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Reminder: Today is Day-1 of Motorola’s $150-off Moto X Deal, Don’t Forget to Register for a Code (Updated)

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Everyone ready for take two of Motorola’s Cyber Monday extravaganza bonanza? After a rocky go-of-things on Monday, Motorola is kickstarting their $150-off Moto X promo this morning at 9AM Pacific (12PM Eastern). Things are a bit different this time around though, as you can’t purchase a custom made MotoMaker Moto X until Motorola has given you a code. 

The new deal works like this – in order to get a code, Moto has setup a landing page for registration. Once you have registered, you wait for a special code to arrive. With code in hand, you have 1 week to use it during checkout on a Moto X through MotoMaker.com before it expires. The code will knock off $150 from the full retail price of the phone. By going with a code system, Motorola is hoping to alleviate some of the pressure that their site sustained on Monday when the entire tech world flooded in to try and by a Moto X at the steeply discounted $349 price.

Developer Editions are excluded this time around since you were actually able to buy them on Monday.

The rest of the details can be found here (and here).

As of me clicking “publish” on this post, it looks like we are 20 minutes away from kick off.

UPDATE:  ALL GONE. The next wave opens up next Monday, December 9.

Motorola Registration Link [TRY THIS TOO]

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UPDATE 2:  Motorola just sent out email confirmation of registration to confirm that you will soon be able to buy a discounted Moto X. This email does not include your promo code, but it promises that they are still coming.

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UPDATE 3:  Promo codes are being delivered!

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  • Valerie Rub

    i did not like their old feature. Please explain me it new feature after that i will decide for the purchasing. Current i am using Nokia Lumia it has Advance feature.

    • bigd

      hey baby

      • Severo Rivera

        Really??

    • Sambit Rayginale Willkonson

      hey baby

  • Daniel J. Peters

    Over 3 hours since the code request form was filled out, and over 2 hours since the hurry up and wait email from moto was received, and still no code. ugh.

    • NexusMan

      And 7 more days to order your $150 discounted Moto X. Relax.

      • Daniel J. Peters

        You’re right, of course, but I was here for 12 hours on Monday, and I just want this process to be over.

        • NexusMan

          I hear ya.

  • Razma

    my motomaker version that i managed to order on monday was already delivered!!! holy crap that was fast, i still need the micro to nano sim cutter, ordered the one recommended by DL

    • Kofi Williams

      Thats fast! that means the first orders today have a possibility to arrive by friday

      • Razma

        I’d say so, i was part of the first wave i’d say, i ordered mine for the cyber monday deal, managed to get my order thru around noon when motomaker came alive for like 30 seconds. and just to give an idea of how far and fast it was delivered, im from Long Island NY, and it was assembled and shipped and delivered from Fort Worth TX in less than 2 days.

    • Alex

      I’m still waiting for them to ship my DE that i ordered Monday…

  • chris_johns

    im….still waiting…grr

    • Severo Rivera

      Me too: (

    • bigpdad

      i’m gonna be slangin them 32gb ones at all teh hoez

    • NexusMan

      Which did you get?

  • Turd_Ferguson

    wtf the promo code they sent me is not working :(

    • alksdfjlkas

      Yeah, they’ve been having problems with them.

    • Turd_Ferguson

      Had to empty cart and start over, then code was already entered.

      • NexusMan

        So did you get it to work eventually?

  • Severo Rivera

    Has anybody got the promo code?

    • Jeff

      I got my promo code about 10-15 minutes ago and it worked fine for me.

  • IanThorpe
    • Severo Rivera

      Come on…

    • U-R-A-Douche

      I hate your face. That is so not cool.

      • Severo Rivera

        Are you really that bored??

    • Daniel J. Peters

      There’s a link to report this to ebay, also, right?

      • Jack.Mehoff

        It does not violate eBay policy

      • ilovetechnology

        Yes, selling electronic coupons is actually against eBay’s terms of use. If you see any listings you should report them.

    • BenG
  • Sina

    No Bank of America. Nobody asked you to send me an email.

