819
5 Reasons to Not Buy OnePlus Devices from Scalpers

  1. Jerry Level: Jelly Bean Jun 16, 2014

    Jerry, Jun 16, 2014 :
    New updated info on OnePlus 2 Devices can be found in this Link
    1. You won’t have warranty. If your phone was intended to be used in the Chinese market, you still have a one-year warranty, but only in China. Only the global versions are covered by the international warranty. Your attempt to communicate with scalpers could be ignored, and even if they do agree to take back your phone, you’ll face significant delays due to shipping and customs. Also as warranties are non-transferable, we do not offer warranty services to products bought through a 3rd party.

    2. Incompatible LTE bands outside of China. The Chinese version of the phones are prepared to work on China carriers, which uses TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE technology that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Additionally, the Chinese versions lack some international LTE bands. So depending on your carrier, connectivity will be limited.

    3. Risk of bricking your phone. While you can install CyanogenMod/OxygenOS yourself, flashing through fastboot mode is not for everyone and requires installing specific software and writing code in your command terminal. If you brick your Chinese device, please refer to point 1.

    4. You pay more. The scalpers charge a higher price outright. Including shipping and customs duties, expect the price to exceed $450. This goes against our philosophy of creating an amazing product with a price that can disrupt. Help us create an efficient market by not rewarding the scalpers.

    5. Miss out on the OnePlus experience. Since the beginning, our goal was to fuse superior product with unparalleled customer experience. By buying from a scalper, you are missing out on dedicated services available only for OnePlus Global users.
     

    Attached Files:


    #1
  2. dogb Level: Froyo Jun 16, 2014

  3. SteffenG Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014

    SteffenG, Jun 16, 2014 :
    Thanks for pointing this out. Hopefully all the scalper threads will stop now...

    *thumbs up*
     

    #3
  4. EenPlusEen Level: Gingerbread Jun 16, 2014

    EenPlusEen, Jun 16, 2014 :
    EDIT: This does make me wonder why you ship so little to countries other than China...
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2014

    #4
    Laurie_A, hamnose, srb034 and 53 others like this.
  5. Nagasaky2x Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014

    Nagasaky2x, Jun 16, 2014 :
    The problem is that people is a bit tired of waiting for invites, so they don't care of any of this.
     

    #5
    Laurie_A, hamnose, Vespa111 and 154 others like this.
  6. markjg Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014

    markjg, Jun 16, 2014 :
    Thanks for making an official post on this.. I can link it now when people ask if they should buy a Chinese opo!
     

    #6
  7. barizkydes Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014


    #7
    parasolid, HeadAxe, @ndy and 3 others like this.
  8. OliverSteinhoff Level: Honeycomb Jun 16, 2014


    #8
  9. markjg Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014

    markjg, Jun 16, 2014 :
    Oh, you can buy the Chinese ones but dont
     

    #9
  10. daleski75 Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014

    daleski75, Jun 16, 2014 :
    True but then again you guys are creating this problem by not having enough phones/invites to give out to members of the forum or pretty much anyone who wants one.
     

    #10
    Laurie_A, hamnose, Jezar1 and 88 others like this.
  11. pawv Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014


    #11
    riemann78, Jay zhu and rparis2005 like this.
  12. JohnnyB Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014

    JohnnyB, Jun 16, 2014 :
    Yes... Simply yes... :)
     

    #12
    saffaahmed likes this.
  13. Serormon Level: Froyo Jun 16, 2014

    Serormon, Jun 16, 2014 :

    One easy question @Jerry - How is possible that another company has YOUR hardware and is able to sell it? Honestly, I'm just curious about that, everything else is pretty clear.
     

    #13
    Laurie_A, Jezar1, ramli7 and 51 others like this.
  14. zhaogeorge3 Level: KitKat Jun 16, 2014


    #14
    Afiq_0918, brittcop1, awahal and 9 others like this.
  15. Dragaxii Level: Doughnut Jun 16, 2014

    Dragaxii, Jun 16, 2014 :
    At least it's easy to get... I'm going to be trying to win the last race but I'm really not a video producer by any means and this camara sucks... A lot
     

    #15
    Mihail_Ko and Adrian1000 like this.
  16. nrschoen Level: Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 16, 2014


    #16
    TheWiggill, outkasts, nanku71 and 5 others like this.
  17. Nordpolcamper Level: Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 16, 2014

    Nordpolcamper, Jun 16, 2014 :
    "5. Miss out on the OnePlus experience. Since the beginning, our goal was to fuse superior product with unparalleled customer experience. By buying from a scalper, you are missing out on dedicated services available only for OnePlus Global users"

    you will miss all the waiting and the anxciety of not knowing when you will finally get your hands on this beautifull piece of hard and software
     

    #17
  18. portree2k Level: Jelly Bean Jun 16, 2014

    portree2k, Jun 16, 2014 :
    All true statements.
     

    #18
    Adrian1000 and LowFlyR like this.
  19. Carl Administrator Staff Member Jun 16, 2014

    Carl, Jun 16, 2014 :
    They bought it through official or second hand channels, and are now reselling it.
     

    #19
  20. Martin Hotmann Level: KitKat Senior Moderator Jun 16, 2014

    Martin Hotmann, Jun 16, 2014 :

    If you want people not to buy the OPO from Scalpers give some Invites out, and let the real STORM begin without stopping Invites!
     

    #20
    Laurie_A, Jezar1, bellamrams and 72 others like this.