Amazon India allegedly ships a brick instead of a OnePlus One to a customer?

Amazon India allegedly ships a brick instead of a OnePlus One to a customer?
A gentlemen who lives in India by the name of Maninder Walia, claims to have received a piece of a brick from Amazon India instead of the OnePlus One handset he ordered. Images posted on the man's Facebook page show what appears to be a piece of a brick sitting inside a OnePlus One box. Peeling away some of the tape used on the outside of the package, revealed that it had seemingly been tampered with.

Thieves will often remove a device from its box, replace it with something that weighs approximately the same, re-seal the box and sell it at a "bargain" price. Back in October 2012, a box that was was supposed to contain an iPad, purchased from a Walmart store for a birthday present, contained only notepads inside. One month later, a similar incident took place. A lady purchasing an iPad from a shady character standing in a gas station parking lot, lost $200 when the sealed box contained a mirror instead of a tablet.

Amazon has told Mr. Walia that it is looking into the matter. Based on a comment he made, it seems that the purchase cost him the equivalent of $340 USD. It would also seem that the phone that was swapped for the brick fragment was supposedly the 64GB Sandstone Black version of the OnePlus One.

If anything new develops with this story, we will let you know. For now, the investigation continues.


Thanks for the tip!

source: ManinderWalia via Gadgetgyaan

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20 Comments

1. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Maybe Oneplus One 2.1 version?

2. RaidenPR

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

i don't see any problem here.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

He got the Brickstone White version, which only has 0 GB of internal storage and 0 GB of RAM... :(

19. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The phone is bricked right out of the box. I guess he can only use that phone as expensive paper weight

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Feeling sad for him. But he should have not received/accepted the tampered package.

5. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Yes. I got even on my G Watch R box "Do not accept if seal is broken."

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Wow, Jeff Bezos is still pretty pissed about that Fire Phone isn't he?

4. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That looks like the One Plus One to me...

6. XpeRyan25

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

hhmmm???? is that what I think it is?.. it most definitely is! he got the BRICK plus ONE!. it's a rare one, they only made like 3 of it for the whole world...(^_^)

8. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

I've bricked plenty phones with custom roms but this is ridiculous.

9. XpeRyan25

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

you betcha.. maybe they rooted the phone and then it BRICKED.. how unfortunate...

11. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

At least it wasn't an iPhone because if Apple had their way they'd send anyone who jailbreaks to jail.

10. smartMartian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Damn!! best value for money, do we need invite for that brick? Where should we register Carl??

12. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Maybe this is around third odd incident in India. There were also persons who received mangoes and onions instead of mobiles.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

unlike brick, atleast they can eat mangoes, and its still better than apple

16. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Oh yeah, I'd definitely have a mango over an apple! Who wouldn't?

14. mahima

Posts: 733; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

once, happened to my friend before, though from flipkart

17. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

I bet he got it with an invite

18. walia_maninder524

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Guys, I didn't accept the tampered package. It was only after i found the brick instead of phone. I checked under "Amazon" tapes. It was then i came to know the package was damaged.

20. walia_maninder524

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Amazon issued refund

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