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128GB Google Pixel XL ordered in November, will ship in March

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128GB Google Pixel XL ordered in November, will ship in March
If you're a Verizon customer, you might be still waiting for the delivery of your 128GB Google Pixel XL. You might recall that Verizon has had trouble keeping this model of Google's first smartphone in stock. Today, one of our loyal readers told us about his order for the phone, which was made on November 26th of last year as part of Verizon's Black Friday sale.

The original ship date for the phone was January 6th, which proves that our loyal reader has great patience to begin with. January 6th was yesterday, and instead of receiving his new Google designed, HTC built handset, he received an email telling him that the phone won't be shipped until March 3rd. And who knows if the phone will even be shipped then?

We understand that the 128GB Pixel XL is very popular, and we get that delays can occur. But waiting an additional two months seems like a long time. Hopefully, Google and HTC can make up the backlog quicker than expected and ship our reader's 128GB Pixel XL ahead of the new shipping date. Otherwise, no one could blame him if he decided to switch to a different phone.

128GB Pixel XL, expected to ship January 6th, will not be in transit until March 3rd

128GB Pixel XL, expected to ship January 6th, will not be in transit until March 3rd


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posted on 07 Jan 2017, 17:43 14

1. Sakeem (Posts: 578; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


That's nuts!!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 19:28

21. Unordinary (Posts: 2327; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


"Fake demand"

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 19:52

23. domfonusr (Posts: 444; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Just one of the reasons that I don't buy the 'best' or newest devices...

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 20:08 5

25. 14545 (Posts: 1666; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I've bought plenty of the "newest" devices and never run into this problem. Then again, it seems like an issue with VZW/Google. Google has always had these issues with their "factory" phones.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 07:39 1

37. sgodsell (Posts: 4412; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If you go to order it on Google's play store. Then it will about 2 weeks. So clearly this has something to do with Verizon. Maybe Verizon wants others to buy some other phones instead. Verizon might want users to buy a phone that is in their inventory.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 10:09

39. 14545 (Posts: 1666; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Good point. I didn't know that. Thanks for the info. It could be to try and push people that don't know better to the smaller "memory" devices and use the "unlimited cloud storage" to increase the chances of them using more data. I would honestly be ok if the carriers weren't allowed to sell/manage phones themselves since they are incentivized to lie and cost people more money in the long term.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 11:40 1

43. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


No one ever says "fake demand", they say "artificial demand" as inventory is deliberately kept lower than projected sales. In the Case of the Pixel, this is the first time Google has released its own phone with this level of marketing, there are no past sales records to gauge how much stock they needed to be prepared to sell. Don't get me wrong, this is terribly unfortunate that they cannot meet the demand, though I'm sure it's nowhere near as high as the iPhone. I expect that with the Pixel 2, Google will ensure that they will be far better prepared to meet the demand.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 14:53

47. JackDiesel (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


It's worst case scenario, I ordered one the day it came out and was supposed to be delivered on the 12th but Verizon f**ked up the address and it was returned to sender. So I ordered another one on the 12th and got it on the 28th. People are getting them way before the estimated ship date.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 15:25

48. trojan_horse (Posts: 3644; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"People are getting them way before the estimated ship date."

But those people are obviously the minority... not the vast majority of those who pre-ordered the Pixel XL and still yet to get it.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 16:22

50. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)


That's is the Standard Pixel. The Pixel XL 128GB has been out of stock in the Play Store for long time, so issue as VZW

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 17:44 25

2. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 453; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Order cancelled. Carrier dropped. Problem solved!

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 18:03

9. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3260; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Good s**t!

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 20:06 1

24. 14545 (Posts: 1666; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


No kidding. However, I would like to know how in the world it can take 5 months to produce a phone.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 17:54 6

3. vinnyjr1249 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jan 2017)


Tell that person it's a spam email! I have also been waiting since that date and I received an email that looked just like that, only mine said March 10. Called Verizon yesterday and they said they don't make jokes like that in the title and the date hadn't changed yet. Also there is no account number in the email and all Verizon emails have the users account number in them. Did some research on the email it was sent from and apparently it is not Verizon sending them. You have to contact them and tell them to check their account before it's hacked!

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 00:34 3

31. Tizo101 (Posts: 508; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


the quality of stories on this site is distasteful. The other day they posted a story about a horribly scratched iPhone 7 plus and quickly removed it but now they are reporting on fake emails and the story remains because it's Google.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 11:15

41. Koltaine (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Jan 2017)


I wish it were fake. Good look at Verizon's Pixel XL 128 lead times right now.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 17:55 3

4. gdawilson (Posts: 146; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


I wouldn't have the patience for that! No electronic is worth that long to wait for.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 18:04 1

10. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3260; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


We wait about a year for new phones to come out so waiting about half that time for a phone to ship is crazy.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 19:02 1

19. gdawilson (Posts: 146; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


There's no phones I'm waiting on ATM. I had my Nexus 4 for three years, got the Nexus 5x back in August.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 17:55 1

5. matistight (Posts: 520; Member since: 13 May 2009)


I understand where they are coming from, but they didn't make a 64gb phone, so people are really stuck with a 32gb???

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 18:02

8. fyah_king (Posts: 872; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


32GB is more than enough with free unlimited videos and photo uploads. Plus, you also get unlimited music to upload in play music.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 19:07 2

20. matistight (Posts: 520; Member since: 13 May 2009)


You pay per GB as verizon. It adds up, unless you want to pay the bill for them.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 23:38

30. fyah_king (Posts: 872; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Every pixel phones gets free unlimited cloud storage from Google. Unless you are using Verizon cloud storage. But, why would you?

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 04:22

34. Settings (Posts: 2154; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


You dont pay for storage. You pay for using Verizon's bandwidth.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 17:56 2

6. torr310 (Posts: 1016; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


By the time you received the device, the value has dropped 1/4 because of other newer and better devices in the market.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 17:57 4

7. John-Knotts (Posts: 328; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


One Plus 3T FTW!

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 18:06 3

11. hado86 (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Wow. They do know the Galaxy s8 announcement and preorders are just around the corner?

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 18:13 2

12. kiko007 (Posts: 4765; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Jesus dude......how many did they ACTUALLY make during production to be this unprepared? That's just a terrible business strategy on the part of Google.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 11:45 1

44. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Well, this is the first time they've released a phone of their own with this level of marketing. They cannot measure demand from last year's sales. I just hope that they learn from this mistake and prepare for the Pixel 2 as I plan to get that device. Crossing my fingers for Tango support. It would be a stellar feature/upgrade that very few other phones offer and something Apple won't have for a long time coming if at all.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 18:21 3

13. Saboc (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jan 2017)


I ordered mine November 28, and it shipped today

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