10-30-2020 03:06 AM
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  1. HyperM3's Avatar
    Im used to just trading in my old phone towards the next phone and just being done with it.

    However, this time Im looking to trade in a 3XL and only getting $168 from Google for it. I know I could probably get more selling on my own but theres going to be an overwhelming amount of them on the market in a few days so it probably will garner a lot of lowball offers or sit there forever anyway.

    Since the new phone isnt another $1k phone like previously and Im using the 0% financing from Google, Im debating if I should just skip the trade in and keep my 3XL as a backup phone in case of anything.

    What do you think?
    10-29-2020 11:48 AM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    Honestly, I would take that deal. I was curious about that as well for myself. I have 4 monthly payments left on my 3XL from Verizon. Whether to upgrade from Google or Verizon. I think that the trade-in value for my phone from Verizon is $120 or something like that.
    10-29-2020 11:50 AM
  3. HyperM3's Avatar
    Honestly, I would take that deal. I was curious about that as well for myself. I have 4 monthly payments left on my 3XL from Verizon. Whether to upgrade from Google or Verizon. I think that the trade-in value for my phone from Verizon is $120 or something like that.
    My only concern is if I have any issues with the P5 and have to send it back or wait for a new one and I dont have anything to use in the meantime. Or, if I dont like it at all and send it back for a refund but have already shipped mine in as a trade, I wont get it back. This is the first time Im ever debating having a backup phone that wont cost me much.
    10-29-2020 11:52 AM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    My only concern is if I have any issues with the P5 and have to send it back or wait for a new one and I dont have anything to use in the meantime. Or, if I dont like it at all and send it back for a refund but have already shipped mine in as a trade, I wont get it back. This is the first time Im ever debating having a backup phone that wont cost me much.
    Yeah I hear you dude. It's a good concern. I mean when I traded my older Galaxy s8 into Verizon. I only got like 40 bucks for cuz the screen was cracked. But getting a decent amount for your phone like $115 or $120 changes the game. I'm guessing you don't have any other older Android phones at home that you could use?
    10-29-2020 11:54 AM
  5. HyperM3's Avatar
    Yeah I hear you dude. It's a good concern. I mean when I traded my older Galaxy s8 into Verizon. I only got like 40 bucks for cuz the screen was cracked. But getting a decent amount for your phone like $115 or $120 changes the game. I'm guessing you don't have any other older Android phones at home that you could use?
    I have every Nexus phone mint in the box in my closet, does that count? I do want to sell all of them though too. Someday Ill get around to it. But to your question, Ive traded in every Pixel on for the next one.
    10-29-2020 12:01 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I have every Nexus phone mint in the box in my closet, does that count? I do want to sell all of them though too. Someday Ill get around to it. But to your question, Ive traded in every Pixel on for the next one.
    Yeah that makes sense dude. I mean if you want to use one of your old Nexus phones as a backup you could do that and trade in your Pixel 3 XL, and get the Pixel 5.
    10-29-2020 12:02 PM
  7. HyperM3's Avatar
    Yeah that makes sense dude. I mean if you want to use one of your old Nexus phones as a backup you could do that and trade in your Pixel 3 XL, and get the Pixel 5.
    I suppose but again, for $168 I might as well just keep it. If the P5 was in the $1k range again that would be a nice little chunk taken off. $699 is more palatable.
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    10-29-2020 12:05 PM
  8. ytwokc5's Avatar
    Verizon will give you $350 to trade-in your 3xl. You have to select the pixel 5 and next to Promotion click on see details. I got $350 for trading in my 2xl on a pixel5. You do have to be on an unlimited plan to qualify.
    10-29-2020 12:05 PM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    I suppose but again, for $168 I might as well just keep it. If the P5 was in the $1k range again that would be a nice little chunk taken off. $699 is more palatable.
    Yeah true that. I mean for me, once I'm ready to upgrade to the Pixel 5, I'm selling it and I'll trade my Pixel 3 XL in and hopefully by then Google or Verizon will have a discount on that phone itself to make the phone cheaper and to make the monthly payments lower of course.
    10-29-2020 12:06 PM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    Verizon will give you $350 to trade-in your 3xl. You have to select the pixel 5 and next to Promotion click on see details. I got $350 for trading in my 2xl on a pixel5. You do have to be on an unlimited plan to qualify.
    interesting, I'm on an unlimited plan with my Pixel 3XL, but when I click the trade in button on Verizon's website, it only said my trade in value was 115 or 120 or so.
    10-29-2020 12:07 PM
  11. Scott337's Avatar
    If you don't have a backup phone now and can live without the $168 off a new phone, I would keep the 3XL as a backup. That's just my 2 cents. With 4 of us in the family with smart phones I always have at least 3 old phones available as backups. And that has come in handy many, many times over the years.
