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Once again Google decides that only a small group of countries should be able to purchase their phones..
In Norway, a store has to buy it from Germany with the added VAT and then add Norwegian VAT on top of that.

Ending up at a price around 1200-1350$ for the 64GB Pixel 2 XL.

Google, why the hell is it so hard to sell worldwide?

You could take a trip to UK or Germany and smuggle it back into Norway, contemplating on doing that myself as my nexus 6P got a bit buggy after Android O thumb.gif
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Not overly impressed with any of the 2017 phone releases, especially at the prices. My Note 4 was knocking on death's door too. Luckily it glitched out with an update that caused a boot loop and freezing issue, so Verizon is giving me a free S7 as a replacement because they no longer have any Note 4's.

Maybe 2018 will have better offerings.
    
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post #83 of 109
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Why is eBay not a valid seller? I'm pretty sure he's not talking about the random used phone you can buy...vendors like Newegg and Best Buy sell stuff through eBay all of the time.
The only way that makes mentioning eBay worth it is if you're telling me that those vendors are going to sell the phone at a discount versus at their normal stores. I don't see that happening right now, so my point still stands. I highly doubt the other sellers on eBay are going to come with a warranty, regardless of what their advertisement says, even if the phone was obtained legally.
Edited by stargate125645 - 10/6/17 at 8:00am
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The only way that makes mentioning eBay worth it is if you're telling me that those vendors are going to sell the phone at a discount versus at their normal stores. I don't see that happening right now, so my point still stands. I highly doubt the other sellers on eBay are going to come with a warranty, regardless of what their advertisement says, even if the phone was obtained legally.

That's literally why they sell them on eBay because the prices end up being too low for them to display them on their site or advertise them. Besides, his point was that prices go down quite often and sporadically on both eBay and Amazon.

Less than two months ago you could get the unlocked S8 for $575 on Amazon and the unlocked S8+ for $675.
 
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post #85 of 109
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LOL deals from carriers are usually a joke. My wife picked up a Verizon Pixel XL for a discount. What they didn't say up front was that the discount was spread out over 24 months. So if you want to pay it off early to get a different phone, you lose the remaining pro-rated discount. I think she pays like $7 less per month.

That depends on the loan conditions. I pre-ordered an AT&T Galaxy S8+ from Best Buy and got it for $750 when the retail price was $850. The $100 discount came from choosing either a 24/30-month installation plan, but what they don't say is that you're able to pay off the whole balance once the phone has been activated. Paid it off at launch, so no worrying about the installation plan if I wanted to switch phones in the future.

There was a different deal from AT&T that was more similar to your wife's situation. You could buy one S8/S8+ and get another free, but the "free" only meant credit towards your bills for a 24-month period.
    
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6" display on this thing though? Pass. I don't want a TV in my pocket. These things just keep getting bigger by 0.5 inches every time. So in about 10 years we will have 11" phones. rolleyes.gif

Fashion trends go up and down. It will make a U-turn at some point and we'll see 4" again.

However, at that point the common use case will be somewhat different. We might have other portable display devices or use voice more.
Edited by MrKoala - 10/7/17 at 8:31am
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What they should be focusing on is better battery life.
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What they should be focusing on is better battery life.

Smart phones has been about "barely enough battery life so we can cut another mm" for a long time.
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What they should be focusing on is better battery life.
Fast charging addresses this to some degree. Also, there are phones like S8 Active that do focus primarily on battery life.
Edited by The Robot - 10/8/17 at 7:17am
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What they should be focusing on is better battery life.

 

The pixel 2 xl has a bigger battery than the original, so it seems like they are adding that to the mix.

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