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Anyone not able to get the 399 MSD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by justinw, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. justinw

    justinw New Member

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    Thank you! I did the same thing and was able to get Lifetime for $399. I went ahead and bought the extended warranty which is something I've never done, but I figure that I'm spending so much on this Roamio Pro that I misewell do it.
     
  2. bdspilot

    bdspilot New Member

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    When did you order your Tivo?
     
  3. justinw

    justinw New Member

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    The 20th. Shipped the next day will be here on Wednesday
     
  4. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    It is a funny tax we have in CT as we have a 6.35% tax but only 1% tax on TiVo service, 6.35% on any hardware we purchase from TiVo directly. I have lived in this state for the last 30 years and never heard of this special 1% tax, nor have I ever paid it except to TiVo. I could be somewhere in my cable bill/or cell phone bill I guess.
     
  5. jmill

    jmill New Member

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  6. ciucca

    ciucca New Member

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    I could not get the MSD since I was told the 2 premieres I purchased were at a discount and I do not have a full price unit on my account, since I sold it. This is ridiculous money grab. Does anyone have the same issue? Was there a way around it.
     
  7. Am_I_Evil

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  8. Am_I_Evil

    Am_I_Evil Member

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    purchase the box else where and then use PLSR for the service
     
  9. ciucca

    ciucca New Member

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    I hope that code still works, when I get the box. I'm sure TIVO monitors this board and will probably disable it soon. Thanks for the help. I hope the box arrives soon, I bought it from weaknees.
     
  10. Am_I_Evil

    Am_I_Evil Member

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    email them now and get your TSN...i did that and it worked and someone else in this thread did it after they saw i did...you can purchase the service today...
     
  11. ciucca

    ciucca New Member

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    Thanks I am planning to do that. Weaknees said my Roamio Pro is not in stock until Monday or Tuesday, and they will send the TSN with the shipping notice. I have my fingers crossed the code will still work.
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Hasn't that code been around for forever? I'm surprised it still works. I only wish it would give an additional $100 off MSD pricing. I remember trying it when I got my launch Elite.
     
  13. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Yes it has, all the way back to the days before the Premiere was even on the radar, and probably even longer than that.

    I think it will stick around. I have my reasons/suspicions as to why I believe so, but I'll keep them to myself.

    I doubt they'd get rid of the code validity alone. If they made a move, it would probably involve removing the place you can enter a promo code, and only put it back for the duration of special promotions, like holiday sales.

    "The TiVo works in mysterious ways"
     
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Yeah it has, but the restrictions have changed iirc. I do agree and wish it worked on MSD. I would probably sell my two XLs and buy a second Roamio either base or Plus.
     
  15. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    IIRC, it was always just a way to get the same discount as MSD, without having an eligible device/subscription, but you could never stack the two.

    However, I do recall that you used to be able to use it when buying directly from TiVo. Now, I see many reports that you can only use it when you buy elsewhere and go to TiVo for your lifetime service purchase.

    I think when TiVo quit selling directly, without requiring a subscription to purchase a TiVo, that's when things changed.
     
  16. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    That's what I was referring to. It seems to only work if you buy the subscription and not the box from TiVo.
     
  17. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    It's a dumb strategy, IMHO, unless they would rather have you buy retail elsewhere, rather than directly through them.

    I guess we should just be thankful that you CAN buy elsewhere, without having to buy a subscription at the same time...
     
  18. ciucca

    ciucca New Member

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    PLSR!!! I got my $100 off the lifetime even though I no longer have an eligible box for MSD.

    Why didn't the CSR tell me about it. He basically said FU!

    Look at me I'm happy about dropping around a grand on my new roamio pro. :eek: I'm thinking this is the last one I should ever need to buy, if the reviews are correct.
     
  19. Bwatford141

    Bwatford141 Member

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    I also was not eligible the $100 discount. I ended up purchasing my Roamio plus at BB and used PLSR to get lifetime for $399.
     
  20. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Ever? Ha.
     

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