5 Reasons to Not Buy the OnePlus One from Scalpers

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Administrator Staff Member

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    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.

    2. Incompatible LTE bands outside of China. The Chinese version of the One is prepared to work on China Mobile, which uses TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE technology that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Additionally, the Chinese version lacks WCDMA band 4 and LTE bands 4 and 17. So depending on your carrier, connectivity will be limited.

    3. Risk of bricking your phone. While you can install CynanogenMod 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 One, 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 $400. 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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2014
  2. dogb

    dogb Level: Froyo

  3. SteffenG

    SteffenG Level: KitKat

    Thanks for pointing this out. Hopefully all the scalper threads will stop now...

    *thumbs up*
     
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  4. EenPlusEen

    EenPlusEen Level: Gingerbread

    EDIT: This does make me wonder why you ship so little to countries other than China...
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2014
  5. Nagasaky2x

    Nagasaky2x Level: KitKat

    The problem is that people is a bit tired of waiting for invites, so they don't care of any of this.
     
  6. markjg

    markjg Level: KitKat

    Thanks for making an official post on this.. I can link it now when people ask if they should buy a Chinese opo!
     
  7. barizkydes

    barizkydes Level: KitKat

    Agree with the warranty
     
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  8. OliverSteinhoff

    OliverSteinhoff Level: Honeycomb

    Yeah that's right! :D
     
  9. markjg

    markjg Level: KitKat

    Oh, you can buy the Chinese ones but dont
     
  10. daleski75

    daleski75 Level: KitKat

    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.
     
  11. pawv

    pawv Level: KitKat

    Yup. DERP
     
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  12. JohnnyB

    JohnnyB Level: Jelly Bean

    Yes... Simply yes... :)
     
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  13. Serormon

    Serormon Level: Froyo


    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.
     
  14. zhaogeorge3

    zhaogeorge3 Level: KitKat

    sell use your phone so we dont have to people are getting desperate
     
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  15. Dragaxii

    Dragaxii Level: Doughnut

    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
     
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  16. nrschoen

    nrschoen Level: Ice Cream Sandwich

    Yes, the only good thing about it, is that you can order a phone.
     
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  17. Nordpolcamper

    Nordpolcamper Level: Ice Cream Sandwich

    "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
     
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  18. portree2k

    portree2k Level: Jelly Bean

    All true statements.
     
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  19. Carl

    Carl Administrator Staff Member

    They bought it through official or second hand channels, and are now reselling it.
     
  20. Martin Hotmann

    Martin Hotmann Level: KitKat Senior Moderator


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