12-18-2013 12:38 AM
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  1. ultravisitor's Avatar
    My time is very valuable
    Buy it at full retail. Time saved. Come out even. Problem solved.
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    12-03-2013 12:13 AM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Not the same thing, what if people are unavailable those days/times? Even if they are, they have to waste more of their time to try again with no guarantee.
    They are still honoring the prices at a late date. They didn't take anybody's schedule into consideration today. Why do it later?

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-03-2013 12:14 AM
  3. DayThyme's Avatar
    Right. And I did mention "priorities" earlier, as I do question the priorities of people who rearrange their schedules and spend hours and hours constantly refreshing to see if the sale has gone live and then complain about their time being wasted. As someone else said, if your time is so valuable, then just buy it at full retail.
    I am sure anyone who tried to participate in today's promotion will not be paying full retail for a moto x. That is the problem for moto - they alienated otherwise enthusiastic potential customers.

    Again - I got a dev ed within minutes of the sale price going live. I wasted 3 hours, though until that happened. I didn't know it was going to be 3 hours otherwise I would have not bothered. I kept being told "soon" so I kept thinking it would be minutes and not hours, so I kept checking. In retrospect the 3 hours wasn't worth $150 to me so never again. Also, I won't be as excited to receive my phone as I would have been. That is a lose for motorola - a company trying to regain customer loyalty.

    Okay. Move on with your life, then.
    I will but with my discounted dev ed. Others will be moving on empty handed and not looking at motorola phones in the future.
    12-03-2013 12:16 AM
  4. Johnly's Avatar
    I don't know who in their right mind would squander an entire day to save a measly 150 bucks, as after a few fails I would be like *my time is way more important* than to sit and spin *all* day. That is on you lol.
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    12-03-2013 12:17 AM
  5. DayThyme's Avatar
    I don't know who in their right mind would squander an entire day to save a measly 150 bucks, as after a few fails I would be like *my time is way more important* than to sit and spin *all* day. That is on you lol.
    I doubt people sat at their computers doing nothing else. Many of us were at work. It is just that for me I could have been more productive today if I hadn't bothered with the sale.
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    12-03-2013 12:19 AM
  6. frank33v's Avatar
    I am sure anyone who tried to participate in today's promotion will not be paying full retail for a moto x. That is the problem for moto - they alienated otherwise enthusiastic potential customers.

    Again - I got a dev ed within minutes of the sale price going live. I wasted 3 hours, though until that happened. I didn't know it was going to be 3 hours otherwise I would have not bothered. I kept being told "soon" so I kept thinking it would be minutes and not hours, so I kept checking. In retrospect the 3 hours wasn't worth $150 to me so never again. Also, I won't be as excited to receive my phone as I would have been. That is a lose for motorola - a company trying to regain customer loyalty.

    I will but with my discounted dev ed. Others will be moving on empty handed and not looking at motorola phones in the future.
    I doubt it. A phone like this for $350-$400? People will still be refreshing their browsers on Wednesday morning.
    12-03-2013 12:20 AM
  7. DayThyme's Avatar
    I doubt it. A phone like this for $350-$400? People will still be refreshing their browsers on Wednesday morning.
    Depends on what they have going on on Wednesday. Lots of people plan for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. If you are a college student, fine, you can spare the time. But many professionals can't. I plan for the after Thanksgiving sales to do my Christmas shopping and then be done with it so then I can focus on all the end of year stuff I have to get done for my job and my personal finances.
    12-03-2013 12:24 AM
  8. Infinity's Avatar
    I for one didn't waste hours. I tried several times from 8am -9am and a few times randomly throughout the day. But I did alter my morning schedule for no reason which is what I mostly am upset about. Will I try again Wednesday? Possibly, but not at the expense of changing my day around.
    redeyss and huntnyc like this.
    12-03-2013 12:33 AM
  9. sunrat39's Avatar
    Why am I able to create and order a moto x phone for verizon now with ease? Of course now it's 549.99 for 32gb.
    12-03-2013 01:14 AM
  10. ChrisTahoe's Avatar
    Just thought I'd share. I did manage to score a Moto Maker X today at $349. Perusing comments and forums it sounds like there aren't many of us who did. For reference, I got mine ordered at about 10:20 Mountian Time. I feel I just got very, very lucky. After hitting submit, it took what felt like ages for the confirmation page to show up. I assumed it was going to error out until after about 5 minutes of loading I received a confirmation email on my phone, even though the page was still loading.

