Don’t try and resell your Oculus DK2 on ebay, you’ll get busted

Tuesday, 15th July 2014 17:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

If you try to sell your Oculus Rift dev kit on eBay, Oculus VR will cancel your pre-order and you’ll be out of luck.


With 10,000 DK2 units expected to start shipping this week, and 35,000 others still in the wings, those who put their pre-orders in early will get first dibs at the tech.

One eBay user decided to list his $350 pre-order for $5,000 before it shipped, and thanks to the Oculus community rightly up in arms about it, the pre-order for this particular unit was cancelled by the firm.

In fact, according to the firm’s community manager, all resell orders are being cancelled along with multiple unit orders.

“Just so everyone is clear, the information provided [on the eBay user] alone was not enough to take action,” reads the community manager’s statement. “We perform our own investigations with tools at our disposal to make sure that there isn’t a false positive.

“Our community is awesome. Thank you for helping us make sure that we are getting kits into the hands of devs and shutting down profiteers. [Also] “orders,” as in plural. All gone.”

The ToS agreement with all pre-orders states Oculus VR can cancel orders at any time, plus, DK2 is “meant for developers, not consumer products.”

Thanks, TechCrunch.



  1. ignoreLander

    Don’t try what though?

    #1 3 months ago
  2. ChristopherJack

    Scalpers really ought to be ashamed.

    #2 3 months ago
  3. TheWulf


    I don’t think those two things belong in the same sentence. A scalper with shame would be like a politician with integrity. They have no capacity for shame, they can’t do, because otherwise they wouldn’t be able to exploit like that without even thinking of how it harms people.

    It’s usually people of a more sociopathic mindset who do these things in the first place. Hardy people known for their empathy, you know?

    But what can you do? Lead by example, I suppose. But too many people are driven by their survival instinct and greed to actually take notice, I swear that swathes of humanity operate far too much on primitive, primal instincts. But, hey, that would explain exploitative, opportunistic capitalism. (Not that all capitalism is bad, but there are people who can sure make it that way.)

    #3 3 months ago

Comments are now closed on this article.