psa: google pixel on amazon is not eligible for warranty
the agent on pixel help said the only way I can get warranty is if i provide Google Store ID...which I obviously don't have
i give them the IMEI tied to my account since April 2017 under 'Find my Device'..nope not good enough
as much as I hate apple devices (iPhone X owner) at least their service is top notch
so if you're buying pixel make sure you buy from them directly
btw: i still wanna buy the standard Pixel 3 in a few months LOL, I've read HTC hardware are just unreliable but still rolled the dice...maybe 2nd time's a charm?