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Google is offering massive Pixel 3a and 3a XL discounts with new and old iPhone trade-ins

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Google is offering massive Pixel 3a and 3a XL discounts with new and old iPhone trade-ins
It's been hard to keep up with the avalanche of killer deals on the Pixel 3a and 3a XL in the immediate aftermath of Google's big announcement earlier this week, but apart from Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, T-Mobile, and Verizon, the search giant itself obviously offers some great discounts with and without trade-ins.

If you're not keen on giving up an old device in exchange for cool savings of up to $610 (!!!), you will still get a free Benjamin to spend on the US Google Store if you purchase a Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL through May 18. The deal essentially mirrors the complimentary $100 e-gift cards thrown in at Best Buy and B&H, although the former third-party retailer also offers outright discounts with select carrier activations.

Unsurprisingly, Google excels when it comes to trade-in savings for iPhone owners looking to switch sides. The Pixel 3a duo basically scores the exact same discounts as the regular Pixel 3 and 3 XL if you have a new or old Apple device you want to get rid of. That means Google will end up paying you with select iPhone X, XS, or XS Max trade-ins. But because it doesn't make a great deal of sense to switch from a 256GB iPhone X or an ultra-high-end XS Max to a 64GB Pixel 3a, it's probably far more important to note the trade-in value of the ancient iPhone SE.

If you have one of those popular 4-inchers around with a functional screen and a generally good condition, you can score up to a massive $264 discount towards a Pixel 3a purchase. The iPhone 8 is naturally even more valuable, getting you up to $345 in trade-in savings, while the iPhone 7 is valued at up to $289, the iPhone 6s at up to $263, and the iPhone 6 at up to $260.

Although you can also trade in select handsets from a few other brands, including Samsung, LG, Huawei, and Motorola, it's pretty obvious that Google is primarily going after iPhone users here. Finally, it's worth pointing out that the estimated maximum value of a Pixel 2 XL is $263, with the Pixel 2 standing at up to $216, the original Pixel and Pixel XL at $93 and $105 respectively, and the archaic Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P at only $29 and $44 respectively. That's... better than nothing, right?

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