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    HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    Marks the end of delays and uncertainty when buying via the official online store.
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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    Vive is sounding like a better product despite being more expensive, and getting first to mass market is certainly going to help. Wish I could easily get to a retail store that's demoing them

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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    I wonder what this says about it's popularity - sure it has the "room scale" gimmick,and includes the controllers but its £190 more expensive than a rift (£499 for a rift vs £689 for a Vive at Scan). That difference may be wiped out when the Ocuus controllers are launched, if they come in at £199 (but here is hoping for a more reasonable £99!)

    Would be interesting to see some actual sales numbers for both (my google skills have let me down on actual numbers) - it might be that Vive sales are simply lower than expected hence why they can go to retail so quickly, whilst Oculus are still massively oversubscribed.

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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    I'm going to try this out at the weekend at OCUK.

    I like some of the things the HTC has done but for me the solution is too expensive as I'm paying for things I dont need / want. I would most likely be wanting to sit at my PC and game in VR and not really interested in moving around.

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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    Currys are also claiming to have stock from the 30th of June, price as Scan at £689.99.

    http://tinyurl.com/jv4rumu

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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    I'm hoping the Vive appears on Amazon soon and it falls under one of the categories eligible for 12 months 0% finance. That would make the price a bit more palatable for me.

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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    I'm hoping the Vive appears on Amazon soon and it falls under one of the categories eligible for 12 months 0% finance. That would make the price a bit more palatable for me.
    Currys already offer a "Buy Now Pay 6 Months Later" on anything over £250 (£25 extra fee for this)
    Scan do similar, but for 9 months with a £20 fee.

    So these give you time to save up the final amount needed (£710-720)

    In both cases, if you don't pay it off within the time, it becomes a standard (high interest!) loan over 2-3yrs

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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    Vive could ship within 3 months, but at that price (€970 over in France) i'll wait until the next gen... if there is no 'next gen' then i'll pick up a headset cheap and fall-back on the mod community (for games mods) who never fail !

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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Would be interesting to see some actual sales numbers for both (my google skills have let me down on actual numbers) - it might be that Vive sales are simply lower than expected hence why they can go to retail so quickly, whilst Oculus are still massively oversubscribed.
    Neither HTC nor Oculus have released official sales numbers. People have tried to estimate Vive shipment numbers from Steam game installs, but that's about it.

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    Re: HTC Vive purchases now ship within 3 business days

    I think I'm more interested in VR headsets for use with racing games than for actual VR stuff.

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