OnePlus Could be On Last Legs as PayPal Funds are Being Frozen

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    [​IMG]

    OnePlus is a great example of a company with fantastic marketing but poor final execution. From the get-go, they did a magnificent job at getting the Android community excited about their product. Despite this, when it finally came down to shipping an acceptable product which would live up to those expectations, they have failed on several fronts.

    First, they couldn't ship nearly enough devices to meet demand. Then, some customers received an incomplete product which included phones without chargers, plain brown boxes, and even one empty box. Finally, there have been widespread design flaws with the final product, including a rash of bad displays known as the "yellow band issue."

    It looks like things are getting worse for the company as we have reports of PayPal freezing funds to help unhappy customers get a refund. There are hundreds of customers asking for refunds, but when a merchant like PayPal actually starts telling customers that they are putting a freeze on the funds on behalf of the customer, then you know things are bad for OnePlus. The company's motto is "never settle," which is all well and good, but is sad when their own customers have to adopt that policy regarding their products.

    Could this be the beginning of the end for the now crumbling company?
     
    #1 dgstorm, Jul 21, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014
  2. pc747

    pc747 Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    24,165
    Likes Received:
    5,230
    Trophy Points:
    1,123
    Ratings:
    +5,813
    As much as we all wanted a phone made for us the reality is that phone for enthusiasts either have to be backed by a big name that have the resources to handle the demand or you have to start small and build up slowly, ie Blu out of Miami.

    Can they turn this around....its going to be tough but yes. But right now it is looking like a tough hill to climb.
     
  3. leeshor

    leeshor Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    4,363
    Likes Received:
    1,437
    Trophy Points:
    358
    Location:
    Norcross, GA - USA
    Ratings:
    +1,676
    It's a real shame about ONEPLUS but I have doubts about the Blu. The designs are so different I suspect they may be OEMing other phones.
     
  4. liftedplane

    liftedplane Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,141
    Likes Received:
    701
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +859
  5. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    6,692
    Likes Received:
    3,549
    Trophy Points:
    1,578
    Location:
    Thailand
    Ratings:
    +4,037
    Current Phone Model:
    iPhone 7 Plus JB
    OnePlus had the right idea but poor execution. I think they rushed to the market too quickly.
     
Search tags for this page

one plus frozen

,

oneplus one frozen

,

oneplus paypal froze

,

paypal froze oneplus

,

paypal oneplus phone

,

what to do when one plus o e is frozen