This is a rather unique try-before-you-buy concept from Motorola as The Next Web reports:
The company is asking for just $0.01 upfront, in exchange for which interested customers are given a no-contract phone which they are free to try out for up to two weeks. Those taking part can personalize their device using the Moto Maker site as if they were buying the Moto X outright.
I am really keen to see how people react to this. If you’re in the market for a new phone and you’ve been admiring the Moto X, but for whatever reason, you haven’t wanted to make the commitment, this is a brilliant offer.
And especially if you’ve got a rather old phone, the brand-spanking-new Moto in your hand will compare very nicely.
Hopefully for Motorola, across the two weeks you have to trial the phone, you’ll become so enamoured that you’ll figure out a way to pay off the $349 balance.
Will more vendors do this? I think I’d probably buy a lot more handsets this way if I had the opportunity, especially if the vendors were smart about the payment methodologies (e.g. something along the lines of the very.co.uk pay-across-three-months model).