So where does this leave me.
Well it's true that I have a very expensive, very low resolution monitor with head tracking that I'll likely not use most of the time because it causes me to hold my head too steady. But what I do get is no desk. And since our computer set up is kind of cramped, it's a small win.
Would I buy them now knowing what I know? No. Can I return them? Sadly no. Would I? I think so. Should I try to sell them on ebay? I don't think so.
So it was not the greatest of purchaces, but I'm allowed to spend my money foolishly on occation.