Google’s Pixel goes on sale today, and everyone is getting pretty excited to get their hands on the company’s latest hardware. While most are still waiting for devices in the mail (myself included, Monday can’t come soon enough!), Verizon started offering the phone in stores earlier today.

Even though the 128GB Pixel XL is out of stock and there are plenty of reasons not to buy the Pixel through Verizon, there is one big reason why you might want to consider it ─ the price.

While retail and monthly pricing are the same on Verizon, the carrier is offering a pretty solid deal for anyone interested. If you trade in your current select smartphone for a Pixel, you can get up to a $300 credit towards the Pixel.

As always with these credits, Verizon is going to be just a bit picky with what qualifies for the full $300 credit, especially when it comes to condition, but it seems the carrier is making trading in your current device pretty fair. You can trade in any smartphone for a credit, but to get the full $300 you’ll need to trade in just about any flagship device from 2015. That includes the HTC One M9, iPhone 6/6 Plus, LG G4, LG V10, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+, or the Note 5.

Based on that selection, this is actually a fantastic deal. Most of those devices sell for about $200-$280 on Swappa, if not considerably less, so if you have one which is in good condition, it may be worth the trade. Do keep in mind that the $300 credit will be applied over the course of 24 months, but that’s what we usually see with this type of deal.

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