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Oculus halts Rift pre-orders for suspected resellers

Earnest Cavalli, @joystiq
July 15, 2014
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If you've pre-ordered a second-generation Rift headset, don't expect to sell the gadget on eBay. Oculus VR has begun canceling orders for anyone hoping to turn a quick profit.

The Oculus Rift developer community was recently outraged by an eBay listing which promoted a pre-ordered Oculus Rift Developer's Kit 2 for $5,000 - a sizeable markup over the gadget's $300 base price. Oculus VR quickly investigated the seller and canceled the pre-order. The listing vanished a short time later. This then prompted a deluge of community members reporting online auction listings, and numerous pre-orders were canceled as a result.

Though its hammer of justice is swift, Oculus assures community members that the company performs due diligence before canceling any pre-orders. "Just so everyone is clear, the information provided alone was not enough to take action," Oculus stated, according to a TechCrunch report. "We perform our own investigations with tools at our disposal to make sure that there isn't a false positive."
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