Deal: Google gives up to $500 off a Pixel 2 XL, after trade-in
by Daniel Petrov / Mar 02, 2018, 5:35 AM
On the eve of the Galaxy S9 preorders launch, Google is stepping up its promo game for the expensive Pixel 2 XL with a $100 in store credits, and up to $400 for an eligible trade-in offer. So, if you buy a Pixel 2 XL from 1-17 March, Google will give you a Benjamin in account credit to spend in its store within a 6-8 weeks timeframe, but you have to do it before the summer ends, or all bets are off.
Last but not least, the credit card you used to purchase the Pixel 2 XL in promo, will be credited back with the amount of the eligible trade-in, after Google gets it, and the description matches its stated condition. Unfortunately, Google doesn't really put out a list what phones you can get $400 for in this trade-in offer, which is usually a bad omen that 3rd party buyback companies are being outsourced for the trade-in, and those would never put it beneath them to give you this sum for something that costs much more if you sell on Craigslist.
We played around with the trade-in offer, and returned $276 of a trade-in amount for a T-Mobile Galaxy S8, or $336 for an AT&T iPhone 8, which is actually decent, as far as outsourced trade-ins go. Alternatively, if you upgrade from your older Pixel XL to the new XL 2, you will receive a $288 refund in trade-in value, and $100 in Google Store credit, effectively reducing the $849 price of a 64GB XL 2, down to $461, and you'll have some money to spend on a Google Home speaker afterwards. Any takers?
- Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
- Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3520 mAh
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Hmm...Pixel what? DXO just gave the S9+ the highest camera score ever and DisplayMate gave it the best screen rating ever for a smartphone.
posted on Mar 02, 2018, 6:41 AM 0
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...and I'd still get the Pixel over the Galaxy S9, and this is coming from someone who currently owns a Galaxy S8.
posted on Mar 02, 2018, 5:36 PM 0
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Agree. I usually use 1 IOS device and 1 android device, my current phone are iphone x and s8. After 7 months with s8, i can tell you that i’ll pick pixel over galaxy phone for sure My next android will be pixel or stock android phone
posted on Mar 02, 2018, 9:56 PM 0
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The iPhone X is probably the only device with a $400 credit.
posted on Mar 02, 2018, 7:53 AM 0
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