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Moto X With MotoMaker Now Available for $350 Off Contract (Updated)

Update:  It’s pretty obvious that Motorola’s site isn’t currently able to handle the amount of traffic that has flooded upon it for this deal. Should the site come back up and the deal be in place, we’ll update this post. Hang with us!

Update 2 (6:49AM):  Motorola’s support account on Twitter had this to say – “Lots of traffic; promo not started yet. Wait to order until you see promo in cart. Watch http://twitter.com/motorola  for updates!” and “As posted above, it has not started yet. We need to get the site up first. Wait until you see the promo in your cart to order.”

Update 3 (6:58AM):  And now the official Motorola account has posted this – “Our website is down due to traffic & we’re working quickly to restore it. Watch here for updates & for when our Cyber Monday deal starts.”

Update 4 (8:17AM):  New word in from Motorola – “We’re currently restoring online services. Some may have site-access, but Cyber Monday deal prices won’t begin until all systems are a go.”

Update 5 (8:44AM):  Moto X Developer Edition (GSM) and (CDMA) models are now available for $399! [GSM Link] [CDMA Link]

Update 6 (11:38AM):  Shortly after going live, the Developer Editions both sold out. And then now they have come back. We’re not exactly sure even Motorola knows what’s going on at this point. Feel free to try the links in Update 5, just to make sure. If you were waiting for MotoMaker orders, we think they may still be coming. Try to sit tight through this 6-hour wait.

Update 7 (11:55AM):  Yep, the Developer Editions are back again, according to official word from Motorola. And Motomaker is still apparently on the way, if you can believe that. Here are the direct DE links – [GSM Link] [CDMA Link]

Update 8 (6:20PM):  Well, Motorola has issued a new statement with a potential new schedule. If they are not up and running by 6:30PM Pacific, they are moving the deal to Wednesday, December 4, with a second sale happening on Monday, December 9.

Update 9 (11:00PM):  Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has apologized for today’s debacle. They will indeed open up two more sale days – December 4 (this Wednesday) and December 9 (next Monday). Details here.

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Motorola’s discount on the full retail price of the Moto X – what may be the best Cyber Monday deal of them all – is now live (at least it’s supposed to be, but their site is struggling at the moment). Announced last week, we were told to expect to see a $150 discount from off-contract pricing on Moto X models through MotoMaker and Developer Editions. For those keeping track of current Moto X pricing, that puts custom made MotoMaker models with 16GB at just $349 without a contract. Should you go 32GB of storage, you’ll be paying $399. 

If the MotoMaker experience doesn’t interest you as much as the Developer Editions, you can pick up either the GSM or Verizon DE models for $399, since they normally retail for $549.

Again, I’m not sure you’ll find a better deal anywhere today. This is easily one of the top three phones of the year, one that provides a better overall experience than almost any other phone thanks to its combination of finish, design, feel, software features, battery life, performance, and options for customization.

We have links directly to MotoMaker for you below, along with individual links for each Developer Edition. Through MotoMaker, all carriers should be available, though Motorola has said that “limited quantities” will be available.

Links:  MotoMaker | Moto X Developer Edition (GSM) | Moto X Developer Edition (Verizon)

  • JeffColorado

    Me rikey

  • NYS

    i have a coupon code. someone need a moto x? i really hope to give it to someone who will use it and not try to sell for profit.

    • NYS

      posting here, because i spent way too much time here on monday.

  • ThatFool

    Did everyone get their reservation?

  • Leo Guzman

    Has anybody gotten a shipping confirmation?

    • pgm8705

      I have not. I’m reading in other places that people have… A little worried.

      • Leo Guzman

        Well the website says” may take up to 7 days.” I’m hoping its before 7 days.Nothing to worry about.

  • Thomas Palkovic

    My vzw DE shipped should be here tomorrow 🙂

    • Leo Guzman

      did you recieve a confiramtion from Motorola?

      • Thomas Palkovic

        Yep, got the shipping confirmation email this morning 😀

        • droidrazredge

          🙁 I’m starting to think my DE was cancelled. I have no confirmation email regarding a being ship but I see everyone is that ordered theirs.

          • Thomas Palkovic

            It said on mine that it could take up to seven days to ship, I doubt they canceled yours

        • Leo Guzman

          what does you shipping status say on the Motorola website? I’m unable to check my email at work. I’ve been checking the Mto website for shipping status. Makes me wonder if they6 get updated immediatley after shipping email has been sent.

          • Thomas Palkovic

            I actually checked out as a guest so I wouldn’t lose my moto maker in my cart if the DE sold out, so I can’t check their site, sorry

  • Boris

    Hello, I ordered the Moto X for TMobile (for the reduced price). What is the difference between that and the other phones, aside from the additional frequency for TMobiles HSPA+? Thank you!

  • Daniel J. Peters

    LOL. And… MotoMaker is back up. Just spec’ed out the wifes phone. Site is back, with engraving, and $499 price tag. Is it Weds yet?

  • Daniel J. Peters

    Just noticed motomaker is down.

  • Gerry Ng

    Motorola Mobility [email protected]
    Our Moto X Moto Maker offer will go live at 12 ET on Wed and again on Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • jsphkm

    don’t mean to burst anyone’s bubble but i was able to go thru and purchase a DE around 850am PST today.. was i the only one? should i be worried?

    • Daniel J. Peters

      Yes, a few of us got DE device orders pushed through. Actually, quite a few, as they’re sold out, and don’t expect to offer them on Weds, nor next Monday.

    • Lawrence_Hart

      I got my confirmation email at 8:55 am. I have not gotten a shipping notice but I’m not worried. I just hope it arrives before Sunday.

  • mcdonsco

    Anyone want to start a betting pool on whether on not the site will work Wednesday at noon? I’m betting no…

  • mcdonsco

    This has got to be the #1 most commented thread in DL’s history

    • Christian Trevor Clauss

      This was more like a social chat room instead of a comment section haha

  • mcdonsco

    So, they said 12 ET Wed/Mon…ummm….Noon or Midnight?

    • ThatFool

      noon

  • D.B.

    I think we know why Motorola went with ATT exclusivity for the launch of the Moto X.

  • mcdonsco

    It’s officially…its done for today…Wednesday and next Monday it is…waste of time today…sucks

  • xyzlene

    must resist click on iphone 5S… only one click… u can do it… must stay away. close apple tab… close!!

    • hoosiercub88

      Said no one else on this thread.

      • Christian Trevor Clauss

        Ever. haha

  • hoosiercub88

    Why can’t I just give up and stop auto-refreshing.. I know it’s not happening..

    • Kyle Wilkins

      You just never know man…

      • hoosiercub88

        Motorola Support [email protected]
        Our Moto X Moto Maker offer will go live at 12 ET on Wed and again on Monday. Apologies for this long day of waiting. Thanks for hanging in!

        • Kyle Wilkins

          I STILL BELIEVE

          • hoosiercub88

            12/2/13 we will never forget

          • ThatFool

            Notify us who have given up immediately if it magically appears

    • sc0rch3d

      moto confirmed it 🙁

    • sirmeili

      I keep doing it to see if the price goes back up or if they’ll just not sell Moto X’s until Wed at Noon.

  • Severo Rivera

    Peace out.

  • ThatFool

    It was an honor wasting my day with you guys. Until Wednesday.

    • DJVin

      I second that.

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    Motorola Mobility [email protected]
    Our Moto X Moto Maker offer will go live at 12 ET on Wed and again on Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • grumpyfuzz

    just have to say, the anticipation for this phone today was crazy. just like a nexus device.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      I hate to say it, but like an iPhone…

      • grumpyfuzz

        never actually waited for an iphone, so don’t know about that. I believe you though. is it really like what we all did today? spam f5 for 12 hours haha

  • hyperbeatser

    looks like y’all are gonna have to wait until wednesday…

  • Fuzz427

    just wanted to say it’s been an honor and a pleasure to be on this site today with all you folks. hope you all have a good night and we can try wednesday or next monday for a phone or 2. i have really enjoyed it even though it should have turned out much better for all parties concerned, us as well as motorola. maybe they will prepare much better in advance for wednesday. the intertnet is really powerful. BBFN TTYL Have a good night!

    • Rich

      I look forward to not buying a Moto X on Wednesday with everyone else! I have my doubts that it’s going to be much better after a couple days

  • hoosiercub88

    #thestruggleisstillreal

  • hoosiercub88

    We fought the good fight, until next time people.

  • bd1212

    Screw it, I ended up buying a G2 off-contract for $350 using the loophole. Love the Moto X/Motorola, but I couldn’t wait any longer.

    • Jake W

      Whoa what loophole?

      • bd1212

        Select the white Verizon G2 (since it’s free on-contract), add it to your share everything plan as a new line. When it get’s delivered, call Verizon and tell them you want to cancel the line. Pay $350 to cancel the line, keep the phone, and activate it on your main line. New G2 for $350. I’ve done this tons of times this year with iPhone’s Galaxy phones, etc. Works every time.

        Only downside is that it only works for share everything plans, though.

        • hoosiercub88

          well I thought I was missing something. nvm

          • bd1212

            Yeah it’s not anything knew, just a lot of people don’t seem to know about it. Figured I’d inform some people who are interested.

        • Erik

          I thought they make you pay your first months bill up front though?

          • bd1212

            If you don’t activate it before you pay the ETF you aren’t charged a pro-rated fee because the phone was never even activated/used on the new line, so there’s nothing to be charged for.

          • Erik

            Oh gotcha I was thinking of creating a new account for that. Thanks for the info non the less might have to do that.

          • bd1212

            Sure no problem man. It’s nothing new, but a lot of people don’t know about it and in certain situations it can save quite a good chunk of money for some people.

          • Erik

            Should also work with all the amazon deals for $.01 too technically right? Interesting haha

          • bd1212

            I’m not sure if it would, but I thought Amazon charged an ETF fee on top of Verizon’s fee as well. I could be wrong, though. I’m actually going to go look that up.

          • Erik

            Yeah I think you’re right. I think they have a fee if you make major changes to your account within 181 days…

            http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201077490

          • bd1212

            Yep, that’s what it was. It’d be awesome if I could do this through Amazon and save through tax, but it’s a good enough deal even through Verizon.

    • scott

      yeah what loophole???

      • bd1212

        Just posted it below as a reply to Jake W.

  • Cory Pitkavish

    after sitting at my computer since 8 am est, going to working and getting yelled at for being on my phone all day im finally home and calling it a night. we fought hard boys and girls. i will see you all on wednesday. good night

  • ThatFool

    It can’t be over!

  • Carlos R

    Mission accomplished..time to go watch some football

  • Taylor

    Bleh. I’m done. Till Wednesday, then.

  • Jaciel

    now i dont have an excuse to not go to class

  • EddieDaniels

    4000….lol

  • Randy

    lets just keep hanging and get drunk

    • sc0rch3d

      kjn;akn efaweoiuh89900[n p04it09i jgoeirjg kdjgl ljk;lj

  • Cameron Gray

    I’m in denial. I can’t stop hitting f5. MAKE IT STOP!

  • ThatFool

    Keep hitting F5!

  • Anthony

    i dont know why i’m still refreshing T___T

  • DJVin

    Their customer service is sh*tting the bed on this one. And anyone else find it weird that “If we’re not live by 9:30 PM ET tonight, we’ll offer the price promo @ Noon ET on Wed and again on Mon 12/9, doubling the devices available.” Why not offer the promo price tomorrow? Why do we have to wait until Wednesday now?!?!?!?!

    • So that they have enough time to fix their website?

    • ilovetechnology

      Because they must be totally redoing the guts of the site to be able to scale for the demand. It’s not a simple task.

    • Carlos R

      They are buying themselves some time to fix this debacle

    • hoosiercub88

      They apparently have to “fix” whatever is “broken” that they couldn’t fix all day long.

    • MKader17

      Because IT doesn’t work 24/7 and they want to make sure everything is right so they don’t have this all over again tomorrow.

      • DJVin

        After this complete f*ck up, they should be working 24/7. Horrible business practice on their part. And the sad thing, all I want is my $150 refund since I got my Moto X last week. Now I have to return it and take part in this bullsh*t!!!

        • sirmeili

          It is not their fault that you bought a phone last week for $150 more and now you want it cheaper. Just don’t put up with the BS and consider the $150 more a fee for not putting up with the BS at all.

          It is very rare to find a business that will offer a promo on a previous purchase. You knew Black Friday and Cybler monday were coming and you still purchased something, you should really blame yourself for that.

          • DJVin

            Don’t be a d0uchebag. Most retailers offer you a rebate/refund for the difference if your purchase falls within the return window.

            And yes, it is their fault that they were incapable of preparing for a SALE and having their website equipped to handle the volume.

            So I don’t blame myself for purchasing a product 10 days before Black Friday/Cyber Monday. But thanks for your concern.

          • sirmeili

            I’m sorry if you think me calling you out makes me a douche bag. It gets kinda old to hear people complain that they didn’t get the best deal. you’re not the first person it happened to, and you won’t be the last. I’ve had it happen more times than I can count. I just let it go cause honestly, it’s not their fault I bought at the wrong time.

            Now, today was BS, and I’ll agree. My comment was that you could have easily just bypassed the BS by keeping the phone and paying the extra $150. I have the luxury of working from home, so while I did work, I was also able to keep an eye on the site all day and know when to attempt to buy.

          • DJVin

            There have been over 3000 comments today regarding this issue and you call out my post. To me that’s being a douchebag. We’re all bashing Moto for the f*ck up. Either join in or keep your comments to yourself. No sh*t I could have waited for the deal…but I didn’t, so be it. Sh*t happens. But since the deal showed up within the return window, I think Moto should just give a refund and NOT a $150 Motorola credit. Get the f*ck outta here with that bullsh*t.

            Now be on your merry way.

          • sirmeili

            IO think it’s funny you call me a douche bag, yet you are the one resorting to calling people names. Good day, Sir.

  • Severo Rivera

    So I guess it’s over 3000!!!

    • Shawn Gill

      I waiting for that lol

  • Jaciel

    wednesday seems so far away 🙁

  • Cameron Gray

    Its been an honor folks

  • that guy

    *poof*
    I’m a pumpkin.

  • Ivan

    Guess What MOTO site is back

    • hoosiercub88

      That’s just rude lol

  • DanF

    F5 F5

  • sc0rch3d

    yoda

  • Severo Rivera

    Yes….Yes..

  • scott

    is twitter dead now too??

  • CCCO

    Been an honor folks…wish we all went to bed happy tonight but it ain’t meant to be…

  • discstu37

    You don’t gotta go home but you gotta get the hell out of here

  • EddieDaniels

    we did it

  • Sheep

    The Obummer admin wishes they had this dilemma!

    • hoosiercub88

      there’s always one of you, you could’ve at least brought up hitler

  • jbreezy

    motofail

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    Now what do we do?

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Dance

      • Ericmarkwilliams

        Maybe I should feed the kids dinner now.

    • ToddAwesome

      4000.

  • bd1212

    The fact that we’re most excited about 3000 comments than the phone is HILARIOUS.

  • Carlos R

    Still not live!!

    • hoosiercub88

      and it won’t be

  • Randy

    lol

  • Kyle Wilkins

    4k by 10pm!?!

    • Carlos R

      Not sure if serious 🙂

  • grumpyfuzz

    WE MADE IT

  • bd1212

    nvm

  • Calayna

    Wee! Good job team!

  • hoosiercub88

    I’m more excited about 3000 comments than the not phone

  • ilovetechnology

    Haha, nice.

  • ThatFool

    We did it!

  • bd1212

    GO GO GO

  • Taylor

    3000! We did it! Hurrah!

  • Kyle Wilkins

    WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Severo Rivera

    Its over 3000!!!

  • Carlos R

    We did it!!!

  • scott

    here we go moto, 1 min. left

  • Ivan

    done hahahaha

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    3000

  • hoosiercub88

    3000!

  • Shawn Gill

    30000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ToddAwesome

    Go Pats!

  • punchinpelican

    3000 woo congrats people

  • Kyle Wilkins

    HIGH FIVES

  • Kane Stapler

    Guys the site works now! Go check it out

  • Carlos R

    whhhhaaaaattt

  • Randy

    close

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    So close

  • hoosiercub88

    We’re so clsoe

  • Severo Rivera

    This is madness

  • hoosiercub88

    GO GO GO

  • DanF

    F5

  • Cameron Gray

    WE CAN DO IT!

  • Carlos R

    AAAAAhhhhhh

  • Cole M

    Here it comes!!!

  • Kyle Wilkins

    ONE MINUTE

  • hoosiercub88

    I wish Bionic were here

  • grumpyfuzz

    12 HOURS WASTED

  • Calayna

    But Moto’s site couldnt keep up with us

  • Col_Angus
  • Kane Stapler

    The site is working!!! Everyone go order now!

  • hoosiercub88

    one minute and counting!

  • mrsastrocat

    Yall need to be put in DL jail.

  • ilovetechnology

    Oh snap so close, almost at 3000

  • goosegoose

    DEPLOY ALL UNITS

    CHARGE!

  • Carlos R

    1 min

  • DanF

    f5 f5 f5 f5

  • Terry

    The field is lost. Everything is lost. The Dark One has fallen from the sky, the towers in ruin lie!

  • EddieDaniels

    this is going to be close

  • grumpyfuzz

    GO

  • Calayna

    Find it funny that Disqus could keep up with all these comments

  • Carlos R

    11 min

  • scott

    you can do it

  • grumpyfuzz

    SPAM COME ON

  • Kyle Wilkins

    I just want to let you all know. Each one of you is awesome.

  • scott

    come on moto!~!!!

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    watch at 9:30 it will come up live with full price. LMAO

  • Carlos R

    you can do it

  • Ivan

    go go go

  • Cole M

    snap!

  • Rich

    GO HOME EVERYONE YOU’RE ALL DRUNK

    • hoosiercub88

      i wish I was

  • ToddAwesome

    bewbs.

  • Severo Rivera

    lets do ti

  • hoosiercub88

    this is the end of #motogate me thinks

  • Ivan

    party party

  • Randy

    were going to break DL

  • jbreezy

    ok, for the team

  • Col_Angus
  • DanF

    my face is tired

  • Ivan

    we can do it

  • Carlos R

    😉

  • Severo Rivera

    can do it with your help

  • Carlos R

    🙁

  • that guy

    I would rather wait to get the developer edition.

  • Kyle Wilkins

    CAPS LOCK

  • EddieDaniels

    two minutes

  • goosegoose

    need moar

  • Jaciel

    lets goo

  • Kyle Wilkins

    CALL THE MASSES

    • Justin

      YES!

  • TravisHannon

    Anyone who was able to purchase the DE – are you shipping yet?

    • ToddAwesome

      nope, not yet

    • Todd Bettenhausen

      Not yet, either. Good things are worth waiting for 🙂

  • scott

    3k

  • Jaciel

    🙂

  • hoosiercub88

    Let us rape this comment thread

  • Calayna

    might as well make the post counter higher #GoodUseOfTime

    • hoosiercub88

      that’s about all we can do at this point, it’s a wash

  • Severo Rivera

    come on people

  • Carlos R

    MOAR!!

  • Severo Rivera

    nooo

  • Jaciel

    lets finsh off the night with a bang

    • discstu37

      thats what she said

  • Kyle Wilkins

    TWO MINUTES

  • Carlos R

    2 min!

  • Severo Rivera

    lagggggging so bad

  • Cole M

    Seahawks!

  • DanF

    i am a mototard

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    At lease my kids will eat dinner in 3 minutes

  • Randy

    its still NOT working

  • Carlos R

    3 min left!!!

