Google will refund you if you overpaid for a Pixel 2 at a pop-up store

Google’s pop-up stores made it easy for customers to walk in and buy up a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL without having to go directly to a Verizon store. They employed a third-party Verizon retailer, Victra, to handle sales and activations for the Pixel.

That’s a great way to streamline the experience, but many buyers reported overpaying for the Pixel 2. In fact, Victra had the unactivated prices of both models $30 higher than what Google was supposed to be selling them at. So a base model Pixel 2 would’ve cost $680 instead of $650, and the Pixel 2 XL would’ve been $880 instead of $850. That’s before sales tax, too. Ouch.

It’s not all bad news, though. Google said they’ve already fixed the issue, and they’ll be reaching out to anyone who made a purchase at the higher price to reimburse them the difference. It’s a headache for anyone involved, but at least Google is making things right.

Now that we’ve got our launch day hiccups out of the way, let’s hope the Pixel 2 has a relatively stable holiday season.

source: The Verge


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.