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Facebook's Oculus will give refunds for apps you didn't like

Gear VR and Rift headset owners can now get free app returns.

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If you don't like an app that you bought for the Samsung Gear VR, you can get a refund.

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If you're over pricey VR apps, stick around. Facebook-owned Oculus is cutting weary users of Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR some slack when it comes to returning apps you did not like. The new policy, announced on Tuesday, lets you easily request an automatic refund on most apps and games, no questions asked.

You get the process started by looking through your purchase history in the Oculus Store, though not every single purchase is eligible for a refund. Here are the full policies for Rift and Gear VR, aka Mobile.

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In a landscape where VR is struggling to retain people's interest, Oculus' new refund policy is a small gesture to spur current owners to explore virtual worlds. 

The Oculus' rivals Playstation VR and HTC Vive both recently slashed prices on their own headsets, reportedly due to slow sales, and earlier this year Google also dropped the cost of its Daydream View headset.

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