By Stephen Schenck | December 9, 2013 11:55 AM
Motorola really wanted to give its fans a holiday treat this year, and so for Cyber Monday (has it been a week already?), the manufacturer decided to knock a big chunk off the price tag for the off-contract Moto X, bringing things down by $150 and pushing the starting price for the 16GB version of the hardware to just $350. Considering that’s what we’re used to paying for the off-contract Nexus 5, all of a sudden the already attractive Moto X gets a whole lot better looking. While Motorola’s Cyber Monday plans hit a glitch when the company’s server couldn’t keep up with the load, it decided to give shoppers another couple chances, and we already saw the first retry at this deal reach capacity super-quick. Now it’s time for the last shot at these savings, with the deal opening for its final period at noon Eastern today.
Chances are, this time things will sell out in just a matter of minutes again, unless Motorola is feeling extra generous and makes a whole lot more available than before. We wouldn’t count on that, though, so if you’re at all interested in saving $150 on a Moto X, you’re going to want to hit that source link, and SOON.
Update: So far, it’s holding. Motorola’s servers seem to have struggled under the load again, but the registration page is finally up. Due to the crazy high demand, Motorola advises shoppers that the company’s looking at a two-week backlog on orders.
Update 2: BOOM and they’re gone. And in under ten minutes, again.