As many things that have the term, “bundle” in them, there is a likelihood that you can save money when purchasing bundles. This applies if done correctly, with virtual reality (VR) bundles, as well.
However, you need to know what you are doing when it comes to bundles. You can be “taken” by a bundle that you do not need. This happens with well-meaning vendors and with scammers. That doesnâ€™t mean that every bundle is put together with the intent to separate you from your hard earned cash. However, even the most well-meaning vendor is capable of putting together a bundle that you, as the buyer, do not need.
What Does That Mean?
Well, letâ€™s say you went to the local fruit market. There you purchased a bag of apples, a bundle of bananas, and a chocolate drink. Now, you go to the local grocery store and you see a basket that has apples, bananas, peaches, and pears. It also has a special bonus of a chocolate drink. Is that bundle worth the purchase? Well, maybe if you have a house full of fruit lovers, but the reality is that you have already purchased most of those items!
What to Consider When Looking at a VR Bundle
Consider what it is you are purchasing. Sometimes the easiest way to do that is to sit down and make a wish list. The list contains the VR equipment you would purchase individually.
Pretend that money is not an object and list all of the items that you want for your VR setup. Then, after you make the list, put it in order of importance. So, maybe you do not need the high-tech headset and can settle for something a little lesser to save money, so put the cheaper one a little higher on your list and the more expensive one a little lower on your list.
After you have put your list in order, lightly cross off the items that are less essential. This gives you the core list of basics for your system. Remember, you can always look for a bundle that has more or even purchase the extra items in addition to your bundle. Another thing you need to do is ensure that all of your items are compatible. You donâ€™t want to mix and match if items donâ€™t work together.
Finally, ask yourself if you are able to live with an older VR system if that means saving some money. If you buy used equipment, eBay is a viable option for a used bundle.
Now, you are ready to start price shopping and comparing those prices from store to store to find the best that you can find. While you are going through your comparison shopping, be sure to watch for things like warranties, etc. So, you may be able to save money at one store, but it may not come with a warranty or the shipping may cost almost as much as the bundle.
Keep these things in mind and be sure to take notes so that you can come to the best buying decision that makes your VR heart happy as well as your real pocketbook and cash supply.