The OnePlus One has shown itself to be one of the best phones in 2014, thanks to great performance and great value. Unfortunately, there’s one big catch if you want one of these devices; OnePlus has elected to make the One available only through an invite system where you can only get an invite from a person who already owns a One. Coupled with OnePlus’ own struggles to get the devices out to people who actually have ordered them, you can see that this has created quite a large demand for the phone. We’ve been expecting to see the One transfer to a more traditional retail model for some time now, and that time might be near as we’ve just spotted that online retailer Camera Paradise apparently has the OnePlus One in stock and is selling it for a relatively reasonable price of $438.98 AUD.
For reference, this is the 16GB model of the OnePlus One (in white), and the equivalent 16GB Nexus 5 sells for $399 AUD. But when you consider how in demand the phone is, that’s not a bad price at all. Camera Paradise is saying that the phones will start shipping in 3 days, so if you’re hoping to get in on this opportunity, it would probably be pertinent to do so soon here. I believe Camera Paradise ships worldwide with shipping and taxes to be added on checkout or delivery.
Are you hoping to get the OnePlus One? What do you think of OnePlus’ invite-only system? Let us know your opinion.