Ready for Black Friday and cyber monday deals?

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For anyone interested in a 32GB device, currently Best Buy is offering a $200 gift card for a monthly device payment plan with a new line of Verizon service. There is a $20 activation fee for ordering online, which is reportedly waived for in-store purchases, but so far Best Buy's inventory has seemed limited compared to Verizon. The phone can be paid off at Verizon anytime. This has been going on for weeks, so Saturday November 12 may be the last day. It's possible Best Buy could have better deals later this month, but so far this and the Verizon 20% off code last week have been the best offers that don't involve two years of service at Verizon.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/v...D=1&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-cX93jXtgifXuSzPDgubOdQ
 
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I came across this the other day:

http://bestblackfriday.com/ads/verizon-black-friday

$10 a month at Verizon for Google Pixel, up to $672 for Device Payment Plan (discount applied as a bill credit). Not sure if that $672 limit rules out 128GB devices as those cost $749.
I saw that too. $10 / month for 24 months is $400 off Google Store price. I have a verizon account that has an upgrade available. But I don't use Verizon that much, only for work. So if I buy one of these can I just pull out the sim and put in my Project Fi account sim and use it like that? I think it might depend on if vzw will allow it to come off the network while on that contract? But I'd buy that in a heartbeat if the deal is real and I could use it on Fi.
 

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I saw that too. $10 / month for 24 months is $400 off Google Store price. I have a verizon account that has an upgrade available. But I don't use Verizon that much, only for work. So if I buy one of these can I just pull out the sim and put in my Project Fi account sim and use it like that? I think it might depend on if vzw will allow it to come off the network while on that contract? But I'd buy that in a heartbeat if the deal is real and I could use it on Fi.
You probably can, Verizon phones are not provider locked, you should be able to put in any SIM card.

I personally have a Verizon subscription (the only way to get a decent signal at work where I spend most of my time) and am considering this deal. I would however strongly prefer to order directly from the Google store as I want an unlockable bootloader (I know there is DePixel8, but that's not the same and that loophole could be closed at any time with a security update, just want an unlockable bootloader without any hacks).

But, I might just take the plunge through Verizon, it's a very good price for this phone. Hopefully Google themselves come with some deals as well. Even just $200 off would be enough :)
 
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I called Project Fi / Google Store (I think they're basically one and the same) and the guy saw the Verizon promotion and couldn't believe it. He wasn't sure about prospect of pulling it off the vzw network or if they would allow it during the contract period but I don't think they would care. I asked if he had an inkling of a Google black Friday deal and he didn't think they'd do something so drastic as to take 400 bucks off. But he did say and I did too, "Hey you never know." I don't know if I'd pull my 5x out of service for $200 off but I certainly would for 400. Gonna keep my eyes on this one for sure.
 

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I don't see any offers that would apply to the Pixel in Best Buy's Black Friday advertisement, so the Best Buy offer of a $200 gift card for a new line this week and Verizon's Black Friday offer may be the primary deals on Pixel phones this month. Based on last year's Nexus 6p, and the current limited phone supply at the Google Store, I wouldn't expect deals from Google this November. Assuming someone plans on having an active line at Verizon for two years, the only way it might be possible to slightly exceed Verizon's Black Friday deal any time soon would be if Verizon offers another discount code and retains their current offer of $300 in account credits over two years for a $1 phone trade, but that trade value is rather high so I wouldn't expect it to necessarily last until their next discount code. For someone that isn't interested in two years of Verizon service, the $200 gift card has only been rivaled by a 20% off code from Verizon that lasted just a few days, and any better offers from Best Buy or Verizon seem to have happened before this phone was available.
http://blackfriday.bestbuy.com/?category=doorbusters
 
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Just chatted with the Google store and they said they currently have no updates on whether they'll have any Black Friday deals. I guess even if they did already know they probably wouldn't tell me :) Man, I'd really prefer to have it straight from Google for the unlockable bootloader (without any hassle), but that deal from Verizon is starting to look really good.
 

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I looked at the Verizon site today. After adding a 128GB Pixel to the cart there was an offer for 50% off a second phone, either a Pixel or V20. I didn't see written terms for the offer, but it looks like they are reducing the retail price of the second phone. It seems the $300 in 24 months of bill credits on a $1 phone is still available, but I've read that you might have to try a store to trade two phones for two new devices. On a preliminary look, the 50% off a second phone seems like potentially one of the better deals for anyone willing to consider buying two phones.
https://slickdeals.net/f/9299863-ve...get-another-50-off-instant-credit#commentsBox
 
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I looked at the Verizon site today. After adding a 128GB Pixel to the cart there was an offer for 50% off a second phone, either a Pixel or V20. I didn't see written terms for the offer, but it looks like they are reducing the retail price of the second phone. It seems the $300 in 24 months of bill credits on a $1 phone is still available, but I've read that you might have to try a store to trade two phones for two new devices. On a preliminary look, the 50% off a second phone seems like potentially one of the better deals for anyone willing to consider buying two phones.
https://slickdeals.net/f/9299863-ve...get-another-50-off-instant-credit#commentsBox
Then take them to Tmobile for $350 more each in credit! #BYOPixel
 

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I was going to return my pixel 128gb and then buy another one for Black Friday. I decided to take advantage of the trade in $200 credit, just in case if the terms for the black Fri sale didn't fit me as a Verizon customer. I purchased an iPhone 4 used for $25 that was being used for Sprint. Verizon took it with no problems and will credit me $8.33 per month.

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For those of us wanting the Pixel from Google with the unlockable bootloader, couldn't we trade in a phone on Friday for $400 and get the Verizon Pixel then sell it? The $400 credit and whatever proceeds from the Verizon Pixel should be more than enough to cover the cost of purchasing from the Google Store.
 

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For those of us wanting the Pixel from Google with the unlockable bootloader, couldn't we trade in a phone on Friday for $400 and get the Verizon Pixel then sell it? The $400 credit and whatever proceeds from the Verizon Pixel should be more than enough to cover the cost of purchasing from the Google Store.
The $400 credit is applied over a period of 2 years to your monthly phone bill, so while you can do what you're proposing, you won't see any immediate benefit.
 

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The $400 credit is applied over a period of 2 years to your monthly phone bill, so while you can do what you're proposing, you won't see any immediate benefit.
From what I've read on SlickDeals, the BF credit will be applied immediately. However, I don't think we'll know for sure until the day comes.
 

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From what I've read on SlickDeals, the BF credit will be applied immediately. However, I don't think we'll know for sure until the day comes.
Nope, pretty sure it'll be applied over a period of 2 years. So you'll need to stay on contract with them for at least as long to get the full benefit. And either way, I think this deal only applies to the 32GB Pixel, don't think the 128GB will get this deal.
 

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Nope, pretty sure it'll be applied over a period of 2 years. So you'll need to stay on contract with them for at least as long to get the full benefit. And either way, I think this deal only applies to the 32GB Pixel, don't think the 128GB will get this deal.
So only 1 variant of the Google phone would apply here, a 32GB Pixel? Hmm.. the $400 credit is that for any phone or is it a credit up to $400?
 

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So only 1 variant of the Google phone would apply here, a 32GB Pixel? Hmm.. the $400 credit is that for any phone or is it a credit up to $400?
If I remember correctly, the black friday deal will be for the Galaxy S7, Google Pixel and one other phone. It would apply to a max of $672. But since Verizon forced sites to remove all these adds everywhere, I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up coming with something else. I would strongly prefer a Google store version, so I have one on backorder right now, but if a really good deal comes up from Verizon, I might consider getting the Verizon version.