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Can't get a Pixel XL? How about a Moto Z instead?

Google Pixel XL phones are rare as hens' teeth, but Verizon's slashing prices on Moto Z handsets and Daydream View VR headsets.

Verizon is slashing prices on Moto Z phones.
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If you're finding it hard to find Google's latest and greatest Pixel XL phone, you're likely not alone.

The search giant's flagship device is sold out at the Google Store and even back-ordered on Verizon until at least March 10. Perhaps Verizon feels your pain, because today the carrier said it's slashing prices on the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid by 50 percent. The Z is now $13 per month for 24 months and the Z Force is $15 per month.

Another discount big red has up its sleeve centers on the Google Daydream View VR headset. Verizon will also sell the accessory for $50 -- $30 off of its retail price. I'm not one to brag (ahem) but if you happened to shrewdly pounce on Google's original offer of the Pixel at launch, you would have scooped up a Daydream absolutely free as part of the deal. If only supplies for the Google WiFi three-pack could have lasted a bit longer... ah well.

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