1. GMGCPA's Avatar
    any advise please?...they're emailing me a $50 store credit for ripping me off...the phone was reset and they said it wasn't...never again!...and it took a month to receive/process it...
    11-23-2022 01:15 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    There was an article about this recently: https://www.droid-life.com/2022/11/1...-take-a-video/. The author had to keep wrangling with Google support to get the full credit. That's probably all you can do.

    These days, before I trade in a device, I take a photo of the phone with the Welcome screen of the setup wizard visible, along with closeups of both sides, to show that (a) it's been reset, and (b) there is no obvious damage. The best way to avoid this is to do trade-ins in person (like at Best Buy), but obviously this can't be done with Google. It's one of the reasons why I decided to get my Pixel 7 Pro from Best Buy.
    J Dubbs and tismydroid like this.
    11-23-2022 01:29 PM
  3. GMGCPA's Avatar
    Thank you B. Diddy...a big lesson learned...I saw google is scamming alot of people on trade-ins...I wiped the phone by unenrolling from the Beta and they said I didn't...ugh...
    11-23-2022 02:01 PM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    I took video of me resetting the device and packaging it, including showing the shipping label on the sealed box. I never needed it.
    11-23-2022 05:09 PM
  5. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    The plus to going to BB is you pretty much get your credit on the spot; the negative is that if you change your mind for any reason, you can't get your old phone back. Going through Google Store, you have a couple of weeks before you have to fully commit.

    I generally still prefer the Google Store, despite having had a poor experience with the trade-in process (that's being generous, but it did work out each time), but take a continuous video showing the sim being removed, phone reset, showing all angles of the phone demonstrating no damage/cracks, and packaging the phone all the way through sealing with the security stickers. Definitely recommend that going forward if using Google Store again, as it allows you to provide proof when you call BS if whoever receives it doesn't properly assess it.

    It's pretty bad that they took off that much credit for something they can resolve in the span of about 3 minutes.
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    11-23-2022 09:31 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The plus to going to BB is you pretty much get your credit on the spot; the negative is that if you change your mind for any reason, you can't get your old phone back. Going through Google Store, you have a couple of weeks before you have to fully commit.

    I generally still prefer the Google Store, despite having had a poor experience with the trade-in process (that's being generous, but it did work out each time), but take a continuous video showing the sim being removed, phone reset, showing all angles of the phone demonstrating no damage/cracks, and packaging the phone all the way through sealing with the security stickers. Definitely recommend that going forward if using Google Store again, as it allows you to provide proof when you call BS if whoever receives it doesn't properly assess it.
    Something tells me that "boxing videos" will never be as popular as "unboxing videos" on YouTube.
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    11-23-2022 09:32 PM
  7. sulla1965's Avatar
    I hope they send rejected phones back.
    11-24-2022 06:33 PM
  8. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    I hope they send rejected phones back.
    There was a box to check if you wanted to have your trade-in returned if it didn't receive the preliminary value. If that's not checked, they won't send it back and you're generally stuck with whatever they assigned (though if you can prove error on their part, you might have a fighting chance at challenging the value - e.g., them stating the phone wasn't factory reset if you have a video proving it was).
    sulla1965 likes this.
    11-24-2022 08:33 PM
  9. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Thank you B. Diddy...a big lesson learned...I saw google is scamming alot of people on trade-ins...I wiped the phone by unenrolling from the Beta and they said I didn't...ugh...
    And you definately deleted all your accounts before wiping it? They might be referring to FRP.
    11-24-2022 10:22 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    And you definately deleted all your accounts before wiping it? They might be referring to FRP.
    I didn't delete any accounts before wiping, I just followed the wipe instructions that were provided and sent it in. I got the full projected value.
    11-24-2022 11:13 PM
  11. bxrider117's Avatar
    If you wiped phone by unenrolling from beta program the phone is still locked to your Google account. When unenrolling from beta program you need to sign in and remove your Google account information. Any time I've unenrolled from a beta program and I have gone to log back into a phone it always ask for me to unlock the phone via screen lock code or diagram.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using AC Forums mobile app
    bhatech likes this.
    11-25-2022 02:27 AM
  12. Joshua Luther1's Avatar
    How long do I have to wait for Google to process my trade in once it's received? My phone was received on November 28th.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    12-01-2022 10:38 AM
  13. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    How long do I have to wait for Google to process my trade in once it's received? My phone was received on November 28th.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    If I recall correctly, they cite 3-4 days. That's about how long it took before Google sent me confirmation email of my credit, though I was able to see the amount and that it was in process within a day at pay.google.com, so you might check there.
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    12-01-2022 11:11 AM
  14. Joshua Luther1's Avatar
    If I recall correctly, they cite 3-4 days. That's about how long it took before Google sent me confirmation email of my credit, though I was able to see the amount and that it was in process within a day at pay.google.com, so you might check there.
    Thanks. I've been checking my Google synchrony account as well.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    12-01-2022 11:16 AM
  15. beantownsouth's Avatar
    Something tells me that "boxing videos" will never be as popular as "unboxing videos" on YouTube.
    After reading this, seeing that my P7 is out for delivery today, there will be a boxing it up video.
    12-01-2022 11:38 AM
  16. Joshua Luther1's Avatar
    Just got my $650 refund for my S22+.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    12-02-2022 05:19 AM
  17. GMGCPA's Avatar
    After several Google chats finally got someone to escalate my case by repeatedly telling them that they have a record of me opting in and then out of Beta Android 13 which wiped my phone...and they finally refunded the whole difference...all it took was perserverence and support from you guys...thank you!
    12-03-2022 09:27 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    After several Google chats finally got someone to escalate my case by repeatedly telling them that they have a record of me opting in and then out of Beta Android 13 which wiped my phone...and they finally refunded the whole difference...all it took was perserverence and support from you guys...thank you!
    Hey congratulations! A happy ending.
    12-03-2022 09:32 PM

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