Flipkart lists discounted OnePlus 3, OnePlus asks, ‘what’s going on’?


OnePlus 3 Review

Earlier today, Flipkart teased the OnePlus 3 for an upcoming sale on the Indian e-commerce site. The price for the phone was teased 1_,999 INR. Now, assuming that to be 19,999 INR, it’s still an 8,000 INR drop from the official 27,999 INR asking price of the phone.

Now the interesting bit: it’s not the fact that the OnePlus 3’s price is getting slashed on Flipkart, but that it’s being listed on the site is what’s wrong. As many might know already, Amazon India are OnePlus’ exclusive retail partner for the OnePlus 3.

This even prompted a tweet from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. He said: “@_sachinbansal brother, what’s this? We’re exclusive with @amazonIN

Following that, OnePlus released a quick statement to avoid any confusion in the Indian buyers. Following is the statement:

OnePlus is focused on creating premium flagship smartphones. We have an exclusive partnership with Amazon in India. We advice customers to purchase OnePlus products only through official channels as we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the products sold elsewhere.

It’s yet to be known what’s going to happen next. The Indian market is known to be extremely price-sensitive, so it’ll be interesting to see if Flipkart continue to carry the OnePlus 3 for 19,999 INR (or lesser) despite not receiving official after-sales from the manufacturer.

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3 Comments

  1. Chetan Bhangale
    December 17, 2016

    maybe flipkart got 1000 pieces and
    were willing to sell at lose to promote website. Why assume that
    flipkart would have sold refurbished or used pieces? if that was the
    scenario then every one would have returned mobile and flipkart would
    have got bad name. I love amazon service but never forget that it’s
    American company and would do anything to remove competition from
    market. what about xiaomi deviced being sold on amazon? are they all refurbished
    and used phones? doesn’t xiaomi will honour warranty on purchases from
    amazon? real assholes here are oneplus and amazon

    • Wolvie
      December 17, 2016

      It is called western capitalism, where they can sell at much higher price if they only appointed 1 seller.

      The sad thing is why OnePlus follow this dark side. Their product is getting more and more pricier compare to older release

      • David Košič
        December 18, 2016

        Also the hardware and software are getting better and better as well. God forbid they try to maximize their profits I mean they are charity right it’s their job to sell us phones at almost no profit right.