But the worst part of this is that these pop-ups, which are
basically Google stores in the minds of visitors, are
overcharging people for the new Google phones. The one in
Manhattan definitely is, at least. All models of the Pixel 2 and
Pixel 2 XL are marked up by $30. The $649 Pixel 2 is marked up to
$680. The 128GB model is $780. 64GB XL 2? $880, and it’s $980 for
the 128GB version.
Apparently they’ll price match the regular rates if you call out
this nonsense, but it’s still pretty inexcusable. Not even Verizon
itself is charging a penny extra for the Pixels when you buy
direct from the carrier. And you’re walking out of here with a
Google shopping bag. How is the company okay with this?