If you’ve been keeping up with the OnePlus One news over the last year, then you’d know that it is next to impossible to get your hands on one. Between their “invite-only” purchase policy to a server crippling per-order window MONTHS after its official launch, frustrated buyers have been left looking at other phones. If you are one of those buyers, you have another chance to get your hands on of next week.
OnePlus is holding another order event for their flagship on November 17th. As with the last event, the per-order window is only open for 1 hr and will begin at 11 am EST. However, interested buyers can pre-fill all their billing and shipping info ahead of time so that you will simply have to click the pre-order button on the day. Hopefully this will ease the load on servers and will not be a repeat of their last attempt at pre-order.
OnePlus One says”
“If we have the items in stock, we’ll ship immediately. If we don’t, your order will automatically convert to a pre-order. What is a pre-order, exactly? During the ordering process, you’ll receive an estimated shipping time. When you complete your order, we’ll reserve the payment, but you won’t actually be charged until your order ships. So, if you change your mind, you can forfeit your spot in line and cancel your order at any time before it ships. If you get ahold of an invite at any time during this process, you can use it to upgrade your pre-order and receive immediate shipping.”
Billed as a flagship killer, the OnePlus One has impressive specs and a very reasonable price and has seen a lot of chatter and favorable reviews since its launched. Their limited availability and their “invite-only” sales tactics have come under heavy criticism from the tech world. That said, the OnePlus One is still a lot of phone for a reasonable amount of dollars and definitely one of the best for its lack of bloatware. Are you going to pre-order the OnePlus One?