OnePlus to halt sales of the OnePlus 3 for more than a month in 24 countries

OnePlus to halt sales of the OnePlus 3 for more than a month in 24 countries
The OnePlus 3 is the fastest selling OnePlus device ever sold. That bit of positive news comes from co-founder Carl Pei, who must be living up to his Twitter handle (@getpeid). Without the invite system to drag things down, the OnePlus 3 is selling better than the company expected. This forced OnePlus to extend the shipping date on new orders, especially in mainland Europe. The company is running out of inventory in certain markets.

In order to build inventory back up in affected countries, sales of the OnePlus 3 will be halted starting August 9th at 6pm EDT, until September 12th at 5:59pm EDT in the following markets:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain

If you place an order prior to August 9th, you will not be affected by the sales halt; your phone will go out on the estimated shipping date.


Pei says that OnePlus will put up a page where consumers can leave their email address so that they can be notified when orders resume. Concern about a mismatch between supply and demand is exactly why OnePlus resorted to the invite system during its first two years in business. OnePlus was worried about supply overwhelming demand which would have left them with too many unsold phones. But the opposite is occurring. The OnePlus 3 has been selling so well in Europe that demand has overwhelmed supply. The sales halt gives the company time to build more phones so that it can balance supply and demand.


If you live in one of the 24 countries and are dying to buy the OnePlus 3, we would suggest that you make the purchase before next Tuesday. Otherwise, you won't be able to order the handset for more than a month.



source: OnePlus

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16 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

LG & HTC have more to worry!!!

3. bigcjm

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Probably not. Oneplus isnt exactly raking in the cash per unit.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Sadly if you look at LG and HTC's yearly profits neither are they... HTC's profits are abysmal, and LG had QC issues that almost guarantee that anyone who gives LG a chance once won't be a return buyer. I've only met one person that after owning a LG phone went on to buying another one.

7. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

You are wrong i have been buying lg phones for the last 3 years and i never returned one. As long as lg keeps using ips display ill stick with them

12. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Well bad news LG has just invested 1.6 billion dollars in OLED production and research. And everyone agrees OLED is the way to go.

13. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Well no everyone likes oled, im one of them, whenever they fix the burn in issue, then we talk. i am very sure, i will always be able to find a phone with ips screen though so i dont worry

14. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I hate to break it to you, but LCD panels have burn in issue too.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Oneplus has one major draw back for me. It's their Oxygen OS. They can shove that where the sun don't shine.

10. Xelief

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Oh gee, let me counter your anecdote with my own: 3 out of 4 cell phones I've owned are LG and I've loved each of them to bits. A very large number of my friends and coworkers are using the LG G5 and some are even still using the Nexus 5. Both very solid phones from LG that are also very reasonably priced.

2. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Poor oneplus, something like this always happens to them.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

They're pro's at creating hype. I think they watched Apple closely. I loved my OnePlus One, and wanted a OnePlus 3 but after hearing a bunch of warranty horror issues(false water damage) I decided to buy a ZTE Axon 7 with the 2 year warranty with accident protection.

6. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Yes, phone selling much better than expected is terrible news for them.

9. Xelief

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Well in this case it could mean losing potential customers as they upgrade to something else during the period where they aren't selling the device. I'm sure it isn't going to devastate sales or anything, but definitely a negative impact.

16. gsv619

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

This is OnePlus. They are by no ways a victim here. This thing is being purposely done, so that they can make max sales by 9th August. Plus, when they "restock", the demand will be crazy. If supply is the real issue here, they could have easily diverted stock from other regions to those 24 countries.

11. Unordinary unregistered

Informative post, Alan. This is what we like to see. Factual info. Time to tell family in Spain the reason for this. Thanks again

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Mine is arriving in 2 days! Can't wait.

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