I would like the trade in program to have an option to receive the 12K up front before sending in my 8KX if I’m willing to pay the full 12K price in advance. And then I would receive a refund for the difference once I’m satisfied with the 12K and send my 8KX in.
My biggest hesitation about the 12K trade in program as it is now is that I’ll need to send in my already working 8KX that I use every day before receiving a 12K which potentially will not work or which I might be disappointed with. That is, there is a potential to seriously regret having performed the trade in and be left screwed either temporarily or permanently.
For example, the 12K I receive could be defective. Or there could be some critical problem with the new drivers and compatibility with my PC or the software I want to use. These are issues which would eventually be resolved, but it could take weeks or months during which I’d be without a functional VR headset whereas I could have kept using my 8KX in the meantime if I still had it.
Even in the ideal case where the new 12K I receive works perfectly, there would still be a gap of days or weeks where I don’t have a VR headset between sending in my 8KX and receiving the 12K.
I’d like to avoid all of that by paying in advance for an advanced replacement approach. And then if I never send Pimax the 8KX, they just don’t refund any of my 12K purchase price.