is giving out $50 in ay Store credit to xel buyers with lengthy shipping delays

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 1 Nov 2016

Getting your hs on a xel has turned out to be a challenging task. Many versions of the phone have been sold out at the Store since launch, those who pre-ordered one have had to wait past their expected shipping date.

To try make amends, is reportedly giving out $50 in ay Store money to affected customers. They have taken to + Reddit to share details of the email, which promises the credit once the phone arrives.

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The $50 in ay Store credits might soothe the pain of waiting for your xel to arrive.

As of Tuesday, all xel X/a> models are still sold out at the Store. If you’re a Verizon customer, you may want to hit up Big Red in person see what’s in stock as the phones are sold carrier unlocked with only three pre-installed apps that can be removed (the bootloader is locked, however). 

There’s also been a scramble by the carriers to offer the best deal on the xel. T-Mobile will give you $325 if you bring your xel over to its network, while Verizon recently began giving a 20 percent discount to those who use the promo code “SAVE20” at checkout. However, some buyers have been unable to validate it if they’re receiving a corporate discount, so you may want to check with customer service before taking the plunge.

The impact on you: If you’re one of the unlucky few who is waiting for your pre-ordered xel from , then this $50 gift may show up in your inbox soon. If you haven’t bought one yet, your options may be limited, especially if interest grows with the approaching holiday season.