While some people out there are still having gripes about the lack of an invitation from OnePlus, it seems there may be another way for consumers to get their hands on the OnePlus One. An invite free method. Who would have thought? Before you all jump for joy and get too excited though, this method comes with a considerable drawback of its own. A higher cost. The low cost price tag of the OnePlus One is one of the reasons it was so appealing in the first place. That and the use of high end specifications and hardware that are on par with this year’s other high end flagships from more well known smartphone manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, and LG.
While higher prices are higher prices, the listings for these OnePlus One handsets isn’t astronomical but this would be a good time to exercise your mastery of patience if you can. Seeing as how you can get the 16GB version of the OnePlus One for just $299 from OnePlus themselves here in the U.S. if you have an invite or just wait till they’re more widely available, paying the prices listed at online retailers like Flossmall seems a little bit outrageous, but then again that’s the price of convenience and the capitalization involved with supply and demand. The demand for the OnePlus One is high, and while some people may not be getting invites just yet, it can be bought without one from Flossmall for $416 with free worldwide shipping via DHL. Hey, at least the shipping is free.
That’s over $100 more than what the original cost is from OnePlus, and we don’t even want to imagine what the 64GB version might cost in this type of situation. Flosmall isn’t the only place selling the 16GB model of the OnePlus One either, spemall and Oppo mart are also selling the device for just a little bit less than Flossmall but without the inclusion of free shipping it looks like. If you live in other regions like Germany, Spain, Italy, or France, then you can order the same 16GB OnePlus One from Lenteen as well, for a total of €314.98 which includes the shipping cost of €19.99 via DHL services. If you can’t wait to get your hands on this phone and you don’t mind the smaller storage size model, go for it.