VR headsets: prices, trade in values & places to sell

Some recent sale prices to provide a general idea of VR headset prices.

VR HeadsetBuyback StoresOnline Marketplaces (eBay, after fees)
Oculus Rift CV1 w/Controls & Sensor$125$179
HTC Vive$200$249
PlayStation VR Camera Bundle$80$147
Samsung Gear VR w/ Controller$3$14
Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition w/ Accessories$1,200$1,909
Magic Leap$1,396

Retrieved 5/13/2019

Virtual reality headset price factors

Used VR headset prices depend on several factors, including capabilities, accessories, platform/games and condition. For in-demand VR headsets like the Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive, you can generally expect to get anywhere between 20% and 50% of the original MSRP.

Capabilities and platform/games

High-end VR headsets like the Microsoft HoloLens (PC) and Magic Leap (onboard computer) blend digital worlds with the physical world. Termed “mixed reality” by Microsoft and “spatial computing” by Magic Leap, these technologies carry hefty price tags: both devices are worth more than $1,000 used, despite limited gaming content.

Mid-range headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift feature large gaming libraries, 110-degree fields of view and room-scale tracking, making them both valuable and in high-demand. The Vive offers more than 2,000 titles on the Steam platform, while the Oculus Rift boasts hundreds of games and runs on PC. You can expect to get $100 to $300 for VR headsets in this range.

The PlayStation VR features a 100-degree field of view and works with around 200 PS4 games. That’s less than the Rift and Vive, but the popularity of the PS4 makes the PS VR worth between $60 and $150.

The Samsung Gear VR can only be used with late-model Galaxy phones (they slip into the device). Considered an entry-level VR headset, it sells for $3 to $15, on average – though some go for between $20 and $40 on eBay (before fees).


Expect to get around 20% to 50% more if you have VR headset accessories like controllers and sensors. For example, buyback stores will pay $125 for the Oculus Rift with two touch controllers and a sensor. The headset and sensor together are worth $100; the headset alone is worth around $50. If you only have the controllers, you can still get around $30. Another example: buyback stores will pay $65 for the PlayStation VR headset, but they’ll pay $80 for the headset with camera bundle.


Except to get around 10% to 20% less for each downgrade in condition. For example, at the time of this writing buyback stores would pay $140 for an Oculus Rift in new condition, $125 in excellent condition and $110 in average condition. Broken VR headsets have little value but can still be sold – in this case, a broken Oculus Rift is worth around $5.

Where to sell your VR headset

Flipsy Trust Verified Stores Buying VR Headsets

You can contact any of these Trust Verified stores through their contact forms to receive a quote for your VR headset (be sure to mention any condition issues to get an accurate price). It only takes a few minutes to complete the forms, and they typically reply with a cash offer within one day.

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