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[UPDATED] Early Supporter's (#1846) OPO Purchase Log

  1. Deepak
    Jelly Bean Jul 1, 2014

    Deepak , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Dear 1+ fellow forum members :)

    Here I would like to create a log of major things that has happened between the time I joined this forum and the time I actually get this OPO in my hands. This may or may not help others, but hoping this might help at least a few :)

    Deepak (#1846)
    Joined March 12th 2014 (supposed so called "Early Supporter" - ;):rolleyes::cool::p)

    Most of you guys know me well from these 3 prominent threads that I started (out of 9 total)

    1. http://forums.oneplus.net/threads/sharing-the-best-thing-that-anybody-is-capable-of-doing.5791/
    2. http://forums.oneplus.net/threads/1-team-meet-the-wonderful-oneplus-team-well-most-of-them.11240/
    3. http://forums.oneplus.net/threads/u...ruth-behind-invite-distributing-system.32378/
    18-June-2014:
    After several posts of struggle :(, finally got my ES-Invite confirmation on 18-June-2014 from @David S. and that I would be getting my invite on (or) before June 30th. Carl confirmed that it might even arrive at (late) midnight :eek:o_O

    30-June-2014:
    Finally got that (hopefully deserved) ES-Invite in my inbox. (7:56 pm IST)
    Ordered upload_2014-6-30_15-56-6.png and Since I am from India, I was hoping that I could order it to either my cousin's home or to my friend's home and then they could bring it to me, but :( 1+ delayed like hell even to sell it to a member in the top 2000 range, currently I have no one that I know of who is coming to India from US, So I had to use PPOBOX.com and the total additional cost will be ~20% including shipping & customs charges [Will edit and give exact amounts as days progress]

    But if 1+ had sold me OPO in June 1st week itself (June 6th ES-Invite batch) then my cousin who came on June 18th would have brought me MY OPO and I wouldn't have had to pay the additional ~20% unnecessarily :mad: {past is past, huh :(}

    They didn't include me in that June 6th batch because I did not belong to 1 of the 16 launch countries, though they said they wouldn't restrict Invites (proof, plz check in the above thread #3 of mine). Luckily from 2nd ES-Invite batch they didn't restrict and I was very happy to be one among them :p:D

    PPOBox Info
    Code:
    People please try to do in these following steps, while ordering using ppobox
    
    (1st register with ppobox & submit id proofs and customs clearance letter [format they will provide] )
    create a new shipment in ppobox, fill what ever u know, leave the rest, it can be updated later. This will generate a package ID.
    
    Now order 1+ via paypal (as i said earlier, paypal address & 1+ billing address should be same) and give 1+ shipping address as in the below format for ppobox's NY address
    sample:
    urNAME - ICCWORLD
    PPOBOX #333333 , Package ID #222222
    (their NY address with ph-no)
    
    Now 1+ will give u order # once OPO is shipped, take that and go back to ppobox site and edit your already created shipment and enter this order number.
    
    Seller's info:
    Company Name: 1+ (OnePlus)
    Address: Baldwin Park, CA, USA
    Contains: 1 Mobile Phone, 1 Mobile Charger
    
    Cost Detials:
    349$ + 11.99 (std shipping) / 16.99 (express shipping) = either 360.99 / 365.99 $
    
    then, things will follow exactly like I mentioned below...
    
    I have nothing more to add.

    Invites Status:
    [1/July/2014 11:40 AM IST]
    upload_2014-7-1_11-41-34.png

    Order Status:
    [1/July/2014 11:40 AM IST]
    upload_2014-7-1_11-44-28.png

    Only Paypal payment method was available and I am a verified Paypal User, I used a Std-Char CC and Paypal charged me ~22,926 INR for 365.99 USD (Google showed the conversion as ~21,926 INR as on June 30th) So I guess Paypal charged me 1000 INR for the conversion charges :eek::(

    Note: Will keep updating this thread with the shipment's progress as and when I come to know of it :D

    Reg. Invites to share, I have already promised all 3, if anybody has 2-3 more to share please share it with me, my list is big ;)

    Update 1:
    [2/July/2014 6:00 AM IST]
    Order status changed to "processing"
    upload_2014-7-2_11-29-46.png

    Also PPOBOX called and asked me to send the Invoice for my purchase and I sent them my Paypal receipt that I got in the mail.

