I know: Another phone? Right on top of yesterday's? Hey, I don't control when the universe decides to spit out sweet discounts.
And this is pretty sweet -- too sweet to pass up just because of repetitive timing. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the refurbished unlocked Google Pixel 3 for $499.99 shipped with promo code CHPSKTPXL3.See it at Daily Steals
That same link will give you the option of choosing the Pixel 3 XL for $549.99 after applying that same code.
These flagship phones debuted just a few months ago, with list prices of $799 and $999, respectively. That makes the XL a particularly good deal: Almost half off!
I'm no expert when it comes to the Android phones, so I'll immediately refer you to CNET'sand . TL;DR? The former was found to be "the best Android phone of 2018," and one of the only three phones to receive a CNET Editors' Choice nod last year. The latter was hailed as "everything we love about the Pixel 3 on a bigger screen."
Read more: The best Android phones for 2019
These are A-grade refurbs in bulk packaging, with "little to no cosmetic defects." That means they were all purchased and returned (elsewhere) within seven days. And although Daily Steals lists a 90-day warranty, these should all have additional coverage from Google proper, given that they're barely six months old.
Indeed, because they're so new, you don't have to worry about getting a used battery, which can be an issue with refurbished phones.
I love deals like this. You get a flagship phone for a midrange price, and the only real sacrifice is the retail packaging.
Originally published on March 5, 2019.
Update, March 9: Verified availability.
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