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Google’s new trade in program offers a great deal for the Pixel XL

by Brandon Russell | September 27, 2017September 27, 2017 1:30 pm PDT

When Google announces the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4, you’re going to want to get rid of your old device. You can use a trade in site like Swappa, or you could go directly through Google, which recently launched a trade in program that will give you a credit toward a new Pixel smartphone purchase.

Google is accepting devices from Apple, Samsung, LG, and more; it’s also taking old Nexus handsets, including the Nexus 6. But where users will want to really take note is in the prices being offered for the Pixel and Pixel XL; a 128GB Pixel XL could fetch you up to $410.

That’s an impressive amount and will cover just about half the cost of a new Pixel. The Pixel 2 is rumored to cost around $649, while the Pixel 2 XL is expected to be $849, so existing owners will get a pretty good deal if they trade their device in to Google.

Even a 32GB Pixel will get around $350, which is still quite a bit. Of course, in order to get the full estimated value, your device has to turn on and be free of any significant damage, such as a cracked display. If your old Pixel or Pixel XL is in immaculate condition, chances are you’ll get the full amount (or close to it).

The estimated trade in value listed by Google bests what the search giant offers for competing handsets. If you decide to trade in an iPhone 7 Plus, for example, you can get up to $296. Meanwhile, Google estimates the value of a Galaxy S8 Plus with 128GB at $290.

Of course, the only reason you’d take advantage of Google’s new trade in program is because you want the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, which we’re expecting Google to announce on October 4. You can read more about what to expect from those devices down below.

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