I did not make the cut; didn't expect to considering the odds. And from reading this thread, most of us are disappointed but willing to wait a little longer.
I keep reading that Oppo has never introduced a new product this way before. So, as a former marketing professional, I can't help but wonder maybe this 50/100/200 unit roll out is:
1) an ingenious plan to handle a small current inventory, and
2) a idea meant to maintain interest, get media attention and create additional demand in the coming weeks
Maybe they do not have enough units in a warehouse to satisfy the pent up customer desire.
So, maybe this unprecedented 50/100/200 scheme is a way to use that lack of inventory as an additional demand generator, creating a lottery that will keep customers at bay -- and chattering excitedly about the program and the unit -- until the next shipment arrives from China.
If so, this is really, really smart. It is working. We all hang on the next post.
But if they have 5000 units in the warehouse, I am not sure this makes sense from a cash flow perspective.
Maybe? In either case, I, and most of you, wait impatiently. Good job Oppo.