If you have been looking at buying the Google Pixel 2 then you likely know all about the trade in discount. Google has been offering people the opportunity to trade in their old device and earn themselves a Google Pixel 2 discount. It is actually a pretty nice deal, especially if you aren’t the type to try and sell your old smartphone on Craigslist or eBay. Basically, during the pre-order stage, you would fill out a form with the details about the device you want to trade in. Then, just like that, you got a quoted Google Pixel 2 discount. Once your Pixel 2 arrived you would have a chance to transfer over any information and then send back the trade in device. Simple, right?
Not so much… There was a lot of confusion regarding the Google Pixel 2 discount thanks to some wording on the Google store page. It said that users taking advantage of the trade in offer would have 30 days to send in their trade in device in order to claim the quoted trade in value. However, Google didn’t say when that 30 days began. Considering that some pre-orders may not ship out until well after the release day depending on available stock, this was understandably concerning for some people who may not receive their device within 30 days of pre-ordering.
Luckily, thanks to some pressure, Google has clarified when the 30 day countdown timer begins for users to send in their trade in device. If your device is delayed then there’s no need to worry: your trade in quote will be valid for 30 days from the day you receive your new Pixel 2. This should have a few people who placed late pre-orders breathing a collective sigh of relief. That gives plenty of time for users to transfer their data from their old device to their new Pixel 2 without risking losing their Google Pixel 2 discount.
Of course, you still don’t want to take your sweet time sending back that old trade in device. 30 days can go by pretty quick and it would be a shame to lose out on a bunch of money because you forgot to send in your trade in. My suggestion is to transfer the data right away, give yourself a week to make sure everything is running smoothly, and then send in your trade in device. That will give you plenty of time to account for shipping delays and ensure you don’t lose your Google Pixel 2 discount.
Now that Google has cleared up the wording about the trade in discount everyone can go back to counting the days on their calendar until their new device arrives. It’s like being a kid and waiting for Christmas morning!