  • Severo Rivera

    no code yet, come one Moto I want my phone :(

  • Nick24

    Hey, if the date says In-Stock December 9, does that mean that’s when it ships or that’s when I should be getting it? I’m trying to figure out where to have the phone shipped, because I will be different places next week…

    • Got Mine!

      Mine says it’ll be delivered December 9, but who knows if they’ll be able to meet that date.

  • Greg Morgan

    What colors should i get??????????????????

    • Passenger57

      ALL BLACK

    • itsacardigan

      Chalk back……Metallic silver buttons…..Black front…Oh Dats Nice!!!

      • Severo Rivera

        Hey you copied me :)

      • Greg Morgan

        meh, i want colors!!!! i can’t make up my mind lol

      • Scott Smith

        That would be perfect if I was going for the dreary, post apocalyptic, monochromatic look. ;-) All my phones have been black in the past so I’m going to spice things up with a red back, white front, and silver buttons. To each his own though, that’s the beauty of Moto Maker!

      • George264

        I did the same thing except with blue buttons. I’m having a crisis. One side of me really really wants colors and red and white with black buttons looks great, but I fear I might get bored of the colors or end up hating them, so neutral colors would be the better choice. Navy, metalic, and white front also looks good. Damn.

        • Scott Smith

          Yeah, I hear you. I figure if I get bored of my color choice, I’ll just buy a cheap case and slap it on to change the look.

  • IanThorpe

    I’ve got 6 of my 11 now! Next ebay listing in 10 minutes!!!

    • IanThorpe

      Oh yeah, search “Motorola Moto X Code”

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    • chris_johns

      someone tell moto about this guy so they cancel his codes

      • IanThorpe

        My codes are legit. Bid with confidence!

    • itsacardigan

      I would take a chance on waiting for Monday’s sale before i forked over another $50 to get one sooner.

  • Zach B.

    I got my code :’). It’s over. It’s finally over.

  • droidrazredge

    What are people’s thoughts about Air Jack Case for Moto X versus Air Jacket Grip Case ? or should I get a different case altogether ?

    • NexusMan

      Not a case man, but I like the Grip case because I like the color accent, as well as the fact that the sides are grippy.

  • avs

    Just ordered mine. Ordered Motorola Skip too. Used THANKS code ($4.50 off) + received $10 Play credit – means Skip almost free!

    • droidrazredge

      How did you get 10$ Play Credit ?

      • Zach B.

        I’ve heard of some sort of social network sharing thing that’ll get you credit (G+ I would assume.).

      • avs

        Right on the order confirmation screen, Motorola offers you an option to share your design on G+ and/or Facebook. As soon as you do that, you receive a $10 code which you can redeem at Google Play. Very seamless, took me less than 30 secs to do so.

      • avs

        Here’s a screenshot. Even if you have ordered it you can share and get $10 Play Credit. Just go to motorola.com > sign in > my account > client order (you should see the image I posted with this comment. Hope this helps.

        • droidrazredge

          Thanks I will try that.

    • NexusMan

      Wait, how did you get the $10 Play credit?

  • jnt

    Just like they promised…

  • Andrew Keller

    Delivered and ordered! It’s over…it’s finally over. *cries*

    • NexusMan

      lol

  • CCCO

    Code has been delivered…

    • Matthew Dickinson

      Same here, now to find a way to use two on one order.

      • Huh?

        Why not just have two separate orders? Shipping is free on orders over $75.

      • BaconEater

        Can you spare your extra?

        • Matthew Dickinson

          If you can convince my wife that she doesn’t need a new phone.

          • BaconEater

            she doesn’t.

  • disastrousrainbow

    You only need ONE code for multiple devices. Says it right in their FAQ.

    • IanThorpe

      Need a code? Check my ebay listings under “Motorola Moto X Code” all day!

    • Matthew Dickinson

      That’s not how I read it.

  • Got Mine!