  • Jaciel

    goooo

  • Calayna

    Waited all day for this damn phone

  • Kyle Wilkins

    i like turtles

  • Col_Angus

    do it

  • Severo Rivera

    kkjikbnobouiub

  • Shawn Gill

    less than 100!!!!

  • Jaciel

    insane

  • Kane Stapler

    This is just cheating now..

  • hoosiercub88

    33 comments in a minute.. let’s go go go

  • Bryan Thompson

    f5 f5 f5 f5 f5 f5

  • Jaciel

    is

  • Taylor

    this is such a productive use of time!!

  • goosegoose

    i guess i’ll see ya’ll on Wednesday for round 2

  • Carlos R

    GOOOOOOOOO!@!!!!

  • Jaciel

    this

  • Kyle Wilkins

    damn Moto X

  • Col_Angus

    we got this

  • Calayna

    gogogo!

  • Cole M

    Awwww wyeeaaahhh

  • hoosiercub88

    IT

  • Carlos R

    Faster!!!!!

  • hoosiercub88

    DO

  • DanF

    motorola i think you cured my ADD

  • Severo Rivera

    hoihiohoi

  • ThatFool

    laggggg

  • hoosiercub88

    CAN

  • hoosiercub88

    WE

  • Cole M

    Doooooo iiiitttt

  • Sina

    we’ll all be back here on Wednesday doing this all over again

  • Carlos R

    so close yet so far

  • Severo Rivera

    ooh

  • Kyle Wilkins

    GO

  • Severo Rivera

    joihihio

  • Kyle Wilkins

    LETS

  • Severo Rivera

    uihiu

  • Taylor

    four minutes. so close.

  • goosegoose

    never say never

  • Severo Rivera

    sorry just trying to spam

  • Randy

    to few people, to far to go

  • Carlos R

    lolololololo

  • grumpyfuzz

    spam

  • EddieDaniels

    we can do it

  • Severo Rivera

    uiguigui

  • Calayna

    What will we all do with our lives after this?! Live on?! Actually be productive?!

    • hoosiercub88

      I’ll probably just die, or masturbate.

  • Severo Rivera

    ihihihilkn

  • Carlos R

    3K is not going to happen…4 min left

  • goosegoose

    we can do it

  • Severo Rivera

    hbhhbhb

  • ThatFool

    140 left!

  • Carlos R

    C’mon people…I want to feel like we got something accomplished today!!

  • discstu37

    About to find out if soon is 5 minutes or 39 hours

  • Jaciel

    we should demand moto to fix this tonight!! for the people!!

  • Terry

    All hope is lost

  • grumpyfuzz

    Moto, attempt to make the site live. Some of us may snag some Moto Xs. Just do this moto!

    • hoosiercub88

      Right, I feel like they’re not actually doing anything LOL

      • ilovetechnology

        Obviously they didn’t have any clue they might receive this much attention, and I would guess their site wasn’t built in a very scalable way. It’s no small feat to scale a site that hasn’t really been built for it.

    • ilovetechnology

      That would at least be a nice ending for the very frustrating day

  • ilovetechnology

    This comment section will definitely live on in Droid Life history

  • Calayna

    Support guy/girl deserves a good long relaxing twitter experience. Today was rough

    • hoosiercub88

      twitter-free *

  • Randy

    keep going

  • Severo Rivera

    My laptop is lagging so bad right now.

  • EddieDaniels

    we’ve come too far to turn back now.

  • Randy

    no new phone

  • Carlos R

    ~150 more to go

  • ThatFool

    5 min…..

  • Taylor

    The support guy was a champ. He got a bit sassy sometimes, but at least he was trying to help.

    • hoosiercub88

      gotta be sassy in his line of work

    • Justin

      I imagine he’s going to need a long weekend soon.

  • goosegoose

    obligatory

  • Shawn Gill

    I think we can hit the 3000!!!!

  • EddieDaniels

    stop toying with my emotions

  • Taylor

    quickly now! time is fleeting!

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    Now the site is acting strange for me..

    • hoosiercub88

      Yeah, it’s still not working LOL

  • EddieDaniels

    work franticallier…

  • Severo Rivera

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

  • Carlos R

    What are the Vegas odds that it will go live tonight?????

    • Randy

      i live in vegas. NOT GOOD

  • ThatFool

    Who will be joining Wednesday @12?

  • AC

    My DE order was just cancelled without reason. Was asked to call in to find out why! Sounds like I wasnt the only one.

    • hoosiercub88

      aww sheeet.. i’d be raged

  • Rich

    My friend who does support at Moto sent me this pic of the IT staff working frantically on the website

  • DanF

    put the support guy in the apology comercial

    • Justin

      I imagine he got humiliated enough today…

  • Randy

    ITS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

  • Carlos R

    aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Calayna

    I’ve finally reached that point where I can prioritize my money. Guess I should be thankful didn’t spend so much today . BUT i want phone ;<

  • Jaciel

    who else keeps refreshing in hopes that it goes live!!!

  • EddieDaniels

    only 8 mins left

  • Severo Rivera

    Keep spamming!!

  • kailua

    “Goodnight, farewell ….
    Continue Sound of Music song.

  • EddieDaniels

    getting closer

  • Carlos R

    What century do we live in???

    • Justin

      Potato

      • hoosiercub88

        French Fried potaters

        • Justin

          MmmmmHmmmm

  • Guest

    final countdown time folks

  • Calayna

    Moto X was /is? going to be my first smartphone

    • Taylor

      IS. Have faith!

  • Justin

    WE CAN DO EEET!!!

  • Well today has sucked. Huge kudos to that support guy though. He really killed it out there. See you all Wednesday!

  • Severo Rivera

    Pootis

  • Taylor

    and every time I wavered, thinking that it’s not worth it, I’ll get her something else, I remembered she, like, gave birth to me, and sitting in a chair being bored for 12 hours is nothing compared to that.

  • DanF

    motobone

  • grumpyfuzz

    I’m hoping at 9:30 Motorola at least attempts to make the site live. It may crash, but some of us may be able to snag some Moto Xs.

  • Severo Rivera

    5645645

  • discstu37

    Moto should have used DL’s server to handle all the traffic

  • ThatFool

    Must keep commentisfhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyydffs

  • Carlos R

    Let’s Go!!!

  • hoosiercub88

    What color schemes was everyone going to go with?

    Cement Back, with Blue Buttons and a White Face.

  • hyperbeatser

    @Randy #annoying

    • Randy

      trying to help with the comment count

      • hyperbeatser

        typing numbers isn’t helping anyone

  • EddieDaniels

    at least i’ll get some satisfaction tonight.

  • DanF

    im a motard

    • hoosiercub88

      i’m a total motard right now

  • Bryan Thompson

    It’s the final countdown!

  • Severo Rivera

    Moto X or Nexus 5?

    • Ericmarkwilliams

      I can’t live without VZW LTE or coverage so Moto X for me.

      • hoosiercub88

        Same here. I need usable data at my home and work.

  • Taylor

    I was getting this phone for my mom for christmas

  • Orion

    #EPICFAIL

  • Randy

    88

  • Randy

    77

  • Randy

    5577

  • Randy

    25

  • Taylor

    Ten minutes for 200 comments? 20 comments a minute? GO TEAM.

  • Randy

    14

  • Randy

    13

  • Randy

    12

  • hyperbeatser

    I want a pink moto x, just for D-L’s sake I swear…

    • hoosiercub88

      you know I hadn’t considered pink yet lol

  • DanF

    free wooden F5 keys for everyone!

  • Randy

    11

  • EddieDaniels

    3000 by 9:30 is going to be close…

    • hoosiercub88

      If we want it, we have to try harder.

  • Severo Rivera

    I make $454,454,454 at home with this simple trick.

  • Kyle Wilkins

    Tap the kegs, call the strippers, boys. This one’s over with.

  • Michael

    If you guys didn’t have to wait around for this phone then what would have you done with your day?

    • Hothfox

      Actually have done work at work.

    • hoosiercub88

      Been a lot more productive at work/home, probably enjoyed myself too

      • Kyle Wilkins

        I still managed to enjoy myself… Dual monitors… if ya know what i mean

        • hoosiercub88

          Oh yes, yes I do. Dual 27″

    • Jaciel

      I would have paid attention in my lectures :/ and start my 5 page essay

  • Randy

    i now have 76 of the 2764 comments

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    It’s about time for someone to post how their stay at home 98 year old Grandma made like $80,000 from working at home

    • Cameron Gray

      My stay at home self made $0 by staying home and waiting for the moto x

      • sirmeili

        I made at least $400 by sitting at home. Not that bad, if I do say so myself. Of course I sitll had to work, but I “found time” to hit refresh every 30 seconds or so…..LOL

  • EddieDaniels

    *sigh*

  • Jaciel

    well it looks like i won’t be seeing a moto x until next week 🙁 very disappointed with the way motorola handled this

  • hoosiercub88

    13 more minutes folks.. and we’ll have to call it..

  • Severo Rivera

    *Sniff*

  • Bryan Anderson

    Moto X commercial on MNF was a big middle finger to all of us….

  • DanF

    Theyll throw in a free wooden F5 key with your order on wednesday

  • Taylor

    time for some lengthy and worthwhile discussion.

  • Randy

    spam2

  • Randy

    spam1

  • Dan Burkes

    And I have to wait until Wednesday!

  • ThatFool

    #GimmeMotoxNow

  • Randy

    spam

  • EddieDaniels

    250 to go

  • Severo Rivera

    #GimmeMotoxNow

  • Justin

    This has been the craziest day i’ve seen in a long time. They got caught with their pants down for sure. I’ve been watching this since 5:30 EST, and would like to say that I am happy to see the demand that this event revealed.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Demand because of price, not product.

      • Justin

        I think the price fits the product. I’ve only had one for a week, but am pleased so far. I think it’s a good phone, so much so that I bought two more today.

      • sirmeili

        I’d have to argue that is is the product at this price. I mean, if they had a cyber monday sale for the Moto G at this price, people wouldn’t be sitting here for 12 hours trying to buy it….LOL. I think we can all agree though that this is the price point for this phone, hence people trying to get it.

    • Daniel J. Peters

      I would still like to know how much of the demand is from my fellow VZW unlimited data refugees. I suspect it is the bulk of the prospective orders.

      • Justin

        I am one.

  • Carlos R

    Ok, we have 15 min to get to 3K!

  • hyperbeatser

    #WeWantWood

  • Sina

    They better give us wood on Wednesday if they delay it.

    • hoosiercub88

      I see what you did there.

      • Sina

        😀

    • EddieDaniels

      #twss

  • Orion

    I’d like to see a press release with a public apology from Motorola

    • CCCO

      This! +1

  • mcdonsco

    I do realize this is a stupid question, but I just don’t know so wanted to ask…Does the developer edition come rooted / with root permissions granted?

    • Justin

      no

    • Kyle Wilkins

      able to be easily. It isn’t rooted or unlocked out of the box no.

    • hyperbeatser

      it allows your the unlock the bootloader

      • mcdonsco

        I knew that, just not a developer myself…but thinking when they do the wed/next monday thing if they offer the dev ed I might get it instead of moto maker as it seems to have higher resale … but wondered about rooting it (I only root to get free hotspot).

  • Ron Paul

    Motorola Mobility @Motorola
    If we’re not live by 9:30 PM ET tonight, we’ll offer the price promo @ Noon ET on Wed and again on Mon 12/9, doubling the devices available.

    https://twitter.com/Motorola/status/407687552846422016

    • Severo Rivera

      Thanks Ron…

    • hoosiercub88

      It’s not happening!!

  • Severo Rivera

    Oh well, half a day down the drain.

  • Taylor

    I wouldn’t be so annoyed right now if they even attempted to let us know what’s going on throughout this whole process.

    • capecodcarl

      I think at some point… maybe 4 hours in, they should have just called it a day and rescheduled the sale for another day once they got the site bugs worked out.

  • Randy

    Just want to appoligize for my “its working” comment earlier. Someone had to do it and i was on the floor laughing.

    • ThatFool

      we all jumped tabs over to moto and started mashing F5 furiously

      • Randy

        I know. Trying to DDOS the ol fashion way.

    • Rich

      Classic Randy

  • hyperbeatser
  • EddieDaniels

    and they wonder why they don’t sell many devices….

  • Orion

    they should throw in a $50 GC for accessories for everyone’s time they have wasted

  • DanF

    motorola, i hate your face right now

  • Dan Burkes

    I just want to know why they couldn’t plan this better. Or just offer a $150 off promo code and say valid until 12/9. That would have solved EVERY issue.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      They don’t want to sell that many devices.

      • Dan Burkes

        Because their sales are doing SOOO well to begin with.

      • sirmeili

        They could have easily did what dell use to do (probably still does). The offer is good until a certain date or until it is used a certain amount of times. Of course, that would not have solved the problem today which was too many people trying to do it at once. Either way it was gonna be an issue 🙁

  • ThatFool

    I have waited so long i feel like i have to buy a moto x so i didnt waste a day

    • Severo Rivera

      Well you can’t even do that right know even if you wanted to.

  • Tony Byatt

    What Moto has done today is just strange and they’ll close out the day with a “if not now then later” tweet…smh…

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    Hey Moto… Kindly adjust your error message.

    soon

    adverb ˈsün, especially New England ˈsu̇n

    : at a time that is not long from now

    : in a short time after something happens

    : in a quick way

  • Bradley Michael

    If we’re not live by 9:30 PM ET tonight, we’ll offer the price promo @ Noon ET on Wed and again on Mon 12/9, doubling the devices available.

  • hoosiercub88

    If nothing else, I’ll stay up til midnight and wait for Woot’s Bag of Crap.. *sigh*

  • EddieDaniels

    can we at least get 3000 by 9:30?

    • Taylor

      Yes.

  • Orion

    personally, I think doubling the inventory is a weak consolation for the epic failure of today

    • CCCO

      Yeah I’m really not happy with how this was handled not only on a technical level (obviously) but on the PR side of it, really, really poor communication and bad attitude from them. Not a good day for Moto.

    • discstu37

      Especially when “doubling inventory” can be completely made up, how would we ever know the difference?

  • cheezeboy

    It seems pretty safe to assume it’ll be Wednesday,,, and hopefully they can stress test moto maker a bit better by then.

    • goosegoose

      they should stress test now for all of us that have been on here for 12h F5’ing our day away

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    snap. Now TMZ.com is down. The world is ending my friends.

    • hoosiercub88

      It’s all the peeps over there looking late night court session rumors between Google/Moto and Verizon

    • sc0rch3d

      that’s a bad thing?

  • Orion

    If working tonight, do they still plan to double inventory?

    • Severo Rivera

      They better quadruple the inventor for all the suffering we experienced today.

    • sirmeili

      I believe the answer to that is “yes”. What I’m confused about is that they say if not by 9:30PM EST they will do it Wed and Monday with twice the inventory. So is that twice the inventory for each day? Is that twice the inventory after they already doubled it today (making it 4 times the inventory they were going to originally going to offer)? So many questions. That tweet was not well worded and because it’s a tweet they don’t have the space to properly explain it 🙁

      • Kyle Wilkins

        You have until Wednesday to figure it out. Good luck.

        • sirmeili

          I have a feeling I will. Which sucks. I already couldn’t wait till today and I’ve been at it for over 12 hours already today. I was far less than productive today at work 🙁 (at least I work from home though..LOL)

  • Turd_Ferguson

    gotten quiet….everyone must be mashing their F5 right now

  • Randy

    ITS WORKING !!!!

    • hoosiercub88

      liar lol

      • Randy

        hahahahha

        • hoosiercub88

          I’ve got mine auto-refreshing once every five seconds lol

    • Taylor

      Not for me. D:

      • Taylor

        Wait. That was a lie, wasn’t it? STOP PLAYING ON MY EMOTIONS.

    • Severo Rivera

      Very funny.

    • ilovetechnology

      You are a horrible person

    • ThatFool

      really… i am not in the mood. you suck

    • Hothfox

      YOU BASTARD D:

    • Turd_Ferguson

      Everyone hates you…..js

  • goosegoose

    and I just lost my cart =/

  • ThatFool

    Well less than 30 min to go

    • Severo Rivera

      Lets’s see if Moto can get there act together.

  • Severo Rivera

    I wonder how many people here stayed home from work or school just for this cyber disaster.

    • Taylor

      I skipped a chemistry lab for it, and refreshed obsessively through all my morning classes. :/

      • Severo Rivera

        Feel bad for you guys and gals 🙁

    • ThatFool

      went to classes but was focuesed on the site instead of class.. and i have yet to start cramming for my test tomorrow. thanks moto

    • Justin

      Good thing I work from home, least I had that going for me today.

      • Kyle Wilkins

        You did no work from home today. You aren’t fooling anyone.

        • Justin

          Not so loud ;-P I did manage to get my order through at 11:30 est, so I got some stuff done.

  • Orion

    does that mean they will have enough supply to meet demand for all those days? I thought there was limited supply?

    • hoosiercub88

      Did you really believe that? lol

    • Ericmarkwilliams

      I don’t think they have a limited physical # of Moto X’s. They only desire to sell so many for such a low profit margin.

  • hyperbeatser

    I’m tempted to order a moto maker version when it becomes available, and then return my dev edition…

    • sirmeili

      If the prices go back up, why not sell it on ebay or craig’s list and get a little profilt? Not saying that people should be buying these just to make a profit, but I could see how in your case (wanting the moto maker version instead) it could work out.

      edit: that is if your DE was bought today 🙂

      • Kyle Wilkins

        Just don’t be a dick and sell it for what Moto wants. $20-$30 more than you paid.

      • hyperbeatser

        Yep got it today, I was able to get a VZW Dev Edition around 11:45am EST

    • Kyle Wilkins

      If you live near me I will buy that Dev Edition for the $428 you paid. It’s a long shot but I tried.

  • Turd_Ferguson

    I guess the Motorolasupport guy went home. no word out of him in a while.

    • ilovetechnology

      They have started replying again. I’m sure whoever runs that Twitter account isn’t having a fun day today, but good for them for continuing to check in and reply to every tweet with a real, non-canned response.

  • EddieDaniels

    i feel cheated if it doesnt go live tonight, 12 hours of my day gone….

  • CCCO

    Why Wednesday and next Monday? Why not do it tomorrow at noon? I mean, unless it’s still not working…

    • Justin Payne

      With the way this has gone today, they’re going to need tomorrow to fix it proper.

      • hoosiercub88

        Question though.. what exactly needs “fixed” I’d like a little more transparency as to what’s going on.

        • sirmeili

          This isn’t your Gov’t, you don’t really have a right to “transparency” in this case 😛

        • Justin

          Agreed it would be nice to know, but I think it’s pretty obvious what happened with them today.

  • Taylor

    Thirty minutes left. Have to pee. Should I risk it?

    • Kyle Wilkins

      yogurt cup.

      its the safe bet. I won’t judge you.

      • Taylor

        That might make my roommate uncomfortable.

        • Kyle Wilkins

          Have your roommate man the chair for a moment.

          • Taylor

            WISE.

          • Kyle Wilkins

            I’ll be here until 9:37

    • Randy

      they wont sell out in tonight

    • Severo Rivera

      I wouldn’t hold it in If I where you

    • Daniel J. Peters

      Did you not wrap your chair in plastic at 8 am CST when this went live? Do you have a roll of paper towels handy?

      • Taylor

        Nooo. 🙁 I’ll plan ahead next time.

        • Dan Burkes

          Sadly, you’ll get that chance.

  • ThatFool

    Sums up today

  • CorkyRogers

    So wait, does this mean if the site goes live at 9:30 that that would be it? or would they still offer the promo on wed?

