Getting Ready for Your VR Bundle Purchase

As with the practice of purchasing in bulk, bundles have caught on online and offline.

Virtual Reality (VR) is no exception to this rule and there are more and more VR bundles popping up at online retailers and vendors. These bundles are also available offline, but it appears that internet shoppers are more accustomed to these bundle pricing opportunities and more likely to go looking for the bundles.

Once a VR player has decided that he or she wants to take advantage of the purchasing power and benefit(s) that a bundle offers, it is a matter of 1) deciding what devices, gear, items should (or could) be included in the bundle; and 2) deciding what vendor (site) offers the best advantage over the other vendors (sites) when it comes to pricing, shipping, customer service, and conveniences.

It also helps to consult reviews in order to understand the experiences of others. It also helps to read the details of the bundles to ensure that one knows exactly what is included and what is not included in any particular bundle.

Another thing to consider is the benefit of the price break, assuming that that is the reason for the bundle pricing. If a particular bundle includes three items and you already have one of those three items, the first inclination may be to skip the bundle because it is not on sale if you already have the device or gear that is a part of the bundle. However, it may also be a case where the pricing of the bundle is so low that it is still cheaper than purchasing the remaining two items that are not already in your possession.

Be sure that you not only have an idea of what you are looking for in a bundle but understanding the different platforms and device/gear possibilities before choosing your bundle(s).

The following bundles (affiliate links) are not necessarily recommendations for purchase. These are example bundles to help guide the research process. They function only as that type of example.

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Bundle: Oculus Rift Desktop, Headset, Controller, etc.
Qty of Items: 3
Link: http://amzn.to/2tznrTB
Price (at the time of this writing): $2,499.99
Rating (at the time of this writing): none
Notes: none
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Bundle: Sony PlayStation VR Launch Bundle
Qty of Items: 3
Link: http://amzn.to/2vbIT32
Price (at the time of this writing): $499.00
Rating (at the time of this writing): 4.5 out of 5.0
Notes: Includes headset.
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Bundle: Sony VR Bundle (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR)
Qty of Items: 3+
Link: http://amzn.to/2t9KCEJ
Price (at the time of this writing): $460.08
Rating (at the time of this writing): none
Notes: Includes headset, camera, cables, system, headphones, controllers, etc.

Happy VR Bundle Hunting!

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