    Update 2:
    [3/July/2014 8:02 AM IST]
    Order status changed to "Complete", Also got the High Five mail ;) with my express's UPS tracking number :)
    upload_2014-7-3_8-19-30.png

    Update 3:
    [3/July/2014 12:05 PM IST]
    upload_2014-7-3_12-8-24.png

    Update 4:
    [3/July/2014 4:12 PM IST]
    I guess I will have to wait till next tuesday/wednesday to get the next update since my OPO is travelling by UPS Ground even though I paid premium price of 16.99$ for EXPRESS shipping it :( (well one can not have everything always, life is like that ;))

    upload_2014-7-3_16-13-59.png

    Update 5: Bought this black case from *Mod Edit. No outside sales links allowed, thank you.* on 23-Jun-14 3:30 PM IST and it got delivered today (03-Jul-14 10:00 AM IST) This kinda feels like the OPO's sandstone ;)

    Update 6:
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    Update 7:
    [9/July/2014 11:30 AM IST]
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    Update 8: Delivered to PPOBox ;)

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    Update 9:
    [10:30 PM IST 12/July/2014]

    I received a mail from PPOShippments stating that they have shipped my package to India (I got this mail 18 hours ago, which is little more than 2 days since it reached their NY address, so PPOBox will take 24-48 to ship the package to India once after they receive it)
    Hopefully I will be getting my Invoice with charges levied by Customs & duty on or before Tuesday, will keep u all posted...

    Also was able to track the package in ICCWORLD tracking site, my OPO is in transit to INDIA as of now ;)

    upload_2014-7-12_22-39-24.png

    Update 10:
    [14/July/2014 8:03 PM IST]

    Received Invoice from PPOBox and my package is with them in Mumbai, I have paid the amount at around 9:20 PM same day and expect to receive the package in 2-3 days ;)
    Note: Invoice will be sent only after Customs is cleared, so If u receive Invoice then it means everything went well with Indian Customs ;)

    upload_2014-7-15_11-14-30.png

    upload_2014-7-15_11-16-40.png

    Update 11:
    [15/July/2014 8:03 PM IST]

    PPOBox have shipped my OPO using BLUEDART and I will receive it on or before Thursday (hopefully) ;)

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  2. Deepak
    Jelly Bean Jul 1, 2014

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  3. crowny13
    Jelly Bean Jul 1, 2014


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  4. kalidu
    Froyo Jul 1, 2014

    kalidu , Jul 1, 2014 :
    wow....thats a nightmare. as a person living in a non launch country i can understand :(
     

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  5. sukanta.hazra
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 1, 2014

    sukanta.hazra , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Congratulation Deepak ... you deserve this phone...

    Remember ? I told you about the additional FCY Markup Fee by bank.
    It seems that 1000/- extra by paypal... due to the same currency conversion charge ...

    anyway.... good luck... hope you receive the beauty in your hand very soon...

    :D
     

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  6. gagan
    Honeycomb Jul 1, 2014


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  7. Deepak
    Jelly Bean Jul 1, 2014

    Deepak , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Thanks a lot ;)
     

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  8. Deepak
    Jelly Bean Jul 1, 2014

    Deepak , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Really?! Can you please entertain us then ;)?
     

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  9. tayorsnr81
    Gingerbread Jul 1, 2014

    tayorsnr81 , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Stop whining, it is people like you that make things difficult for buyers in launch countries.
     

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  10. Abby
    KitKat Jul 1, 2014

    Abby , Jul 1, 2014 :
    This is very sad though that a person from non launching country got an invite n opo and ppl like us are left out..not fair :/
     

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  11. namit_shah
    Honeycomb Jul 1, 2014


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  12. Sathish Guru
    Gingerbread Jul 1, 2014

    Sathish Guru , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Thanks for the Detailed Narration Bro :) I gonna follow the same process here :)
     

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  13. edif2008
    Gingerbread Jul 1, 2014

    edif2008 , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Congrats... Seems pretty hard to get it, but I'm happy that you finally got your hands on the OnePlus One.:)
     

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  14. firoz
    KitKat Jul 1, 2014


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  15. Deepak
    Jelly Bean Jul 1, 2014

    Deepak , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Who the hell is whining, explain...
     

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  16. nicoletoledo24
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 1, 2014


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  17. Deepak
    Jelly Bean Jul 1, 2014

    Deepak , Jul 1, 2014 :
    If you have read my earlier posts you would know, In current world situation every company wants to go GLOBAL and they can't do that by satisfying just only a few bunch of countries... If they have restricted the INVITES to launch countries alone for a long time then they would be in a much more worse case as several people all around the world were following the 1+ and they all would revolt (hope you can understand this) People from Non-launch countries buying OPO through proper Invites ISN'T the true issue but SCALPERS & RESELLERS are the true villains that many are still without Invites and OPOs...
     

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  18. Deepak
    Jelly Bean Jul 1, 2014

    Deepak , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Yep :)
     

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  19. Shriekanth
    Gingerbread Jul 1, 2014


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  20. nicoletoledo24
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 1, 2014

    nicoletoledo24 , Jul 1, 2014 :
    Might just get the g3 due for an upgrade anyways. Saw a cnc achined aluminum case. Stunning
     

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