    Placed my order! Expected to arrive by FedEx on Monday, although who knows if they’ll be able to meet that date with the extra demand. :-)

    • obviousman

      Lies. They send them USPS.

      • Michael Bell

        The one I ordered Monday is coming FedEx

    • grumpyfuzz

      don’t think there will be a lot, it was only delayed by one day for people who order them now. since they only had a limited supply for the deal, they should be able to keep up with demand.

  • IanThorpe

    $$$ EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $$$ The first Moto X code is up on ebay right now for $40 Buy it Now! Search “Motorola Moto X Code” and get it quick! The rest won’t be Buy it Now!!! (sorry it won’t let me post links here)

    • Severo Rivera

      Yes!!

    • IanThorpe

      Sold! In just over a minute!!!! Keep checking all day. I’ve got 10 more!

      • Severo Rivera

        Awesome!!

      • Severo Rivera

        I need all 10

    • Daniel J. Peters

      Glad to see you’re just trolling. That’s OK, I’m bored too. It has been a long process since Monday, just to score a phone.

  • hyperbeatser

    y’all are probably going to want to hurt me, but I just cancelled my verizon DE I was able to order monday since I got a moto maker discount code today…

    • Severo Rivera

      Well it’s your choice.

  • Severo Rivera

    I am just waiting until I get my promotion code.

  • delrayser

    gettin’ trolly in here

  • Severo Rivera

    Moto X 2 just announced! Just kidding

  • ETPhoneHomeT

    Rumor has it that wood backs will be out before Christmas. If I have 1 week to use the code, plus I believe you are allowed one free Motomaker exchange within the first 14 days, that puts me at 12/25/13…hmmmmmm…hope rumors are correct!

    • CCCO

      I was thinking along those lines as well but given this whole fiasco, I doubt Moto would allow this. A TON of people would be sending them back after they’d only had them for a few days. My guess is that wood backs are pushed into 2014 sadly…I’d love to be wrong though since I want a wood back!

    • Megan1985

      Maybe it’s a good thing they didn’t release the wood in time for the Cyber Monday deal? Everybody is waiting on the wood backs, can you imagine the site collapse at 350 with that backing? Hope you get what you are after.

      • pele

        Wood won’t be out until at least January.

        • Megan1985

          I don’t personally understand the wood backing, I would break it. It’s not a fit for me, but I enjoy everyone’s right to choose.

    • Michael Bell

      Anyone who wants a wood backed phone is nuts. Drop it once and bye bye

    • Waiting game

      I’m speculating that there will not be a phone with a wood back. The wood backs will be sold as an accessory for $xx so no need to trade in the phone.

      • Dennis Woodside

        Incoorrect. Soon.

  • IanThorpe

    Well, so far I’ve got 3 of the 11 that I was able to get in on. I’ll be putting these up on ebay throughout the day for you guys! Search for “Motorola Moto X Code” Happy bidding!

    • Severo Rivera

      Some people.

    • asdfa

      hah, cute…ebay

      • IanThorpe

        Yep, 24 hour auctions.

    • Megan1985

      I love how you present this as, I’m doing it for you!

      • IanThorpe

        I did, I saved you the inconvenience of trying to get it on the site all day.

        • Megan1985

          You would be correct if you had no intention of profiting from this. That, however, is not the case. You have no intention of purchasing a phone that many want and were willing to pay for.

    • middlehead

      You are an awful person and I hope your eventual death is excruciating.

      • IanThorpe

        Happy holidays!

    • Daniel J. Peters

      Maybe you’ll die in a fire before you get the codes on ebay. You should post them here as a safeguard.

      • IanThorpe

        Haha, no. But you can check out the other stuff in my ebay store while you wait!

        • Daniel J. Peters

          Nah, my DE should be here soon, and the Mrs. has a code on the way from Moto. I’ll just keep waiting to hear about that fire instead…

  • Megan1985

    I feel like, no matter what Motorola did here, they were going to make someone mad. There will always be people who say, it should have been done this way or that way. No matter what, you were going to have people snatching up excessive amounts of phones and selling them. There were plenty of people who were after the off contract price and not necessarily the customization. This is not a new method. People are greedy and selfish.

