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Lottery System Alternative?

  1. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 16, 2014 :
    There is no system thus far because no one seems to offer a better (majority rules) idea. Everyone seems content with complaining :p
     

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  2. virgil1981
    KitKat Jul 16, 2014

    virgil1981 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Thats human nature to complain:D.
     

    #22
  3. karawai
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2014


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  4. xdlas
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2014


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  5. toastytoast1234
    Marshmallow Jul 16, 2014

    toastytoast1234 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    A working BUY IT NOW button might also get the job done.
     

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  6. virgil1981
    KitKat Jul 16, 2014

    virgil1981 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    What would a pre-order guarantee. If they don't have the stock you would still be waiting and there is nothing stopping them from pushing your pre-order date back.
     

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  7. godspeed
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2014

    godspeed , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Everybody are giving their invite randomly, so what are you crying about?
     

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  8. vIlco
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    vIlco , Jul 16, 2014 :
    I can't see any invites, so... o:
     

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  9. xdlas
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2014

    xdlas , Jul 16, 2014 :
    I agreed that it doesn't guarantee, but I at least I know that I ordered and paid! seeing too many people jump around threads begging for invite is .... crazy!
     

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  10. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 16, 2014 :
    I'm actually OK with waiting for the preorders to start. Though if i got an invite I'll probably turn into one of those rabid Oneplus zombie peddlers.. But in any case, the whole point of this experiment was to figure out a fair way to avoid beggars. It is disgusting to see human nature in action and those who have lording it over the have nots :/I sympathize with those who really want the phone.
     

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  11. godspeed
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2014

    godspeed , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Remove your glasses, cat.
     

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  12. virgil1981
    KitKat Jul 16, 2014

    virgil1981 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Well, they said they will be rolling out a pre-order system in the future.
     

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  13. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Its not really random when they can choose who to give it to, is it? Maybe check definitions.. :p
     

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  14. Bolean
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

    Bolean , Jul 16, 2014 :
    There are more and more Invites coming because you have one, order the device, receive 2-5 invites to give away and give them to persons who what to by the device too. So there are more and more coming out.
     

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  15. tntpop
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2014

    tntpop , Jul 16, 2014 :
    The invite system creates envy and makes people close their eyes on the rest of the world. It's emphasised by the fact that some early supporters are giving away thier invites for various reasons.

    I think the invite system is going the way it could anyway, there's no way to tell if your good, bad or evil just by the amount of likes and posts you make.
    Of course, adding the activity might be a good idea but then some people who support 1+1 can't necessarily have the same activity as those who only just registered.

    On the other hand, the early supporters who give their invites away should consider rank since I saw some give to a 20k or 30k member no later than yesterday. That 20k~30k person is bound to get an invite by today or tomorrow so it's just jumping 1 or 2 days max.
    If you consider the higher numbers (approx. 100k), those members are likely to wait until the pre-order/real sale system starts. Are they bad supporters? Are they not those who were also there at the Kickstarter? Never know...
     

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  16. xdlas
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2014

    xdlas , Jul 16, 2014 :
    OPO said many things.. but they are slowly doing it.
     

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  17. virgil1981
    KitKat Jul 16, 2014

    virgil1981 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Yep. Everything is slow with them. Took me about 3 months on these forums to finally get an invite.
     

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  18. vIlco
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    vIlco , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Now think in those who nowadays have an iPhone5s, a Nexus5 or any HQ phone, and they're here just because daddy give 'em money. :)
     

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  19. tntpop
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2014

    tntpop , Jul 16, 2014 :
    The extra invites to give away are, afaik, not yet given to the inital buyers.
     

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  20. drmartin
    Moderator Moderator Jul 16, 2014

    drmartin , Jul 16, 2014 :
    That's pretty lucky, some people have waited for months without anything. :/
     

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