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This website sells the OnePlus 2 without invites, but some caveats apply
The OnePlus 2 is finally here, but many potential international customers are still stuck waiting for those pesky invites to trickle down from OnePlus HQ. If you simply can’t wait, myonepl.us will sell you a Chinese OnePlus 2 without an invite. The company is currently shipping to Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia. It sounds pretty good, but there are a couple of major catches.
First up, these handsets are imported from China and will therefore only work with 3G data in the US, and 4G bands are limited to just a selection of carriers in many other countries. This is not the international version of the handset that OnePlus will sell you if you have an invite, so you will be sacrificing some network convenience just to get the handset early.
Shipping is stated to take a reasonable 7-10 days, but it could be up to 2 weeks after your order is processed before delivery begins. This is due to the structure of the organization, which orders the Chinese version of the handset from overseas suppliers who flash Oxygen OS on the device and then ship out the handset.
Furthermore, due to the long chain, there’s very little in the way of a guaranteed warranty or support either. The company says that it will handle requests on a case-by-case basis to solve problems and arrange replacements, but given the long delivery times it sounds less than ideal.
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We’re also sure how the situation will go down with OnePlus, especially given the logo and naming similarities. When asked, the OnePlus acknowledged the site’s existence, but simply stated that “they are neither an official reseller nor partner of OnePlus”.
If this still sounds good to you, the website is selling the 16GB version in black for $499.99 and has the phone in other colors for $524.99. The 64GB model begins at $549.99 in black and costs $574.99 for your pick from the extended color range. All of these options are quite a bit more expensive than the official invite price, which begins at just $329.
Are there any takers out there, or can you wait for an invite?