  • ConcernedCitizen

    The codes are now only good for 3 days according to the email.

    • Sina

      Troll master 3000 right here

  • Matthew Dickinson

    Going by a Best Buy tonight to see the colors in person, should be ordering afterwards, well, if my code is in by then.

    • clobberedchina

      That is a dandy idea!

  • Jose Ramos

    go it, ordered.

  • CorkyRogers

    Just got my code, phone is ordered, est delivery dec 9th. anyone else?…not trying to rub it, was honestly just curious and also letting it be known that the codes were going out

  • Jaciel

    How long do you think shipping will take? I am going on winter break in a week and a half so I don’t want to send it to my school mailbox if it will take longer than that! :/

    • obviousman

      Send it home.

      • Jaciel

        Yeah I think that is what I am going to do just to be safe.

    • Michael Bell

      My Moto X I ordered on Monday is out for delivery today

      • Kofi Williams

        motomaker i heard takes 5 days

        • Michael Bell

          The one I ordered Monday was expected to be delivered Friday. Woke up to an email from Motorola saying it had shipped this morning and would be delivered today.

          • droidrazredge

            Which model did you order ?

      • Jaciel

        wow that is really fast! Do you think it will be the same even with all the orders going in compared to the amount that got placed on monday?

      • Jeff C

        MotoMaker or Dev Edition?

        • Michael Bell

          Moto Maker

          • Jeff C

            How the heck do they ship a MotoMaker before an off the shelf Dev Edition?

          • Alex

            Yeah I’m still waiting for mine to actually ship.

          • droidrazredge

            I’m still wondering that myself. They have to build your custom model as it’s not what the stocks come with, especially if you put an engrave on it. The DEV editions should already be made so my guess is as good as yours as to why the Motomaker ones are shipping before the DEV editions even show a shipping status. I’m still waiting for mine.

          • Alex

            I chatted with a customer service rep today and all they said is that my order had been forwarded to fulfillment.

          • Jeff C

            Mine shipped today, will be here monday since it is weekday delivery only.

  • lkasdjfkl

    Oh no, the first round of codes were invalid and they have to start over per @motorolasupport

  • Jer.Drake

    Thanks for hangin’ in there with us. No matter how often things change, one thing is constant—Motorola is happy to have loyal customers like you. Here’s your unique promo code BQHTJ-PM8GF-6DHH7-K7F4X-KMF93

    • BaconEater

      Doesn’t work.

      • Jeff

        *facepalm*

      • Jer.Drake

        I already used it, duh

  • itsacardigan

    They’ll probably drop the off contract price down to $399 for good a week before Christmas.

    • Kofi Williams

      thats wishful thinking

  • shkrmkr79

    got my confirmation email that my code will be delivered within a few hours as well! Stoked about this…T-Mobile prepaid here I come! Suck it Verizon!

  • ssl48

    Why kind of promotion is this? The phones are sold out already? It says try again on Monday!!

    • Hothfox

      Can’t tell if serious or trolling.

      • ssl48

        I’m serious. I don’t have time to sit by the computer, unfortunately.

        • tom

          So you are saying that a great promo should last longer then 2.5 hours, especially when they have it again monday? Do the math.

          • ssl48

            Yes, that’s what I’m saying. Guess I’ll get my dad an iPhone then…

        • obviousman

          You don’t need to “sit by the computer.” Just be at your computer for 2 minutes at noon EST.

    • Guest

      If you try again on Monday, I recommend making sure you sit at your computer for at least the first few minutes of the code availability, because otherwise you’ll miss out again.

      • ssl48

        Thanks for the suggestion :-)

    • Hawk888

      The kind of promotion that you obviously did not read the details on.

  • MKader17

    I literally had a coworker at work sign me up while I was in a meeting with my boss and his boss. I wasn’t going to wait for Monday again.

    • asdfdsa

      Literally?

      • Jeff

        Literally for realsies.

