Pre-ordering purchases is always such a buzz followed by the inevitable wait for the device to be released – this could extend months, or even years, but when the device finally arrives the excitement is undeniable. Imagine then when your pre-order for the brand new Oculus Rift is hand-delivered by the person that created the product.
That’s exactly what happened to Ross Martin who answered his door only to find Palmer Luckey standing their with an Oculus Rift. Ross Martin was the first person to pre-order the Rift back in January when the orders opened up, so Luckey flew to Alaska to personally deliver the goods signed by all the founders.
“I’ve been working on this thing for so long, and you’re the first person to actually get one,” Luckey said in the video. “So it’s kind of like me taking all of this work and handing it off to you so you’ve got to make sure you have fun with it or something.”
Many more Rift headsets will be in the hands of their owners when the remaining pre-orders are delivered on Monday, but don’t expect the same service. Most people will still have an extended wait for their Rift headsets with pre-orders backed up for a number of months. The whole thing was broadcast using Facebook Live Video since Oculus is owned by Facebook so was a great publicity stunt for both companies.