Motorola scraps Moto Maker tonight, moves sale to December 4th and 9th

Motorola scraps Moto Maker tonight, moves sale to December 4th and 9th
It has been a trying day for Motorola. The plan had been to offer $150 off the full retail pricing for the Moto X, including the Moto Maker customization, starting at 9AM EST today. That never happened because the early traffic hitting the site caused server issues for Motorola. Now, the company is detailing its backup plan in case it can't get the problems fixed by 9:30PM EST tonight.

That gives Motorola about another 30 minutes before its self-imposed deadline. If it can't get the Moto Maker site back up and running by then, it has promised to double the supplies set aside for the deal, and run the deal two times. Motorola has scheduled the backup sale dates for noon EST on Wednesday December 4th, and again on Monday December 9th. 

We'll keep an eye out, and update this article at 9:30PM EST with the final outcome of the sale. But, we're losing hope that Motorola will make its own deadline, so it may be a couple days before you can order your customized Moto X. 

*Update* 9:30PM EST has come and gone and Moto Maker is still not working, so it looks like the Moto X sale will officially be scrapped for today and be held on December 4th and 9th. 

source: @Motorola & 2

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  • 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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9 Comments

9. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

from the back I thought its another Colorful Lumia

6. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I hope Moto pulls this off, because I love this idea. Letting the consumer have something that is actually THEIR preference?? Craziness!! I had fun just going to the site and playing with the colors ...... Moto and Sony are my favorite Android makers. I hope these sales are a monster success for them.

8. GeekMovement unregistered

I agree, Moto and Sony are shadowed by the big tech companies right now, but I hope they will be able to shine much more in the mobile industry.

4. droidboy

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I just hope I can get my hands on one!

2. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Well, hopefully they cant make it. Then twice the amount of people will be able to get the deal.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and maybe at a time when more people can afford it. i hope i'll have 2 ordered by the time next Monday is over.

5. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Wish they would just lower the normal price to this. That would be amazing.

7. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

King... I would kill to see what color schemes you dream up... and Heaven help us what you would have your phone say when it powers up. Cover the small kids eyes!! King is waking up his phone!!!

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

at this point i don't care. at least i'll know not to wait anymore tonight. i got things to do you know Moto!

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