It’s always annoying to get a device and then have it be damaged somehow before you even used it, but how about not getting the device at all? Well, that has happened to one unfortunate winner of the OnePlus “Smash The Past” giveaway. If you were selected to be part of the giveaway, you would smash your phone on video and then ship the device to OnePlus in exchange for a new OnePlus One.
Naturally if you one a temporary limited-access smartphone, you would post your unboxing to the Internet for other people to see. This person noted that the box seemed a little light and upon opening the box, all he found was a card reading “This is only the beginning.”
It’s unknown if it was an error by OnePlus or if something criminal happened during the shipment, but hopefully the situation is quickly rectified. That would be the right thing to do, especially since OnePlus is a very new company. If not, they will disappear quickly.
Unfortunately, this person is not alone in getting a box with various different problems. Some other winners are receiving boxes without chargers or SIM removal tools. Without those tools, you really can’t use the phone at all. Hopefully all these issues are fixed before OnePlus opens their availability to more people.