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Interesting E-Bay TiVo offer

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by lessd, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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  2. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    This guy is trying to rape peoples' wallets even more than the cable companies do.
     
  3. SOCATivo

    SOCATivo New Member

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    Wow. What a scam. And (s)he's had one taker too.
     
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    For that kind of money I would be more than happy to offer telephone support.
     
  5. mrizzo80

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    The seller is a TCF member.
     
  6. BlackBetty

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    :rolleyes:
     
  7. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    I have emailed the guy running that ad on eBay. He implies he is a big wig at a store "like" "Best Buy" and gets promotional codes from TiVo. He sells you the code, you call TiVo and get the deal. Looking at his eBay feedback it's %100.
    So is he full of it? IDK. He did tell me he will take offers on his codes so you might not have to pay the sticker price.
    If you toftt and use him tell him Z sent you so I get credit with him for if I use him in the future myself.
    Let the buyer beware!

    In theory that would work. I got 2 codes from the survey panel offer. I used one and passed the other to a guy that pm'd me to death asking for a code. I threw him a bone, did not charge him for it, guess I could have but that's not me.
    He sent me a message telling me the code I gave him got him a Roamio and a Mini.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
     
  8. Loach

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    I won an auction for one of his codes. All in I paid less than the recent advisory panel offer. If you think the price is too high but you're interested you should make him an offer. No idea why you guys are having such a hissy fit about an eBay listing. Don't like it don't buy it. Simple as that.
     
  9. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Details?
     
  10. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    From my email;


    Like I said, if y'all use the guy please tell him Z sent you

    Detail enough?

    BTW, I did tell the guy I would turn people on here to his eBay code offers, he never said not to share the info he gave me.....
    I also did NOT start this thread!!!
     
  11. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    The above does beg the question, should a "big box" retail guy who is getting promotional codes from TiVo be selling them on eBay to line his own pockets? If its cool with TiVo, YES! If its not cool with TiVo, NO! Unless your the guy who gets a code below his asking prices and scores the TiVo equipment you want way cheaper then what you could normally buy if for, in that case HELL YEAH its cool, WAY COOL!!!
    I personally have not used this guy, I have simply passed along the info he gave to me to answer questions I asked him/her. Just tell him Z sent you and now that its out here if TiVo has a problem with the person selling these codes they can look in to it.

    Enjoy!
     
  12. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    It's should be quite easy to look at his completed auctions on eBay and see what the going rate for the codes has been. There's also a thread in the eBay auctions section of this forum where this is further discussed.
     
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The whole thing makes no sense. Sure the prices sound good, but once you tack on the $250 the cost exceeds what you would normally pay.
    Roamios aren't sold for the retail price any more.
     
  14. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    Except that likely nobody is paying close to the asking price for the codes. It is a "make offer" listing. When I was paying attention the auctions were going off in the $80-100 range. Code cost of say $90 plus Roamio Pro at $699.99 with lifetime is $789.99. That's $10 cheaper than the advisory panel cost was. Where else I can get that deal right now?
     
  15. davezatz

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  16. JoshDB

    JoshDB New Member

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    Ive got a base Roamio sealed in box for sale 575 OBO includes shipping. No taxes. I bought a code from dude and looking to pass on some savings and offset cost of some of the code price. Its listed on this forum under ebay listings. Though I dont have it on ebay bc of hefty fees per asking price
     

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