OnePlus 3 - Brexit means hard choices need to be made

  1. Robxxx7
    Jelly Bean Jun 29, 2016

    Robxxx7 , Jun 29, 2016 :
    I've got a Loop VR, but because of Brexit i would have to charge you 400,000,000 guatatamalan dringoes for it :rolleyes:

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  2. David S.
    OnePlus Europe Staff Member Jun 29, 2016

    David S. , Jun 29, 2016 :
    It couldn't, because it wasn't in stock.

    Captura de pantalla 2016-06-29 a las 13.01.20.png

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  3. sionyn2
    Eclair Jun 29, 2016

    sionyn2 , Jun 29, 2016 :
    We have always payed more even when sterling was stronger these fluctuations aren't exactly that big.

    I don't accept it considering you never changed your prices when sterling was stronger. That makes you guys look your just taking advantage the dollar has dropped all markets have, don't see you increase prices there?

    Expected better from one plus

  4. David S.
    OnePlus Europe Staff Member Jun 29, 2016

    David S. , Jun 29, 2016 :
    Please refer to my previous image. The drop is very significant and the trend over the last two years (our company hasn't been selling for much longer than that) has been generally downwards.

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  5. Robxxx7
    Jelly Bean Jun 29, 2016

    Robxxx7 , Jun 29, 2016 :
    Decent size drop between Euro x US$ too ...

    as a business what you do regarding prices is your business .... as a customer what i choose to do is my business ... my decision is made :)

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  6. Luke-S
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 29, 2016

    Luke-S , Jun 29, 2016 :
    Don't increase the cost. It's currently at the right balance. The economy will recover.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2016

  7. lejaybo
    Froyo Jun 29, 2016

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  8. mattjames1980
    Donut Jun 29, 2016

  9. eitng
    Froyo Jun 29, 2016

    eitng , Jun 29, 2016 :
    a company can also hedge their exchange rates for 12 months to minimise risk of having to increase prices etc.

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  10. mwayner
    Lollipop Jun 29, 2016

    mwayner , Jun 29, 2016 :
    I've been browsing this forum for the last three days, waiting for this thread to appear. Actually mulled over starting one to ask the question. Couldn't imagine the pound losing that much, without affecting the UK price of the phone.

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  11. Robson
    KitKat Jun 29, 2016

  12. sionyn2
    Eclair Jun 29, 2016

    sionyn2 , Jun 29, 2016 :
    Another thing is those fluctuations are so small their practicaly insignificant. Until the pound is worth less than a dollar I can't see how you can justify a price hike but of course it's a free market you can do as you please your in this to make money.

    I get these are uncertain times hope it gose well for all of us.

  13. rarog
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Jun 29, 2016

    rarog , Jun 29, 2016 :
    You have to calculate long-term or adjust price on a daily basis. OnePlus istn't a stock market so adjusting prices for long-term stability is the way to go. And OP isn't the only company doing this.

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  14. kshah8989
    Cupcake Jun 29, 2016

    kshah8989 , Jun 29, 2016 :
    Appreciate the honesty, although surely this won't affect us for another 2 years after the Article 50 has been activated?

  15. eitng
    Froyo Jun 29, 2016

    eitng , Jun 29, 2016 :
    oh well thats okay then.. ;)

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  16. BahnStormer
    Cupcake Jun 29, 2016

    BahnStormer , Jun 29, 2016 :
    I don't think the OP comment was directed at the UK's single market / political status, purely an exchange rate move that is going against them: the fact that their costs are in US Dollars (or Yuan - closely linked to the USD), while we're spending in Pounds.

    Price observations:
    UK Price: £309
    US Price: $399
    US Price converted to Pounds, at the the current (historic low) exchange rate: £295, so they still have another 5% cushion before they get to charging people in the UK the same price as the US consumers - if they put the price up, you should still be find a way to get them from the US* for even less than the current UK OP store.

    Although it is disappointing when companies use a strong Dollar / weak Pound as a reason to bump up prices, but fail to give that back to customers when the reverse happens, bear in mind that the closest competitors to the OP3 (£309) are probably the other Snapdragon820 units (Galaxy S7 / LG G5) and they're all £400+ - with less onboard storage, but SD card slots to bump that back up (at additional cost).

    * Bear in mind you may have EU import duties to pay, but "Hey ho", maybe a reduced customs and excise duties for American and Chinese imports will mean that the price comes down 2 years after Article 50 gets invoked, just in time for the next (OP5?) upgrade :)

  17. 3rdschulz
    Gingerbread Jun 29, 2016

  18. obakesan.
    Jelly Bean Jun 29, 2016

    obakesan. , Jun 29, 2016 :
    well it remains to be seen but until its signed, sealed, delivered, the UK is not out of EU just yet. shame markets reacting though in fear without knowing all the details, like a domino affect.

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  19. SoniaB
    Head Moderator; Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Jun 29, 2016

    SoniaB , Jun 29, 2016 :
    The UK price is inclusive of all taxes. You pay £309 plus shipping costs (only priority shipping as standard shipping is free)
    The US price is not. Taxes are added at checkout so $399 is the price of the phone before tax in the US

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  20. RossThompson96
    Honeycomb Jun 29, 2016