(FinancialPress) — Those who were thinking of buying a Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Pixel 2 upon release are already set to be put on a waiting list. Most models of the phone are already showing “out of stock“ signs for pre-orders, very shortly after its launch event.
Several Pixel 2 and all Pixel 2 XL models‘ stocks have been depleted, sending their delivery dates past their launch date of Oct. 19th.
As per the Google Store, these are the shipping dates if you place your order today:
- Black 64GB: In stock.
- Black 128GB: In stock.
- White 64GB: 5-6 weeks.
- White 128GB: 2-3 weeks
- Blue 64GB: 6-7 weeks
PIXEL 2 XL:
- Black 64GB: 2-3 weeks
- Black 128GB: 2-3 weeks
- White 64GB: out of stock, waitlist
- White 128GB: out of stock, waitlist.
The outlook is rather bleak. While people who want the smaller Pixel will be fine as long as they settle for the black model, those interested in the XL version will have to wait — in some cases, a lot.
Alternatively, customers can go to Verizon. The company is also carrying both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL and is currently stocked with both options. While the regular Pixel 2 is fully in stock, both capacities of the XL versions are pushed back only a week, with a delivery date of Oct. 25th. While still a delay, it‘s a more manageable one.
The question remains, though: is this a sign of things to come for Google? While the trend for big brand phones is to sell out during the preorder period (Apple does it every year), Google‘s quantities are not really that big yet. Added to that, we can‘t ignore the fact that this is a recurring problem for the company. It‘s had a shockingly hard time keeping Pixel phones available for most of the year. While this could signal that the trend will continue, it could just also be a case of the preorder volume was far greater than expected