Quest 2 at $299 is extremely cheap - even Carmack said all Oculus hmds are sold at loss or just break even - so all hmds are already as cheap as they can be.
$299 is next to nothing - compared to other hmds costing more than $1,000 and needing rigs costing the same or more.
If $299 is too much, maybe try to find a used hmd in good shape.
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