  • http://www.mecha-digital.com/ Jason@MechaDigital

    Got an email confirming the upcoming email containing the code. At this point, I just hope I don’t have to get another code in order to receive the actual code.

    • Kofi Williams

      you’ll get the code next

  • Kofi Williams

    So $150.00 off the phone, 30% on accessories and $10 credit on Google Play if you share. Not bad even after Monday.

    • tom

      Credit if you share what?

      • Kofi Williams

        share a G+ or Facebook post about the Moto X

        • aklsdfjl

          Not worth it. I have way too many followers for a measly $10.

          • Jeff

            I am unpopular, so I have no issues with throwing spam at people. Especially when most of them do the same to me.

  • chris_johns

    yeah i got the c*ck tease email…but at least i know im in there wooo…time to tell the woman shes gettin a new phone for xmas(only 16gig f that b*tch)

    • CCCO

      Wow, yeah sounds like she’s definitely the lucky one this Christmas…

      • chris_johns

        Of course she is…shes with me

        • CCCO

          Haha, such a douche…I hope your code email filters to your spam folder and gets thrown away…

          • chris_johns

            U love me

          • CCCO

            Haha…

      • chris_johns

        Lolllll

  • Severo Rivera

    Dammit, no codes yet :(

  • hyperbeatser

    got an email confirming my reg/ code will be sent in a few hours

    • Severo Rivera

      Me too!

  • DJ Pauly D

    CODES ARE HEAH!

  • NorCalDroid

    Email inbound! Woot!

  • Daniel J. Peters

    I’ve got the VZW DE in the shipping que from Monday, and a promo code is on the way to the Mrs. account for her MotoMaker, but now, I am starting to have second thoughts. Will these phones be better than my wife’s cracked screen GNex? Or my current (3rd) replacement GNex? Will the battery life be better? Any less lag? Reception?

    • Jeff

      I suggest you read some reviews.

    • Severo Rivera

      Believe me, it will so don’t worry.

    • asdfads

      lol

    • moelsen8

      night and day between gnex and this in all areas.

    • capecodcarl

      You spent $800 on phones and didn’t bother to read or watch any reviews on the phone? :-)

  • Kofi Williams

    Just ordered!

    • Severo Rivera

      The case or the phone?

      • Kofi Williams

        both but with the code

    • Severo Rivera

      So you already got you’re code, lucky.

      • Kofi Williams

        here was the text: Thanks for hangin’ in there with us. No matter how often things change, one thing is constant—Motorola is happy to have loyal customers like you. Here’s your unique promo code

        • Severo Rivera

          Cool!

  • clobberedchina

    What do you think about the $29.95 clear Snap Case?

    • Severo Rivera

      You can get a diztronic version that’s really good for like $10.

    • Jeff

      I think that cases on phones are a bad thing, especially for a phone like the Moto X that was made to have a wonderful form factor.

      • Hothfox

        I’d agree. I just use a case while I’m at the gym or outdoors.

        • Dinkfer

          You go to the gym? I’ll trade you my extra discount code for nudes! ;)

      • chris_johns

        bumper case of ebay…just covers the sides so u can see n feel the beauty of the phone

    • moelsen8

      i considered it when i bought mine, but it didn’t look like it allowed for feeling the dimple, which is one of the best parts of the phone. find one with a cutout for it on amazon. i love my hyperion tpu one i got for like $7 or $8.

    • chris_johns

      ebay has bumper cases which ima buy i rather feel the whole back of the phone…there cheap as ish also

    • Kelly

      Honestly, don’t do it. I got the Incase Pro Shell (virtually identical except for the rubberized border) when I bought mine on Moto Maker because I liked the look of it and was tempted by the convenience of buying a phone and a case all at once. It’s a good looking case, but it’s ridiculously slippery–your phone will slide right off of any slanted surface. I’m still using the case because I spent money on it and I’m stubborn, but I think you’re better off with a bumper.

  • adsfdsklj

    If these phones were made in China, we’d have them by now.