Amazon thinks you're willing to pay $1,500 for a Google Pixel XL

Amazon thinks you're willing to pay $1,500 for a Google Pixel XL
It's not easy to buy a Google Pixel XL in the US, as demand is currently outstripping supply. The phone is out of stock at the Google Store, as well as at Best Buy, and while you can order it from Verizon, the carrier says it can't ship it before March. Thus, some customers may be willing to pay a bit more just to get their hands on a Pixel XL right away.

But how does $1,500 for a Pixel XL sound? Believe it or not, Amazon is currently offering the 128 GB variant of the Pixel XL (unlocked) for the crazy price of $1,518.54. Normally, an unlocked Pixel XL 128 GB costs $869, so that's $649 over its standard price (you could buy a regular Pixel with that extra money).

Mind you, the $1,518.54 Pixel XL 128 GB is offered directly by Amazon, not by a third party seller. The 32 GB variant of the handset is also more expensive than it should be, costing $919.99 (instead of $769). Well, at least Amazon is offering free shipping.

Would you be willing to pay $1,500 for a Pixel XL 128 GB, or $919 for the 32 GB model?

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Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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37 Comments

1. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

I would not even pay it if I had the money. Just personal opinion, however, I think this device is way too overpriced, sure, it is the first truly Google phone and sure, it is unique in terms of OS and capabilities, however, you could get the same or even better specs for way less. (OP 3T for example.) Also, I do not like the design... :v

19. peace247 unregistered

In india normal pixel 32 gb costs $850 and you guys get the xl 128gb version for same.... Lucky bitches.

33. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

Hahah They do not even officially sell it where I live.

2. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

No. No, even at MSRP. (And no, I'm not an Apple fan either.) This is just too much for a phone. Period.

3. southernzombie

Posts: 353; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

There is no way I would pay that much over its actual price for any phone or any product for that matter. I understand trying to take advantage of the shortage and make a little extra profit but that is roughly a 70% mark up and that is insane. I want the Pixel XL, I have wanted it since I first heard of it, but I don't want it bad enough to pay almost double.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Pixel is worth $400. Until that is the price I wont be buying. I would never pay all that ,oney for a featureless phone. I dont even understand why iPhone users do.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Damn right bruh.

8. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The only reason Apple users do is either phone upgrades or because of the resale value of the iPhone 1 year later. I sold my 64gb unlocked iPhone 6s for $850 1 month before the new came out. Samsungs hold their value decently as well. Keep your phone nice and clean and you can get good value for it at the end of the year

10. willard12 unregistered

Just out of curiosity, did you direct or through an auction site?

26. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

$850? No way...sorry, don't believe it.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1459; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Let's be honest, the phone is not even worth the Google store price. It's faulty, battery sucks, sound sucks, and my Nexus 6p still beats it in everything except the camera. Hopefully they learn from this and the second Pixel will be 100 times better. The only reason it's on high demand, is cuz of the Note 7.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Are going by reviews or actual use? I've got both, and with the same usage, I've gotten better battery life and performance than I've ever gotten with m 6p, even when new. The best I ever got on my 6p was 3hrs SOT, and that was only once. On my Pixel (not the XL) I've gotten over 4hrs SOT a number of times. I have never had lag even when it's gotten hot, a stark contrast to my 6p with the SD810. I'll grant you the sound is nowhere near as loud, but it is less tinny sounding than the 6p's dual speakers are, but at the cost of lower volume. As for faulty, could you be more specific? I won't argue the Note 7 didn't contribute to the Pixel XL's success, but that doesn't explain the regular Pixel, but then not everyone wants larger phones like the Note. Coming from my 6p to the regular Pixel, I'm a lot happier with the smaller size personally. As for price, I got mine on Black Friday, so my total cost will be $360 for the 128GB model. I wouldn't have gotten it at the regular price, because as some have said it is missing some features to justify the full price. But having owned both, I can honestly say it is a better phone than the 6p.

13. chenski

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

6p better value, experienced pixel in stores and it's only milliseconds faster than my 6p

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What he said is entirely subjective. My 6P is still fast and doesn't get too hot at all. Those dual ffs just can't be beaten. That single bottom speaker on the Pixel is just an insult. I agree with the 6P being the better value.

18. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So you've used both phones extensively then? I've had the 6p for over a year and the Pixel for 2 months. And considering usage can vary from person to person, having the same person give their thoughts on both gives a more accurate picture than different people who use their phones differently.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whether I used both phones extensively doesn't change the point that it's entirely subjective. And yes, I've used the 6P extensively. My point is that the 6P is still just as good as the Pixel.

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The point isn't if you've used only ONE extensively, but BOTH of them. That's the only way to make an educated comparison. That would be like me saying I used the 6p extensively and saying it's better than the IP7s+. Now if I haven't used the IP7s+, then I'd be talking out of my ass.

20. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Didn't say the 6p wasn't a better value, in fact I said that if I hadn't gotten the Pixel for $360, I wouldn't have bought it. And it may only be slightly faster some of the time, but when my 6p gets hot, it can slow to a crawl. For instance, typing comments on PA, sometimes the letters would appear a full second or two behind my key presses. I've even had it get hot enough that it rebooted on its own a few times. So when they're both cool, there isn't much difference, the difference is my Pixel has gotten hot and so far no lag or reboots have occured. Doesn't it won't happen, but so far it hasn't and puts it ahead in performance of the 6p.

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

4h is what I got on my iPhone 5s, I constantly got 6+h on the last 2 models from Apple. I'm not praising Apple (the battery was never its strong point), i just remembered someone, posing the battery test from another site where XL did better than 7+ and now you're telling us it does worse than 7 regular?

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I live in a poor signal area, which means the radios have to work harder to maintain a signal. I always get less battery life than most people who live in a metro area. The reason I can compare my 6p and Pixel is because both are used in the same area, so they're both used under the same conditions. Now go onto the forums and there are people who get a lot more SOT than I do, but they also live in a city with towers everywhere. The closest tower to me is 10 miles with a large hill in the area, the next closest is 15-20 miles away. I live on the fringes of Verizon's network.

27. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Oh, I see. That answers my question, thanks :).

7. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

No way, they are crazy. Especially with the S8 and new Note 8 coming out. This is only selling because of the Note 7 disaster.

32. southernzombie

Posts: 353; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I wouldn't go so far as to say its ONLY selling because of the Note 7 being pulled, but it definitely helped sales for sure. I think a lot of people who have or want the Pixel are just ready for something different. And although there have been other "Google" phones before the Pixel is Google's first "baby."

9. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1314; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I've seen significantly higher prices for iPhones and people pay it. People are willing to pay ludicrous amounts of money for things not with it. Well in that case I'll sell you my unlocked Quite Black 128GB Pixel XL for $1200. Only 5-6 weeks old, been in a case since 15 seconds after unboxing.

12. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Most of the time the only reason they pay more than the MSRP is when they're out of stock, which I've never understood. Waiting a few weeks to a month and you can buy it for the regular price, rather than, in some cases, spending a few hundred more. You'll never get your money back out of it buying at regular price, let alone paying over that, and how long does it take to earn the difference you're paying over the regular selling price? Seems like a waste to me.

15. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If you have 4k amoled display, 1.5tb storage with sd slot, 12gb ram and a 15,000mah battery in a slim phone then yes, I will pay you $1500, Google.

31. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1314; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

You're paying that to Amazon not Google.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You would think after 5 releases, Google would get their inventory management in order. This is just ridiculous and just shows poor stock management.

17. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Price manipulation and demand misinformations, others do it so why can't Google?

22. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Amazon finally rears its ugly head.

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