PSA: Don't buy the OnePlus 5 via Amazon (US)
by Florin Troaca / Jun 24, 2017, 8:15 PM
If you didn't manage to pre-order a OnePlus 5 on the day of its announcement, and you can't make it to one of OnePlus' pop-up events, perhaps you're tempted to buy the phone via Amazon, seeing as it's available (in the US) via several third-party sellers. However, we certainly don't advise you to purchase the handset through Amazon, as this is not the official channel to get it from.
Right now, the US version of the OnePlus 5 - warranty included - can be found on Amazon for the insane prices of $779 (64 GB model), or $899 (128 GB model). The phone's international variant - without US warranty - is cheaper, but still more expensive than it should be: $559 (64 GB), or $639 (128 GB).
Obviously, you're better off if you're waiting until June 27, when the OnePlus 5 will be available directly from OnePlus' US website, warranty included. The smartphone's official prices are $479 (64 GB) and $539 (128 GB).
- Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3300 mAh
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When Amazon was selling the Pixel it was selling for $1500, so it's not a surprise that they would sell this phone for almost twice as much.
posted on Jun 24, 2017, 9:32 PM 0
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the official price (with proper local warranty) in my region for 64GB is 550 USD and 128GB for 630 USD. launching soon. whereas the unofficial imported sets are going as high as 700 USD for 128GB.can get it now. people will pay more to get the first OnePlus 5.
posted on Jun 26, 2017, 12:16 PM 0
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I sometimes admit Amazon prices are far behind the actual market price, but Oneplus phones suffer from dishonest third-party dealers stockpiling to sell at a bloated price. The same happened with OnePlus 2, 3, 3t... shady third-party dealers robbing at plain daylight in the name of "free trade and capitalism." I remember the first OnePlus even had a shadowy market for purchase of invitation vouchers (which I found highly disrespectful). The reality is there will always be somebody foolish enough falling for such exotic prices out of desperation, impatience, ego or ill shopping habits (if it is not a ghost dealer scamming you out of your hard-earned money at Amazon's loss and your frustration). I can't talk bad about the free market because we all benefit from it in some form, but I will never respect those who make their living by abusing others or those who try to see me as a smuck.
posted on Jul 01, 2017, 10:43 AM 0
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