This might not top Microsoft's Black Friday deal or even the current deal being offered by the Microsoft Store, but for those that prefer to make their purchases directly from HTC or get financing via Amazon, you might be happy to know that the HTC Vive is now being discounted by $100.
The 'After Christmas Sale' is offering those that are interested, a chance to pick up HTC's VR system for $100 off the retail price, which also includes free shipping thrown in for $699. For those that prefer not to spend nearly $700 in one shot, you can also currently purchase the same VR bundle from Amazon and use the Amazon Store Card to get 12-month no-interest financing in the US. The bundle includes the headset, two wireless controllers, two base stations, the link box, earbuds, various accessories, and two free titles: The Gallery - Episode 1 and Call of the Starseed.
While it is being discounted, you will still want to make sure that you have a compatible PC that can actually power the VR headset. Although it is still a fairly new product, HTC has publicly hinted that a new Vive headset is in the works along with new accessories, which might be something to keep in mind before making this purchase.