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    10-29-2020 12:13 PM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    If you don't have a backup phone now and can live without the $168 off a new phone, I would keep the 3XL as a backup. That's just my 2 cents. With 4 of us in the family with smart phones I always have at least 3 old phones available as backups. And that has come in handy many, many times over the years.
    Yep yep very good point.
    10-29-2020 12:14 PM
  13. HyperM3's Avatar
    Verizon will give you $350 to trade-in your 3xl. You have to select the pixel 5 and next to Promotion click on see details. I got $350 for trading in my 2xl on a pixel5. You do have to be on an unlimited plan to qualify.
    I'm on AT&T
    10-29-2020 12:15 PM
  14. sulla1965's Avatar
    I believe you have 14 days to try out the P5. If you don't like it and return it. Google will return the P3 xl.
    10-29-2020 12:38 PM
  15. eric002's Avatar
    I believe you have 14 days to try out the P5. If you don't like it and return it. Google will return the P3 xl.
    Yup yup that is correct.
    10-29-2020 12:48 PM
  16. HyperM3's Avatar
    I believe you have 14 days to try out the P5. If you don't like it and return it. Google will return the P3 xl.
    But will I get my personal phone back?
    10-29-2020 12:50 PM
  17. sulla1965's Avatar
    Yes, but you'd have to factory reset when trading it in. So you'd have to set it up again. But yes it should be the same phone you sent in.
    10-29-2020 12:53 PM
  18. eric002's Avatar
    But will I get my personal phone back?
    well, if you trade in your phone, then you wouldn't get your old phone back. If you pay off your phone, keep your phone and also upgrade, then you would.
    10-29-2020 12:59 PM
  19. cbreze's Avatar
    My only concern is if I have any issues with the P5 and have to send it back or wait for a new one and I dont have anything to use in the meantime. Or, if I dont like it at all and send it back for a refund but have already shipped mine in as a trade, I wont get it back. This is the first time Im ever debating having a backup phone that wont cost me much.
    Always a good idea to have a backup phone. They come in handy when you least expect it. My power went out last week for 7 hours I had no power. My main phone battery was very low and could not last. Put my sim in my back up and no problem. That trade in value is not worth risking not having a backup IMO
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    10-29-2020 01:22 PM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    Always a good idea to have a backup phone. They come in handy when you least expect it. My power went out last week for 7 hours I had no power. My main phone battery was very low and could not last. Put my sim in my back up and no problem. That trade in value is not worth risking not having a backup IMO
    Yuppers.. I'm actually calling verizon up now to ask about the deal myself with the trade-in promotion. I'll see how it goes, and update everyone.
    10-29-2020 01:23 PM
  21. The_Woo's Avatar
    That's not too bad. You can try Swappa. But keep in mind you still have a fee. Phones in good condition are selling for 190.
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    10-29-2020 01:57 PM
  22. HyperM3's Avatar
    That's not too bad. You can try Swappa. But keep in mind you still have a fee. Phones in good condition are selling for 190.
    I used swappa with good luck when they first started and would have used them again. But since the prices are about the same it wasn't worth the effort and time to me.
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    10-29-2020 02:02 PM
  23. eric002's Avatar
    I used swappa with good luck when they first started and would have used them again. But since the prices are about the same it wasn't worth the effort and time to me.
    So, here's an update for everyone, thank you for telling me about the $350 Verizon phone / plan promotion! I just took advantage of it. I wasn't even planning on doing so, but I just spent an hour and a half on the phone with a Verizon customer service rep and they helped me upgrade. paid off the remaining balance on my Pixel 3 XL, and order the sage green Pixel 5! Says it'll hopefully ship first week in December. If I had ordered the just black Pixel 5, it would ship The first weekend in November, but of course most people are getting to sage green. That's why they're getting backordered...
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    10-29-2020 03:26 PM
  24. ytwokc5's Avatar
    interesting, I'm on an unlimited plan with my Pixel 3XL, but when I click the trade in button on Verizon's website, it only said my trade in value was 115 or 120 or so.

    Did you select the pixel 5 first and next to Promotion click on see details? If you click trade-in without selecting the Pixel 5 you will not see the promotion trade-in value.

    To trade or not to trade...that is the question-pixe5_promo.jpg
    10-29-2020 05:54 PM
  25. eric002's Avatar
    Did you select the pixel 5 first and next to Promotion click on see details? If you click trade-in without selecting the Pixel 5 you will not see the promotion trade-in value.

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    Nah, all I did was call up Verizon Wireless customer service this afternoon and they told me about the promotion and the new plan. I ordered the sage mean, it's on pre-order until December.. pretty freaking sweet deal though if I do say so myself 350 dollars towards a new phone. Makes my plan / phone bill monthly now cheaper than what I'm paying thank God!
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    10-29-2020 06:13 PM
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