    • Severo Rivera

      I guess you would be right if I am not mistaken.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      I’m not in the mood for your jokes right now sir…

  • Randy

    cyber wednesday and cyber monday Jr. ???

  • Taylor

    Honestly, I’m going to be sad if they don’t put the sale up today. Twelve hours of my life, gone. I feel used, Motorola. Used. 🙁

    • Severo Rivera

      Same here 🙁

    • Dan Burkes

      Don’t we all…

  • discstu37

    What are the odds this is fixed in the next 40 minutes? I’d say extremely low.

    • Severo Rivera

      You never know though.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      I hope they don’t get them fixed tonight in hopes they toss in more Developer Editions.

  • Severo Rivera

    I was kind of hoping I would get a Moto X today 🙁

    • Taylor

      I was a lot hoping I’d get a Moto X today…

    • Kyle Wilkins

      If they toss in more Developer Editions I hope they don’t today!

      • Severo Rivera

        True, true

  • Anthony

    They just sent out the tweet: Motorola Mobility [email protected]
    If we’re not live by 9:30 PM ET tonight, we’ll offer the price promo @ Noon ET on Wed and again on Mon 12/9, doubling the devices available.

    • Bryan Anderson

      So we got like a half hour of tapping F5 left…then on to Wednesday.

  • Randy

    so they will not offer this tomorrow. what the hell are they going to do all day

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Circle Jerk.

    • ThatFool

      hopefully fix the server…

    • jt O’Brien

      Fix MotoMaker

    • sc0rch3d

      the plan was never to offer the deal today but only gauge interest and watch the server activity. (and f*** with us)

  • Turd_Ferguson

    Way to quit on us Motorola! We are still here waiting strong! get your butts to work and fix this crap!

  • Tony Byatt
    • Kyle Wilkins

      Thank you for that Tony.

  • Ivan

    If we’re not live by 9:30 PM ET tonight, we’ll offer the price promo @
    Noon ET on Wed and again on Mon 12/9, doubling the devices available.

  • ThatFool

    Well because of this fiasco i have neglected studying all day. I suppose I can cram and hit F5 at the same time multitasking!

  • jt O’Brien

    MOTOROLA HATH SPOKEN —If we’re not live by 9:30 PM ET tonight, we’ll offer the price promo @ Noon ET on Wed and again on Mon 12/9, doubling the devices available.

    • Severo Rivera

      Really? Where did you get that info?

      • Hothfox

        The Twitterz.

      • jt O’Brien

        Twitter, I get their tweets sent to my phone so I get updates instantly

      • Taylor
        • Severo Rivera

          Sorry, I am not on twitter right now, thanks for the info.

    • mrsastrocat

      I’ve waited all day. i can wait another 45.

    • Hothfox

      Unfortunately that probably means they won’t have the wood backs out by then, I’m guessing.

    • cheezeboy

      at least we finally got an ETA!

  • Severo Rivera

    Is Motorola seriously going to release the phone this late at night or something? I mean its almost 9 pm where I am at already

  • Todd

    Almost 12 hours!

  • Scott Smith

    That’s it. Throwing in the towel until later tonight, probably around 9pm PST. That’s undoubtedly good news for the rest of you, because it’s guaranteed to go live while I’m gone. Good luck to everyone.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      You are brave sir.

  • Severo Rivera

    Dammit Motorola I want my new phone!

  • Severo Rivera

    I am bored..

  • lye

    Good news guys! I just went to the site and it said they’ll be back soon!

    • Kyle Wilkins

      THANK GOD. I was legit worried they lost them.

  • Matt K

    Got an emil tonight from moto that my phone is being assembled. I think I’m one of 3 people who actually got the motomaker version today…

    • Kyle Wilkins

      I tip my hat to you sir.

    • Randy

      those people will not have a job if we can’t order. We are trying to save American jobs, don’t they understand that

    • Severo Rivera

      Damn you lucky son of a gun.

    • Scott Smith

      Open wound… insert salt. 🙂

    • Taylor

      I am trying really hard to be happy for you instead of sad for me. 🙁

  • Severo Rivera

    Who’s hungry?

    • Randy

      im eating oreo’s

      • Severo Rivera

        Nice

    • Taylor

      Me. It’s looking grim out here; I’m too nervous to leave my dorm for provisions. Rations are down to a yogurt and a few bags of tea.

      • Dan Burkes

        seamless FTW

        • Taylor

          Oh my god. My life will never be the same again. Thank you.

          • Dan Burkes

            It’s dangerous. Use it wisely!

      • Severo Rivera

        hahaha, that really cheered me up thanks 🙂

      • lye

        haha nice. I am going to order pizza immediately.

        • hoosiercub88

          You’ll have hot pizza before you have a locked in order on a Moto X, let that sink in.

  • Randy

    300,185, well that was a fail

  • Severo Rivera

    The few, the proud…

  • ddevito

    my cart just emptied – the dream is dead

    • Kyle Wilkins

      come here *open arms*

  • CCCO

    I’ve concocted all sorts of conspiracy theories regarding this ranging anywhere from an Anonymous take down to Samsung but I still think Verizon is behind this somehow! I just know it!

  • ToddAwesome

    I’d just like to take a moment to personally thank the great @Bionic, for without him, where would we be today?

    • hoosiercub88

      Where is he anywho?

      • Kyle Wilkins

        Didn’t he get pissed at the DL comments and leave awhile back?

        • ToddAwesome

          Sure, that’s what he wants you to think!

  • lye

    Huge disaster.

    • lye

      Also they have a really weird definition of “soon” at Motorola.

      • hoosiercub88

        Best one I’ve heard all day tbh

  • DanF

    why am i a mototard

  • Kyle Wilkins

    How was everyone’s day?

    • Jason M. Kosmiski

      Still in PJ’s…you know…hitting refresh.

      • Kyle Wilkins

        Solid.

      • Todd

        here here

  • Kyle Wilkins

    Every time the comments go quiet I have a microsecond panic attack until the refreshed page bones me again.

    • Randy

      all to tired to even complain at this point

  • Hothfox

    *cries in the corner* WHY

  • Scott Smith

    That’s it, I blame Droid Life for this fiasco. If they had never reported the deal, I wouldn’t have wasted an entire day of my life. I think Kellen and Tim personally owe us all Moto X’s. 😉

    • Kyle Wilkins

      I second that motion. All in favor?

      • Turd_Ferguson

        Aye

        • Scott Smith

          I think that’s a majority. Sorry Kellen and Tim, the masses have spoken.

          • Kyle Wilkins

            The majority has spoken through the sheer number of comments.

  • Ericmarkwilliams

    If they have “limited stock” I can’t see them opening the flood gates this late when most, except us with broken F5 keys, will not know it’s live. That would be just another PR fail. You wake to find out the sale price went on sale at 9:00PM and sold out at 9:05PM. Seems to me they will make the special price live tomorrow after plenty of announcement.

    • sc0rch3d

      on the latest tweet, one of the tech support folks responded and said they are going to add more stock to the deal. although right now i would settle for 99 on a 2 year contract.

      • Kyle Wilkins

        You’re worth more than that.

        • sc0rch3d

          not really (my wife says so). the DE is still sitting in the cart. if i had really wanted it by now….why would i pay nearly the same amount for regular edition? the only consideration left is whether i want a customized version. if i want a customized version, i’m not leaving ATT any time soon.

  • Turd_Ferguson

    I thought 3k comments was a joke earlier, but looks to be more of a reality as every minute passes 🙁

    • hoosiercub88

      We set the bar high young padawan

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Realistically I EXPECT no less than 5k or 7k of rage if they hold this over until tomorrow.

      • Turd_Fergusonc

        It probably going to be a Midnight free for all and last for 1 minute then claim they are out of stock.

        • Kyle Wilkins

          They probably are calling all their plant workers in Texas to get their asses back to work.

      • hoosiercub88

        Someone will shut the comments down if it gets THAT out of hand me thinks.

        • Kyle Wilkins

          What evil person would want to do that?

          • hoosiercub88

            The MotoMaker

  • Randy

    I’ll be back soon. If im not back in 12 hours just keep hitting F5

  • Rich

    I’mma going to send my order in via snail-mail to my local Motorola office, should get there before the site goes live 😛

    Sunnyvale
    1000 Enterprise Way
    Sunnyvale, CA 94089-4731
    Telephone: +1 408 541 7000

  • Smoke1991

    I guess I lucked out, I was able to order the Verizon DE version earlier today.

  • Scott Smith

    Been out of the loop for the past hour and a half. Did the site ever come up or are we all still waiting?

    • ilovetechnology

      Still waiting…

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    What if this is all a big dream and we wake up to our beloved custom made Moto X?

    • Kyle Wilkins

      I may put it’s strength vs my wall to the test

  • CCCO

    So look, realistically there’s little to no chance this thing gets resolved tonight…Maybe Moto gets the site fixed at some point tonight, but would it really benefit them to say, “It’s fixed, come on in for our sale at 3:47am!” Nope. I think eventually we’ll get the apology notice and tell us to try back tomorrow. No winners in any of these scenarios but it just doesn’t seem like it’s going down tonight. Will I still be refreshing? Yes I will…

    • Kyle Wilkins

      I’ll be pissed because I work construction and don’t have a computer on the job and can’t whip my phone out at will. I’m salty the Dev Edition went off when it did.

  • Orion

    Anyone notice that on the motorola homepage, they took out the order buttons for the DEV editions

  • Kyle Wilkins

    I bet there is one bastard sitting in the server room at Motorola HQ trolling forums like this laughing his ass off, one click away from this going live.

    • orion

      that person should be fired already

  • Dan Burkes

    in 45 minutes I’ll have spent a full 12 hours dealing with the Moto X.

    • hoosiercub88

      yup..

    • Jason M. Kosmiski

      Same here

  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    This is like a g damn Greek tragedy…

    • Kyle Wilkins

      This is like a g damn Geek tragedy..

  • Randy

    Is this the line for an Amazon drone??

  • chris_johns

    at least you guys can physically order one….i cant…i cant order anything online with moto because they refuse to believe where i live exist and “Correct me” and change my address and zip code for billing information…so yeah i couldnt order if it was live and able to…bc moto sucks my fat……was a huge fan of moto im about to buy a fkn lg after this bs

    • DMoney0619

      Quick, someone call the waaahmbulance with their new Moto X DE for him

    • hoosiercub88

      Actually, I can’t.. I can customize device after device after device.. I can’t add anything to my cart, nor can I check out.

  • Shawn Gill

    does anyone else still have a phone in there checkout?

    • Kofi Williams

      yes

    • trext

      It has been there all day.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      CDMA Dev Edition. I’m holding out!

      • hoosiercub88

        I feel like at this point, if you’ve got a DE in your cart, your song has been sung.

    • Jason M. Kosmiski

      yep

    • Terry

      Yes, since 7:30 CST this morning

    • Taylor

      I do. It’s been in there since about 9 AM PST.

  • Dan Burkes

    This is going to end horribly for Moto. They could originally have had a few hundred devices at $150 off and called it a day. Now though, the backlash of this many people not getting a product is going to really, really hurt.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      If it isn’t up when I go to bed for the night and not retail by weeks end I wont buy a Moto X… Not for the price they want.

    • MKader17

      If I don’t get it Moto will not be getting my business for a long long time.

  • Randy

    anyone else stuck on the coming soon screen?

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Everyone. Else.

    • MKader17

      They empty my cart just recently.

  • j6nguyen

    This is probably why Motorola is losing money for Google. Can’t get their act together.

  • trext

    Hey, moto maker is up and running…said no one ever

  • Orion

    only 4 more hrs until midnight in the east coast. Motorola should just come out and say whether the sale will still be for today or not

  • Rich

    Wonder how many people F5ing are on grandfathered Verizon unlimited, must be a decent proportion on here! Out of my cold dead hands lol

  • Kyle Wilkins

    5k ladies and gents?

  • hoosiercub88

    This is kind of how I feel though in all honesty.

  • EddieDaniels

    exciting….and sad….

  • hoosiercub88

    2500 Ladies and Gents..

  • Shawn Gill

    2500!!!!

  • ivorycruncher

    Well, this was an experience. I was scheduled to close on a house at 10 AM CST today, and needless to say, I thought I was gonna be screwed out of a deal on the VZW Dev edition because they would be made available for sale and sell out all during the closing meeting. Had to email the link to my parents and ask them to watch it and order it for me when it became available, which they did successfully, and sure enough, it became available at the sale price while I was in that meeting. I might have been able to get it later, but I was busy all day running errands related to my house purchase, so I’m glad I didn’t have to deal with it.

    Anyway, I’m upgrading from a G-Nex, and have grandfathered unlimited data on Verizon, so yes, this was definitely a must-have deal for me. Also can’t believe that Motorola will warranty devices with unlocked bootloaders, as well as offer factory restore images. Say what you will about Motorola’s lack of planning for the sale (believe me, I’m with ya on that), but Moto really is by far the most developer-friendly OEM there is right now. I hope that being backed by Google means that they will be able to stay the course and keep putting out phones as awesome as (or rather, even more awesome than) the Moto X.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Why do they have to have a Dev Edition? Why not just make any Moto X unlockable?

      • ivorycruncher

        Ask the greedy buggers at Verizon about that. 😛

        • Kyle Wilkins

          Idk. You push hard enough they will cave. I think Verizon would need Motorola more than Motorola needs Verizon with money bags Google behind them.

      • Rich

        Because carriers

    • Hothfox

      I thought you were going to say you missed all your house closing stuff for the sale. Glad you have your priorities straight instead!

      • ivorycruncher

        Haha! No, I definitely wanted a new phone, but not at the expense of screwing up my house deal. Finally leaving apartments life behind, woohoo!

    • ivorycruncher

      Oh, and since I see people posting about previous phones, my smartphone ownership experience has consisted of a Droid Eris, a Fascinate, the Galaxy Nexus, and now (soon) the Moto X.

      • hoosiercub88

        I definitely don’t need a new phone, Blackberry Pearl, Blackberry Storm, Blackberry Tour, HTC Incredible, Samsung Fascinate, HTC Merge, Droid Bionic, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note II, and soon Moto X if all goes well.

  • ilovetechnology

    I just got a call back from Moto support about a ticket I put in this morning shortly after 9. The woman on the phone had no idea the site wasn’t allowing orders, asked me how many times I had tried to go to the site (at least 600 times today, minimum), and told me she didn’t know anything but that the promotion would definitely be over today no matter what. Obviously Motorola has not even bothered to send out an update internally, which isn’t surprising at this point.

    • Taylor

      That’s a real special blend of infuriating and disappointing.

    • hoosiercub88

      Well, if they never actually sell the MotoMaker devices.. they’ll have to do something, otherwise the backlash will be overwhelming.

    • BlackFreefall

      This is from Motorola Mobility Latest Tweet:

      We’re so sorry Moto Maker services are still down–when the deal goes live, we’ll be sure to have extra product available until it sells out

  • Kyle Wilkins

    Well this is my first time doing something like this and I am confident this will be my last.

    • hoosiercub88

      Don’t worry, I don’t imagine Moto will ever do this again 😉

    • Terry

      Agreed

  • EddieDaniels

    we need something else…i feel empty…like my cart… we need another goal!

    • Michael

      2500 In this comment thread!

  • Bryan Anderson

    300,003 followers….what did they start the day with?

    • ddevito

      505,000 lol

      • Christian Trevor Clauss

        That can’t be right. lol

    • Joe Martinson

      shows there are a lot of people that don’t know that the Motorola Support twitter has way more information and updates about the problem today yet only 3636 followers.

  • Michael

    And now that 300,000 has been hit we will keep waiting..

    • ThatFool

      Hopefully Soon

  • Kane Stapler

    Someone must have unfollowed..

    • Christian Trevor Clauss

      Graffiti…everywhere.

  • TravisHannon

    … Now what?

  • EddieDaniels

    aaannnddd…this is what we’ve been reduced to today…..

  • grumpyfuzz

    300,000!

  • Kane Stapler

    I saw it!! Someone must have unfollowed…

    • hoosiercub88

      and disappointment sets in *sigh*

    • Christian Trevor Clauss

      I just followed so…

  • TravisHannon

    6 more….

  • Bryan Anderson

    Sooooo I have made about twenty different phones today. Since I was bored in the site but couldn’t buy one yet. Did anyone else think that the selections of backgrounds was pathetic? It looks like a art project in high school….go take pictures of stuff and make it look like art.

  • Kyle Wilkins

    299,990 LETS DO THIS

  • grumpyfuzz

    10 more followers………………..

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    At least my dbrand Wood skin came in the mail today for my other Moto X…

    • hoosiercub88

      If I’d broke down and bought a DE earlier, that’s probably what I would’ve done.

  • Kane Stapler

    What comes first. 300,000 followers or 2500 comments?

    • hoosiercub88

      It’s so close.. hard to tell, unless the un-followers come on in a rove.

    • hoosiercub88

      We failed.. still 25 comments short and they hit 300k and we’re Moto X-less still

  • Bryan Anderson

    MotoMaker site just went ballistic at me. Fonts shrunk and then got really big. Maybe the site will just up and BSOD soon and they will have to reset.

    • hoosiercub88

      It’s all us douchebags with auto-refresh extensions lol

  • Rick May

    Do I just finish the Dev model purchase or wait for MotoMaker to work??

    • Taylor

      I’m pretty sure they already ran out of dev models.

    • Bryan Anderson

      They are out….even if you try to check out you won’t

    • Michael Bell

      DEVs are sold out

    • Randy

      dev models sold out

    • grumpyfuzz

      Looks like you are waiting with a whole bunch of other people!

    • Rick May

      Even if Im at the process page?

      • TravisHannon

        try it, let us know!

        • Kyle Wilkins

          I’ve been trying that all day with the DE in my cart…. no go

    • Rick May

      Yup!
      Some items in your cart are no longer available.

      • twsf

        Been saying that since this morning and I had the phone in my cart before they lowered the price.

        • Rick May

          Well to be honest…I think its fair to reset all carts when they were to open the sale.

  • TravisHannon

    299,968!

    • hoosiercub88

      299,957 we’re losing followers now NOOO MONICA!!!!

      • Michael Bell

        Angry Moto X fans

      • Dan Burkes

        too soon…

        • hoosiercub88

          I am a huge F&F fan, honestly, I’m pretty tore up about it.. grew up with the series.

          He was a great humanitarian, and a wonderful guy, got to meet him at a car show once. He went out doing what he loved, it’s still tragic and sad though.

  • NorCalDroid

    Lets hit the 3k

  • hoosiercub88

    My auto-refresh just freaked out and the page loaded weird.. just a fluke 🙁

  • Kane Stapler

    229,941.. Guys! It’s almost time. Credit cards ready?

    Edit: Damn.. I meant 299,941

    • ddevito

      almost time for what? what’s 229,941 – did you mean 299,941?

  • bboyairwreck

    Motorola Employees: “Wow what an awesome Thanksgiving week of vacation! I even got to come in to work late today. B4 work, let’s roam around Droid-L…. OH CRAP THE DEADLINE!”

    -A repeat of my 8am post cuz im bored refreshing-

  • Someguy

    Well.. there went my motomaker from cart.

    • Joe Martinson

      welcome to the club.

