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Moto X smartphone appears on the Best Buy site

0. phoneArena 11 Aug 2013, 00:10 posted on

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 2-year contract) or $699.99 without contract. 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.

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posted on 11 Aug 2013, 00:29 6

1. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Paying only $350 for it and their selling it for $700. What kind of BS is that.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 01:22 2

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The same BS that results in a sales fail.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 00:30 5

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

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 00:45 1

3. Cha7520 (Posts: 216; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


What a complete joke!

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 00:54 1

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 790; 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 00:55 2

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.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 01:26 1

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 12:34

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.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 13:01

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.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 14:22

18. rtol1 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Once you factor the on-contract price as well as your monthly payments right?

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 01:21 1

6. PootisMan (Posts: 204; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


You'd have to be crazy to spend $700 on a phone.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 01:29

9. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


1020 is cheaper

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 02:21

10. rd_nest (Posts: 822; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Hmm. Not really sure what they are trying to do here..

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 05:38 1

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.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 05:51 1

12. Galen20K (Posts: 517; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


soooo basically selling a $350 device for $700.... as nice as the phone may be, just no.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 07:33 1

13. mahekm (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


699.... Not good moto...

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 11:32

14. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Over priced. Shot in the foot.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 12:44

16. MirOsamahAli (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I was planning to buy this...but the off-contract price makes me cry :'(

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 04:29

20. geodude074 (Posts: 67; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


BAHAHAHA $700 FOR A PHONE!

You could buy a PS4 and $300 worth of games for the same price.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 05:16

21. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


You must be joking... Hahahahaha...

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 09:51

22. roldefol (Posts: 3178; 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).

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