An accessory that OnePlus 7 Pro buyers might need costs 62% more after price hike
by Alan Friedman / May 18, 2019, 5:26 PM
Last year's OnePlus 6T did not come with a headphone jack, but it was packaged with a Type-C to 3.5mm cable that allows users to employ the phone's charging port to plug in a set of wired headphones. If the dongle gets lost, it used to cost $8 (before taxes and shipping) to replace directly from OnePlus. The OnePlus 7 Pro also is sans a 3.5mm port, but buyers don't have to worry about losing the accessory because it isn't even included in the box. So if someone with OnePlus' latest and greatest wants to use a wired headset that requires a 3.5mm plug, they will have to purchase this dongle.
as some Reddit posters have discovered (via Android Police), $8 is not going to cut it anymore. The Type-C to 3.5mm adapter is now priced at $12.95 on the OnePlus website. That is a 62% hike in the price of the accessory, which is made for the OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro only. With standard shipping to the states, the price before tax is $19.94. Using priority shipping, which is two days faster, the cost is $22.94 before tax.But
We discovered a vendor on eBay selling the Type-C to 3.5mm adapter for just $1.89 with free shipping, but the problem is that the OnePlus 7 Pro will not work with every adapter. We did find someone on the online auction site selling the OnePlus 6T dongle for $5.69 with free shipping, but there are only a couple of units left. If you have a OnePlus 6T and lost your dongle, or want one for your OnePlus 7 Pro, your best bet might be on Amazon where you can buy two Type-C to 3.5mm adapters for $7.99. This accessory does work for the OnePlus 6T, so it should also be fine for the OnePlus 7 Pro. After $5.99 for shipping, the pre-tax price is $13.98 for the pair.
Oddly enough, OnePlus' price for the dongle various greatly from market to market. In Canada, the price before taxes and shipping is equivalent to $14.81 USD, not too far off the price in the states. But in India, it sells for the equivalent of $5.54 USD and roughly $8.88 in the U.K. and Germany.
Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 02, 2018
I'll just buy the usb bullet v2 earphones along with my 7 pro.
posted on May 18, 2019, 5:48 PM 0
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That is really limited in terms of options. Not to mention OnePlus can drive much better headphones.
posted on May 19, 2019, 3:26 AM 0
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They're starting to get greedy
posted on May 18, 2019, 6:25 PM 7
Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 25, 2013
Probably more due to China vs US Trade War than being greedy.
posted on May 18, 2019, 6:31 PM 1
Posts: 146; Member since: Nov 26, 2011
It has nothing to do with the US-China trade war because the price is up for the rest of the world as well. You know, there is the rest of the world that has nothing to do with US or its sanctions? This is totally OnePlus getting greedy!
posted on May 18, 2019, 7:16 PM 8
Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 23, 2019
Or stick with Sammy.
posted on May 18, 2019, 6:26 PM 5
Posts: 446; Member since: May 12, 2014
Easier solution, stop giving money to companies that take things away from us for no reason.
posted on May 18, 2019, 7:59 PM 8
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Nobody should buy OnePlus anymore, they've moved away long time from the "flagship killer" thing and have become expensive and s**t, just like huawei and apple and now for confirmation they pull this bulls**t. Be dumb and give your hard earned money. They are not listening to the fans at all! Why the f**k remove a useful phone functionality? Only to sell you accessories at sky high prices, someone has been looking at apple very closely.
posted on May 19, 2019, 6:29 AM 1
Posts: 711; Member since: Mar 29, 2019
Thata not a big deal. What will be a big deal is when Apple accessories, which are already marked up by as much as 500% vs what they cost to make. Wait until those $80 adapters go up. And the overpriced Apple Pencil.
posted on May 19, 2019, 8:12 AM 0
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