Is there anyone here who remembers this basic knowledge of economic that was imparted onto us sometimes back in high school: “When demand outgrows supply, it is termed?” I’m just going to save us all the time and tell the answer. It is termed “shortage” – and that’s what Google is experiencing at the moment with the Google Pixel device. Google apparently can’t keep up with the ever-growing demand of the Pixel device for reasons best known to them. But my guess is they probably didn’t expect the Pixel to be this much of success or perhaps weren’t ready for the kind of acceptance the Pixel device received.

The high demand has resulted in a delay in shipping of the devices which some customers are not finding funny anymore as they are yet to receive their device even after three months of order. Some users have reportedly cancelled their, and the chances that others will follow suit is definitely on the high side due to the impatient nature of customers {yeah, I’m impatient too}. However, in a bid to make the most out of the excess demand and reward customers who have waited for their Pixel devices and didn’t cancel their order, Verizon is giving out free Daydream VR headset to customers who are victims of shipment delay. {Remind me what they say about the patient dog again please}.

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The Daydream View headset is a virtual reality headset used to jump into Google’s Daydream VR platform. It only works with the Moto Z and the Pixel smartphones. With a retail price of $80, it is sure worth as a compensation package for the long wait.

According to some users on both Reddit and XDA, there are reports that some customers have received a call from Verizon offering them a free VR headset as compensation for shipment delay. The calls, according to information made available came from a number (844) 340-4325 which appears to belong to a third-party call service that Verizon is using to offer customers the Daydream View VR headsets.

Interestingly, it seems that Verizon is giving some user the benefit of receiving a cash amount of $50 into their account in place of the Daydream headset- for users who already own a Daydream View VR headset. This however can’t be confirmed to be 100% as some customers have expressed that they were presented the “headset or nothing” offer.

It would be recalled that an erroneous email from Telus, a Canadian carrier, once suggested that Google had stopped production of the Pixel device. This news surely annulls such information.


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