The HTC Vive is still shipping to pre-order customers from the manufacturer and we’re about a month out before it becomes available at places like Microsoft stores and Game Stop. Meanwhile, we’ve continued to see the Vive pop up at third party vendors like eBay, Swappa, and now Amazon has a few listings from multiple sellers.
Related: Prime Day Vive Buyer’s Guide
The prices for the Vive on these websites has been anything, but consumer pricing. Re-sellers are tacking on $400-$800 extra to capitalize on the demand before this item becomes readily available to the masses or at least those who don’t want to pre-order and get in line for less than a month.
HTC got off to a rough start with Vive shipments in April, but momentum picked up and most if not all April orders were delivered within the month as promised. May orders began in a similar fashion: on April 30th credit card customers began to see pending transactions on their credit card statements and when their lucky number pops up the transaction will complete and the Vive will ship. Within 24-48 hours users will receive a code for the pre-bundled software that can be added to Steam for Tilt Brush, Fantastic Contraption, and Job Simulator.
Amazon currently has four Vive’s listed from various price ranges with $3.99 shipping fees. Pre-ordering the Vive in the US from HTCVive.com will cost you around the area of $900 and may take a little longer to ship, but at least you’ll save a few hundred bucks. The listing on Amazon, Swappa, and eBay are pretty much from people who are looking to make some cash off of some desperate developers who are probably waiting in line for their pre-orders but may be willing to spend the extra cash to get the Vive sooner.
- Get your Vive Deluxe Audio Strap today! - June 6, 2017
- New PC bundle financing options with Vive - April 27, 2017
- Vive Tracker sells out in three days - April 7, 2017
- Vive anniversary deals are live! - April 5, 2017
- Back the PP Gun get a Vive Tracker in March, err April - March 2, 2017
- Sign-ups for Vive Tracker now open - January 25, 2017
- Vive hardware announced during CES 2017 - January 20, 2017
- VR For Impact offers $10million to develop for humanity - January 19, 2017
- Digital Trends calls Vive Best Product of 2016 - January 1, 2017
- Vive After Christmas Sale - December 27, 2016