Amazon India allegedly ships a brick instead of a OnePlus One to a customer?
posted by Alan F. / Oct 11, 2015, 2:17 PM
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
- Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3100 mAh
Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 16, 2015
i don't see any problem here.
posted on Oct 11, 2015, 2:24 PM 11
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Feeling sad for him. But he should have not received/accepted the tampered package.
posted on Oct 11, 2015, 2:25 PM 1
Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015
I've bricked plenty phones with custom roms but this is ridiculous.
posted on Oct 11, 2015, 2:42 PM 12
Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2015
you betcha.. maybe they rooted the phone and then it BRICKED.. how unfortunate...
posted on Oct 11, 2015, 2:47 PM 3
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Maybe this is around third odd incident in India. There were also persons who received mangoes and onions instead of mobiles.
posted on Oct 11, 2015, 3:17 PM 2
Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014
unlike brick, atleast they can eat mangoes, and its still better than apple
posted on Oct 11, 2015, 10:02 PM 3
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