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Any Roamio seller without California tax?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jlin, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. jlin

    jlin Member

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    I'm having trouble finding a dealer that sells Roamio without California tax. Both Amazon and Tivo will charge that near 10% sales tax.

    Any tips would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Try solidsignal.com they are in Michigan so they shouldn't have to charge CA tax.
     
  3. jlin

    jlin Member

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    Since Tivo doesn't have a model besides the Base Model that support OTA, I will purchase the base model right away at the $150 "grouper' price provided I can find a dealer outside California.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The $150 grouper price only applies on tivo.com and TiVo will charge sales tax in CA.
     
  5. dkk17622

    dkk17622 New Member

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    I bought my plus unit from solidsignal.com for $394 with 2 day shipping.
     
  6. jlin

    jlin Member

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    yep, unfortunately CA will charge the 10% tax on the FULL retail price of the $399 (Base Unit) even though it's only sold for $150 with the coupon
     
  7. DaveDFW

    DaveDFW Member

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    The GROUPER coupon no longer works.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The full retail prices is $199 not $399. The coupon only saves you $50. In fact the coupon was intended to get you a free Stream by discounting the stream to $50 and then giving you $50 off the Roamio. But people were abusing it by only buying one or the other so they stopped it. Someone said they're going to bring it back when they fix the loophole but for now it's dead.
     
  9. qz3fwd

    qz3fwd Member

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    I tried ordering a Base today and the GROUPER promo code did not work, so I elected to wait to purchase a unit for a few more weeks.

    Hopefully it will re-surface.
     

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