The consumer model of Oculus Rift started shipping two weeks ago, but many who dropped cash in time for the March 28 release have yet to receive a package.
According to emails being sent to customers by the Oculus Team, due to the amount of orders received day one, a component shortage has occurred at the factory building the headset.
Because of the shortage, the estimated ship date came and went for many. While this is disappointing for customers, it is also good news: the shipping fee has been waived. This will save those who ordered Rift between $50-100 in the long run – and the new estimated ship date is April 12.
According to a copy of the email provided to PCgamesN, “all orders placed through today” will have the shipping fee waived.
If the shipping cost has been keeping you from hitting the buy now button, this may sway you. It won’t hurt to try at least.
Those who purchase an Oculus Rift from today will receive their order sometime in July.