  • EddieDaniels

    ok pledge time… I pledge to post first and let everyone who has waited all day know if i see it go live BEFORE i check out…

  • CCCO

    Call me paranoid or maybe just hopeful, but I took a screen shot of the checkout page with my phone and price in the off chance that if I miss this deal when it actually goes live at 3am (or whatever ridiculous hour surely it will happen) maybe they’ll honor the fact that I really tried! Haha, maybe I’m delusional at this stage…

    • DanF

      i took a screen shot too haha, like 7 hours ago

  • Calayna

    Lets recount our own stories of woe: Woke up early? Check. Waited until the last possible second to get dressed/eat/leave for work? Check. Have the Moto X in the shopping cart taunting you at work? Check. Run errands like a maniac to get home and check on Moto X? Sad yes. Annnnd now we’re back where we started. /frustration

    • Joe Martinson

      I actually got up early to go to work early so I could get the page loaded as I started working. I would have been a lot more productive today if I wasn’t hitting refresh on the web browser thousands of times throughout the day 😛

    • Michael Bell

      I woke up early and laid in bed on my laptop hitting the refresh key for 3 hours before mine went thru. Now thats dedication!

      • TravisHannon

        haha same!

  • ThatFool

    So have we officially broken the record for most comments?

    • bboyairwreck

      i wonder if this is more than the Verizon glitch article

  • Shawn Gill

    At least were almost at 2500 posts. Once the site goes live again we’ll clear 3000 of people saying they finally got it.

  • Michael Bell

    We are at 2419, 2500 here we come! Do I hear 3k?

    • Dan Burkes

      I really hope I don’t have to wait until 3k….

      • Michael Bell

        I got my Moto X ordered 7 hours ago. Im just here for the entertainment

  • Randy

    299,907. ha that nap felt good.

    • hoosiercub88

      299,917 – Thankfully I was at work, so no sleep missed.

      Edit: Yet.

  • DanF

    As compensation for todays debacle Motorola will be including a free F5 key in every motoX box

    • hoosiercub88

      How about a gift certificate for a new fully mechanical gaming keyboard, I’ve got my eye on a Corsair K95

      • DanF

        only an F5 key and its only available in white

        • jt O’Brien

          Can I get a panda F5 Developer Edition key?

          • DanF

            Wooden F5

  • Kofi Williams

    I still have my Moto Maker in my cart.

    • hoosiercub88

      I’m jealous of you.

    • Jaciel

      lucky ;-;

    • ddevito

      me too – but let’s go ahead and ask ourselves….are we winning….?

    • Kburnap

      Me three

  • Orion

    Motorola should just come out and say that the promotion will start sometime later this week. No sense in making people wait around

  • Evadingfate

    Things could always be worse. You could be stuck waiting for a Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition. Pretty sure there was only 20 of those made for the first run without so much as a peep from Samsung as to when they will be refreshed.

  • Randy

    I seriously passed out on my couch next to my laptop. im glad i didnt miss anything

  • EddieDaniels

    5 hours online…..
    4 callings to support…
    3 f5’s
    2 times a second,
    and my carts be em-em-emptied….

    • hoosiercub88

      Is the the Twelve Hours of MotoGate? It’d be easy to adapt from 12 Days of Christmas.

    • sirmeili

      Only 5 hours online? I’m about to hit 12 since I tried to start configuring my MotoX and have it in my car waiting for 8am CST.

  • Evadingfate

    I’ve always hated the phrase “Thank you for your patience.” as if I ever had a choice. It’s like saying, “Thank you for not starting a riot and throwing your underwear at us.”

    • Dan Burkes

      Want to start a Riot and throw underwear at people? We can choose to do that.

  • discstu37

    Any Cyber Monday deals on keyboards? My f5 is borked

    • rthvk

      Lucky Windows guys… Both my “command” and “R” keys are finished

      • hoosiercub88

        That was me at work with the MBA, I’m at home on the desktop now.. Chrome extension for auto refresh installed

    • mrsastrocat

      Didn’t see any but there is She-Ra the complete set on sale at Amazon.

  • Michael Bell

    Just an FYI, I have seen Moto X 16GBs as cheap as $300 on Craigslist over the weekend…

    • Dan Burkes

      now you tell me…

    • jt O’Brien

      MotoMaker man, it’s all about that MotoMaker

      • Michael Bell

        The ability to pick from a few colors in more important to you then the phone itself? Wow…

        • Evadingfate

          That’s the exact sort of marketing that works on my girlfriend.

          • Michael Bell

            I want the pink one! I want the pink one! lol

          • ThatFool

            Why are you still on here if you got yours hours ago? Leave the dude alone get a life.

          • Michael Bell

            Boredom

        • Jeff

          If you want to be completely happy with the phone, why settle for inferior colors when you can get exactly what you want for a little more?

          • Michael Bell

            People have been settling for black or white phone for I don’t know….since cell phones came into existence. Now people are willing to wait by their computer all day and get frustrated to pick a few colors? Thats the kind of thing Apple fanboys get ripped for. Just saying, if you REALLY want a Moto X, there are multiple ways to get it right this minute.

          • jt O’Brien

            Ummm actually it’s 504 combinations for your information.

        • jt O’Brien

          In all seriousness though, I want to be completely happy with my purchase and I am willing to wait for what I want. Hence why I don’t have a girlfriend.

  • flosserelli

    This fiasco will be BF/Cyber Monday meme material for years to come.

  • BlackFreefall

    Get ready for Cyber Tuesday everyone.

    • rthvk

      More like #TryagainTuesday

  • kailua

    Been online over 10 hours trying to buy this puppy so I’m starting a theme:
    On the 1 hour of cyber Monday, MotoMaker said to us: “Promo not started yet”

    • TravisHannon

      On the 2 hour of cyber monday, MotoMaker said to us: Two DE available!

      • EddieDaniels

        and my carts been emptied…..

  • moelsen8

    if anyone who’s purchased recently (prior to today) and is in the return period is curious – motorola is only issuing $150 coupon credit to their own store, which expires on 12/31 of this year. as if i want to purchase another phone a week after purchasing the moto x. or $150 worth of skips and cases. awesome. what a hassle all around. i’m calling back to get an RMA as soon as my new one ships.

  • Dan Burkes

    Well Moto, you have officially driven me to Scotch. I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly….

  • cyclonejason93

    Waiting stil…since 7:30 CST. Sitting at home now watching ISU/Auburn hoops. What a joke this day has been for Cyber Monday

    • flosserelli

      I thought this Cyber Monday was pretty meh overall. I scored a couple of deals, but nothing like previous years.

  • Orion

    Sorry does not cut it. Extra discount would be better

    • hoosiercub88

      Yes, another $50

      • Evadingfate

        and free beer!

        • Dan Burkes

          Always free beer

          • CorkyRogers

            and bacon

          • Dan Burkes

            Bacon beer?

          • hoosiercub88

            Why sure.

          • Dan Burkes

            That stuff is quite delicious.

          • abomb

            Said no one ever, that beer is foul

  • Dan Burkes

    I really don’t care about an ETA at this point. I just want to know if it’s today or not.

  • buton

    it will be on the night and we all going to miss it i bet..

    • gtg465x

      Yup, us west coasters will be up later than everyone else and will haz all the Moto X’s.

      • rthvk

        Of course, for waking up at 6AM we deserve it 😀

  • Orion

    then annoying thing is they don’t give an ETA

    • Evadingfate

      I could see them giving an ETA and then missing it. Talk about a PR disaster.

      • sirmeili

        At this point they should just say “We will start over at 8am CST for MotoMaker versions”. At least then I could get some sleep 🙂

  • jt O’Brien

    Hey guys no need to worry Moto is SO SORRY

  • gboy515duo

    been 11 hours since loading up the site this morning. This is tight.

  • Ivan

    We’re so sorry Moto Maker services are still down–when the deal goes
    live, we’ll be sure to have extra product available until it sells out

    • ddevito

      sounds like tomorrow

      • hoosiercub88

        I’m not going to sleep until they say that officially.

        • flosserelli

          Better get the coffee/Red Bull/meth ready. Whatever gets you through the night.

          • hoosiercub88

            Tumblr probably

    • ilovetechnology

      Did they tweet that?

      • Chester

        yep yep

    • Michael Bell

      This means they are going to have to catch up and fill all the current orders before they take more. At lease they are going to extend the deal past today

  • rthvk
    • TravisHannon

      Thats something….

    • NYS

      until it sells out which will happen in about 30 seconds, or our site will crash again.

    • clobberedchina

      “we’ll be sure to have extra product available until it sells out”
      What does that even mean? Looks like they are promising to add to the previously undefined “limited quantities”. So, this means pretty much nothing.

  • balls

    this sucks baseballs

  • mrsastrocat

    I will admit that this snafu did get me to stop voting up posts as a guest and creating an account so I could post to Droid-Life. There’s a bright side for you.

    • Hothfox

      Ironic that a guest upvoted you 😛

    • Taylor

      Hey, me too! 😀

  • Kofi Williams

    Oh wow it’s adventure time. Why can’t it be Moto X time?

  • Daniel J. Peters

    I’ve got a DE in my cart that’s been there for hours. I’m through the credit card entering phase, and just need to hit the ‘process order’ key to complete. If MotoMaker isn’t up by 6:05, I’m going to try and complete the sale. So, so sick of this non-communicative fiasco.

    • Evadingfate

      Everyone wants updates but I dunno what you would really expect? Would Moto tell us every hour that there is no progress and that we’re still left waiting? They posted to twitter which was helpful but refreshing the website was always faster.

      • Daniel J. Peters

        What I expect is that they employ some measure that ensure’s we get the deal we were offered. If a tiny company like TYLT can do it, so can moto. Or at the very least, let us know that if they can’t get the promo up for today, that they’ll run it tomorrow, too.

        • Evadingfate

          There’s no disagreeing with you on that point. That system is the best implementation I’ve ever seen.

    • capecodcarl

      All the DE phones are sold out. The stupid thing is that we were getting that “cannot purchase a Moto X” message in our cart because we had a Developer Edition phone that WAS available, but a MotoMaker phone that couldn’t be purchased. Once I removed the MotoMaker phone I was able to purchase the DE phone (when it was still in stock about 4 hours ago). If I would’ve known that at 10am this morning I would’ve just bought two Dev Edition phones and been done with it.

      • Daniel J. Peters

        ‘Some items in your cart are no longer available’. Thanks Moto!

  • ddevito

    Hey Droid-Life how about a Nexus 5 giveaway while we wait? 🙂

  • EddieDaniels

    i’ve been here since 8 am. wow. we need to play a game to pass the time. movie quotes on how you feel about this: go!

    • Evadingfate

      Googler at the ready. go ahead.

    • NorCalDroid

      Are you feeling lucky punk?

    • jt O’Brien

      Me: Surely you can’t be serious Moto?
      Moto: I am…and don’t call me Shirley

    • EddieDaniels

      motorola: we’re gonna need a bigger boat…

  • Thomas Palkovic

    hows the waiting going guys?

    • Dan Burkes

      well.

    • Evadingfate

      it was awesome when I was at work… But now that I’m back at home. suckfest.

  • My cart just got emptied, and I can’t make new designs (well, it only lets me e-mail them….)

    • Dan Burkes

      I read that as my cat just got emptied… I was really worried for you.

  • NorCalDroid

    sstay in there @75f1d22a78ad9787840e93a3cadb862b:disqus we will get through this

    • Shawn Gill

      I hope so! Motorola Support says there still trying to get the site back up so there’s that I guess.

  • hyperbeatser

    One word can describe today perfectly: FACKWORS

  • NorCalDroid

    just had some rib eye

  • Shawn Gill

    been waiting since 6am (Pacific) for this phone. I still have the phone in my checkout so I still have the slightest bit of hope! First time joining the comment section since I can no longer continue this on my own. lol

  • Dan Burkes

    Think about all of the poor souls who’ve been trying just a regular upgrade today…

    • Tony Byatt

      So true…

  • Andrew Romero

    Is the only place i can get a VZW 32GB Moto X on contract through MotoMaker?

  • mrsastrocat

    So what’s for dinner?

    • Dan Burkes

      I’m doing seared Ahi tacos with homemade quac and charred corn salsa.

      • hoosiercub88

        that sounds almost better than a MotoX right now tbh

        • Dan Burkes

          I have a bluetooth keyboard so I can F5 from the kitchen…

    • Jason M. Kosmiski

      Vegetable soup…my wife will probably feed it to me while I refresh.

    • hoosiercub88

      I had leftover cold pizza and some Godiva chocolates someone sent me as an early christmas gift, you?

      • mrsastrocat

        We just got back from a cruise so we haven’t gone grocery shopping yet. No idea. Was looking for suggestions.

        • flosserelli

          Where did you go? We are going to Cozumel at the end of the month.

          • mrsastrocat

            It was a family Thanksgivakkuh cruise to San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. San Juan was by far my favorite place. You will love Cozumel. It’s beautiful there!

          • flosserelli

            Nice. I cruised to those islands a few years back. I liked St. Thomas and St. Maarten. We flew into San Juan but didn’t hang out there, so we didn’t really see it :/

          • mrsastrocat

            I was super excited about the four seashells I collected in San Juan until my husband looked closely at them and told me that two of them were actually barnacles.

          • flosserelli

            Lol. Who woulda guessed?
            Did you go to Barbados also? We took a taxi in Barbados, and the taxi driver passed around a huge blunt. Those people really know how to live, the lifestyle is so casual and laid back. Totally opposite of the States. I could retire in the Virgin Islands, but I would be afraid my house would be demolished in a hurricane every year.

          • mrsastrocat

            Haha.. Unfortunately no Barbados for us. We did have some lovely drinks while visiting the islands though.

    • Jaciel

      Amazing food from the awesome dining hall…jk there will probably only be burgers and pizza :/

    • flosserelli

      My gf’s family did Thanksgiving yesterday, so I had leftover turkey & dressing with Shiner Bock.

    • Skittlez

      debating on going and picking up some chipotle

      • Evadingfate

        just be sure to have your chipotlaway at the ready!

        • Skittlez

          i’m actually always good with chipotle. everyone i know destroys the toilet, but i’m pretty sure my stomach is lined with teflon

      • hoosiercub88

        Use the app, it works at all locations now

        • Skittlez

          good idea. thanks. i could really use it for when i go into work and i need to stop and pick it up during lunch time

  • ddevito

    Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you’ll live — at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!!!

  • Dan Burkes

    Ok – Who’s winning tonight, Saints or Seahawks? (I really can’t talk about this phone anymore.)

    • Someguy

      Seahawks

    • TravisHannon

      As a person who was born in New Orleans and lives in Seattle… I am torn who to root for, but I think the Seahawks will win

      • Dan Burkes

        I know that feeling. I was born in SF and live in Baltimore. That superbowl was hard.

      • Barry Harvey

        You have to look at it this way – you get to be happy at every score! The people you are with may not appreciate it though.

    • Thomas Palkovic

      seahawks

  • rslh

    I only wish we could customize the DE!!! With that said, I’m going to hold out.

  • NorCalDroid

    Just got the Moto G! And saved even mo monies!

    • BaconEater

      Sorry to hear that.

      See what you’re making people do, Motorola!

      • NorCalDroid

        Nah, I kid.

  • Guest

    Just go the Moto G! Whew! Its up!

  • EddieDaniels

    i’m concerned that we will never hit 3000 if we keep slowing down like this!!!

  • Fuzz427

    just thinking out loud-is anybody concerned about the build quality over the next week or so when the orders go from x to x++++++++ – just something to think about-

    • Someguy

      After this SNAFU I’d suspect they’ll stick to quality standards.

      • flosserelli

        After this I hope they get better servers and ditch the 56k dial up.

  • CorkyRogers

    Just a question, but how long is everyone willing to wait til this goes thru? And on that note, if it doesn’t work out, will you be switching to the nexus 5? b/c honestly, this is the only thing that will keep me from leaving Verizon at this point

    • Hothfox

      You’d be surprised by how many people have Verizon as the best coverage in their area. I tried AT&T with the Nexus 5 and I don’t even get Edge at my parent’s house (T-Mobile and Sprint would be even worse).

    • Jason M. Kosmiski

      As long as it takes….

  • DanF

    We all are Mototards for waiting this out. Yet I wait on.

  • goosegoose

    nate waldo 4m: @MotorolaSupport are you guys going to go home or stay till it’s up and running?
    Motorola Support 1m: @natewaldo No one is leaving yet!

    damn them just say it’s not going to happen tonight already…

  • Scott Smith

    Kicking myself for not buying the Developer Edition when I had the chance. Could have saved myself a lot of angst and time.

    • flosserelli

      Same here. I’m buying one for my Dad, who couldn’t care less about an unlocked bootloader. But I should have just bought the damn DE and be done with it.

  • flosserelli

    2012: Google/LG can’t meet Nexus 4 launch demand.
    2013: Google/Motorola can’t meet Moto X Cyber Monday demand.

    I wonder which phone will get scroogled next year. You would think with Daddy Moneybags, Motorola could afford adequate bandwidth & servers to handle the demand.

    • Kofi Williams

      Wait until a Motorola Nexus comes out…

      • flosserelli

        I don’t even want to think about that. The entire internet will implode.

      • hoosiercub88

        As far as I’m concerned, they did, with the Moto X

        • Kofi Williams

          But seriously no. The Moto X just today reached Nexus levels of demand perhaps moreso.

  • DroidDave

    Ok, I’m out. I fully expect motomaker to come up and then sell out while I’m commuting.

    • Bob Raichle

      I really don’t think you have to worry about that. I had the same concern when I had to leave for an appointment – 5 hours ago.

  • Dan Burkes

    The thing I find amazing is that most people are still going to buy this thing. Myself included. That’s some loyalty to a device.

    • mrsastrocat

      and they shall reward us with free skip dots. wishful thinking.

    • clobberedchina

      Oh, they will sell out. The “limited quantities” will sell. But they will have lost the good will of many people. It’s a loss for them no matter what.

    • Scott Smith

      Hells no. If moto ends up screwing us over, I will be jumping ship to the Nexus 5.

      • Dan Burkes

        Fact is, most of us have spent 9 and a half hours refreshing every 10 seconds hoping not to miss this. For anything else, I would have given up 9 hours ago.

        • Brandon Shaw

          AMEN!

  • ddevito

    this is like a 24 hour contest where we all have to hold onto something without letting go

  • Waiting game

    Posts are becoming more sporadic…..hope must be turning to despair, and finally abandonment.

  • Matthew Dickinson

    If you haven’t yet, stop by TYLT.com and leave your email to use their Cyber Monday promotion on another day, you know, when they are not slammed.

    Moto take notice, this is what you should of been doing all day.

    • NexusMan

      Exactly. And offering wood, at that. I lucked out on Tylt…woke up at like 6am and saw Kellen’s post, and immediately ordered my charger…to avoid something like this.

  • Nick24

    Ugh I don’t want to leave my office and miss this

  • frustrated

    Moto is officially this years Grinch

    • Matthew Dickinson

      Well, depends on how this pans out IMO, are they going to make it right for everyone or not.

  • Col_Angus
  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    People on Twitter are actually defending Moto on this. One told me to get a job. I have a job.

    • clobberedchina

      They are probably paid corporate shills.

      • flosserelli

        Or Motorola employees’ ghost accounts.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Get ANOTHER job! That’ll show them.

  • Matthew Dickinson

    Anyone know Motos shipper of choice for their phones??

    • NexusMan

      FedEx

  • ddevito

    Not even my company has these web server issues. This is totally political and planned for sure. Scumbags

    • flosserelli

      I hate to say it, but I think you are right. This is worse than Apple throttling iphone production to increase “demand”.

  • Kane Stapler

    299,626..

  • Kyle Wilkins

    I give up.

