It's raining (only) 150 invites !

  1. Wrighty
    Jelly Bean May 20, 2014

    Wrighty , May 20, 2014 :
    No. No. NO!

    Stop with the mindless "Win an Invitation" contests. Have you any idea how stupid it is to make people enter a contest so they can beg to win an invitation to buy a phone at full price??

    It's insane. Making people beg you to take their money.

    If you create a contest, at least give the winner a real prize like a free or discounted phone.

    Right now, I could buy any smartphone on the market. And don't start with the "but look at the OPO specs vs price, they're awesome" comments. Yes, I know they are but that's no good to me if I can't get hold of it for another two months.

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  2. Sparkolo
    Community Veteran May 20, 2014

    Sparkolo , May 20, 2014 :
    They are gonna reward the oldest here for their loyalty, you are here from April 18, so just a month, not months. This is just one of the contests, also loyal members will receive invites, and furthermore there will be an exponential growth due to the me invites to contest winners. Of they have out 10k invites in a few days there would have been more than 1mln invites and they would have had to stop giving invites to buyers.
    Just think about this, the whole method works, if you let them work without this kind of useless crying threads.

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  3. Sparkolo
    Community Veteran May 20, 2014

    Sparkolo , May 20, 2014 :
    Go buy another phone if you can't wait another month man. #NeverSettle

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  4. ah_heng
    Honeycomb May 20, 2014

    ah_heng , May 20, 2014 :
    150 invites is not ridiculous. It's their prerogative. Calling it "raining" is ridiculous and frankly misleading :)

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  5. Wrighty
    Jelly Bean May 20, 2014

    Wrighty , May 20, 2014 :
    So, you can officially confirm that I will be able to get a phone within 30 days?

    Great, send me that in writing and I'll be happy.

    The actual point is that these contests aren't really contests but glorified, hyped up waiting lists. There isn't even a real prize.
    Last edited: May 20, 2014

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  6. Emmanuel
    Marketing May 20, 2014

    Emmanuel , May 20, 2014 :
    Please do not forget that our 100 winners will get 3 invites each, which makes the count to 400. As @Sparkolo just said, we will reward our early forum users in the upcoming weeks. Therefore there will be more OnePlus One users and consequently more chance to get an invite.

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  7. davez
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 20, 2014

  8. Wrighty
    Jelly Bean May 20, 2014

    Wrighty , May 20, 2014 :
    From April 23rd actually.

    But if you think that someone who joined the forum earlier and doesn't contribute to any discussions is more deserving then I can live with that.

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  9. ryanbates
    Honeycomb May 20, 2014

    ryanbates , May 20, 2014 :
    Pretty much hit the nail on the head...

  10. kerchant
    Froyo May 20, 2014

    kerchant , May 20, 2014 :
    Hopefully 150 is just a tease to create even more frenzy for the Opo and then the invites will start to ramp up!

  11. lvpl
    Honeycomb May 20, 2014

    lvpl , May 20, 2014 :
    Right, 150 invites are ridiculous but it's better than nothing !! ;):D

  12. toni88
    KitKat May 20, 2014

    toni88 , May 20, 2014 :
    Please don't make that discourse...

    It's not the OnePlus philosophy... Right @Emmanuel ??

  13. The Matrix
    Eclair May 20, 2014

    The Matrix , May 20, 2014 :
    OnePlus seems a great device, but if isn't possible to buy it can't be the 2014 DEVICE!

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  14. fueleh
    Honeycomb May 20, 2014

  15. schrbr
    Gingerbread May 20, 2014

    schrbr , May 20, 2014 :
    i think too that 150 invites is a bit minimalistic, but i also think that the invite system will grow pretty fast...
    depends on, how many will get an inital invite ;)

  16. InGaAs
    Honeycomb May 20, 2014

    InGaAs , May 20, 2014 :
    from the number of entries, i would say at least a thousand invites would be a fair number. 150 is really a joke lol

  17. dcoun
    Gingerbread May 20, 2014

    dcoun , May 20, 2014 :
    For a plant of 30K per day to give 500 pieces in 2 weeks is really one thing:
    OnePlus is selecting the gamma testers before the big production.
    So it is not so ridiculous, it is a good plan.

  18. szh
    Cupcake May 20, 2014

  19. Tro
    Honeycomb May 20, 2014

    Tro , May 20, 2014 :
    Is there a list of winner in last contest? I am wondering it real?

  20. JackyWest
    Gingerbread May 20, 2014