This Black Friday, the OnePlus 2 will be sold without invites; OnePlus holiday deals also coming soon

If you're bothered by the fact that you need an invite to buy the OnePlus 2, we have good news: this Black Friday, OnePlus will be selling the handset directly via its online store. In fact, it looks like open sales will be available for four full days, between November 27 and November 30. In addition, OnePlus plans to offer various holiday deals during the Black Friday week-end, though it didn't provide more details about this.

It's not clear if there will be any discounts on the price of the OnePlus 2, which currently costs $329 (16 GB) or $389 (64 GB) in the US, and €339 (16 GB) or €399 (64 GB) in Europe. Also, we don't know if the OnePlus X - which is the newest OnePlus handset on the market - will benefit from any Black Friday offers. As you may already know, both the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X are sold unlocked.

Are you willing to buy a OnePlus 2 if invites are not required? Or do you think there are better smartphones in this price range out there? Let us know in the comments section!


source: OnePlus (Twitter)

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13 Comments

1. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Is there enough demand for this device that the invite system is even needed? I like and respect what they are trying to do, but the OP2 kind of missed the marks the OP1 hit.

3. middlehead

Posts: 457; Member since: May 12, 2014

The invite system isn't to control demand, it's to control production. Over-producing inventory that doesn't end up selling would kill them faster than having low sales totals that get fulfilled.

6. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

If the demand doesn't exceed the inventory (supply) then you don't need to control the demand with invites. Carl Pei said himself it was about not making too many phones which would kill a start-up. I'm saying the demand no longer necessitates invites b/c it's low.

8. middlehead

Posts: 457; Member since: May 12, 2014

They don't know the demand because they're a brand new company, they don't have multiple generations of sales data to project it so they control production with invites. Demand dropping gives them more reason to stay with invites, not less.

9. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

I see you absolutely don't get it. You wrote: 'I'm saying the demand no longer necessiates invites b/c it's low.' Yes, that's why the invite system is needed: they don't want the phones to stay in stock. They want to sell all of them. Because if they produce too many (from their money) and we don't buy them, then it's like they threw the money out the window. Understand? They need the invite system to know, how many units will sell and they produce that many.

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Me not understand? lol. Maybe there is a language barrier, but that's what I am saying exactly.

2. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

The oneplus two is not a real upgrade over oneplus one and it shows in their sales. They would have sold better if the added microsd slot to the 16GB version.

4. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

No more hype for OnePlus now...

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

If oneplus offer is considered a deal, other OEMs have black friday deals all over the year.

7. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I just....really? Who cares about OnePlus.....seems like their only true fan base is in India..

11. Amo5500

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 23, 2015

Without marketing hype OnePlus is JUST ANOTHER cheap chinese brand. With marketing hype OnePlus is a good bargain that (almost) imposible to get By creating a marketing hype!!! When OnePlus say NO INVITES for one day, sales will be 100x compared to whole year of no-invites/marketing-hypes -- Good Job OnePlus --

12. aimkul

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

1+3 with SD 820 will be bang for buck

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1903; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

OnePlus....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Their motto should be "We're sorry". If only they knew how to sell phones.

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