Cyber Wednesday? First Moto X sale starts now

Cyber Wednesday? First Moto X sale starts now
We waited all day long on Cyber Monday to be given the opportunity to purchase a fully customized Moto X, but Motorola had to scrap that sale and reschedule. The Moto Maker site was bombarded with traffic all day Monday with customers waiting to get the Cyber Monday deal. That traffic overwhelmed Motorola servers (which is absurd, given Google's harsh lesson with the Google Play store and Nexus 4 last year).

Motorola did put the Developer Edition of the Moto X up for sale at around 3PM Monday, and that sold out very quickly. The Verizon model sold out in about 30 minutes, and the GSM model sold out soon after that. The company then decided that if it couldn't get its servers working by 9:30PM EST Monday, it would scrap the sale and try again. Today is the first of the Moto X sales and it will run until the supply is done. The second sale will be on Monday December 9th.

The sale will not run like a normal sale though. If you want in on the deal, Motorola has set up a website where you can register for a promo code. The code will then be emailed to you, and you'll be able to take your time in designing and ordering your Moto X: you'll have one week. When you do checkout, the promo code will give you the $150 off your device; and, you'll also be able to use the promo code "THANKS" to get 30% off accessories

We can't say how much stock Motorola has on hand for the deal, but it has promised to "double" the inventory available for the sales. So, even given how quickly the Developer Editions sold out, you may be okay if you are planning to buy a customized Moto X. The 16GB model is just $349 and the 32GB model is $399. 

*Update* It looks like despite the promise of more inventory available, the Moto X sold out in just 8 minutes. Sorry you guys.

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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11 Comments

9. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

20 minutes? I got the OOS notification at 12:04. Four minutes.

6. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Wow 20 minutes seriously?!

5. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

The live chat is a mess whit moto. getting a message all the time. * No agent is available right now. please tried again * tried like 50 times lol

4. PootisMan

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

More like 8 minutes

3. Promethius26

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

Glad I got mine free. I didn't get to customize it, but a free Moto X is a good enough deal on its own.

8. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

*free meaning you will pay $500 for it over the course of your two year contract. I'm not sure if that's even close to free.

11. Promethius26

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

Nah, free for real. Got in on a special giveaway through my job.

2. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Already sold?? Really Moto?

7. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Sold out in 8 minutes. Madness. Second opportunity to get yours on Monday.

1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Cool deal, but the Nexus 5 says hello. Also, Moto G seriously undercuts the X too.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nexus 5 doesn't say hi to me, because it can't call me on Verizon. :(

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