Google sends out email by mistake offering a 50% larger discount on the Pixel 3 line

Google sends out email by mistake offering a 50% larger discount on the Pixel 3 line
UPDATE: Google has sent out another email with a code that will allow recipients to take $300 off of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The email is titled "Let's try again, here's $300 off Pixel 3/3XL." At the new price, the 64GB Pixel 3 will cost you $499 ($20.79 a month for 24 months) or $599 for 128GB (24 monthly payments of $24.96). The 64GB Pixel 3 XL will set you back $599 ($24.96 a month for 24 months) while the 128GB Pixel 3 XL is tagged at $699 (24 monthly payments of $29.13). The deal, available only to those with the code, expires on July 31st.

Just yesterday we told you about the sale that the Google Store is running. Buyers can take $200 off the price of all Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL models. The 64GB Pixel 3 can be purchased for $599 or 24 monthly payments of $24.96. The 128GB model is $699 or $29.13 a month over 24 months. The larger Pixel 3 XL is priced at $699 for the model with 64GB of storage and $799 for the 128GB variant. This works out to 24 monthly payments of $29.13 and $33.29, respectively.

But today, some Android users received an interesting email from Google and a few Reddit members (via 9to5 Google) posted all about it. In the letter, Google offered them a $300 discount off the price of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. While the starting price of $499 for the Pixel 3 was printed in the email, the larger $300 discount did not show up in the Google Store. There, only the $200 discount appeared. In addition, the emails containing the $300 discount offer did not include a promo code to use with the Google Store website even though they included this line: "Promotional code offer is provided by Google LLC for use on Google Store only."

Google told Android users who inquired that the emails were a "glitch." Those who received the email from Google with the incorrect pricing will reportedly be contacted by the company via email over the next 24 to 48 hours. The letter will explain how Google plans to handle this error. According to one Reddit poster who spoke with Google, "They wouldn’t honor it (the $300 discount), nor would they say it wouldn’t be honored." We will update this story once Google decides how it will handle this boo-boo.

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Pixel 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh
Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh

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7 Comments

1. jjface

Posts: 247; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

They sent out a new email today with a promo code for $300 off

6. Sjohns

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 12, 2019

If you're not using it, do you mind emailing it to me at stuartjohns@gmail.com? Please and thank you :)

7. maxifixer

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 10, 2019

I wish it was true, never seen this so called code for 50% off, I would have used it.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1920; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Pixel 3 XL for $499 is already overly expensive.

3. dnomadic

Posts: 423; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I just purchased using the code... I didn't like the oneplus 7 pro, so I'll take a pixel 3 xl until the pixel 4 comes out. Not a popular choice because of looks, but I loved it when it first came out and more so than my S10 and definitely more than my iphone and OnePlus. It has questionable looking hardware but i LOVE the software experience (camera is just an extra).

4. maxifixer

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 10, 2019

Sounds like another sales scam. The pixel 4 coming out soon, it will be much cheaper then.

5. maxifixer

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 10, 2019

They been having them 200, 300 off all year, no big deal, wait till the 4 comes out, it will get really cheap.

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