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OnePlus 3 goes back on sale in Europe and Hong Kong
If you were looking to purchase a OnePlus 3 back in August, you may have run into an issue whereby the phone’s sale was actually halted in your country. Today, OnePlus’ latest flagship is no longer at the mercy of a stock shortage, and is now available to purchase in these countries once more.
From this morning, the OnePlus 3 is again available to buy in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. Sales in Hong Kong are also back online after the temporary sales pause.
Apparently, the stock shortage situation was caused by higher than expected demand throughout much of Europe, the UK and the US. According to Finnish carrier Elisa, the phone is pretty hot in Europe right now. The stock problem was exacerbated by the lack of an invite system this time around, leaving the company with little choice but to keep pushing back shipping dates while it brought in more stock.
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Unfortunately, the reintroduction of sales doesn’t necessarily mean that stock will be arriving in consumer’s hands in a timely manner. Customers are still facing a four week shipping turnaround for the sought after “Soft Gold” model. Although, the graphite variant now in stock for immediate shipping. Those who managed to buy their phone after August 9th should continue to keep an eye on their expecting shipping date, as these will have now been updated.