Remember the OnePlus One, ‘The Flagship Killer’? Super phone that would swallow half the flagships out there with ultra low prices. But you cannot just walk into a store to buy one, you can only do it online and you can only do it with an invitation from OnePlus, else you won’t get it. So far the only ones who got the invitation to purchase the OnePlus One are the 100 lucky winners of the ‘Smash The Past’ contest and in a short while a select of members of the OnePlus forums. So looks like we, the ones who did not win or join the contest or a forum member will not get it?
Wrong, OnePlus recently decided to put up its purchase invitation for auction, specifically on eBay. The bids have not yet started so far. The auction is entitled ‘Invites For A Cause’. The revenue from the auction, according to OnePlus will directly proceed to a chosen charity body. As if the charity reason will not keep the price high enough, OnePlus is only going to put up only one pack of invites, albeit the one pack invite will have about 15 invites; 15!?
While this is alluring, we can’t help but wonder who is going to bid for 15 invites to purchase a smartphone. It’s going to get expensive. We’re also wondering if someone wins the bid for 15 invites, how are they supposed to spend all of them? We’re thinking they might sell them to their friends, families, or even strangers. OnePlus did not mention how the 15 invites are supposed to be used anyway. Still want One? We will definitely keep you updated when the bid is up.