OnePlus have finally announced the criteria which would make potential buyers eligible to purchase the OnePlus One. As the company stated earlier, it will be the 64GB version that goes on sale initially.
The company mentioned in a forum announcement that a combination of three factors would make you eligible to receive an invite — your forum age (time since you joined), forum participation (posts, likes, et al), and lastly, your recent activity. How much of each would be considered is still a mystery, but this still makes things much clearer for OnePlus hopefuls.
OnePlus will host two competitions with invites up for stakes. If you ‘win’ an invite, you’ll be eligible to pay and purchase a OnePlus One 64GB within 24 hours of receiving the invite. However, if you do not use your invite in the stipulated amount of time, it will get passed on to the next person in the queue, according to the announcement.
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With this invite, you’ll finally have the chance to buy the phone you’ve been waiting for: the One. We want to protect the rights of our users and avoid accidentally creating a second-hand invite market, as such you’ll have 24 hours to make good use of your invite. If you decide not to use it, we will pass it on for you to the next person in the queue.
See: OnePlus One hands on
The 64GB OnePlus One is priced $349 and comes with the same specs set as the 16GB — Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB RAM, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p JDI display, and of course the 13 mega-pixel 4K capable rear camera among other features.Source]
I still don’t understand what they’re trying to achieve with this bizarre practice. FO OPO.
Create more buzz…!!!!
Hope they r planning to produce quantities to reach people rather than produce just this…Gas !
Do they have the capacity to produce in mass in the first place ?
What a mess!
Lol, they still have To learn what capitalisme means : no product available to buy, no money! No offer, no demand… Too much buzz for nothing (Shakespeare, sort of…)
I was initially excited and planning on buying one of these but to need an invite to do so is total crap. LG G3 here I come!
When it comes? so i can buy it through a site or something? i don’t like that invite sistem! I WANT ONE!!!!
everyone agrees, the invite system is beyond irritating. they’re eroding their goodwill without even knowing it.
the new “contests” to win an invite make it appear that customers are fanatics, but each time that “force” me to post on facebook or twitter, I grow a bit more resentful.
I want to buy one of their devices, but I completely resent endorsing them before I can even try the thing!
Please, can more people come out and say this before One+ think they are on the right track, and carry on annoying potential customers to the extent that they will no longer forgive them for the inevitable slip ups they will make – the value for money handle soon turns to cheap when people are sufficiently pieved…
Competition is high and they apparently can not produce enough.
They are taking marketing advise from Nike lol. Make them hard to get and people would snap them up quickly. Only problem is that this philosophy goes against their original point of making a no compromise phone for a good price. This form of marketing only works with young hypebeasts though.