Lottery System Alternative?

  1. sjhann
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2014

    sjhann , Jul 16, 2014 :
    I think this is one of the company strategy to achieve zero inventory status, very similar to early Dell model where they build PC only after you place order in web. With invite strategy the demand always ahead of supply.

  2. furyland
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

  3. Bolean
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

    Bolean , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Is One Plus Giving out invites to the members randomly or it it with the member number?

  4. Suzie
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2014

    Suzie , Jul 16, 2014 :
    no me, i just got here
    got an invite?

  5. 4everKing77
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2014

    4everKing77 , Jul 16, 2014 :
    I think it is not realy fair because I am 8318 and I don't get an Invite till yet :(

  6. SteffenG
    KitKat Jul 16, 2014

    SteffenG , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Nope they shouldnt...they tried and it backfired...random spammers got invites before early members and so on. Also, there are no rules to what active actually means, more spamming threads will pop up.

    Just wait...the way they hand them out now is really fair and the best way to do it!

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  7. thyviper
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2014

    thyviper , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Having an invite only make people happy ..

  8. iomollie
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

    iomollie , Jul 16, 2014 :
    so your issue is that you want the phone more than other people and are annoyed that yuo haven't got it yet?

    Grow up. Wait your turn like everybody else. it's a phone for f**** sake

  9. oneplusoneplus
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2014

    oneplusoneplus , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Actually this is not exactly what is happening. Below 20,000 invites are being rolled out randomly - or by some algorithm we can't figure out. Some early supporters just above 20k have invites and many below 5k still don't.

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  10. DonJarppi
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2014

    DonJarppi , Jul 16, 2014 :
    I'm still pretty sure that being from a launch country is a factor and I suspect activity plays a role also. Maybe they're skipping folks on purpose and then filling them in if they ask what happened.

  11. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 16, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 16, 2014 :
    Perhaps you should fully understand what one is saying before you resort to obscenities. I've already stated my contentment to just wait. My concern is that not everyone has to "Wait". Many are spamming the system and then in turn dangle their status above others.

    And also the addition of choice by its verynature introduces bias, no matter how small. That's why iI think the current system is not" fair ". And I mean by definition, not just my opinion.

  12. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 17, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 17, 2014 :
    EXACTLY! What's the point of having early supporters if they're not even getting the phones in their hands? Working through the list starting from the earliest would be a good idea too (with some other statistics used for some kind of metric).

  13. Diegokafati
    Gingerbread Jul 17, 2014

    Diegokafati , Jul 17, 2014 :
    Please share an invite with me. I haven't had a phone for about 4 months and have been waiting for an invite because I need a phone for college. Please share with me. I promos to share my other 3 invite with forum members.

  14. Kingkun
    Honeycomb Jul 17, 2014

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  15. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 17, 2014

  16. Selkal
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 17, 2014

    Selkal , Jul 17, 2014 :
    "Unfair" has become such a pathetic, overused word in this ultra PC world we live in. I'm sick of it.

  17. exodeth
    Froyo Jul 17, 2014

    exodeth , Jul 17, 2014 :
    This is the problem. People creating a situation where the benefits are biased and all everyone does is complain. No one wants to offer any viable solutions.

  18. DonJarppi
    Honeycomb Jul 17, 2014

    DonJarppi , Jul 17, 2014 :
    Fair and unfair are terms usually thrown around by entitled kids who think life owes them something when the fact is they don't deserve anything any more than the next guy.

  19. Pablito89
    Honeycomb Jul 17, 2014

    Pablito89 , Jul 17, 2014 :
    I think a "random" system is better than "invite" system.
    i don't really get the reason on who will receive 5-10 more invites if he already bought it

  20. pizzagod
    Cupcake Jul 17, 2014

    pizzagod , Jul 17, 2014 :
    I'm curious how this invite system even works. Is it randomly they give you an invite? Is it guaranteed everyone will eventually get an invite?