  • Ordered a DE w/ email confirmation
    Received an email saying my order was cancelled
    Called Motorola support, was on hold for almost an hour
    Talked to the rep, who fixed my order (got his name and a case #)

    Waiting to make sure everything is taken care of…..seems like they had major Operational issues which have just cascaded down to Customer Support (with the sheer volume of people calling in)

    tl;dr they should have planned this out from the Product/DevOps side a little more

    • NexusMan

      You’d think they would have been better prepared…seeing as they’ve had 3 months leading up to this.

    • flosserelli

      “seems like they had major operational issues…”

      That is the understatement of the year. Reminds me of the Nasa announcer covering the Challenger launch saying “obviously a major malfunction”.

  • flosserelli

    I predict Motomaker will go live just as I go to sleep tonight.

    • NexusMan

      Lol. I’ve been at work all day…so wait, NO Motomaker orders were taken today?

      • Michael Bell

        Yep, some were. Just had to be in the right place at the right time, I got mine at 9:18am PST before the site crashed again for good.

  • Jorge Lozada

    ok so CST is out of work about now… where is my moto X!

  • Crazy Ivan

    Do not worry they will have their website fixed by next cybermonday

  • EddieDaniels

    so close….

    • Todd

      …I can feel it.

  • Daniel J. Peters

    This ‘promotion’ would make a great case study for a PR class.
    Step 1: Tease an exciting promo to a class of consumers who have been mistreated by your supporting tech partner (VZW).
    Step 2: When you encounter major tech issues, steadfastly refuse to communicate with your customer base.
    Step 3: Profit!

  • chris_johns

    well thanks to motos ghetto site I am unable to purchase a moto x from moto maker or take advantage of any of these deals…4 different times on 3 diferent computers and devices i had a moto x dev edition in my cart ready to ship…but motos site does this auto fill with your zip code…except when i put my zipcode it AUTOFILLS THE WRONG CITY/TOWN…so i get to kind of change it at shipping screen to a half wrong address they “corrected” but it wasnt to off so i fig id be ok(says cortlandt i live in cortlandt manor big difference)…get to billing screen it goes “Fixing your address” to the TOTALLY WRONG ADDRESS/ZIP AND I CANT CHANGE IT BACK…so of course order fails bc thats not my cc’s billing address and i cant get a phone…and i can never order a motomaker moto x unless they fix their site…so i called n flipped n basically told me im sh*t out of luck for these deals but they will send me an email when they fix the site so i can order anything…like are u kidding me? i had it in my cart ready to go 4 TIMES!…and bc their site has an error i cant order…bc of where i live i cant get a phone from their site…and missed out on these deals…I DEMAND JUSTICE!! SUCH BS!

    • Eldorath

      Many of us are in a similar boat… simply being unable to purchase the devices we had in our shopping cart already.

    • NexusMan

      That’s terrible, man.

  • Thomas Palkovic

    Only a few more comments to pass the amazon mess up by 100

  • hoosiercub88

    2215 comments, how many was Amazon F**kup day?

    • Thomas Palkovic

      2126, i looked earlier

      • hoosiercub88

        2500.. here we come!

  • Eldorath

    ROFL! on the Developer Edition page now:
    “Due to High Demand, your Moto X Developer Edition (GMS Networks) may take as long as 7 days to ship”

    • Thomas Palkovic

      My VZW one said the same thing in my confirmation email

      • Eldorath

        Yep.. just saw it on the VZW page as well.

    • Matthew Dickinson

      Take a week to ship I don’t care, just gotta take my money first.

    • Col_Angus

      It’s said that pretty much all day. Said due to high demand… wouldn’t surprise me if the MotoMaker ones go the same path. Doesn’t bother me, I just want to order one already.

      • Eldorath

        Had never seen it prior to a fairly recent refresh. Have been hoping all those DE’s that mysteriously disappeared from people’s carts would show up as ‘available’ again, so we’d get another crack at purchasing what we tried to purchase earlier.

  • Thomas Palkovic

    did the moto maker go live yet?

    • hoosiercub88

      No

      • Thomas Palkovic

        wow, I waited for almost 6 hours and decided to get VZW DE when it went up the second time, glad i did

        • hoosiercub88

          I mean, they’re not going to not honor the deal they said they would with motomaker, it’s just a clusterfuck atm.

  • DanF

    Do not enter “TopSecretmotoxcheckout” as a promocode it does not work.

    • Someguy

      Neither does “F***Y**”

  • Rocky Calabrese

    I already have a Black Moto X, but I really wanted a Royal Blue Moto X and here’s my chance. I’ll just sell my Black one online or sell it to my sister. I hope this goes back live!

  • Someguy

    Anyone else put something ridiculous for their start up screen, like: ( . ) ( . )

    • sirmeili

      No….but damn you for putting the idea in my head! If I didn’t have one in my cart already, I would probably highly consider this…LOL

    • george

      this might be a good idea…

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      • Someguy

        I was trying to get a multilevel thing going.. but it only excepts so many characters.

      • george

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  • Matthew Dickinson

    Take it with a grain of salt, in response to someone hoping that spending a day trying to order a phone wasn’t in vain.

    From Moto Supprot – We are discussing options to limit that possibility.

    • Sina

      release the wood backs today for no extra charge

      • Sina

        or whenever’s soonest

  • Todd

    I wonder if this is going to get any news coverage?

  • EddieDaniels

    is this the line for the new xbox?

    • DanF

      Theyre selling the ones with the broken drives for $150 discount

  • DanF

    Googliness has infected our brains

  • Crazy Ivan

    I am so cyber screwed

  • clobberedchina

    What is really going on here?

    • Randy

      we are all drunk

      • Matthew Dickinson

        Not yet, still got 10 minutes of work left.

      • flosserelli

        Apparently so are the people responsible for launching this Cyber Monday deal.

    • Michael Bell

      Motorola realized they made a huge mistake and took the site down after they got probably thousands of orders within 4-5 minutes.

      • Randy

        go somewhere else. nobody wants to here from people who actually bought one.

        • Michael Bell

          There is still hope! Cheer up!

          • Randy

            this is how people get hurt on black fridays. stick around and act like pricks.

          • Michael Bell

            Settle down Francis!

  • DanF

    Now comes the rush of people who actually went to work and are getting home trying to buy one

  • Brakk

    I just got in touch with Live Chat who said all versions of the Dev phones are out of stock…

    • hoosiercub88

      What do they have to say with MotoMaker, because my transactions with Live Chat always ended in the chat being ‘Cancelled’ without my consent

    • Eldorath

      *laughing* How would they know? Half of us who had them in their shopping cart weren’t able to even check out.

      Wonder how many of the actual devices are actually in a shopping cart limbo due to their site not being able to hold up.

  • Michael

    Motorola Support: No updates on when it will be up. Try in 30 to 40 minutes. I’m so tired of this..

  • Sina

    Live chats response: “Due to high volume, if you are having trouble placing an order, please be advised to keep trying, as we anticipate the site will be fully running within the next 30 minutes.” I don’t know how valid this is, but it’s something

    • TravisHannon

      its been “30 min” for 8 hours….

    • Michael Bell

      They have been saying 30 minutes for the past 5 hours

    • Jason M. Kosmiski

      They have been saying that ALL DAY!

    • Evadingfate

      They told me 30 minutes, 8 hours ago.

    • Ivan

      Do not believe them

    • Matthew Dickinson

      I tried three times to live chat today, got kicked of everytime.

    • Sina

      /Me bashes head into keyboard

    • Col_Angus

      Do not trust the false shepard, for he will lead you astray.

  • Matthew Dickinson

    I know what they are doing.

    They are waiting for an “off-peak” usage time frame, you know nights, morning or weekends to roll Motomaker back out. Its good enough for our government, certainly it’ll fix demand for a smartphone as well.

  • Crazy Ivan

    Starting at $349.
    Check http://twitter.com/motorola for promotion updates.

    Limited quantities. Sale price reflected at checkout.

  • Scott Smith

    My cart finally got cleared… now I have no hope left. 🙁

  • Randy

    ok im back at the Moto X coming soon page. damn. i was at my cart for like 6 hours

  • Michael Bell

    For those who got a confirmation of your Moto Maker order but were worried if it would really go thru, I just got this email!

    • Evadingfate

      “this email”

      • TravisHannon

        you know…. THIS email

        • Michael Bell

          Try refreshing if you can’t see the attached image…

      • hyperbeatser

        no, “this email!”

        • ddevito

          I got one of those once…..

    • Evadingfate

      Thank you for the heads up! I’ll file that info away in case we ever see the checkout page of the website somewhere other than my dreams.

  • Todd

    I used to be a Moto X fan, then I took an arrow to the knee.

  • Carlos R

    I was lucky enough to get my GSM DE earlier today. The GF might be SOL for wanting to wait on Motomaker 🙂

    • mrsastrocat

      Don’t say that! Us girls will stick together and get the best looking phones out there. Tonight.

  • ddevito

    I’m doing this so long, if I do actually get to a real checkout page I’m probably going to hit the refresh button anyway

    • Matthew Dickinson

      Same here

    • Evadingfate

      Moto-muscle memory

  • Randy

    my cart emptied for first time today

    • Michael Bell

      And how did that make you feel?

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Still got my Verizon Dev Edition in mine…

  • hoosiercub88

    299,509 now

  • Crazy Ivan

    Thank you Motorola for giving me hope to get your phone at nice price and then trashing my hope into little pieces, what a day it was woohoo

    • Someguy

      I want to believe.

  • Kendrick Lamar

    girl, i know you want this dih

  • DanF

    My face is tired

  • EddieDaniels

    motorola:”soon”. Me in my best spanish accent: motorola, you keep using that word…i don’t think it means, what you think it means…

    • Todd

      Inconceivable

      • EddieDaniels

        lol yup! i love that movie.

      • flosserelli

        “Incon-theeevable”

    • Bryan Anderson

      Everybody stop it now…I mean it!

      • EddieDaniels

        anybody want a peanut?

  • dennis laska

    WT… This Cyber Monday Sale is for 2014!

    It’s sad when the government health care site runs better then a tech company’s site like motorola…..but that’s not saying much 🙁

    • Randy

      BORING

    • Col_Angus
    • Bubba

      It’s sad when someone thinks he is so clever with the same joke that has been repeated hundreds of times in this thread.

      • Randy

        i was the first to say it at like 545am and even then it was lame.

      • Bryan Anderson

        But the more you drink the better these jokes get….he must be on his 2nd barrel of Natty Light

      • dennis laska

        I’m clever enough not to read every post, Bubba 🙂

      • dennis laska

        I must have struck a nerve . Well maybe it has been posted thousands of times, but I’m not an over weight loser in my moms basement that reads and replies to every post and doesn’t have a nickle to even buy a SIM card yet a Moto X, Bubba 🙂

  • Jaciel

    so hungry…but must push through it….

  • Fuzz427

    when i chatted with motorola last night and i asked: – do you think that you will be busy tomorrow – the person’s reply was: crazy we think!! – truer words were never spoken – aren’t you glad we don’t work for motorola- they will need a big bottle or tylenol or ibuprofen tonight or a couple of stiff drinks

    • flosserelli

      Don’t take tylenol before you plan to drink. Unless you want to chance going into liver failure.

  • Randy

    Who else remembers the good ol days when all we had to complain about was the site wouldn’t change to the discounted price.

    • Matthew Dickinson

      Those were the good ol’ hours

  • DanF

    Is this what its like to have Googliness?

  • Michael Bell

    Am I the only one really shocked to see so many people trying to get a phone with a sub par display, outdated processor, bad camera, questionable speaker and no notification light? I would never have considered this phone for anything over $400. Especially since I already have a Note 3. Is that what everyone else was thinking?

  • clobberedchina

    Motorola management will say, “We sure screwed the pooch that time!” Then they will give themselves another million dollar bonus and forget this ever happened.

  • goosegoose

    does anyone think this will happen after 5pm CST?

    • ddevito

      nope

  • CCCO

    The @MotoSupport guy was just tweeting about how great his custom X is…just when I was warming up to that dude and his hard work today, he had to go and screw it up…

    • sirmeili

      To be fair, someone asked him if he had one and what options he chose.

      • CCCO

        Hey, don’t make excuses for him and let me stir in my envy and anger…haha

  • dan

    If the site comes back on while I walk to class I am going to be pretty ticked.

    • Randy

      run.

    • discstu37

      What time do you go to class on Wednesday?

  • mrsastrocat

    MOTOGATE!! take em to The Hague!!!

    • hoosiercub88

      LOL I was just waiting for someone to say it #motogate

  • delrayser

    Hey, remember when Motorola took a day from our lives that we’ll never, ever get back?

  • dennis laska

    How crappy Motorola, you’re a tech company and you site can’t handle traffic. POS

  • Randy

    I will now be taking a nap in my cart. If this thing comes alive just throw my cart into the closest wall. Thanks

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    This was all an attempt to get Twitter followers lol Motorola Mobility is ~400 followers away from 300k…Wow.

    • Bryan Anderson

      Haha…I signed up for Twitter today. Just so I could help push them to 300,000. Will probably delete my account tomorrow.

  • discstu37

    If there is any silver lining, the company is owned by Google which generally does the right thing by its customers – even if it means taking a financial hit. So again, I see this price being valid for quite some time, if not being the fixed permanent price (GSM only 😉 )

    • Eldorath

      One can hope… but I’m more inclined to think they’ll just sweep it under the rug, honor the few orders that got thru, and (in their best ‘Nelson’ laugh) laugh at their own folly.

  • ddevito

    is it even possible to get a white or black t-mobile version?

  • Fuzz427

    i know this has been a serious screw up on motolora’s and google’s part but i haven’t laughed so hard in a long time when i read some of the posts-i really appreciate the levity

    • mrsastrocat

      if we didnt laugh we would cry uncontrollably

    • discstu37

      Are you confusing levity with people who have lost their sanity?

      • Fuzz427

        some of the posts are really funny- they really make me laugh

  • hoosiercub88

    Ok, somebody hole my spot in line while I flee for home!

  • Blake Smith

    Any ideas if this will be back today?

  • Michael Bell

    I already got my Moto X confirmation 5 hours ago, what am I still doing here?

    • Randy

      helping us stay awake and get to 3000 comments

      • Michael Bell

        Ah yes, 3k comments!

    • hoosiercub88

      Moral support for those of us who aren’t as fortunate.

    • delrayser

      gloating

  • techymexican

    Since I have to go to work soon, I may just get the non motomaker version for $350 since it’s not a bad deal anyways, of course I would prefer the color option. Would this be a bad decision?

    • Camilo Martinez

      Do you mean the DE or the /regular/ black and white versions? Can’t see how either of those would be bad options, especially if the DE gets the same timely updates as the regular Moto X. Can anyone confirm?

      • Randy

        i can neither confirm or deny these crazy allegations brought on to my client and we will plead the 5th to any and all future questions.

      • techymexican

        the regular black version. They all do get the same updates if i’m not mistaken. I think i’m going to order it, and if I am not luck enough to come back and get a moto maker version, i’ll give Motorola a call and tell them to exchange it.

        • GrayWest

          Where can you buy a regular black one for $350?

    • Dan

      Well both DE versions are out of stock so moto maker seems like the only option

      • techymexican

        not he DE version, the regular moto x

  • Kaippe

    Do folks know to keep an existing vzn unlimited plan – you can only purchase a dev edition?

    • Kyle Wilkins

      How do you figure?

    • Randy

      not true

    • evltwn

      Wrong, this is for full retail at a discounted price. No need to change your plan. You can buy phones at the full retail price anytime you want and keep your plan.

      • Kaippe

        Apologies should of clarified, was checking if the developer edition at full (discounted) price was the only option that works with an existing unlimited plan from vzn?

        Should the moto maker page become functional again, doesn anyone know if a full price option available?

  • hoosiercub88

    So help me, if sometime between the time I get off work to go home, and the time that I arrive at my house to get on my computer.. this deal goes off and I miss it. I will find Moto HQ and pee on something expensive.

  • Randy

    I seriously got home from work at 4am. Been trying to buy this since 6am. Been up close to 24 hours. Im tired and just want to buy a damn phone.

  • evltwn

    Motorola should do right and extend this deal through the whole week at the very least after this epic failure.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Yeah I don’t know if I want to roll the dice on hoping they do that with the DE or try and go for a MotoMaker one… Risky move.

      • evltwn

        I was gonna go with the DE when they had it back up, and still missed out on that. Which pisses me off, because I had to delete the phone I was able to customize but not purchase. Now it’s gone, so I have to wait and see if they get it back going.

  • Bryan Anderson

    Update: Google is in court dealing with a junction from Verizon. The junction was in regards to Google’s “Cyber Monday” deal in which they were allowing off contract phone sales to Verizon customers at a discounted price. In other news Verizon still sucks….but it is a love hate relationship so it will be better later.

    • hoosiercub88

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that felt that connection as a subtle ripple in the force LOL

    • mrsastrocat

      Source? i wanna read!

      • hoosiercub88

        He’s making a satirical joke people.. calm down 😛

        • mrsastrocat

          oh okay. well poop. I was hoping it would give me more ammunition to leave verizon… haha

    • Roger K.

      Proof?

    • Bryan Anderson

      Haha….there is no proof. This is the internet. I just made it up cuz I was bored waiting. I figured the last line of the “update” would have tipped my hand. sorry for any confusion.

  • Scott Smith

    Is it just me, or does their site seems a bit zippier the last few minutes. Maybe they brought some more resources online and we are nearing another launch attempt?

    • mrsastrocat

      wishful thinking

      • Scott Smith

        yes, probably. But I can now try resubmitting my developer edition order, once every few seconds, rather than once every minute.

    • Hothfox

      It’s just you. My refreshes have been completing pretty quickly all afternoon.

    • dan

      the site has been zippier for me since about 1 but not motomaker

    • ddevito

      some folks fell asleep at their computers, therefore freeing up server resources for those of us still awake

  • Col_Angus

    Least productive day ever… Thanks Moto

  • dan

    Take your time motorola.. it isnt like I have been sitting at my desk in the dorm since 12 or anything..

    • Andrew Osborn

      12? I’ve been doing it since 830 eastern

      • hoosiercub88

        Damn straight my friend..

      • Taylor

        I’ve been at it since 6:00 PST. 🙁

  • Boris

    I bought the tmobile version finally for 349 plus tax. at least I got it!

    • Tony Byatt

      You must be talking about the Non-DE, Non-Moto Maker one…

      • Boris

        Yes but it was never 349 before…

        • Tony Byatt

          Right, it’s been that way most of the day…

  • Kyle Wilkins

    Pretty pissed about having a Moto X DE sitting in my cart that I cannot order. Everytime I try to process it I check my bank account and see -1 from Motorola then +1 from Motorola.

  • Fuzz427

    We’ll be back soon!

    Thank you for your patience.
    what year?

  • Nick24

    Well I’m staying to work until 7. At that point, if nothing yet, then I’ll be tethering my gnex to my Nexus 10 in the car home, constantly hitting refresh and pulling over to purchase once it goes through. But I really hope this gets fixed soon since I don’t want to have been hitting refresh for 10 hours…

  • DanF

    this phone has contaminated all our brains

  • Bubba

    Damn, just ran out of popcorn. This is fun to watch.

  • TMAN213

    I had bought a Moto X on Nov. 22 and got it on the 26th. I called and asked can I get the $150 discount. They said, they would give me $150 to spend on accessories on their website. I have 30 days to turn the X in Cali. Thinking of returning and getting the Nexus 5 on AT&T. I’m on Verzion unlimited data and my contract is up next month. What do you good people think? I don’t want a phone I should be able to get for $350. I’m still trying it in my cart for $350 but that’s been for hours now.

    • entertainmentopia

      Same here, leaving two lines of VZW for AT&T Pre-Paid, it’ll save us over $50 a month (even with an employee discount), already have the Nexus 5 shipped (should be here Thursday) and wife wanted the X so I’m here waiting for it to work, going to get her the T-Mo version so it has all bands and we can switch over to that network if AT&T doesn’t work out for us. Just want to save some money, together we barely pull 2GB of data, both on wifi pretty much all day, so leaving the unlimited made me realize I wanted to keep it only to say I had it, but I never really “used” it.

      • TMAN213

        Thanks. I use a lot of data but I do only because it unlimited under regular use I still use about 4gb a month I use my gnex for a free hotspot. It doesn’t work with the X. So if I do switch I’ll just control myself I guess.

  • hyperbeatser

    ….

  • Crazy Ivan

    I will not trust Motorola with cybermonday’s anymore

  • Waiting game

    Motoroloa….. The “We’ll be back soon!” company.

    • Col_Angus

      I seriously think these guys had Chinese or Taco Bell for lunch… this is the longest bathroom break ever.

  • CCCO

    The talk of 1k seems so distant to me…How long have I been here? Where am I? Who’s the president?

    • Randy

      George W. Bush III and we are on Uranus and we’ve been here to f-ing long.

      • CCCO

        Hmm? Well, that clears that up…thanks sir

  • Todd

    ITS OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!

    • Hothfox

      What is?

      • mrsastrocat

        The rage meter

      • Todd

        DBZ reference

        • Hothfox

          Kay.

  • mrsastrocat

    2013 current year!! woo! it’ll be the 22nd century before we are done

  • Fuzz427

    best thread ever on droid life for comments

  • Hothfox

    Tempted to book it home to see if 5:00 EST is the magic time, but I seem to be primary helpdesk at the moment >:(

    • Someguy

      No bueno. I’d be in the same position if it weren’t for taking a sick day. 😉

      • Hothfox

        I’m actually only supposed to be shadowing someone as I just started, but they’re no where to be found, and the secondary person took off for the day. WTF, guys.

        • Someguy

          Welcome to the world of IT. Pretty sure every IT person I’ve ever encountered has the no f**** mentality when it comes to other people.

          • Hothfox

            In my opinion, I shouldn’t even be in the helpdesk rotation. I’m the systems admin, not part of the hardware squad. *grumble*

          • Someguy

            Ugh, lucky you. I’m systems admin as well, but our hospital is so small we all share the same title and responsibilities.

    • ddevito

      no company would ever have an online launch to START at this time, you’re safe

      • Hothfox

        They started it when a lot of EST people were just starting to travel or just getting to work.

  • Jaciel

    moto x?

    • ddevito

      never heard of it

  • Futbolrunner

    9,000?

    • Col_Angus

      No… more than that. 😉

  • EddieDaniels

    3000?

    • Someguy

      Please no.

  • discstu37

    349, wait *closes laptop*

  • Fuzz427

    put me in the old people group also

  • Carlos R

    C’mon 2K

  • BlackFreefall

    Cant believe we have been waiting since this morning.

  • Kane Stapler

    2000

  • Someguy

    And just like that 2000!

  • Kane Stapler

    1998

  • aculbreth

    I’m unlimited VZW but actually wasn’t planning on getting this for myself (Swappa S4 same price 2 weeks ago). Really the only reason I was getting one was a secret customized, fav color, engraved Christmas gift for the gf…

    Now, after a couple forced cart clearings, and a waste of a day…. EFF THE MOFO X!!!

  • Matthew Dickinson

    1980

  • Jaciel

    1994

  • Hothfox

    1988

    • Kofi Williams

      If this doesn’t go down today I’m waiting for the wooden back too. That would be my ideal design choice.

      • Hothfox

        I think at 5:30 when I go home for the night, I’m giving up. Maybe will check in sporadically through the evening. I have a life to get back to.

  • hoosiercub88

    Ooo me

  • mrsastrocat

    Husband 1988!!!

    • Hothfox

      So how do I tell what number I actually was? lol – I’m 1988 too 😛

      • mrsastrocat

        you cant haha! just gotta look… count down…. i think i got both my and his haha

    • Kane Stapler

      edit nvm

      • mrsastrocat

        You are only as old as the man you feel

    • Randy

      craddle robber

  • Col_Angus

    1986!!!

  • Someguy

    1986!

  • Randy

    1985

  • DanF

    motocrack

  • Randy

    old people vvvvv

    • Col_Angus

      I’m getting close

    • mrsastrocat

      You are just a whippersnapper then

  • mrsastrocat

    1977!!!

  • EddieDaniels

    1977 woot!

  • DanF

    Why am i trying so hard to buy this stupid phone!

    • Kofi Williams

      its pretty cheap now and honestly it’s a very user friendly phone with bamf features.

  • Fuzz427

    pretty soon when you hit f5 the message will be: moto x-design your own-back to the regular price soon-

  • discstu37

    I’m fairly certain at some point soon this will be the “regular” price anyway. I’m out.

  • This is getting old

    New game: Post comment to match year you were born.

    • mrsastrocat

      deal!

    • Fuzz427

      already past that!

  • Matt K

    Anyone know what the “Limited Quantity” is?

    • ToddAwesome

      you just got here, didn’t you?

      • Matt K

        Actually I was able to get mine this morning.

        • ToddAwesome

          congrats!

    • Fuzz427

      probably a couple of dozen or so

  • Crazy Ivan

    in 18 minutes price will be back to $499

  • ddevito

    While we’re here anyone interested in upvoting me to 10k upvotes? Thanks

  • Randy

    2000 comments here we come. Its been an 8 hour process and were not even close to done. And she’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes. I think i went crazy.

  • clobberedchina

    Motorola, a name you can trust.

  • Eldorath

    Just added a GSM DE to the cart.. started filling out my payment info, and was then told they were sold out. Seriously.. WTF.

    • Kofi Williams

      You still have motomaker!

      • Matthew Dickinson

        Maybe

      • Eldorath

        If they ever get the Motomaker portion working. Just annoyed is all.. it’d be like going to the store and someone stealing crap from your cart while you’re in line checking out.

  • Hothfox

    Holy crap, I got it ordered!

    Oh wait. That was a dream I had while I dozed off after being up for 8 hours now sitting in front of a computer.

    • ddevito

      lol

  • Matthew Dickinson

    Anyone else switching from an original Droid RAZR to this if your order goes through??

    • Baa

      Bionic here.

      • SteelyPhil

        Same here man. Our time has come.

    • droidrazredge

      Droid Razr Maxx here

  • chris_johns

    I am absolutly flipping the f out…motorolla’s STUPID FKN SITE KEEPS “CORRECTING ADDRESS” TO THE WRONG ADDRESS!!!…now i called moto and they basically told me im sh*t out of luck because its a website error that they will try to fix asap…but by then they wont honor cyber monday prices even though i had devices in my cart 4 different times but my billing address information was wrong because it kept “autocorrecting” to the wrong address…how can they just screw me like that i cant even order a phone of motomaker ever unless they fix it…I DEMAND JUSTICE!!

  • Randy

    Kellex also believes we are all crazy.

  • TravisHannon

    Ordered my DE earlier today, thank god it hasn’t been canceled. Get to keep unlimited data on VZW and retire the GNEX.

    Whats the process to activate the new SIM card?

    • Col_Angus

      Should have instructions inside the box when it arrives.

    • droidrazredge

      has yours started shipping yet or is the status still not shipped ?

  • Crazy Ivan

    Oops!… I did it again

    I played with your heart, got lost in the game

  • Randy

    motorola mobily = 299,279. DL = 1940. Moto X = 0

  • Heber Zelaya

    Developer edition

  • orion

    the lack of updates from Motorola is absolutely annoying.. ‘More to come..” is not an update

  • Matthew Dickinson

    What’s you recommendation, get a new SIM card or cut down my current one?

    • Col_Angus

      IIRC, Moto X ships with a new SIM

      • Matthew Dickinson

        Well then, solves that one

    • Guest

      Personally I need to cut one down, since Straight Talk reps told me they don’t provide Nano SIMs to BYOP types.

  • EddieDaniels

    spending 7.5 hours together has brought us all closer together. and that is the true meaning of the holidays…bravo moto…for bringing back the true meaning of christmas. that must have been the plan all along… i <3 u guys…merry…christmas….everyone…..

  • Crazy Ivan

    Crazy Ivan thinks it Crazy

  • Bryan Anderson

    Hmmm…I thought Cyber Monday deals were supposed to be headache free and crowd free. This is a pain….I just want my customized Moto X.

  • Nick24

    My cart hasn’t been emptied. I’ve been refreshing it for the past 7.5 hours…

    • Randy

      same

    • CCCO

      Me neither…VZ 16gb version

    • Jaciel

      same here. are you guys pressing checkout or refresh?

      edit: my cart was just emptied ;-;

    • Matthew Dickinson

      Mine doesn’t go more then a couple minutes without me hitting checkout again

    • Nick24

      I’ve been refreshing and hitting checkout, doesn’t make a difference. Still have an engraved, custom color combination, custom greeting X in my cart…

  • delrayser

    And to think, this is the company we’re trusting to build the phone we’re gonna carry around for two years.

    • Col_Angus

      Off contract… not necessarily 2 years, but it would certainly be nice to have that life cycle

    • Kofi Williams

      I was thinking the same thing. Really any manufacturer should have been keeping track of this just so they could steal customers.

  • Mike B

    They just dumped my cart.

  • Daniel J. Peters

    Hurry up, Moto. After 7.5 hours, I’m running out of fresh pr0n to surf whilst you fiddle with yer servers!

  • Crazy Ivan

    Motorola just announced it is changing its name to Floporola

  • DCX

    And to think, I was once a devoted Moto fan. I jumped ship several times to different OS, brands, even cell companies. But this was the one phone Moto would have gotten me to come back home. I was always a sucker for those radios. A dark cloud now hovers over Motorola that will only go away IF they debut a Moto Nexus X with Android 5.0 next year, and don’t pull these shenanigans when it debuts.

  • delrayser

    Now that they’ve cleared my cart and I have to go redesign the phone, seems they’ve removed the engraving option from Motomaker, too.

    • gboy515duo

      That’s been gone. The coming soon site tehy have up is pre-engraving option.

  • hyperbeatser

    they’re waiting for east coast rush hour to get the site back up

    • Crazy Ivan

      let hope so

    • gboy515duo

      I wonder if I can get my phone to work with motomaker…

  • Skittlez

    i’m guessing they’re getting ready to launch the motomaker site again. what was in my cart is now gone

  • EddieDaniels

    90 more to go!

  • gboy515duo

    They cleared my cart too… The did this last time they brought back up the maker… fingers crossed it’s in the next 36 minutes!

    • sc0rch3d

      The GSM DE is still in my cart (despite the status saying not available), but i was waiting for the motomaker option to appear before making a decision.

      • Carlos R

        I ordered mine already. But I’m keeping one in my cart for the GF just in case Motomaker doesn’t come online soon 🙂

  • Crazy Ivan

    Cyberflop Motorola

  • Fuzz427

    anybody else feel like they might develop carpal tunnel syndrome or embolisms in the legs from trying to buy a cell phone today?

  • Dusty

    GSM Dev Edition is sold out now….

  • Andrew Osborn

    I have never tried so hard to spend $700

  • delrayser

    NO NO NO NO they emptied my cart! The X I’d been clinging to since 9 this morning is goooooone…

    • sc0rch3d

      I hate that the face can only be 2 colors. On top of that….where did the backplate signature option go to?

  • Kofi Williams

    So are carts with MotoMaker phones holding us up?

    • gtg465x

      If so, no one is ever getting one because I’m not letting this one drop out of my cart. They keep automatically signing me out, but I’ve discovered that if I keep signed in on several computers, my cart doesn’t get cleared when it auto signs out.

  • Sina

    Thanks Moto for clearing out my cart.

    • ddevito

      I thought you ordered one already?

  • Thomas Palkovic

    Really glad I decided to get the DE now, now I just need a shipping confirmation

  • orion

    They should then issue a statement instead of leaving people to wait for announcements

    • Evadingfate

      “We’re still working on MotoMaker, but Moto X Dev Editions are now available in VZW CDMA and GSM!”

      • Jim Kalista

        update your twitter feed…

  • DCX

    This day will forever live in the Mobile Tech Community as the Cyber Monday Moto Screwjob 2013. I wonder how they’re gonna top themselves next year!

    • jt O’Brien

      lmfao

  • Cameron Horst

    just got off the phone with moto after being on the line for an hour and half and being transfered multiple times. Eventually, the last rep told me that the corporate supervisor said that they unsure if they will be able to honor the 150 discount at all today for moto maker, and he also confirmed that dev editions are sold out. Thats it for me though. I gonna try and get this charge off my credit card and just wait until the Galaxy S 5 comes out or something. Moto lost their opportunity.

    • Hothfox

      Well that would blow.

    • Michael Bell

      Verizon, Sprint and AT&T have them for 1 cent when you open a new line. So go buy one for a penny, cancel the line, transfer the Moto X to the line you want and pay the ETF. You will end up paying the same amount either way, maybe less.

      • Hothfox

        The problem is that these people who are waiting want the motomaker ones – is the VZW, Sprint, AT&T promo good on those? You can’t even get into the site right now to create a motomaker one if you have a voucher card from buying it at the store.

        • Michael Bell

          Its not good on Moto Maker but if you REALLY want a Moto X, you shouldn’t care if its customized to your color preferences. Black or white phones have worked for years 🙂

          • Hothfox

            Ah, okay. I’m kind of in the, “Well, if I can get this today with the colors I want, great. If I can’t, I’ll wait for the wood backs,” camp.

      • Knlegend1

        Kind of makes sense.

      • gtg465x

        For AT&T at least, you would still have to pay the new line activation fee ($36) plus at least one month of service (at least $60). Then you’re looking at $450.

  • mcdonsco

    Dont think I’ve ever spent this much time trying to buy something…getting to the point of not being worth it.

    • Hothfox

      Right? Though I’m kind of feeling like I need to stick it out just to prove to myself that I didn’t waste my entire day.

      • Jason M. Kosmiski

        My wife is PISSED!

        • Hothfox

          She clearly doesn’t understand. As a lady-fandroid, I do 😛

          • Jason M. Kosmiski

            We were supposed to take the kid to see Frozen.

          • Hothfox

            Tell her you’re teaching your kid how commerce and capitalism work.

        • mrsastrocat

          Me too, it is to the point of no return…may as well stay till they actually get sold… my husband and I are 8 hours deep into this thing already haha.

        • Fuzz427

          mine will be too when she still sees me sitting in front of the computer terminal since 7:00 am this morning with nothing to show for it

  • Hothfox

    At this point, I will assume the worst and expect MotoMaker orders to start going through when I leave work at 5:30 EST and be sold out when I get home at 5:45 EST. Obviously.

    • gboy515duo

      Well since I leave work at 5:00 EST and get home at 5:30, i’ll expect you’ll be good…

      • Hothfox

        Maybe the universe will just get sucked into a black hole created by the fans in their servers at 5:01 EST and no one will get one.

    • Fuzz427

      LOL-you made me laugh!

    • Col_Angus

      Wrong, 5:00 EST to 5:10 EST…. during my commute, you’ll be fine.

  • Fuzz427

    kellex- will 2000 comments put this close to the top of the list for # of replies to an article on droid life?

  • Kane Stapler

    299,197! Who are these 3 people not following Motorola?

    edit:
    Obviously read that wrong and assumed next would be 300,000

    • hyperbeatser

      you mean….803?

      • ToddAwesome

        what you said.

    • ToddAwesome

      803?

    • gboy515duo

      803 people?

  • EddieDaniels

    we’ve come this far, might a well break the amazon post record….

    • Jim Kalista

      i thought the post record was from the verizon unlimited data extravaganza

  • ddevito

    What will happen first?

    1. Motomaker goes live again
    2. Moto gets 300k twitter followers
    3. This post gets 2000 comments

    • Nick24

      #3

    • EddieDaniels

      cyber monday 2014?

    • hoosiercub88

      #2. they’re at 299,194

    • CorkyRogers

      I just feel like if they want it to go smoothly, announce the sale as being open until the end of the week and they will honor all orders placed from now until then…if I knew they’d still honor the sale and make sure I get the phone, regardless if its DE or motomaker then i’ll wait a day or 2 until the traffic subsides. just poor planning all around.

      • ddevito

        there’s no way they’re going to launch something this late in the day. It’s over folks, no way this is happening

  • steveindajeep

    Ive been checking all day and im seeing Out Of Stock for the Moto X DE for Verizon since 1230 or so. =(

    • Todd Bettenhausen

      I got one ordered about a half hour ago–very lucky I was.

  • Joshua Mason

    DE (CDMA) is Out of Stock again

    • Jim Kalista

      no ish

      • Someguy

        Whoa there Jim, no reason to get ishy.

      • Joshua Mason

        Yes for sure

  • Scott Capodice

    Well at least we haven’t shut down droid life servers… Lol

  • Gene Chang

    Gah, sold out while in my cart…bastards!

  • J

    For those of you, like me, whose carts got wiped out. Have they come back? Or did you have to start over?

    • Hothfox

      There’s no way to add a motomaker back to your cart right now, so you’re stuck waiting for them to bring the site back up.

  • BaconEater

    What a botched fuster cluck.

  • hoosiercub88

    299,160

    • Someguy

      I’m tempted to follow them just so this moves a little quicker.

  • roosterk506

    Would also love to see a poll on how many verizon GNEX owners are trying to get in on this deal to keep there unlimited. I for sure am one of them.

    • Fuzz427

      myself also x2-for the bride and also for myself

  • athensjohn

    It looks like they charged my credit card twice for some reason. I doubt I can get it straightened out today, as there seems to be a great deal of confusion, but it might be sound advice to double check your credit cards. I was charged once when I ordered the phone at 11:50 and again at 2:48 several hours after I placed my order.

    • kriegsnet

      Same thing just happened to me. It’s a few cents more than the initial charge. Since they are temporary charges, I’ll wait on calling in a rage to Motorola.

      • athensjohn

        Same here as far as the amounts being a few cents difference. I agree that it is probably best to wait and see if they correct this on their own since they are temporary charges.

    • Michael Bell

      Just checked my card, they charged me $1 and then the $431.99 The $1 was just an authorization obviously. So those of you seeing two charges should check the amounts

      • athensjohn

        My charges were both $416 and some change ($416.09 and $416.43).

        • kriegsnet

          Same here

    • Jeff C

      Same here…a few cents difference between the charges. I noticed that the order said “estimated tax,” perhaps the second charge is the actual amount and the estimated transaction will get cancelled?

      Both mine are still pending…so I’ll see what goes through before I start calling Moto.

      • athensjohn

        I hoping they straighten it out on their own as well. I’m actually not worried about being charged twice, but I would rather catch it now rather than later if there is a mistake.

  • roosterk506

    If you ever watch a deal on a popular smartphone or tablet the 16gb versions always sell out before the 32gb counterpart. I wonder if this was on purpose to dump alot of there 32gb developer editions before they let the 16gb moto maker versions go live that way they sell out of everything for sure. I mean like many have said this is a billion dollar company and now google owns them……..there not stupid.

  • Michael Bell

    Heres an idea for those of you who can’t get one. Verizon, Sprint and AT&T have them for 1 cent when you open a new line. So go buy one for a penny, cancel the line, transfer the Moto X to the line you want and pay the ETF. You will end up paying the same amount either way, maybe less.

    • Daniel J. Peters

      IIRC, the ETF for VZW is more than $350…

      • Michael Bell

        Its $350, I think Sprint and AT&T are even cheaper

        • Daniel J. Peters

          Really? I thought they had raised it, but my memory may not be accurate. Maybe it was $200 and they raised it to $350? Either way, if you’re correct, that would be a great way to get the phone for essentially the same price, though I suspect they would hit you with activation fees or some such nonesense fee that wasn’t refundable…

    • hoosiercub88

      Viable solution, but I’d rather just buy the damn thing and use Verizon as a dumb pipe for once 🙂

  • Carlos R

    Anyone want to buy my Unlimited Data plan with Verizon let me know. I will be switching to Tmobile on the 16th of December 🙂 RIP GNEX

    • Randy

      why

      • Carlos R

        Cheaper, plus I’m always in the city. Tmobile unlimited should be fine for me.

  • kriegsnet

    Earlier today I was lucky enough to get the Moto X Dev Ed, charged my card. All is fine. But just got an email from my credit card company saying I got dinged again?! I didn’t order two phones. The prices are different too (by a few cents). I hope they aren’t canceling older orders and adjusting prices. That would be REALLY bad!

    • MafiaMM

      That’s EXACTLY what they are doing

    • hyperbeatser

      same boat here, probably just temp charges…i hope

  • Fuzz427

    will probably get a twitter post at 5:00 EST that its quitting time and website is closed for the night and everyone went home to dinner. try again tomorrow

    • Col_Angus

      5:00 CST 😉 Moto is in Illinois.

      • Fuzz427

        your right-s.b. 6:00 pm EST

    • D.B.

      Then it will come online at 6:00 and sell out in 10 minutes.

  • BK

    I wanted a Motomaker T-Mo version. I settled for the standard Tmo version in black (I think there may be some available). Especially since this model is supposedly free of bloat and carrier branding, and will work fully with ATT LTE in the US.

    That being said, I do not understand how these sorts of overloads happen. Unless it’s a publicity stunt, which would be stupid since there are a lot of tired, pissed off people out there right now. I’m no expert but it would seem more cost effective in the long run to prepare for sales like this one based on a significantly overestimated demand. Worst case scenario, you have more capacity than you need for one day.

    I hate to say it, but you don’t hear much about Apple’s website going down on big launches anymore. There has to be a way to do it right, but Moto/Google really screwed the pooch this time. Honestly, we’re going on 8 hours here.

  • Carlos R

    I’ve already successfully ordered my DE for GSM. I’m still waiting around for Motomaker so I can order my GF her custom Moto X 🙂

  • DCX

    MOTO JUST SENT ME A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL… THEN AN ORDER CANCELLATION E-MAIL!!! #FURIOUS

    • NorCalGuy

      me too been on hold for 25 min!!!!!
      edit:30 min

      • DCX

        Crap! And I have to go somewhere, and can’t stay on the cell knowing my call will drop in the elevator… I’m on my 10th minute myself… Perfect way to ruin my Cyber Monday! #WTFMoto

        • NorCalGuy

          they havent put the money back….yet…so i am hoping its just a mistake

          • DCX

            You and me both…

          • NorCalGuy

            After 1:45 on the phone last 30 with an actual person they told me the sale had been canceled due to fuad and nothing they could do…asked to talk to manager then they came back and said maybe within 48-72 hrs they MIGHT process and send it.

  • jt O’Brien

    There’s no way they can just out of the blue say, “site’s up go nuts on the promo with limited quantities available!” without receiving some hellish backlash. I’m assuming they know this so we’ll probably get an extension or a bigger discount.

    • NYS

      I was stoked to get a moto x, and I’m thinking to hell with moto right about now.

    • hyperbeatser

      they better not offer a bigger discount because that would just sh*t on the people who ordered a dev edition and very few who were able to order a moto maker one…

      • jt O’Brien

        Yeah but it’s fair if you think about it, we waited longer 🙂

        • hyperbeatser

          haha yeah, but if they actually did that they’d have another $hitstorm on top of what’s already happened today 😛

          • jt O’Brien

            Yeah I’m expecting an extension. They’ll get the least amount of flak for that.

      • Hothfox

        Then you’d get the cheapskates RMAing their orders to save $50.

        • thedonxr

          I’m RMAing mine for the 150…

  • Steph

    Has anyone been able to find the 16GB (GSM) versions? So far all I have seen are the 32GB ones.

    • anezarati

      developer edition only comes in 32 GB versions

    • gtg465x

      It’s been available all morning. Search for the T-Mobile Moto X on Google. It is 16GB and sim unlocked. $349 and in stock. Works on both AT&T and T-Mo

  • This is an even bigger debacle than healthcare.gov

  • Kofi Williams

    Someone mentioned it before but are they secretly waiting for the @Motorola twitter account to reach 300k? There really can’t be anything else to wait for at this point in the day.

    • Randy

      299,105

    • jt O’Brien

      Yeah that was my theory but it’s just that: my theory. A lonely boy who hasn’t eaten all day and has been hitting the F5 key in his dorm room for the past 7 hours.

  • caluser

    7 minutes ago is crap. I’ve had the dev edition in my cart since this morning before it had the price change and have been hitting process checkout since the price went down to 399. Even thought it showed in stock I would get the message that something in my cart was not available. And finally about an hour ago it started showing out of stock. I guess there have been 10 – 15 minutes at a time when I was working that I may have missed hitting process checkout so maybe they were in stock during my in betweens

  • Thomas Palkovic

    wow its still not up?

  • Randy

    i feel stupid for wasting my day.

  • Orion

    Why not have this deal for the rest of the week? It will boost their sale #’s when they report financial results

    • D.B.

      Because it won’t boost their net earnings numbers…

  • Anthony_Armando

    Motorola must have had a hand in designing the Affordable Care Act website and its infrastructure as well. Thanks Obama.

    • Jim Kalista

      your state shouldnt have been so cheap and invested in its own website… Minnesota did

  • Ivan

    almost 7 hours and still nothing, i am sad

  • Fuzz427

    from motorola mobility about 7 minutes ago:Looks like Moto X CDMA Dev Editions just sold out. There are still a few
    GSM versions available. More to come on our Moto Maker deal!

  • David Klonne

    I know this might be rubbing salt in the wounds of all you guys that didn’t luck out. But as anyone’s DE shipped yet? I received the confirmation email, but it still hasn’t shipped yet. Just wondering what others were getting.

    • Stormtroopa

      The email says that it could be up to 7 days before it ships due to the demand.

      • Scott Capodice

        This

    • wahday

      I was one of the few unfortunate enough to purchase VZW DE just days before the promotion was announced. since the announcement, my wife decided she wanted one as well so i was able to snag one for her just now. i ordered my first one 11/24 and received it 11/27. no clue how long it’ll take to ship this time around, considering the high volume of orders coming in at the same time.

    • NorCalGuy

      I got a confirm email and then i just got another one that said my corder was canceled been on hold for 25 min….I placed my order at 855 in the first batch so i better be getting one!!

  • Col_Angus

    Prediction: Moto Maker will go live and sell out during my 8 minute commute home @ 5EST

    • Matthew Dickinson

      Probably not going anywhere for a while, probably better if they just canned it for today and set another date later anyway now.

  • Jeff Martin

    I managed to get one of the second batch of CDMA versions…get to keep that unlimited data and retire the Galaxy Nexus.

    • ToddAwesome

      feels so good to say it, doesn’t it?

      • Jeff Martin

        The Nexus served me well through 4.3.I ran the Shiny ROM. 4.4 is not as perfect.

  • Andrew Pearson

    From the looks of the comments, it seems only a handful of us were able to get Moto Maker X’s when they first when live for all of 1 minute just over 3 hours ago. Good luck to the rest of you!

    • discstu37

      Mine errored out when checking out

      • Michael Bell

        So did mine at 9:18am but I just let it sit there and about a minute later, it went to the confirmed order screen.

    • Michael Bell

      Yep, got mine at 9:18am PST and the site was down a few minutes after that. Well over 3 hours now, don’t think its coming back today. They probably realized they would never be able to get all these made and delivered this week. Mine will be here Friday!

      • evltwn

        At this point, I don’t care if it takes 2 weeks, I just want to be able to order it.

  • Scott Smith

    Some items in your cart are no longer available… there aren’t any GSM versions left either.

  • ddevito

    Motorola Mobility [email protected]
    Looks like Moto X CDMA Dev Editions just sold out. There are still a few GSM versions available. More to come on our Moto Maker deal!

  • markswoods

    Looks like Dev Editions are gone again. I just tried going through the process (for CDMA variant). It did let me add one to the cart and go through checkout. By the time I got to the end they must have already sold out because I got a “no longer available” message. That was at 2:20 CST.

  • Daniel J. Peters

    I wonder how many of us are VZW unlimited data refugees? I’ll bet it is the majority, as otherwise $350 for a phone that’s been available for free with a contract (I think), wouldn’t be such a great deal. amiright?

    • Hawk888

      Me

    • SCKITEZY

      UD Refugee. Not many of us left. Not worrying about data each month is really nice. Even though they throttle once I go over 10GB

      • Daniel J. Peters

        I’m wondering if there are enough of us left to crash the MotoMaker website…. because this deal seems kind of ho-hum for those who aren’t UD refugees…

        • ilovetechnology

          It’s an amazing deal for those that jumped ship to T-Mobile as well.

    • Brs608

      Me too!

    • steveliv

      Count me in. I don’t want to worry over using data, so it is worth it.

    • Hothfox

      A lot of people are probably Unlimited leftovers. Then there’s everyone who’s Galaxy Nexus is just on the verge of becoming a paperweight.

      • Col_Angus

        Sixaxis+GNex+GameKlip+SuperGNES=Awesome

    • Carlos R

      I’m leaving my Verizon unlimited data plan for Tmobile. I just bought the Moto X DE for GSM. Time to retire my GNEX.

  • CCCO

    Worst job in the world today has to be the employee answering all of the rage tweets (I’ve sent a few myself) for @MotorolaSupport…haha poor fella

    • Hothfox

      It’s probably a team. I feel bad I guess, but that’s what you get when your company bombs a cyber Monday promo.

      • CCCO

        Yeah, I mean I work with IT stuff all the time and we have failures occasionally…but to have an over 6 hour (and counting) outage on a big day like this is completely unacceptable…Really no excuse

  • Kofi Williams

    This was a great way for them to get rid of developer edition stock. I’m wondering if MotoMaker will even be good to go today there really isn’t going to be a down time for them to open it without it crashing again.

  • Hothfox

    I kind of just wish they’d start processing orders for people who have one sitting in their cart. Get through those first, lighten up the load on the servers.

    • Jim Kalista

      im in that slow boat from china…

    • ilovetechnology

      I felt that same way until they cleared my cart 30 minutes or so ago.

  • nwd1911

    Aaaaand Cyber Tuesday was born.

  • mcdonsco

    Great deal, if you could actually buy the thing!

  • ddevito

    C’Mon – hang in there – we can do this DING DING!

  • geekabilly

    “We’re still working on MotoMaker, but Moto X Dev Editions are now available in VZW CDMA and GSM! http://goo.gl/TNOE1f

    • lye

      I went back to the page and the out of stock had went to “add to cart” then i refreshed for no good reason and now it’s out of stock again.

    • Jim Kalista

      it showed for a bit that it was able to be put into cart but when u went to check out it said it wasnt available…

  • Jim Kalista

    items in your cart are not available…

  • Randy

    So if i dont want to cut my sim on my gnex. how much is a new one from verizon?

    • steveliv

      $0. Free. No charge. Just go in to a store.

    • Such

      Free. Just go to a corporate Verizon store and tell them you need another sim card for your phone

    • Hothfox

      Whenever I’ve needed one, I just go into the store and they’re free.

    • TMAN213

      It comes with a new one

      • steveliv

        🙂 That too!

    • mrsastrocat

      They weren’t particularly accepting of giving us a sim when my husband and I asked for one the other day…very strange.

  • Jaciel

    heading to class now…hopefully the website wont go up for another 10 mins while I get there…

  • ROBOCOP

    #2000COMMENTHYPEBEAST

  • GimmeAJobMotorola

    This is insane! Get all the way to checkout and no dev edition there. Fudge!

  • Hothfox

    WUT DA FOOK. Just, asdfj;laskdj. Have some @#$@#! too. *goes back to F5-ing*

  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    Why do they keep showing the Moto X commercial over and over…….rage…building…

  • Josh

    VZW DE showing not available for checkout 🙁

  • commandercacho

    Damn, must have just missed the second window for Verizon DE.

    “Some items in your cart are no longer available.”

  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    Wow. Have to plug the laptop in again….

  • steveliv

    With so many people parked on the Moto Maker site, once it goes live who knows what will happen. If you definitely want a Moto X today, get the Dev Edition while they are still in stock. It will always be unlockable and rootable. You can put a case on it to change the color on the back.

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    At this point, give us a bigger discount Moto!

    • CCCO

      +1 Seriously…either chip in some free ear buds or make the 32gb option also $349 or something…

  • Randy

    motorola mobilty is at 298,941. getting close

  • KleenDroid

    FUUUUUK you MOTOROLA….. games

    • Col_Angus

      Rectify…

  • evan brown

    developer edition snagged, good work everyone, i love outsmarting vzw once again

    • hoosiercub88

      You sat in a digital line for how long, I really don’t think we’re outsmarting anyone at this point.. js

      • evan brown

        still get to keep unlimited data, an upgrade, unlocked bootloader, vzw lte, kitkat…win in my book

      • evan brown

        still get to keep unlimited data, an upgrade, unlocked bootloader, vzw lte, kitkat…win in my book

  • todd

    Green Archer needs food badly. Green Archer is about to die…

    • Randy

      Green Archer better man up

      • todd

        Randy! You have failed this city!

  • PipewrenchHero

    Yay, got my developer edition!

    • ddevito

      congrats

  • Col_Angus

    Part of me feels this may happen soon… but then again I said the same thing 3 hours ago.

    • cheezeboy

      Part of me wants to grab lunch! (PST here)

      • sirmeili

        Part of me wanted to grab lunch, but still haven yet (EST here)

  • A.Miller

    Is there a way to get to the end of the comments section w/o having to hit “load more comments” 30 times?

    • Hothfox

      I just sort them newest first.

      • A.Miller

        thanks to you both.

    • ilovetechnology

      Change the sorting order of the comments up top to put either the newest or the oldest at the top depending on what you’re looking for. It would be nice to have a “show everything” view though.

  • Cameron Horst

    can’t even get to the review page and my card was already charged

  • discstu37

    About to start doubling my f5 time to 10 seconds

  • ilovetechnology

    Arg, they just emptied my cart again. I have had the same one in my cart for the last 4 hours, prior to that it was emptied 2 or 3 times also. They must be restarting servers again.

  • Mantis99

    OMG VZW DEV Just went through after 6 hours.

  • Sam Paasch

    Just got the Verizon Dev Edition!!! Left the 16GB GreenMotoMaker in my cart (just in case), opened an incognito tab, and went through checkout as a guest.

  • hyperbeatser

    my CC just got charged a second time from motorola…

    • Jeff C

      Same here with my debit card, both are still “pending” though. I hope only one goes through!

      • Cameron Horst

        same problem! except mine went through! idk what to do

        • Hothfox

          Did you click “confirm and order” (or similar) more than once hoping it would load if you “refreshed” it that way?

          • Cameron Horst

            yeah

          • Hothfox

            Well that’s probably why. Most websites tell you to only click it once so you don’t get double charged. It basically sent your order to them twice. You’ll have to call customer service, I assume.

          • hyperbeatser

            in my case, i definitely didn’t click anything twice, i got it when the first round of DE’s went live. I’m guessing because they must have done something on their end it sent the charge a second time when they made DE’s available again because that’s about the time i was alerted to the second charge

  • A.Miller

    I just ordered a VZW 32GB Developer Edition. It says the order went through. I don’t want the white back, so if I can get MotoMaker to get me a custom one, I’m buying that and selling the DE.

  • ddevito

    2:54pm EST

    Motorola Mobility [email protected]

    VZW CDMA & GSM Moto X Dev Ed are now available! We’ll let you know as soon as Moto Maker Cyber Monday deal begins.

  • jt O’Brien

    CONSPIRACY: MotoMaker will go live once @Motorola hits 300,000 followers on twitter

  • Ryan Gullett

    Twitter just said no estimate on time frame and are only going to go live with Moto Maker until they know they sustain the heavy traffic. This could be 30 minutes or 3 hours more. Crazy.

  • Cameron Horst

    there was an error processing your credit card

  • Cptsmashy

    WOOT! Got 2 DE editions. Not waiting around for the Moto Maker. WIfe is disappointed no watermelon phone though. =(

    • Jeff C

      1) Keep one untouched in the box and sell (Swappa?) for $525 when Moto’s price goes back up.
      2) Buy her a 16 gb Watermelon X at regular price
      3) Profit
      4) Wife stays happy…priceless.

  • ddevito

    I’d order the GSM DE but I don’t want a panda phone

    • Kofi Williams

      seriously what an awful color scheme even all black or all white would have been acceptable.

      • ddevito

        agree 100% with you

    • Hothfox

      You could order a replacement back on eBay.

      • ddevito

        I waited this long, what’s another……4 hours? 🙂

        • Hothfox

          I want a white front, else I’d just get a DE and order a replacement back.

    • lacerum

      just buy some skins from dbrand.com and that problem should be mostly solved..

      • ddevito

        My dbrand skin for my Nexus 5 didn’t fit – at all, it was way off. I emailed dbrand pics showing them and the refused to acknowledge the issue.

        And I don’t wasnt to cover my Moto X. I had a cover in my VZW one and I found myself taking it off most of the day every day – it’s too nice to hold with a case on it

  • Ben Jones

    Just went and refreshed the DE page and it went from Out of Stock to Add to Cart. Sweet Baby Jesus I’m getting a Verizon Moto X DE!!!

    • Wahday

      same here! I missed by mere seconds a few hours ago when the device
      showed as in stock up until I hit “Process Order” and was disappointed
      when it told me they were out of stock. was resigned to not getting one
      until i saw kellex’s update tagged at 2:38PM Eastern that said they were
      going in and out of stock. Went to the site and saw that they were back
      in stock, just purchased my VZW DE! Here’s to hoping they don’t cancel it…

      • Ben Jones

        Yes let us hope they don’t start cancelling orders. Hopefully Christmas comes early.

  • mike770

    Just ordered a VZW Dev Edition. Was waiting on a MotoMaker but I am fine with a Dev Edition.

  • Brs608

    Just Got mine too!

  • Brandon Mak

    got a de order went through

  • Jaciel

    For those waiting for motomaker, what are your combo colors? Lets have some fun while we wait 🙂

    • Jeff

      Black front, Olive back, Black accents

    • jt O’Brien

      Navy back/ black front/ silver accent

    • Randy

      Navy back/ silver accent/ black front

    • Jaciel

      Mine is crimson back/white front/black accents

    • Kofi Williams

      White Front. Mint Back. Silver accents

      • Hothfox

        I thought about that, was my second choice of currently available options.

    • Camilo Martinez

      Navy back, red accents and white front. Inspired by the patriot ver. of the Iron Man suit.

    • Hothfox

      White front, cement back, black accents. Grayscale!

      • Someguy

        Wow, that does look good. If it wasn’t for the weird black box when the phone is off, I’d get it.

        • Hothfox

          I figured the screen off will match the buttons 😛

          • Someguy

            Ha yeah, realized that after looking at it more. But I’m with you, I was holding out for wood until this deal came along.

        • Hothfox

          What I’d REALLY like is white front, teak, black accents. But I’d settle for cement back and see if they start selling wood replacement backs on eBay.

