Update: Despite allegedly increasing the number of devices available through the promo, all the spots are already gone. It took under 10 minutes. There are going to be a lot of unhappy folks out there, but there's another slot open next Monday.

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Original post: Things didn't go super-well for Motorola on Cyber Monday – it turns out people really like getting $150 off a full-price phone and pretty much crushed Motorola's website on Monday. To make up for it, the company announced two more sale days, today and next Monday. It's first come, first serve and limited quantities are available each day.

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If you want in on the deal, head to the Motorola Holiday Sale page and register for the promo. You will get a code in your email that is valid for one week, so you've got time to decide exactly how to proceed. Keep in mind this is only for the Moto Maker version of the device for the big four carriers – the developer edition phone was not subject to the website issues on Monday and sold out. The cost of the off-contract devices will work out to $349 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32GB. The promo code THANKS from Black Friday is still valid for 30% off accessories too.

The promo code approach is probably designed to spread out purchases and ease the strain on the Moto maker site. Still, you probably want to snag the code early. Good luck.

[Motorola Blog, Holiday Sale]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Mike B

    Got my reservation in

  • PhantomPtI

    Note that you need to login to see the view with the "Save your spot" button.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Reservations are in... But when are they sending out the codes?

    • SmokeNMirrors

      They say within the next few hours. I sure hope it works. Don't like not having a true confirmation that things actually worked...

    • yankeesusa

      I think it will take couple hours in case people used several emails to get codes to resell. They said they will try to weed out those and not issue any codes to them.Well see how that goes

    • Zach B.

      Took 3.5 hours for me. Some got it sooner, some later. I'd think they have them all sent by this evening (EST)

  • ianoopt


    • ThaSik1

      Holy crap that was fast!! It literally started like 6 minutes ago!

      • ianoopt

        This is the msg:

        That's it.

        Your Moto X excitement is awesome! We’ve sold all the phones we allotted for this promotion. If you missed out, you can try again Monday 12/9 at noon EST.

  • UniBroW

    yeah, i was able to get a code. I'm actually surprised the codes lasted all of 10 mins

  • Severo Rivera

    Just like that and it's gone.

  • Garry DeWitt

    I got through and it said it'd email the code, now I'm worried I put in the wrong email and I'm screwed.

    • Garry DeWitt

      awwwww hell yeah just got confirmation email.

  • BaconEater

    Fuc kkk, I got distracted at work for 10minutes!*($!

    • TNic

      Do you need a code, I have one that I'm not going to use.

  • John Smith

    I was barely awake at that time

  • Wise

    Just got an email confirmation and it also said my unique code is coming in a few hours:)

    • UniBroW

      yup, got that email a few mins ago and it said be patient could take a few hours for the promo code. Welp, just got the promo code now =)

  • nvillaco

    Tip to all the Moto X fans interested in the wooden option:

    I read a Phandroid article a week or so ago that said that Moto plans on getting the wood options (Teak, Bamboo, Mohagony, Ebony) out in time for holiday shopping... We'll see if this really happens but what I plan on doing is getting my code on Monday 12/9, waiting as long as possible and designing the full week later. Hopefully, this stalls long enough until the wood options or at least some of them open up.

  • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

    For next Monday make sure you click specials at the bottom of the page, the link didn't work right off the bat.

  • Alicia

    Note that you need to login to see the view with the "Save your spot" button.

  • ehTuBrutus

    aaaaaaaaaaand....it's gone!

  • Pierangelo Munoz

    I got in :)

  • Kree Terry

    Got my code, just waiting on my iphone buyer to pay before i make the purchase. Really hoping this jerk doesnt back out.