What to buy with your $100 coupon


#21

@xunshu

I see no valid reason why I couldn’t use the 100$ coupon for base station:

  • Can’t be sold separately ? -> not the case here, it would be sold with the headset of my pledge so I consider this being a bundle sale as required by your base station supplier

  • Pledges with only headset where a base station was added as an additional accessory (by manually adding the corresponding money) not considered as bundle sale ? -> you see the contradiction if this was true ? Why then would I have been able to add a base station at the time of the kickstarter and why wouldn’t it be possible to add more now ?

  • You have already ordered the amount of base stations corresponding to kickstarter pledges -> not a valid argument because you are going to make further base station orders for commercial sales. So you can let me use the coupon to add a base station now even if I would have to wait to receive this 2nd base station. You can ship my headset with the base station I initially added to my pledge at the time of the KS and only send later the 2nd base station added with the coupon.

The only other plausible reason I can imagine for not allowing to use the coupon for base station would be pimax trying to minimize the hit of this coupon on their bank account, because a coupon used for base stations you just buy from 3rd party supplier will cost you more than a coupon used for items you are manufacturing yourself, making a larger profit margin on those items. I hope this is not the real reason behind this coupon restriction you want to impose, that would really not be nice at all regarding all the bakers who supported you.

Regarding the other options, I’m not interested in any other items you are manufacturing and you want to restrict the coupon to. I “may” be interested by those other items later, but this is clearly not my priority now.

My priority now is to add a 2nd base station to my pledge with the coupon redeemed for switching to 5K+.

Once I have secured this 2nd base station my next priority will be controllers. And for this I want to leave my options open to be able to chose between knuckles and pimax controllers. I won’t decide this now because none is currently available nor have a definitive availability date. I will wait to see what will happen with those controllers, if both knuckles and pimax controllers were available at the same time then I would compare their quality and price and make my decision upon that. Or if one become available and the other remains uncertain I may just opt for the first being available as long as the quality and design are ok for me.

But this controller decision will be future decision, it is not the time for me to wonder about that yet. Too much uncertainty about those controllers at the moment to be able to make any rational choice.

My only priority now is the secure a second base station and I would find completely abormal to not be able to use the coupon for that. Because the value of this coupon represents real money I (we) gave you when we baked for the 8K. Those 100$ were fully removed from my (our) bank account(s). With those 100$ we could have added an additionnal base station to our pledges at the time of the KS, so there is no reason why I should now accept this money would be restricted to only add items you are manufacturing.

Again I understand you have already ordered the quantity of base stations corresponding to the kickstarter and you cannot renegociate this quantity with your supplier. But I’m not requesting this. I just want to be able to use the coupon to add a 2nd base station to my pledge and I’m ok to receive this additionnal base station later, when you have made new base stations orders for your upcoming bundle sales. Doesn’t this sound fair request xunshu ?


#22

in my eyes it’s understandable to not allow for the base stations as they don’t make it, simple as that. though im bummed as i have all the addons so im not sure what my coupon if i pick the 5k+ will be on. and to be fair, we are all lucky to even have a coupon.


#23

I think they won’t let it be used on base stations because they come straight from Valve and Pimax wants to minimize the hit they will be taking by giving backers this $100 coupon.

So they are only allowing the coupon to be used on products made by them to minimize cost, however most of the modules like hand tracking and wireless are said to be “developed by their partners” and not Pimax, so why are we able to spend the coupon on modules but not base stations.

Maybe they would allow it for base stations but they would need to charge a much higher price than they did during the kickstarter. I believe Valve is charging $65 per base station and Pimax would be breaking even or even losing money on selling them for $75, possibly even losing money.

Maybe they could sell to backers at more than $100 a base station. This would still be a fair price to me.


#24

I think you have to do that to avoid a shit storm of epic proportions.

A looot of us already have base stations, are waiting for Valve’s knuckles (or the complete package) and don’t need a 10 meter cable. And every backer will get an extra face cushion and the “headstrap with earphones” as it’s stretch goals.
So there’s not much to use that $100 coupon on except for the wireless module. Well maybe 0.0001% wants that smell module to watch hentai fart porn.


#25

Add me to the list of people wanting to use it on the wireless module. There is literally nothing else worth using that 100 dollar coupon on.


#26

Towards wireless for me too…


#27

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, wireless module please :grin:


#28

Yes you can use the coupon for wireless module. Updated in the FAQ:


#29

Thank you for clarify.


#30

Now here’s another question.
I have 2 pledges in 2 kickstarter accounts (I bought an additional pledge from someone). And I intend to swap one pledge for the 5K+.

So in total I get two $100 coupons for the stretch goals plus one $100 for switching to the 5K+.

I would like to put them all in one wireless option. So can I exchange coupons from one kickstarter account to another?


#31

Until the official (definite) answer is given, this is the second best answer to your question


#32

Thanks @xunshu you’re the best!


#33

@xunshu

Please respond if Wireless Module Coupons and the $100 5K+ Coupon can be transferred from one Kickstarter account to another.

I have two 8K pledges and If I switch both to 5K+ and use the two $100 wireless module coupons can I use it for $400 towards Wireless Module ?


#34

Could anyone point out the wifi tech that has a bandwidth strong enough to make 8k wireless? Thanks


#35

#36

Unfortunately that isn’t true… unless Pimax starts a fortune cookie business.


#37

The limitation here is being placed by the 3rd party manufacturer (HTC/Valve). My assumption is that Pimax gave them the number of basestations needed after the Kickstarter ended. HTC’s reluctance to give them more basestations might have to do with the following (speculative) reasons:

  • Pimax was given a lower, bulk price for the basestations and HTC doesn’t want to give them anymore.
  • HTC doesn’t want to flood the market with low cost basestations because they are getting ready to start selling them.
  • v2 basestations are one of the few reasons to buy a Vive Pro.
  • HTC is having issues producing v2 basestations in bulk.

#38

or maybe…???


#39

A question to the ones who received and answered pimax about how to use the 100 bucks extra:

What did you choose?


#40

Great news! Thank you, Pimax peeps! :bow: