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

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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 :-D

        • 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 ‏@Motorola11s
    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 ‏@MotorolaSupport1m
        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 ‏@Motorola11s
    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!