With its first branded and high-end Pixel series of smartphones, Alphabet Inc’s Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) seems to have a lot of orders than what it expected. Hence, there comes an announcement, where Google stated that it would give a $50 Play Store credit to those buyers whose phone won’t be shipped on the promised date.
Earlier, in a statement, Google said that Pixel’s demand is increasing and orders are beyond expectations, and said:
We’re thrilled to see the excitement for our new Pixel phones, and frankly pre-order demand has exceeded our expectations. We’re working to restock our inventory as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, many variants of Google Pixel phones are out of stock in Google Play Store. The 32GB version of 5-inch Pixel is listed as sold out, both 32GB and 128GB variants of the larger 5.5-inch Pixel XL, are also out of stock.
Google Pixel Deal Alert:
Verizon is providing a 20 percent off on all smartphones, which also includes Google’s latest Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. All you have to do is, use the code “SAVE20” in the checkout page. This code works for new customers and existing customers as well. However, if you are getting an employer discount or corporate discount, then this code may not work.
The 20% discount would bring 32GB Pixel’s price to $519.99 ($130 off, $21.66/month) and 32GB Pixel XL’s price to $615.99 ($154 off, $25.66/month). This code also works with Verizon’s up-to-$300 trade-in deal as well (existing customers would get up-to-$400).
If this code doesn’t work, you could use “SMART100” on any smartphones with Verizon plans to save an instant $100 on your purchase.
Here’s the email sent by Google, regarding the $50 Play Store credit for delayed shipping: