12-01-2021 02:03 PM
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  1. sunburned's Avatar
    I've been hanging on to my 3 since it's been working fine, waiting for the 6 to upgrade. Now I see the spec reveal and they won't be making a Pixel 5 sized phone this time. Such a lame move to make two huge phones instead of keeping the only small form Android phone on the market.

    Due to this, time to grab a Pixel 5 to keep the small form factor for a few more years. But now they all seem to be sold out! Anyone know where to pick one up? I have Google Fi (US) and it's not even an option on their shop website. Not on the Google Store and sold out at Best Buy. Help me out please!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-20-2021 09:50 AM
  2. HyperM3's Avatar
    Might as well pick up a 5a
    08-20-2021 09:58 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Google stop production so get them while they are available.

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...ter-5a-launch/
    08-20-2021 10:23 AM
  4. sunburned's Avatar
    Pixel 5a is bigger, which I do not want. At that rate, I might as well get a 6. I want small. Not getting a 4a either, not giving up wireless charging and water resistance.
    08-20-2021 10:49 AM
  5. Major_Major's Avatar
    I've always had great experience buying on Swappa
    08-20-2021 11:55 AM
  6. Mattsg430's Avatar
    ebay, amazon
    08-20-2021 10:06 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    Google stop production so get them while they are available.

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...ter-5a-launch/
    I did not know this! Crazy! I wonder what will happen for those of us (like me!) who bought Google Preferred Care for our 5's.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-21-2021 12:30 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I did not know this! Crazy!
    I know
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-21-2021 12:31 PM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Oh, no! I hope you find one soon! I totally understand what you are saying. I wanted the 5 because I didn't want to wait and because I was worried that the 6 line wouldn't have a smaller form factor.

    I, too, don't understand why Google would make two large phones (or, one large and one larger) instead of a smaller form factor device and a larger device.
    08-21-2021 12:32 PM
  10. sunburned's Avatar
    Welp, checked the Google store this morning and the black 5 was available, so I grabbed one. Kinda sucks to get "old tech" for a new phone, but I really don't want a giant phone. The Pixel 3 barely fits in my cycling phone pouch and some other accessories, so the 5 is a perfect upgrade since the size is nearly identical.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-22-2021 09:26 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welp, checked the Google store this morning and the black 5 was available, so I grabbed one. Kinda sucks to get "old tech" for a new phone, but I really don't want a giant phone. The Pixel 3 barely fits in my cycling phone pouch and some other accessories, so the 5 is a perfect upgrade since the size is nearly identical.
    I'm so glad you were able to get your hands on a Pixel 5! It may be older tech in a way, but it certainly doesn't feel like it! Let us know when you get it and how you are liking it!
    08-22-2021 11:12 AM
  12. sulla1965's Avatar
    As mentioned. Swappa, ebay, amazon etc will have plenty of pixel 5's.
    08-28-2021 03:02 PM
  13. RETG's Avatar
    Just noted this AM, the sage was available on the google store...
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-30-2021 10:48 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Just noted this AM, the sage was available on the google store...
    Wahoo! I love Sage! (As I type this on my Sage... )
    Kizzy Catwoman likes this.
    09-03-2021 08:11 AM
  15. RETG's Avatar
    I like the sage color too. And out of curiosity, I just checked and sage (as well as black) show as available for sale. Took a sage to the last step of purchasing before backing out. I still like my 4XL and will sit back over the next year and see what happens with the 6 and see what Samsung has coming out before I get my next phone.


    Amazon appears to have black available; B&H has zero.

    Besides, I just ordered a red skin for the 4XL, and when 12 is released, I'll put it on the phone and bingo; I have a new phone that does all it has to do for me. And that is connect to Verizon towers (or should I say tower where I live), occasionally to the internet, and some of the wildlife around the house and dog pictures.
    Kizzy Catwoman likes this.
    09-03-2021 08:30 AM
  16. ras47's Avatar
    The Sorta Sage model goes in and out of stock often. And the only Google Pixel 5 case available for a while has been the gray. I really want the green case but I'll use the gray one for now.
    09-04-2021 08:16 PM
  17. BTSyndrome's Avatar
    When I grabbed my 5 only the black was in stock and I was worried it was my last chance for a 5.... would have rather had the Sage. But that's only because BestBuy screwed up and sent my pre-order Pixel Buds in Olive instead of white. After having the olive for a while now I wish the Sage was available when I ordered my phone.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    09-04-2021 10:48 PM
  18. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I did not know this! Crazy! I wonder what will happen for those of us (like me!) who bought Google Preferred Care for our 5's.
    Probably get a refurbished just like any other insurance plan until no longer available and then offered the next model.

    What do people think happens to all the phones returned in the 14 day return period? Or the phones collected via trade ins? They don't get thrown away and they cannot be sold as new again so they become replacement phones.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    09-05-2021 01:25 AM
  19. ras47's Avatar
    When I grabbed my 5 only the black was in stock and I was worried it was my last chance for a 5.... would have rather had the Sage. But that's only because BestBuy screwed up and sent my pre-order Pixel Buds in Olive instead of white. After having the olive for a while now I wish the Sage was available when I ordered my phone.
    I too wanted Sorta Sage but alas, none to be found. Not such a huge deal for me though as I always have my mobiles in cases. So I got black.

    My Pixel 5 lasted less than 12 hours though before it got the dreaded pink vertical line down the left side of the screen. Warranty exchange initiated, but Google's webpage to order a new one is down. Support says, "give it a week and try again." WHAT??? I guess its a good thing I still have my iPhone.
    09-05-2021 08:12 AM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Probably get a refurbished just like any other insurance plan until no longer available and then offered the next model.

    What do people think happens to all the phones returned in the 14 day return period? Or the phones collected via trade ins? They don't get thrown away and they cannot be sold as new again so they become replacement phones.
    Eh, I guess there is that. I wondered if that was the case. Oh well, I usually take pretty good care of my phones, but it's still a bummer that the 5 is discontinued.
    09-05-2021 09:39 AM
  21. ras47's Avatar
    When I try to order my warranty replacement I get this page. Perhaps Google took it offline because they cannot get another for me?
    Attached Thumbnails Pixel 5 Sold Out??-busted-google.png  
    Morty2264 likes this.
    09-05-2021 11:08 AM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    When I try to order my warranty replacement I get this page. Perhaps Google took it offline because they cannot get another for me?
    Oh, no. This doesn't look good! Any updates on your situation since then?
    09-11-2021 01:34 PM
  23. ras47's Avatar
    I received my Pixel 5 from jhaire08 and its a winner. Perfect condition - minty fresh! Still waiting on Google to send me another email saying its time to re-re-re-order and to provide a working link. I got all the accessories I could use from Google. Wireless charging stand, PixelBuds, and extra charging cables. I even got the gray fabric case (all other colors are sold out). I'll keep the accessories and just return the phone itself.

    Google's inability to resolve this or lack of motivation is troubling. Coming from iPhones, I'm used to a much higher level of customer care. Yeah, I know Google is this behemoth of a conglomerate, and that one customer is nothing to them. But dead links from an internet stalwart like Google? That has me scratching my head. My only guess is that since discontinuing the Pixel 5 they are having a tough time getting another new one. Perhaps the link will go live when they have inventory.

    I'm gonna give this phone from jhaire08 a week to make sure everything keeps working perfectly, then I'll tell Google to just refund me for the phone. Its already boxed up and ready to return. And since I work at FedEx I will scan the return into the system myself. I might even load it on the outbound trailer myself.
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    09-11-2021 02:03 PM
  24. jhaire08's Avatar
    I received my Pixel 5 from jhaire08 and its a winner. Perfect condition - minty fresh! Still waiting on Google to send me another email saying its time to re-re-re-order and to provide a working link. I got all the accessories I could use from Google. Wireless charging stand, PixelBuds, and extra charging cables. I even got the gray fabric case (all other colors are sold out). I'll keep the accessories and just return the phone itself.

    Google's inability to resolve this or lack of motivation is troubling. Coming from iPhones, I'm used to a much higher level of customer care. Yeah, I know Google is this behemoth of a conglomerate, and that one customer is nothing to them. But dead links from an internet stalwart like Google? That has me scratching my head. My only guess is that since discontinuing the Pixel 5 they are having a tough time getting another new one. Perhaps the link will go live when they have inventory.

    I'm gonna give this phone from jhaire08 a week to make sure everything keeps working perfectly, then I'll tell Google to just refund me for the phone. Its already boxed up and ready to return. And since I work at FedEx I will scan the return into the system myself. I might even load it on the outbound trailer myself.
    Glad I could help you out ras. Not gonna lie, I miss the phone already but my old Pixel 3 should hold me over until the 6 gets released...if I can wait that long lol
    09-11-2021 05:43 PM
  25. ras47's Avatar
    Glad I could help you out ras. Not gonna lie, I miss the phone already but my old Pixel 3 should hold me over until the 6 gets released...if I can wait that long lol
    She's a real beaut all right! I was getting by with my Pixel 3a XL, and I still have my iPhone 11 Pro Max to fall back on, but the Pixel 5 bug had bitten me and Google's shenanigans only heightened my desire. I had one and got a taste, if only for 12 hours or so. But now I'm whole. Can't thank you enough!
    jhaire08 likes this.
    09-11-2021 06:56 PM
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