HTC Vive and Oculus Rift – South African pricing

Online retailer Raru has listed South African pricing for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

The headsets are available on special order and will be delivered in 10-15 working days.

The virtual reality headsets can be purchased for the following prices:

When asked about the relatively-high local pricing on Twitter, Raru said it is due to the local supply.

“We are getting these from a local supplier so we have to work with the prices we are being offered the product at I’m afraid,” said Raru.

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have been available in the US since 2016, but Raru is among the first local retailers to sell the headsets.

This article first appeared on MyBroadband and is republished with permission.

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  • Frik van der Hewerskink

    Goeie doner

  • Johann Botha

    And that’s why VR is dead…

  • That Guy Jon

    Ja nee dis pduur.

  • Corné Cornoster Bergakker

    What multi-monitor setup can I buy with 20k?

  • lfc liverbird

    Yes because paying R19,999 makes sense. Why not, I mean let’s make it a above premium and nail these bitche* in S.A


    I wish for these prices
    HTC Vive
    799 US Dollar equals
    10832.76 South African Rand + 40% R4333.104 SARS tax = R15165.86

    Oculus Rift
    600 US Dollar equals
    8134.98 South African Rand + 40% R3253.96 SARS Tax = R11385.94

  • tjitah

    You only need 3 monitors worth around R2k each to give you amazing surround vision (eg R6k). I used to have that, but it takes up a lot of space and recently switched to an ultra-wide 21:9 (3440×1440) monitor.

    With the balance of your R20k (ie R14k) you can buy a decent computer. I’m not a huge fan of Evetech, but they advertise a number of “Budget Gaming PCs” for R14k and below, which will drive your 3 monitors comfortably

  • Corné Cornoster Bergakker

    Nice tips. I also don’t have space for 3 monitors. Where did you buy that ultra-wide monitor?

  • tjitah

    Don’t forget that the Occulus Rift sells without controllers and if you add the fancy ones, you’re going to end up close to R20k as well, unless you use an xbox controller or joystick.

    I had the opportunity to try the Occulus Rift overseas and wasn’t that impressed. The 3d and immersion effects are awesome, but the image is quite pixelated (yes it was the commercial version and not DK1 or DK2).

    If they drop prices to what you suggest I may be temped to buy now, but I’m quite happy to to wait for one more development cycle until the graphics are higher resolution, the headset is smaller/lighter and the whole thing is wireless.

  • I imported my Vive and I can say with confidence that Raru is making a sweet R4k profit.

    Good on them.

  • OnlyOneKenobi

    I don’t see VR becoming a “must-have” anytime soon… motion controls and Kinect were touted to be the next big thing but they never really took off… same goes for 3D monitors

  • Arline Groenewald

    Hi, I’m really looking to get one. Can you say where you imported yours from?

HTC Vive and Oculus Rift – South African pricing

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