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Black Friday?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bluebsh, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. bluebsh

    bluebsh Member

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    Does Tivo do any sales on black friday usually? I am ready to upgrade tivo's and have been holding off for the tivo mini, but that doesn't seem to be happening soon.. so now just hoping for some kind of sale
     
  2. mstockmyer

    mstockmyer New Member

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    I called TiVo on Monday and tried to buy an XL4 + Lifetime. The CSR told me to wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday. I asked if he worked on commission and he said, "Yes, but we want our customers to be happy."


    UPDATE: Called back today (black Friday) and was informed that they have no specials that will help me. Only the (free three months) if you go contract. I did get the $99 PLS for my THD becuase I bought PLS for my XL4. Today's CSR had no idea what the previous CSR was talking about.
     
  3. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    I don't think TiVo has done any Black Friday sales before, but there is always the first time.
     
  4. Unix_Beard

    Unix_Beard New Member

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    I got an email about Black Friday pricing on Tivos. It said $100 off lifetime service. This is what I was waiting for except that it's the EXACT same price I'd have paid (and didn't pay) over the past year.

    $399 for lifetime with MSD, $149 for the Tivo.

    So what's the deal again? I'd like a new Tivo but throw me a bone here. Long time customer.
     
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    There really isn't much of a deal unless you want to go for monthly pricing and get 3 months free. Otherwise, they aren't lowering the price of the actual TiVos. It's a shame they aren't pushing the 4/XL4 by offering enticing deals.
     
  6. skaggs

    skaggs AlbanyHDTV

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    I thought the same thing. How is this $100 off? Lifetime service is $399 for me everyday. $100 off would be $299.

    I paid $749.98 for an XL4 + lifetime in June 2012. So, how is the $799.99 for the XL4 + lifetime "saving" me $100?
     
  7. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    For a new customer TiVo may give them the $100 off the normal $499 Lifetime price, but for MSD customers no such deal has ever been offered for the Series 4 (You can still get some $99 Lifetime service deals on older TiVos)
     
  8. skaggs

    skaggs AlbanyHDTV

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    I am a MSD customer and got $100 off the $499 lifetime price in June 2012 when I purchased my XL4. $499-$100+ $349.99 ( for XL4)= $749.98.
     
  9. Rassilon

    Rassilon New Member

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    So the 60$ for a 45hr premier seems to be a pretty good deal and I'm considering jumping back on the tivo train as I am moving towards cutting the chord and going OTA. I do have a question on getting the MSD for a new premier box w/lifetime.

    I used to have a TiVo but discontinued service years ago. If I were to 'reactivate' it from the tivo.com website would I then be able to get the MSD discount on a new premiere purchased with lifetime? I assume I could just turn around and cancel the old unit immediately since it wasn't under any service contract. I know doing that would cost 15$ but I'd still save 85$.

    Alternatively, I've seen people talk about a discount code for 100$ off the lifetime fee but I don't see any place to enter any promo codes during checkout.

    Lastly, if the unit dies after say a year does Tivo ever offer to let you transfer the lifetime to a new machine (even for a fee)? Trying to decide if its worth getting the extended warranty since that seems to let you transfer lifetime to a new machine in the event a replacement is needed.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I don't know if the MSD trick will work. However TiVo will allow you to transfer lifetime to another unit for a fee if it's less then 3 years old. I think the fee is $100 or $150. Might be cheaper just to pay the $30 for the 3 year warranty though.

    Dan
     
  11. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    What i trying to say is that a MSD customer never got $100 off the normal MSD price (of $399) on the series 4 TiVos.
     
  12. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I received the black Friday e-mail and noticed TiVo using the term "one time payment" with the asterisk that spells out the cost.

    I like the new style of putting the upfront cost in the foreground. To me it is saying:

    OWN a Tivo for this much*

    * Or you can basically rent one for <this much> a month with the first 3 months free (whoopee :rolleyes:)
     
  13. t1voproof

    t1voproof Member

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    I like that the ad at least spells out the true cost, but no real Black Friday deal.
     

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