible pricepoint, and you have experience in working with the tools that will give you an edge. That would make this a bargain if you wanted to be part of that future.

          As I write this more AAA companies, not fewer, are signing up make VR titles. Doom 2016 and Fallout 4 are slated to be coming out this year on the Vive after being in development all last year.

          VR won't go away like you hope it will because you want to posture up to strangers on the internet that have more money than you with comments like 'you are trying to justify your purchase'. We know an incredible experience when we have it in our hands.

        • -2 votes

          @c0balt:

          VR won't go away like you hope it will because you want to posture up to strangers on the internet that have more money than you with comments like 'you are trying to justify your purchase'. We know an incredible experience when we have it in our hands.

          The only one posturing here is 100% you, mate.

          Yes, I have tried VR - not that I have to justify my opinions to you, in order for them to be valid. I still do not think it is the be all, end all of the future of media, as you so vigorously prosthelytise. Perhaps you need to learn how to accept opinions that differ from your own, instead of getting worked up over them.

          You would be the first person

          Hardly.

          VR won't go away like you hope it will

          I don't 'hope' it will go away. You are aware that there is a middleground between absolute, slavering devotion and hatred, yes?

          Christ almighty. Get real.

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          @c0balt:
          Do you think Fallout 4, a game up to 2 years old, will be the killer ap that will force people to buy a VR device?

          VR is great, I have no doubt, it's just the consumer doesn't want to buy it enough, and now even Sony isn't helping it like it should have.

  • -3 votes

    Hmmmm…I think I'll stick with my $10 VR headset from Typo…

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    I got one during my holiday in the US… sad to say that I've probably only used it less than 20hours… still waiting for some kick ass VR applications :/

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    PlayStation VR is the way to go if you want VR, it's much cheaper and will have better support than PC.

    • +4 votes

      Given how they abandoned the Vita and Move I'm not hedging bets on it yet. It's probably the most likely to succeed given the consoles install base and it's cheaper, but PC gamers probably don't worry about the cost as much given their already spending more too.

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    Is this the old version or the one where they fixed the strap?

  • +1 vote

    I wouldn't buy this at that price, i'm happy with my samsung gear for now until the tech gets better/cheaper.

    I think the debate on weather VR will survive or die all depends on the porn industry and for now they are all making VR stuff, it really is the next level for porn and that alone will drive sales.

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      That may have been true for bluray/hddvd, but realistically, this is an immersive gaming platform. VR will survive even if they didn't already make porn for it. If you've ever tried the actual vive games, they're really amazing and you will see how much better than the gear it is. I have the gear, but it's basically just comfortable google cardboard. Vive is actual VR with VR inputs.