Motorola posts further details on the Moto X $150 off sale reattempt going down today at 12pm Eastern


It was a sad day Monday, when many hopeful Moto X purchasers woke up bright and early to see if they could get the KitKat-donning smartphone for as little as just $350 off-contract. The deals went live mid-morning, but it wasn’t long before the train completely fell off the tracks.

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Motorola’s site came to a complete crawl almost instantly, and tons of customers were unable to get through the checkout process to secure their order. It was so bad that Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside had to come out and apologize, and Motorola had to offer up a couple more opportunities to get on the deal.

That first opportunity goes down later today at 12PM Eastern, where you’ll not only be able to get $150 off any Moto X (including Moto Maker versions), but you are also being given an extra 30% off accessories bought with the code when using the promo code THANKS.

So what do you need to do once that time comes later today? Motorola lays it all out for us:

  • Go to and register for the promotion starting at noon EST on the two sale days. You will know right away if quantities are still available.
  • Once registered, you will be emailed a promo code within a few hours. This code is active for one week.
  • Go to Moto Maker and design your phone within the one week window (take your time and have fun!).
  • At checkout, enter your one-time promo code to receive $150 off the no-contract price in the shopping cart. (Your code only works once and for one phone.)
  • Submit your order to get rocking with your custom Moto X in time for the holidays. Moto Maker will provide an estimated delivery date while you design your product and again at checkout. You will also receive an email when we start assembling your device as well as when it ships.

This sounds much better than the mad dash to checkout that happened this past Monday, and should give folks plenty of time to customize their Moto X and make sure it’s just right for them. This sale will also happen Monday, December 9th, so don’t be too disappointed if you can’t get in on the fun right away. And Motorola says they’ll be offering even more stock than they originally planned for both days, so folks should have no problem getting a Moto X if they really want one.


It’s not guaranteed that the servers will be able to hold up again later today, but at least you know you won’t have to go through a lengthy checkout process if you’re able to get in. The promo code method allows them to get you on and off the server quickly, which should give you F5 fiends a real shot at this thing.

Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that things go over as smoothly as the Nexus 5 launch surprisingly went this past Halloween. Be sure to read the FAQ if you are looking for more detailed information about how the sale will work. Anyone still looking to take advantage of this deal?

[via Motorola]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Moto maker site states that the developer edition is excluded from this offer.

    1. Developer edition had the deal on Monday, briefly. Supposedly the T-Mobile version can be unlocked too…supposedly.

  2. Do you know if I’ll need to sign in to Google Accounts to get the deal to work? My workplace webfilter blocks access to

  3. So the 32GB version would be costing $500 after the sale? Is it really worth getting than the Nexus 5?

    1. Hi, the 16gb version on sale will be 349.99 the 32 will be on sale for 399.99. the code they give will take 150 off of the retail price of either version.

      1. Oh, thanks for the information. 32GB at $400 puts it on par with Nexus 5, but is it really worth it to get the Moto X over the N5?

        1. They each have their pros and cons. I’m on Verizon, so I don’t have an option.
          After playing with a Moto X, I think the value added software is actually pretty nice.

        2. No wireless charging on Moto X. Nexus 5 has wireless charging.

        3. Honestly, if you’re more into features as opposed to specs then the moto x is a great phone. if you want a top of the line (hardware wise) phone with straight android then the nexus is what you want. For me the moto x has great features and a good sale price with the promotion make it worth it. Check out the reviews on YouTube.

      2. Oh! I totally forgot one of the big selling points (if it tickles your fancy). The moto x is pretty customizable from the colors to the splash screen and engraving on the back all free of charge.

  4. And It’s LIVE!!!

  5. Nothing like reserving a spot ready for checkout, only to find out the code comes in a few hours.

    By the way, if you refresh the review page on your order a few times, your tax total should fluctuate and go down a few dollars every few refreshes. Give it a shot!

  6. Just signed up. Hopefully, I got a code.

  7. Sold out today very quickly… bummer

  8. I got to the screen that says they got my reservation and will be emailing me a code in “the next few hours”. I’m gonna wait for that code before I get too excited.

  9. I wonder how many units do Motorola actually have it available to sell… they sold out way too quickly.

  10. Is this USA only.?

  11. The way they’re doing it makes it really difficult for those people like me who work and don’t have access to a computer on their jobs. I was ready at my computer ALL day on Monday, when they were having difficulty, and now, through no fault of my own, I’ll miss out on this opportunity. And I know they’re doing it again on Monday, but I’ll most likely be working then as well. *sigh*

  12. Crap I put my wrong email Addy in anyone got a spare code? Son just shattered my gnexus too :(

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