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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)

  • 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?!?!?!?!

    • http://www.engadget.com/ David Fishman

      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