On Monday, Motorola had planned to do their Cyber Monday deal where they were offering $150 off the Moto X. Well it didn’t quite go as planned. They were able to sell the Moto X Developer Editions (both Verizon and GSM versions) but Moto Maker was down pretty much all day long. So to make it up to their customers, Motorola decided to do two more days of selling the Moto X through Moto Maker for $150 off. And they also doubled the allotted devices for this sale. Today was the first day, which started at 12 noon EST. And lasted only 9 minutes. Once 12:09 hit, Motorola posted that they were all sold out.
Well, except they really aren’t. What those people were doing was registering for a promo code to get $150 off their Moto X purchase. I was able to get mine in, although I haven’t gotten my promo code yet (Motorola did say it may take a few hours). Now if you did miss today’s sale, you’ll have another chance to grab one on Monday, December 9th at 12 noon EST as well. However, if you can’t wait that long, Motorola still has the Moto X in stock for full price of $499 for the 16GB model and $549 for the 32GB model. Which isn’t a bad price really.
Additionally, by using the promo code “THANKS” you can get 30% off select accessories. Which appears to be just about everything listed on their site, except for the Chromecast, unfortunately. So to those that missed out on the promo code, well it sucks, but at least you can get some stuff cheap, like some SOL Republic headphones or an external battery pack.
Many people are thinking Motorola only had about 4 available for this sale. I tend to disagree. I know a lot of people that signed up for the promo code, and that’s a lot more than 4. But this is really an eye opening thing for Motorola. If they sold the Moto X at $349 at launch, they probably would be selling as much as the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, or close to it. Anyone else agree?