Oculus quietly began selling officially refurbished Quest 2 units earlier this month and now Amazon is offering them with an even more generous one-year warranty.

Starting in early February, Oculus began selling refurbished Quest 2 units with a $50 discount on either the 128GB model or the 256GB model. While it’s been possible to find refurbished Quest 2 headsets previously, getting one officially from Oculus brings greater peace of mind given the company sells them in the original packaging with all the original accessories, along with a 30 day return policy and a 6 month warranty.

Now Amazon appears to be offering the same refurbished units, ‘certified by Oculus’, at the same price but with an even more generous warranty.

Amazon is selling both models under its ‘Renewed Premium’ program, which in this case promises the headset will ship in original packaging with original accessories, have at least 90% battery capacity, and include a one-year ‘replacement or refund’ guarantee.

It’s not clear how many regions this is available in, but beyond the US we’ve also spotted the deal on Amazon in Australia, Mexico, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.

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Given the timing, it seems likely that the refurbished offer is being made following a glut of holiday headset returns. Once that initial wave is diminished, it isn’t clear if the rate of return will be enough to persistently offer the refurbished Quest 2, or if it’ll go out of stock and maybe reappear at a later date.

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  • Ragbone

    I’d buy that for a dollar!

  • mappo

    Who is this “Oculus”?

    • Jose Ferrer

      Oculus was a company founded ten years ago focused to bring state-of-art PC VR to the masses.
      That ended up in a non-PC VR business focused to finance VR devices to grab your data.

      With the paradox of having a non-PC VR headset leading and growing the PC VR sales of another company.

      And making the front-heavy battery and XR2 chip the most unused components ever of any device.

  • Lisa K

    I had to RMA my 256 back to Oculus, Issue of shutting off after 2 minutes of no movement. They sent me Refurbished and the graphics are horrid, blurry, massive screen door effects. Not the same quality as new. I love Quest 2, just buyer beware.

  • T Sheehan

    Considering the kinds of videos some people watch in their Q2, they might wanna include a guarantee that it’s been got virgin face foam and a sanitizing wipe down. Or so a friend tells me.

  • namekuseijin

    I noticed a huge drop of Quest activity over at Reddit and that Quest2 is not found anymore on Amazon’s best selling games list, where it has held top positions for the past few months.

    it’s funny how VR audiences never hang around for long

  • Ragbone