OnePlus can’t seem to catch a break, but at the same time, they haven’t really ever had once since the start of the company. Starting out with an invite system for the first two generation devices wasn’t well received, and now in the third generation, OnePlus needs to halt sales of the OnePlus 3 in certain countries due to low inventory.
Yesterday, co-founder Carl Pei took to the company blog and announced that sales in mainland Europe will be suspended from August 9th 0:00 CEST through August 12th 23:59 CEST in order to let all inventory refresh.
The affected countries are:
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 will also be paused during this time frame.
Carl Pei also mentioned:
We are working hard to secure more stock and fire up more production lines so that we can fulfill our goal of putting premium products into the hands of as many people as possible.
Those that have already made an order are in the clear and can still expect your OnePlus 3 to arrive on time as this will only apply when August 9th rolls around. OnePlus is going to be offering email update notifications as to when stock will be replenished so you can purchase the handset.
What are your thoughts about OnePlus having to halt their sales in Europe and in Hong Kong? Do you think that will end up giving them a bad rep because they couldn’t meet customer demands or do you think this is just a small speed bump since there aren’t any invites this time around to manage inventory? Let us know by leaving your comments down below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: OnePlus Blog