Moto X smartphone appears on the Best Buy site
One of the more anticipated smartphones this summer is Motorola's new Moto X.
During its unveiled earlier this month, it was said to be coming to all major US carriers, and that it allows for greater user customization. Though it wasn't clear yet what the pricing would be and when it would be released, it now appears that August 23rd may be the date.
Today, the Moto X is showed up on the Best Buy site for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in both the white and black colors for $199.99 with a 2-year contract, or $699.99 without contract. Keep in mind that the $699 off-contract price may not be accurate, as Best Buy often charges more for off-contract phones than buying it directly from the carrier. Yesterday, Leo Laporte stated that carriers are only paying $350 for the Moto X, so he believe it would be $199.99 - which is confirmed by the listings on the Best Buy site.
Are you planning or buying the Moto X?
source: Best Buy
1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Paying only $350 for it and their selling it for $700. What kind of BS is that.
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The same BS that results in a sales fail.
2. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Are you planning or buying the Moto X?
No thanks with $699.99 i can get better phone
4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 954; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Absolutely... Once the price goes down. I'm not interested in any other phone however, this is way too much. In also annoyed at the At&t exclusivity on the 32gb.
5. FAUguy (Posts: 77; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
Keep in mind that the $699 off-contract price may not be accurate, as Best Buy often charges more for off-contract phones than buying it directly from the carrier.
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Quite true. Best Buy wanted $649 for a One with no contract. HTC at the time was selling an unlocked One for $575 (with a $100 trade-in offer, a net cost of $475) with no contractual obligation. I wonder what the price will be (and how long of a wait) on the Play store.
Net-net, $699 is INSANE.
15. rtol1 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Correct. I frequently visit Best Buy stores and I've noticed that while the on-contract price is similar to those offered by carriers, the off-contract price is significantly higher.
I think the "standard" retail price for the Moto X will be $575 if AT&T's claim is true. If that's the case and Verizon follows in the same fashion, I'll be trading in my Galaxy Nexus at Best Buy and using the credit towards the purchase of this phone if they match Verizon's retail price on the Moto X.
17. lolrus (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 May 2013)
That's because they don't want you to buy it off-contract. The margins are higher if they sell it on-contract for third party retailers.
18. rtol1 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Once you factor the on-contract price as well as your monthly payments right?
6. PootisMan (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
You'd have to be crazy to spend $700 on a phone.
10. rd_nest (Posts: 1302; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Hmm. Not really sure what they are trying to do here..
11. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
this phone is going to be a disaster. verizon employees may try and stick it to consumers and try to sell it. but as long as the the s4 and one is around. fail.....
google stick to what works
external batteries and micro sd.
12. Galen20K (Posts: 527; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
soooo basically selling a $350 device for $700.... as nice as the phone may be, just no.
16. MirOsamahAli (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I was planning to buy this...but the off-contract price makes me cry :'(
20. geodude074 (Posts: 76; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
BAHAHAHA $700 FOR A PHONE!
You could buy a PS4 and $300 worth of games for the same price.
21. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3612; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
You must be joking... Hahahahaha...
22. roldefol (Posts: 3624; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Or maybe they're just trying to trick you into thinking you're saving $500 buying on-contract, when in fact it's closer to $300-400 (MSRP, not cost).