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News Oculus Rift price drops below £500 once more

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 27 Jan 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Dave Lister

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    Sods law I ordered mine less than a month ago for full price from amazon !
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I wonder if this is because of the exchange rates being more favourable or the fact most people are [reportedly] buying the Vive instead.
     
  4. Anfield

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    While the exchange rate has gone back up a bit it is still worse than when the Rift launched in the UK.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Well, £499 at the current $1.26/£1 exchange rate is $628.74; £549 at the $1.30/£1 it was back in August when the Rift hit retail is $713.70 - so I think we can rule out currency fluctuation as the cause of the discount!

    (Speaking of exchange rates, don't you just love the headlines you get? "Pound Soars," the BBC burbled when Theresa May bumbled her way through that ridiculous Article 50 'plan' speech. Yeah, "soars" to still massively below where it was before we took our economy out the back and put a referendum bullet in its head...)
     
  6. hyperion

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    Gareeeth :nono:

    :p
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    S'difficult to talk about exchange rates without thinking about why the Pound is suddenly worth so much less!
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    I know them feels, bro...
     
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    Our currency was over valued for years by at least 15cent. $1.30 / $1.35 is optimal according to most websites.
     
  10. Dave Lister

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    I'd say the vive having two discounts (that I know of) recently may have pushed Oculus to have a wee new year discount.
     
  11. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    'Cos it brings the more vocal members of this thread out in support/derision (delete as appropriate member-depending.)
     
  12. Dave Lister

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    rodger that ! I certainly don't want to touch on that subject online
     
  13. ModSquid

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    Send it back as broken for a refund and then order another one!
     

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