OnePlus 3, which is to be launched in India this June 15, will be available for auction even before it goes on sale on Amazon.in on June 15th, 12:30AM. For the auctions, OnePlus has partnered with Droom.
In the first-of-its-kind smartphone auction fans will get a chance to bid on the Droom platform to win five OnePlus 3 smartphones. Moreover, the entire proceeds from the auction will go to the charity chosen by the OnePlus community through voting on OnePlus Forums.
Elaborating on the concept behind the auction Vikas Agarwal, general manager, India at OnePlus said, “We are excited by the response from the OnePlus community to our latest flagship. Through this unique smartphone auction, we want to offer our loyal fans an opportunity to get their hands on the first few OnePlus 3 smartphones in the country, even before it goes on sale while also contributing to the society.â€
This auction goes live from June 9th, 4 PM to June 12th, 3:59:59 PM and the top five highest individual bidders for the OnePlus 3 smartphones will end up owning the “first-ever OnePlus 3s in Indiaâ€ along with a surprise element attached to the phone, which OnePlus will reveal at the time of handing over the handsets to the winners.
To participate in the auction, you have to first register on Droom website and it is mandatory. Bidding will commence from Rupee 1, with no cap on the final amount for bids. Every bid increases the price of the OnePlus 3 smartphone by Rupees 5.The auction will go live from June 9th, 4 PM to June 12th, 3:59:59 PM. A live leaderboard on the product page will be provided to showcase the top 10 bids in real time. The top 5 bidders will be sent a link to purchase the phones they bid for, immediately after the auction closes. The phones will be delivered after the global launch scheduled on June 14.