Deal: Google gives up to $500 off a Pixel 2 XL, after trade-in

Deal: Google gives up to $500 off a Pixel 2 XL, after trade-in
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?

source: Google

Related phones

Pixel 2 XL
  • 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



1. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

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.

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

As newer phones come out, that is bound to happen.

9. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

...and I'd still get the Pixel over the Galaxy S9, and this is coming from someone who currently owns a Galaxy S8.

10. HKFoo

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

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

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The iPhone X is probably the only device with a $400 credit.

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2628; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Wasn't on the list when I checked. The highest config iPhone was the 8 Plus with 256gb, which came out to $392.

4. Jrod99

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

No thanks. Wouldn’t trade something that new for little credit. Better off to sell on your own.

5. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Don’t understand in Dubai pixel 2xl 64 GB cost more than iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB and more than S9 plus 64 GB and 128GB inmoar with iPhone X!.

6. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I got $325 for my Pixel 1 from Google.

8. Zdidged

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

Terrible trade in values

11. Gadgetex

Posts: 199; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Still showing full amount on Google Store. Trade in discounts not deducted at time of purchase.

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