Trade-in deals are often one of the best ways to get a good deal on a new phone, but if you’re looking to trade in your current device for a Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro, you’ll be very pleased or almost insulted by some of the Google Store offers.
Google, in recent years, has placed a heavy emphasis on trade-in deals when launching new Pixel phones. For example, Pixel 6 owners could upgrade to the Pixel 7 for just a few dollars sometime last year. This time around, the Google Store is setting trade-in values for the Pixel 8 at $650, and the Pixel 8 Pro at $750. Those are not difficult Limits, as some of the swap will be worth more, but it’s pretty much the higher end.
While looking through the trade-in offers, we quickly noticed that Google is clearly upping some values, and leaving others behind.
On the bright side of things, you’ll get great values if you switch from an older iPhone or Pixel phone. For example, the Pixel 4 series goes for at least $250, which equates to $250 a lot More than those phones are worth on the used market. The Pixel 5 costs up to $300, and the Pixel 6 Pro could get up to $400. Meanwhile, iPhones are priced at $750 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and even the iPhone 13 will fetch $500 or more.
But some values are very low.
A good example of this is the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Last year’s phones will go for just $325 or up to $420 respectively, which is about 50% of their value. It is worth mentioning that Best Buy offers over $100 more than the Google Store On both Pixel 7 devices when you buy a Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro there.
Some other ridiculously low totals from the Google Store include the $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold 4, which is worth $314, and the OnePlus 10 Pro, which is just $74.
It really feels like it’s hit or miss, but at least it’s there some Good deal.
The values listed below were taken on October 4, and are all based on the unlocked base models of the respective devices unless otherwise noted.
|Pixel 8||Pixel 8 Pro||Best buy|
|Pixel 7 Pro||$385||$420||$550|
|Pixel 6 Pro||$385||$400||$355|
|Pixel 4a||$ 200||$ 200||$245|
|pixel 4||$250||$250||$245 (Verizon)|
|Pixel 4 XL||$260||$260||$265 (Verizon)|
|pixel 3||$ 200||$ 200||$25|
|Galaxy S23 Ultra||$650||$650||$600|
|Galaxy S22 Ultra||500 dollars||$520||$455|
|Galaxy S21 Ultra||$410||$430||$370|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||$750||$750||$650 (Verizon)|
|iPhone 14 Pro||$620||$620||$570 (Verizon)|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||$650||$650||$920 (Verizon)|
|iPhone 13||500 dollars||500 dollars||$670|
|Galaxy Z Fold 4||$314||$314||$430|
|Galaxy Z Flip 4||$180||$180||$190|
|OnePlus 10 Pro||$74||$74||$240|
The Google Store doesn’t list trade-in values for many newer devices, like the Pixel 7a, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and iPhone 15 series. This ultimately makes sense — if you’re trading in your iPhone 15 after two weeks for a Pixel 8, who hurt you (was it the home screen?)?
A few notes about Best Buy trade-ins. First, you can’t trade in more than the Pixel is worth, so the astonishingly high trade-in price of $920 on the iPhone 13 Pro Max wouldn’t qualify for the Pixel 8. But also, Pixel 8 Pro pre-order feature The free version of the Pixel Watch 2 is strictly limited to the black version with Wi-Fi only Purchased through Best Buy.
Here’s some good news, though. Google often adjusts these values throughout the year, so you may have better luck in a few weeks. However, pre-order privileges will disappear by then.
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