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    Default Moto X - Prices dropped

    I don't understand why the contract AND the retail prices have dropped $100 on the X, Ultra, and Maxx. This seems very early for contract prices to drop, and retail hardly ever goes lower. What is going on?
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    I was at the AT&T store last night activating my wife's new Nexus 5 on GoPhone, and I asked the saleswoman about what the most popular Moto X color combos were. She said "we've only sold 1 or 2 of those; it's all (cue "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" voice) iPhone, iPhone, iPhone".

    I'm not sure the story would have been any different if the Moto X had been Free on-contract from the start; consumer loyalty to Samsung/Apple will take several model iterations for Motorola to crack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phew View Post
    I was at the AT&T store last night activating my wife's new Nexus 5 on GoPhone, and I asked the saleswoman about what the most popular Moto X color combos were. She said "we've only sold 1 or 2 of those; it's all (cue "Marsha, Marcia, Marcia!" voice) iPhone, iPhone, iPhone".

    I'm not sure the story would have been any different if the Moto X had been Free on-contract from the start; consumer loyalty to Samsung/Apple will take several model iterations for Motorola to crack.
    iPhone sales are going to crush everything right now.
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    Agree that the moto x is huge if you know something about android. Most others do not know how great a phone it is including most of the salespeople. My ATT sales person has a moto x but he told me they do not move as well as iPhone or Samsung.

    Sent from my Moto X!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    This seems very early for contract prices to drop, and retail hardly ever goes lower. What is going on?
    I believe this price drop has been planned from the start. It was reported around the time of the Moto X's launch that it'd be $99 soon.

    I'm sure Motorola wasn't expecting the X to sell like crazy from the start. They really haven't had much of an important presence on carriers other than Verizon. They know they have quite a bit of mindshare to establish with consumers before they can really take on Apple and Samsung.
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    Default Re: Moto X - Prices dropped

    thanks for the heads up, i've been holding out on getting the X until the fabled $99 price tag. looks like i'm in

    i know it's cheaper elsewhere, but i've never had much luck with agents
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonx1000 View Post
    thanks for the heads up, i've been holding out on getting the X until the fabled $99 price tag. looks like i'm in

    i know it's cheaper elsewhere, but i've never had much luck with agents
    It's the best bargain out there if you're eligible for an upgrade. Some folks are adamant against a subsidized contract device, but I don't see the downside. In any event, it is a gripe that many of us paid an extra Benjamin only a matter of a few weeks prior, but ATT was good about crediting my account.
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    Default Re: Moto X - Prices dropped

    Price drop on Amazon, as far as the X is concerned, could be that the Moto Maker will be coming to all the other carriers soon and the carriers are sitting on a ton of Black and WHite stock they want to dispose of before peopel start buying custom color devices
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    Of course, I ordered my upgrade for $99 through Verizon ... then saw it for $50 at Amazon. :-)

    Still beats $200 ...

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    I'm surprised full-retail prices have dropped.
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    Default Re: Moto X - Prices dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    I'm surprised full-retail prices have dropped.
    Yeah that's the surprising part to me as well.

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    I got it from Costco for $59 with 2/yr on att.

    Great deal and even better phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    I'm surprised full-retail prices have dropped.
    What's the lowest full retail price right now for a VZW-capable X and who's the dealer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom in Bristol View Post
    What's the lowest full retail price right now for a VZW-capable X and who's the dealer?
    $500 from Verizon. I don't really pay attention to third-party dealers.
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    I wonder if vzw will also get the 32gb version. I'm gonna wait it out a few more days. I'm not really interested in customizing it due to it going in a case
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    Motomaker website has it for 479 off contract price now. A great deal. Like other gave said, I don't see this phone making a ton of sales so I wouldn't be surprised to see it drop even lower by the end of the year/holiday season. I'll wait it out for a few more months to see what happens.

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    Default Re: Moto X - Prices dropped

    Quote Originally Posted by brandonx1000 View Post
    I wonder if vzw will also get the 32gb version. I'm gonna wait it out a few more days. I'm not really interested in customizing it due to it going in a case
    Moto Maker on Verizon should have the 32 GB version. There is no extra cost to use Moto Maker so you could just build a standard black or white phone.

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddot196 View Post
    Motomaker website has it for 479 off contract price now. A great deal. Like other gave said, I don't see this phone making a ton of sales so I wouldn't be surprised to see it drop even lower by the end of the year/holiday season. I'll wait it out for a few more months to see what happens.

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    Not picking on this post, but why would anyone pay more than the contract price of $99/149 if eligible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fldude99 View Post
    Not picking on this post, but why would anyone pay more than the contract price of $99/149 if eligible?
    Simple, because you don't want another contract or aren't due up for an upgrade since you have to wait a full two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fldude99 View Post
    Not picking on this post, but why would anyone pay more than the contract price of $99/149 if eligible?
    Not everyone is on a contract.

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    Because they don't want to be tied down to a two year contract or are wanting to keep their unlimited data plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimBen73 View Post
    Because they don't want to be tied down to a two year contract or are wanting to keep their unlimited data plan.

    Posted via my awesome, longer lasting phone than yours aka droid MAXX
    I can maybe see the unlimited data, but I don't see the issue with a contract. The contract price + the ETF still doesn't equal the "no contract" price. Am I missing something?
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    Default Re: Moto X - Prices dropped

    Apparently you didn't read my post at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddot196 View Post
    Apparently you didn't read my post at all...

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    Unless I'm missing something, I don't think I replied, much less read your post.. Sorry
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    Default Re: Moto X - Prices dropped

    Is AT&T the only option for Motomaker? I suppose a Verizon version for $499 would be unlocked, but would LTE work with AT&T service? I'm on prepaid. I'm interested in an unlocked version if it can be had for <$500.
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