After OnePlus’s first attempt at pre-sales for the OnePlus One didn’t go so well, the company is looking to change things this time around. The next opportunity — which takes place for one hour beginning November 17th 11AM Eastern time — will work just like before in terms of ordering. You can prepare your order in advance and have your name added to a queue of folks looking to get their hands on the start-up’s affordable (but powerful smartphone).
This difference this time, OnePlus says, is in the backend. For starters, the server issues folks experience last time should hopefully be cleared up, so actually getting through checkout shouldn’t be much of an issue. They are also changing the way they are handling pre-orders:
- Invites will still get you the phone immediately, but pre-orders now guarantee a shipment as soon as any extra units are in stock (assuming your name is at the top of the list). This should hopefully make for faster shipping estimates without the fear of waiting weeks on end.
- Payments are now authorized in advance, but not charged until the order actually ships. This makes it easy to change your mind in case you decide you don’t want the device anymore.
To top that off, the company says they’ll be offering steep discounts on OnePlus One accessories when bought with the pre-order to celebrate the changes to their pre-order system. Time will tell if there will be a reason to celebrate once the floodgates open, but it sounds like they’re pretty confident there will be no more issues moving forward. Anyone still looking to scoop one up?