    Hopefully Wednesday it'll be better and everyone who waited so (im)patiently will get their hands on one.
    Paisley likes this.
    12-03-2013 01:15 AM
  11. bbycrts's Avatar
    I keep hearing "my time is valuable" and yet people apparently had no respect for the value of their OWN time. If you are so in demand or your productivity is so critical that you're ranting about the value of your time...well, why did you choose to waste it in this manner? Apparently your time isn't as valuable as proposed if you actually have the time and ability to mess around with a broken website enough throughout the day that your productivity was diminished.

    If I was the client of one of these "my time is valuable" folks I might be questioning their priorities and reevaluating my relationship with them.

    After all...it is just a phone. An awesome phone. I'm glad I have one and my only pony in this race was that I fancied having a cool blue one with yellow accents instead of my plain old black...
    12-03-2013 01:51 AM
  12. alphabets's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. I was having issues all day trying to get a wireless charger off of that site. It was a nightmare. Haha.

    Sent from my Rezound using AC Forums mobile app
    12-03-2013 05:14 AM
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    12-03-2013 07:18 AM
  14. Paisley's Avatar
    I keep hearing "my time is valuable" and yet people apparently had no respect for the value of their OWN time. If you are so in demand or your productivity is so critical that you're ranting about the value of your time...well, why did you choose to waste it in this manner? Apparently your time isn't as valuable as proposed if you actually have the time and ability to mess around with a broken website enough throughout the day that your productivity was diminished.

    If I was the client of one of these "my time is valuable" folks I might be questioning their priorities and reevaluating my relationship with them.

    After all...it is just a phone. An awesome phone. I'm glad I have one and my only pony in this race was that I fancied having a cool blue one with yellow accents instead of my plain old black...
    Because most ppl are used to sites eventually working. I didn't shop this sale but I would have assumed based on my years of shopping experience that at some point, bam, the sale properly goes live and your order gone through, or it doesn't because they've sold out. I've never seen a sale basically not even happen and would never have guessed that by midday and then again later after they gave another time, that it would just about basically not have happened. In that was standard fare more people woulda prolly given up. I agree that a person is responsible for their own time, and to be fair I didn't read the entire thread but even when a person is willing to spend the time, it doesn't matter if you refreshed for an hour or throughout the day, they*still* wasted ppls time because the sale just about didn't happen. Their apology was warranted.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-03-2013 07:31 AM
  15. Fdmstng99's Avatar
    I tried a few times yesterday but like many people here I was able to make my Moto X but it was giving me the old price for AT&T. I was going to go with black front, blue back with silver accents. My choices at the time were either the Moto X or N5 and at this point I'm not sure if I want to try again on Wednesday or Monday. I like the Moto X, being able to design it and with active notifications pushed it just ahead of the N5 for me. The N5 I really like the screen and the Qi wireless charging which will come in handy since I already have a few wireless chargers for my Nexus 7. I will be coming from an iPhone 5, using my Nexus 7 on a daily basis I really like the Android OS compared to IOS.
    12-03-2013 07:49 AM
  16. DayThyme's Avatar
    Why am I able to create and order a moto x phone for verizon now with ease? Of course now it's 549.99 for 32gb.
    Exactly - moto maker wasn't the problem; it was checking out at the reduced price that was the problem
    12-03-2013 08:02 AM
  17. DayThyme's Avatar
    I keep hearing "my time is valuable" and yet people apparently had no respect for the value of their OWN time. If you are so in demand or your productivity is so critical that you're ranting about the value of your time...well, why did you choose to waste it in this manner? Apparently your time isn't as valuable as proposed if you actually have the time and ability to mess around with a broken website enough throughout the day that your productivity was diminished.
    You obviously aren't reading what people are saying. We didn't KNOW we would be spending that much time ahead of time. We were being strung along with "soon". After already investing an hour, people thought soon meant less than another hour, which of course turned into more hours, being strung along with more "soons".
    12-03-2013 08:04 AM
  18. DayThyme's Avatar
    Because most ppl are used to sites eventually working. I didn't shop this sale but I would have assumed based on my years of shopping experience that at some point, bam, the sale properly goes live and your order gone through, or it doesn't because they've sold out. I've never seen a sale basically not even happen and would never have guessed that by midday and then again later after they gave another time, that it would just about basically not have happened. In that was standard fare more people woulda prolly given up.
    Excellent explanation. Thanks.

