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OnePlus giving out to contest winners, 5000 invites to buy the 64GB OnePlus One

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OnePlus giving out to contest winners, 5000 invites to buy the 64GB OnePlus One
OnePlus is taking months to sell fewer handsets than Xiaomi does in ten seconds, using its "Hunger Marketing" tactics. But the manufacturer of the OnePlus One is about to give contest winners 5000 invitations to buy its phone, in what is being called "The Blizzard of Invites." Those receiving an invitation will be able to purchase the 64GB Sandstone Black model for $349.

So far, there are just under 189,000 entries posted by those trying to win the invite. 10 out of the 5000 invitation winners will receive for free, one of those fabulous looking bamboo covers (normally $49 each) that we showed you the other day. There are four ways to be entered in the contest. You can write a message in the OnePlus forum. Or, you can like OnePlus on Facebook. Another way to enter the contest is to follow @oneplus on Twitter, or you can follow OnePlus on Instagram.

You must enter the contest before 9:15am EDT this morning. The winners will be announced 72 hours after the end of the event. Remember, winners do not receive a free phone, only an opportunity to purchase the device.

Win one of 5000 invites to buy the 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One

Win one of 5000 invites to buy the 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One


source: OnePlus

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posted on 23 Jul 2014, 04:25 6

1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 263; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Nah.. Keep your phone Minus One..

Xiaomi rules! Im willing to pay much more just because theres no BS marketing..

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 18:59

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


OnePlus is just trying out new marketing tactic. Good luck to them.

Buying XiaoMi always give me the rush. That's why i am on their every sales.

Already bought 3 RedMi Notes.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 05:01 8

2. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


People have to apply for PURCHASING a phone?

What a crap.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 05:02 10

3. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 460; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Oh, I can win the right to purchase?!?! Woopeedoo!

...

Thanks, but no thanks.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 05:04 4

4. usrhlp (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


So if i enter i might win the chance to spend 350 dollars with them? Nah I'd rather just walk into a shop and buy a decent phone.

It might have worked for google, but that was a product people wanted........people dont really want this.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 06:40 3

5. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


You have to win an invite lol

I really doubt if it's really FIVE THOUSAND, knowing how fishy this company is

They're just bloating the figures up to stay relevant and avoid the heat from consumers holding pitchforks

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 09:48

12. jove39 (Posts: 1305; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...I have to agree...company is indeed fishy...but phone is good except for screen issues.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 06:51 1

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2692; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


A stupid invitation for buying OneMinus One. No thanks. I can directly spend my $350 dollars on anything.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 07:08 2

7. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1304; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Somehow I got two invites as the early forum member (under the same account), and I did purchase one OnePlus One. With the yellow screen issue I might have to deal with, I just sold it on eBay and use the money on something else. Hopefully their OnePlus "Two" will be a lot better quality.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 09:46 3

10. jove39 (Posts: 1305; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I sold it yesterday...I also hope their next iteration would be better and they'd have learned few lessons on the way.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 15:11

15. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1304; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I would have kept it if I wasn't thinking about getting a gaming laptop hahahaha

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 09:42 1

8. Gvus2001 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)


I got an invite and missed the 24 hour window!

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 09:47 2

11. jove39 (Posts: 1305; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Don't worry...you didn't missed anything significant.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 09:44 2

9. jove39 (Posts: 1305; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I got invite in strom of invites contest...bought Oneplus One phone and sold it yesterday (after 2 weeks)...It's good phone but there are some issues that Oneplus think are feature. Like yellow band at the bottom of screen...and that was reason I sold my phone.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 11:27 1

13. JC557 (Posts: 1137; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


So wait they can give away a high volume of invites to buy a phone but people still can't buy one without said invite? Sounds to me they finally have quite a number in stock if that's the case. This is where I hope Xiaomi will have a distributor in the US seeing as OnePlus doesn't seem to give a cr*p.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 12:38

14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3309; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I got their email saying I could do something for them so I would have some tiny chance to win an invite. I just deleted it. This sort of marketing is insulting.

Buying a OnePlus One is like paying $350 for someone to give me a headache. There's just too many problems with this phone and company. I'd rather spend slightly more and get a real phone from a real company with real support.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 17:00 1

16. p51d007 (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


LOL, on THEIR OWN USER forums, someone mentioned the Huawei Ascend Mate2...didn't give it a 2nd look because of the specs, but then people started talking about how good it was ON THE ONE PLUS forums, bought one, and WOW! So what, no zillion pixel density screen, no 801 processor, no 3 gb ram, no kit kat...big whoop! Faster than my note1, screen is great, speaker LOUDER and 2-3 days of battery life? Keep the one, I didn't have to be "invited" to spend my money!

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 00:04

18. black02wing (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 Feb 2007)


Something About being invited to buy something just doesnt sit well. Just like a 3 wheeled car for 6800. :)
Ill stick with my G2 not on contract

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 03:06

19. smilence (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)


wow,oppo got so much attention by making a stupid decision……

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