    • cheezeboy

      Navy back/ black front/ silver accent !

    • Someguy

      Front: Black
      Back: Chalk
      Accent: Black

      Looks cleaner than the DE and I can call it my PandaPhone. Figure it’ll get bootloader unlocked eventually.

    • delrayser

      Navy/Yellow/Black

    • Hawk888

      Royal Blue, White Front, Orange accents. People are gonna say its a Gators phone, but IDGAF.

    • Col_Angus

      Navy Back/Yellow Accent/Black Front

    • Kevin Igoe

      Black back / white front / purple accents

    • the one that cannot be named

      black on black on black. twankes

    • ScooberJake

      Black front / Cement back / Orange accents

      Second choice was White / Navy / Silver, but I think I’d be self-conscious about having a white front to my phone. Maybe I’m not comfortable with my masculinity?

  • Thomas Palkovic

    got the DE, Yay!

  • jt O’Brien

    IT’S HAPPENING

  • kash521

    JUST GOT A DE!! Was waiting this whole time for a motomaker, but I didn’t want to miss out on this, so I jumped on the DE while I could. phew.

  • Hawk888

    I would order one, but dont want to chance losing my motomaker, booo!!!

  • Col_Angus

    I may come to regret this, but I’m waiting for MotoMaker to come back

    • jt O’Brien

      I’m in the same boat. I’m not getting this phone without getting one of it’s highest selling points.

    • Randy

      me to. i dont like the white back. sorry just not my style.

    • Zach B.

      That’s part of the selling point for me. I’m going to wait as well.

    • Kofi Williams

      I already have my white and black developer phone (N5). Motomaker is really the main draw for me as well.

    • George264

      It’s been 7 and half hours since I put my Moto Maker X in the cart and I still can’t checkout. This sucks. I might just go with the Dev Edition since I’m getting Black and White and Blue Accents anyway. The Woven back just ticks me off.

  • derbo904

    Just ordered my VZW Dev Edition! They just upped the supply again.

    • ToddAwesome

      totally took me by surprise when I hit Process and it went through instead of sending me back to the Cart.

      • derbo904

        I’m glad you got one too! I saw you post earlier too when I couldn’t get one either.

        • ToddAwesome

          Happy Monday!

          • derbo904

            heh at least the end result was a processed order. I see multiple temporary transactions on my credit card from Motorola. As long as only one goes through, its all good. Time to sell my VZW nonDE Moto X..

  • Zach B.

    VZW DE IS AVAILABLE.

    • Anonymous

      ITS NOT A LIE!!!

  • Daniel J. Peters

    Ugh. decisions decisions… I’ve got a VZW DE version order already completed, and I have another one in the checkout process, but the wifey wants a MotoMaker. Do I risk it and wait for MotoMaker to come back online, or just pull the trigger and complete the DE order?

    • Kofi Williams

      I say do it and just get a nifty case

    • mrsastrocat

      I went ahead and got my husband’s DE and all the accessories. I’m holding out for my MotoMaker version. At least he got his phone… I’m hoping.

    • ilovetechnology

      Do it if you can. Worst case you pay return shipping to send it back unopened if Moto Maker comes online EVER…

  • Chris M

    DE ARE LIVE!!!!!!

  • Randy

    Tweets All / No replies
    Motorola Support [email protected]
    We’re still working to get Moto Maker up and running, but we have a limited supply of Dev Editions available now.

  • Andrew Lather

    Moto Support Twitter says Verizon DE editions are live now – limited qty!

    • gtg465x

      Actually they just said dev ed, not VZ dev edition. Could be either.

      • Bryan Anderson

        It is Verizon. The Sold out icon changed to Blue….looking for credit card now.

    • Bryan Anderson

      Just got my in the cart…confirmed

  • roy69

    Verizon DE available again! Hurry

    • Tony Byatt

      Moto is playing with our emotions…

  • ddevito

    Ever get a real shopping cart that seems to go in both directions simultaneously? That’s what this feels like

  • Guest

    Hate to say it but I think those waiting for a Motomaker version are screwed. Those of us who got one got confirmation over 3 hours ago. It doesn’t take 3 hours to get a website back online, I think they are gone. At least at that sale price.

    • jt O’Brien

      Wrong

      • Michael Bell

        Hope I am wrong for your sake, good luck

        • jt O’Brien

          MotoSupport doesn’t have a good track record for being right so I’m still worried tbh :/

    • Jaciel

      That can’t be true because the website was only up for a minute max. The moto support page also said that only a few moto maker orders went through the first time.

    • ddevito

      that’s a brave statement to make right now 🙂

      MotoSupport confirmed none have been sold yet

      • Michael Bell

        Really? None? I have confirmation of mine…

        • ddevito

          okay….most 🙂

    • Hothfox

      It sounds like there was a VERY small amount of people actually able to order. I can’t imagine that was their entire stock.

  • MafiaMM

    I’ll give it half an hour before all those orders are canceled and everyone rages even more

  • Kofi Williams

    Are they rolling out the checkout? -_-

  • CCCO

    My VZ Moto Maker still keeps giving me the checkout error…

  • wolfedude88

    So when 12am hits and cyber Monday is over what will the promo be called then?

    • ak1229

      Cyber Screwyouday

  • Adam

    Just got a VZ DE

    • ddevito

      proof……??

      • ToddAwesome

        Have to crop out most of it, because, well, you know…

  • ToddAwesome

    Keep trying people! It works!

    • ddevito

      you got one??

      • ToddAwesome

        yes, I left the VZW DE in my cart from this morning, been randomly trying to Checkout the whole time. It finally went through.

        • ddevito

          awesome, congrats

          • ToddAwesome

            thanks, hopefully this means things will start moving for everyone.

    • Hothfox

      DE or motomaker?

      • ToddAwesome

        DE.

        • Hothfox

          @$%%$#$@##

          I just want my simple white front/cement back/black accents. WHY IS THAT SO HARD, MOTO.

  • Randy

    Anyone do cart repairs, i think mine is broken. Will not reach the register

  • arthuruscg

    My VZ DE order just went thru

    • Wesley Schwartz

      Mine too! Hope they don’t cancel!

    • wolfedude88

      Mine went through a couple hours ago for the Verizon DE. I hope it ships soon.

  • ToddAwesome

    My Verizon DE order just went through!

    • flosserelli

      Congrats, bro. I know you probably didn’t expect that 🙂

      • ToddAwesome

        I was only hitting Checkout/Process out of force of habit, much to my surprise the screen changed!

    • Cameron Horst

      damn should have left mine in the cart 🙁 congrats dude

  • Steve

    I had a Verizon DE in my cart for the last 2 hours – kept hitting process order hoping something would change – it actually just went through and I got an order confirmation email.

  • Crazy Ivan

    All Verizon models are sold out

    • ToddAwesome

      nope, just went through.

    • Peter Tee Pee

      what/!?

  • GimmeAJobMotorola

    This has to be a publicity stunt. “Moto X is so popular it’s bringing down the internet” If it’s not a stunt then it’s sad. And I thought it was bad when one of my servers go down on my job which affects one building. Nationwide corporate embarrassment fo real. Forget this phone…give me a IT job…well and give me the phone of course.

    • ddevito

      absolutely…..they know the people like us hanging around will buy it – this is just to “show the tech world” how popular the phone is….they had to know this was going to happen. Google is filled with smart nerds, Motorola seems apt, I would think they’d be smart enough to predict this.

    • jt O’Brien

      I agree Google is too smart to allow this to happen. You mean to tell me that the day the Nexus 5 went live there were no issues but the day there’s a “deal” a site crashes for hours. I call BS

  • Evadingfate

    I’ve received this email after talking to a rep earlier this morning. The purchase limitations worry me but its worth a shot.

    Dear Evadingfate,

    Thank you for contacting us about our recent Cyber-Monday promotion.

    Things certainly move fast in the mobile world, but one thing is constant—Motorola is happy to have loyal customers like you.

    To participate in this promotion, the following requirements need to be met:
    • Your Moto X must have been purchased between November 18th and December 1st
    • No existing credit or return requests for the Moto X have been received by Motorola
    • The Moto X must have been purchased at a no contract price and directly through Motorola

    Meet the above? If so, we’d like to offer you a $150 single-use coupon, good for any purchase on Motorola.com through December 31, 2013.

    To receive your coupon, reply to this email with the following information:
    Responses must be received before midnight on Monday December 2, 2013

    • Bryan Anderson

      Well buying it before today isn’t going to work…..

    • Cameron Horst

      wait so this is only if you already bought it full price? and they only give you store credit and not a refund?

    • Hothfox

      Kind of lame. WTF are you going to spend $150? The docks that are out of stock? 50 cases?

  • todd

    KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bryan Anderson

      Wrath of…..

  • Justyn

    Been trying to purchase a moto x since the morning, had an 8:30 class and thought all of them were going to be sold out by the time class ended, but found out that everybody has been having trouble buying one….so here I am…waiting…I guess Motorola doesn’t want my money…lol

  • Carlos R

    I’m guessing that they cleared everyone’s cart in order to give everybody a fair shot at getting the deal when the website finally goes live. I’m hoping this is true and that developer editions are back in stock when the site goes live.

    • ToddAwesome

      keep hoping, I think we’re screwed.

      • arthuruscg

        I was able to purchase mine.

    • ddevito

      my cart isn’t empty….yet

      • CCCO

        Mine is not empty either…16gb Verizon Moto Maker

      • Sam Paasch

        Mine still has a 16gb MotoMaker as well.

    • MafiaMM

      The deal went live hours ago though

    • steveliv

      Moto Support is saying that VZW Dev Units are sold out for the promotion.

  • Bryan Anderson

    I may need to leave the line soon. Got to start getting ready for the Saints and Seahawks game. Playoffs baby!!!!

    • entertainmentopia

      Sorry for the downvote, Cardinals fan here 🙂

      • Bryan Anderson

        No Worries…..guess I should have stated that I was a Saints fan but didn’t want to turn a Droid Life board into a Fox Sports board. Haha…us sports fans are crazy!

        • entertainmentopia

          I removed my vote, please kill Seattle tonight 🙂

  • ddevito

    I don’t think anything is broken, I sadly think this was by design

    • Fuzz427

      maybe as others said-a conspiracy by Big Red

      • ddevito

        I think they’re simply going to keep it at the discounted price

        • jt O’Brien

          If they keep it at the same price I’d be happy and really annoyed at the same time. Happy because price cuts are always welcome. Ticked off because I wasted my day trying to get what I thought was a one time deal when really I could’ve waited for wood backs.

  • Fuzz427

    i wonder if the stock market will take a big pop upward when motorola finally lets all these orders that people want to place go thru. they are building the phones in america.

  • Someguy

    1500+ comments. So who brought the drugs to keep this party going?

    • Col_Angus

      Wait until the “limited supplies” are officially gone… the rage will erupt. 2000 easily.

  • jt O’Brien

    The worst part is, we’re all wasting time not going to school/work while there are people motorola who are literally getting paid right now to fix this because it’s their job.

    • hoosiercub88

      They aren’t doing a very good job of it then.. because it’s been hours and it’s still broken.

      • jt O’Brien

        Yeah that’s what I mean lol. They aren’t wasting ANY time because this is their job. We all on the other hand are wasting our time waiting for this deal

        • hoosiercub88

          Luckily, I’m at work with my laptop.. but it’s not doing me any good. I’ve had the design saved to my profile for over a week now. Cement Gray Back, Blue Buttons, and White Face.

          Did anyone manage to get a MotoMaker order through at all? I know the DE went fast, and I have this horrific feeling these are going to befall the same fate once it’s actually back up and running.

          • arthuruscg

            Just 3 minutes about I was able to purchase me DE VZ.

          • hoosiercub88

            That’s fine and dandy, the DE was available and purchasable before I went on my lunch break, sold out in a few minutes. We’re all wanting MotoMaker versions.. which are still to my knowledge unavailable as they’ve taken the cart/checkout process out of MM for the time being.

  • Andrew Romero

    Moving physical locations. Somebody save my spot in line.

    • Bryan Anderson

      Gotcha.

  • Thomas Palkovic

    I’m giving up in half an hour

  • flosserelli

    5½ hours later…and still no love *sigh*

  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    Saw the Moto X commercial again…..I may need a new TV after this.

  • Cameron Horst

    Just spoke with a moto rep and they said the 150 promotion is validuntil december 31st. highly doubt they are right, but really hope so.

    • Andrew Romero

      lol!?

      • Cameron Horst

        i know right? i tried to explain that i was talking about todays promotion, and she kept insisting it was valid until the 31st. she even when and checked.

        • Jake W

          That would be amazing!

    • Cptsmashy

      Available until Dec 31 or until the limited quantity available sells out. Which it will do in about 3 minutes if they get the website fixed.

    • Col_Angus

      They also say limited supplies, so while the promotion may last that long, supplies certainly won’t.

      • Andrew Romero

        Meh, if this is true, they’ll get some back in stock…

    • sirmeili

      probably good through December 31st or until they run out of supplies, which will likely happen today. They’ve set aside a certain number of devices at that price. Dell does the same thing all the time (or they used to a few years ago).

  • steveliv

    I called to cancel my first order (the one at full price) and he said he couldn’t cancel because it was already waiting for FEDEX to pick it up. No worries, i just need to call them when the phone arrives and they will arrange to have it sent back so i can get a full refund.

    • flosserelli

      At least *someone* on DL got in on this deal.

      • steveliv

        I was able to place my first order around 10 am, but it was at full price. I was then able to place a second order at the promotional price at 11:45. I think a lot of people were able to order Dev editions. I think the confusion was that they were available while the Moto Maker X’s were not.

      • Michael Bell

        I did! 3 hours ago

  • Bryan Anderson

    Doh….I hit F5 on this tab and not the MotoMaker page. Everyone’s comments went *poof*

  • Hothfox

    I give up. At this point I’m just going to wait for the wood backs to come out. I wanted one of those anyway, ordering today was a concession.

    • CCCO

      I’m tempted to do the same at this point and am in the same boat as you regarding wood backs. I really want of those but figured this deal would be too good to pass up. Decisions…

      • Hothfox

        The way I see it, I have wasted my day on this, nothing to show for it, and if I got it, it would have been my second choice design. I’m sure once the wood backs come out, if it’s before the holidays like Moto said, there will be some kind of holiday coupon sale or something.

        • todd

          site would break again though

          • Hothfox

            Haven’t they been doing promo codes all along here and there since it’s release?

          • todd

            i have no faith in moto’s website anymore

        • Kofi Williams

          It’ll be an extra $50 for the wooden backs too

          • Hothfox

            I’d rather pay an extra $50 to get the color scheme I really want and not have to deal with this BS.

          • Kofi Williams

            potentially it could be an extra $200.00 although I hope not for the holidays.

          • Hothfox

            If that’s the case and they won’t be offering ANY discounts, I’ll just wait for my upgrade in March. I’m stuck on Verizon with no unlimited data anyway.

        • CCCO

          Yeah maybe so…at some point I have to leave my house today so I can only wait so much longer!

    • Someguy

      Woohoo, more for the rest of us!

      • Hothfox

        Provided they get the site back up, sure.

        • Someguy

          Eventually, good thing I took a sick day.

  • Randy

    Is this the line for Jet packs?

    • Col_Angus

      HoverBoards

    • Bryan Anderson

      Jet Packs is just two more lines down. It is the one next to motorized pogo sticks and just before human catapults.

  • DCX

    So much for most of our day gone down the drain… All for MotoMaker to open up… #DamnYouMoto

  • hyperbeatser

    **Reading G+ comments, and based on the site, Dev Editions are sold out and no more will be offered at the discount price.

  • delrayser

    Sure, it sucks to be sitting at your computer hitting F5, but it could be worse. You could be the guy at Moto who’s gonna get fired for this.

  • todd

    cart emptied

    • Someguy

      I’m starting to thinking it’s based on the number of refreshes you’ve done.

      • todd

        thats BS!

        • Someguy

          /S

      • gtg465x

        Doubt it. Roughly 7000 refreshes here and no empty cart yet. Unless you meant lack of refreshes.

        • Someguy

          Sarcasm bro, see below.

    • Carlos R

      They emptied my cart as well 🙁

    • Scott Smith

      Some seem to think it automatically empties your cart after 5 hours. When did you first build your phone?

  • Bryan Anderson

    Okay we need to do one of two things: 1) Form a line with numbered tickets like at the deli or 2) Put everyone in a line based on what phone they are upgrading from.

    People with Blackberries go to the front of the line and people with Apple products go to the back of the line. Everyone with Androids gets ranked by the release date of their current phones. Me and my Bionic will be standing in the middle of the line.

    • Col_Angus

      “No MotoX for you!”
      ~The MotoNazi

      • Bryan Anderson

        Hmmmm….stupid, but sort of funny if I watched Seinfeld. I’ll give this post a 6.5 out of 10.

        • Col_Angus

          I tried… but you’re right, a queue would be nice. Takes the guess work out.

    • Kelly

      If we’re ranking based on need, I’d put people with Apple products closer to the front.

      • Bryan Anderson

        No….they go to the back for being stupid. Blackberries go to the front based on need.

        • Kelly

          Can’t blame people for previous stupidity as long as they’ve seen the light… If they’re looking to buy a Moto X, I’d forgive them.

          • Bryan Anderson

            What?! Don’t you know that Apple vs Android is a HOLY WAR!!!! We can’t ever forgive those heathens! Haha….just kidding people.

  • Carlos R

    Website says the developer editions are out of stock!

  • EddieDaniels

    Oh well, nothing else to do but march on to 2000 while we wait.

    • punchinpelican

      we should aim for 2500 to set a new record

      • EddieDaniels

        Heck once we’ve been f5ing for 12 hours we could be a 3500!

  • DanF

    Please include a Spare F5 key for my keyboard in the box with my motoX

  • Dan Burkes

    Just remember that when you do talk to the support guys (chat or otherwise), they’re swamped and equally as frustrated.

  • CCCO

    Gonna go cook up some Velveeta Shells n Cheese…I can hit refresh while the water boils!

  • Gboy515duo

    “Thanks to everyone hanging in there on our feed. Apparently we’ve hit our tweet limit for now. Hope to be back responding soon!” lol

    • Col_Angus

      Time to start a new account @MotoEmbarrasment or maybe @MotoExcuses

    • Sam Paasch

      Now we don’t have a way to get notified when it’s back online!

  • Tony Byatt

    It appears Motorola Support is going to leave us hanging…
    https://twitter.com/MotorolaSupport/with_replies

    • Tom

      cant blame them, that happens on twitter

  • Jason M. Kosmiski

    My wife just fed me cheese and crackers…bring on the next 5 hours!

    • Andrew Romero

      I’ve cancelled meetings for this session of geek rage/camaraderie.

  • Nick24

    I’m so scared to even change anything in my cart. I don’t want to lose a thing…not that it even matters at this point. Also, I’m on hour NUMBER 5 now…geeeeze.

  • Ivan

    Today is going to be most unproductive day of the week

  • mrsastrocat

    Pretty sure the carts on moto’s website are on 5 hour auto-dumps. That seems to be the magical number.

  • Thomas Palkovic

    Really wishing I would have gotten DE at this point, would have saved myself hours

    • gtg465x

      I wanted a moto maker version, but ordered a DE when it was available because I foresaw this scenario. I really hope moto maker versions are still offered with this deal so that I can cancel the DE order, but I would still be happy if I had to “settle” for a $400 Dev Edition.

      • ToddAwesome

        you’re unbelievable.

        • gtg465x

          Thank you

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