    I would have never thought that "soon" meant 2 days later, lol!
    12-03-2013 08:07 AM
  19. DayThyme's Avatar
    I tried a few times yesterday but like many people here I was able to make my Moto X but it was giving me the old price for AT&T.
    Exactly - the problem wasn't customizing the phone; the problem was checking out with a customized phone at the sale price.
    12-03-2013 08:08 AM
  20. sting7k's Avatar
    Motorola tweeted out a message from their CEO this morning. Anyone still planning to buy Wednesday or Monday?

    The Official Motorola Blog: We owe you an apology.
    12-03-2013 08:54 AM
  21. Infinity's Avatar
    Just thought I'd share. I did manage to score a Moto Maker X today at $349. Perusing comments and forums it sounds like there aren't many of us who did. For reference, I got mine ordered at about 10:20 Mountian Time. I feel I just got very, very lucky. After hitting submit, it took what felt like ages for the confirmation page to show up. I assumed it was going to error out until after about 5 minutes of loading I received a confirmation email on my phone, even though the page was still loading.

    Hopefully Wednesday it'll be better and everyone who waited so (im)patiently will get their hands on one.
    Congrats! You are the only person I've heard of thus far that actually got a motomaker version at the sale price.
    12-03-2013 08:56 AM
  22. Woosh's Avatar
    I got up at 8am est yest and ended my pursuit of the sale around 9:45 PM. My time isn't valuable so idrc, this is something I want so I will pursue it for as long as it doesn't affect my job.

    The numbers honestly didn't seem that high to me....between twitter, this forum, and slickdeals it didn't seem like there were millions attempting to buy at once. So I don't understand how they couldn't have fixed the problem. I wish they'd get the logs of ppl with one in rdy to check out and email them a code to use now. It'd ease the traffic and they'd still be able to run the sale on those 2 days. But either way I'll be trying again Wed and Monday. Let's hope their issues are worked out.
    12-03-2013 09:03 AM
  23. vctrwng's Avatar
    What's even more mind boggling is the fact that Motorola didn't have a good grasp as to how long it would take to fix the problem. I remember them tweeting out at 9:00 PM something along the lines of "If the sale isn't up by 9:30 PM EST tonight, then it will start on Wednesday 12:00 PM EST". How the hell do you not know when your systems will be ready? And why are those two times so far apart?! It would have been better for them to err on the side of caution and just told everyone right away in the morning that the sale wasn't going to be happening on Monday.
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    12-03-2013 10:01 AM
  24. bandityo's Avatar
    Everyone is losing sight on how great the Moto X is...how fantastic they did rolling out KITKAT before some NEXUS devices ! And the fact that they are giving you two days now to get one....yea, inconvenience...but the end result...a KITKAT MOTOX is worth it......Motorola is not valued based on a down webpage, but the fact of the best product, fast software updates and going the extra mile.

    chill
    bbycrts likes this.
    12-03-2013 10:05 AM
  25. DayThyme's Avatar
    What's even more mind boggling is the fact that Motorola didn't have a good grasp as to how long it would take to fix the problem.
    Another excellent explanation as to why some people are upset. They kept saying "soon" but had no idea how long it would take to fix the problem, which to me says they didn't know what the problem was in the first place.
    dmark44 likes this.
    12-03-2013 10:07 AM
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