PSA: Don't buy the OnePlus 5 via Amazon (US)

PSA: Don't buy the OnePlus 5 via Amazon (US)

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).

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10 Comments

1. Xboxsucks69

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

This is still a thing?

2. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

One good get Galaxy S8 for this price.

4. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

One could*

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1457; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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.

8. middlehead

Posts: 448; Member since: May 12, 2014

Read the article again; this isn't Amazon upping the price, it's assholes selling through the Amazon Marketplace. I never cared about the Pixel, but I can guarantee that was the problem then too.

5. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Amazon prices for phones has always been way too high. Same thing here in Canada. Some of it may be due to third-party offerings being overly greedy.

6. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I seen on craigslist some guy selling a 64gb op5 for $600.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Don't buy OnePlus 5.

9. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

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.

10. seeker.lbd

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

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.

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