VZW ran a sale from BF through Jan of 2017. iPhone, pixel, etc. We're all on sale... works this way:
Pixel small, 32gb is 10/mo device payment for 24 months. After that it is considered paid off. 128 GB is $15/mo. The $128gb pixel xl was $20/mo, so $20*24mo is $480. Not the steal that $240 was but a good deal for a $900 phone. Only catch is you stay on VZW for the two years. Well I've been on VZW since the late 90s or early 2000, whenever they bought alltel. Made since to me. Getting the 7.1 with unlockable bootloader (depixel8) was a bonus. It weighs twice what the 5x does. I guess that's good if you like heft. Me, meh. I'd prefer light but the phone is growing on me.