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Premiere Lifetime for $99

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by dhoward, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Jan 20, 2014 #61 of 250
    bacevedo

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    I assume that it would require 3 years of some form of payment on it. She said 3 years old, but mine was active for the last 3 years, so that may have been implied.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2014 #62 of 250
    chef616

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    Yeah, it is just over 3 years old.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2014 #63 of 250
    TiVoTJung

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    I just started my tivo subscription on two premiere xl4s in november of last year.

    my account has to be at least 3 years old to get any kind of deal?
     
  4. Jan 29, 2014 #64 of 250
    CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    At least a couple of years before any deal. TiVo subsidizes the hardware, so you need to have paid for a sub for a while before they make any real money off of you. They're not willing to deal until you're past that point.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2014 #65 of 250
    TiVoTJung

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    i bought both units off of ebay, still no deal huh?
     
  6. Feb 4, 2014 #66 of 250
    rcanoza

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    Recently called to cancel a Premiere XL and after making it clear I didn't care about maintaining 4-year-old hardware, was offered $99 lifetime. CSR actually had it in her script that this would enhance eBay resale value, which did give me a chuckle. Of course something like $350 in subscription fees were already sunk into it.

    AFAIK the company only make money off selling the analytics anyway
     
  7. Feb 5, 2014 #67 of 250
    kherr

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    ... they make money on lawsuits, they lose money on the hardware and monthly fees ..... AFAIK they have never shown a profit on the sales side of the business .....
     
  8. Feb 5, 2014 #68 of 250
    rcanoza

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    OK there's that too
     
  9. Feb 10, 2014 #69 of 250
    thegink

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    I purchased a used 3-year old TiVo Premiere on Amazon for $60. Bought a WD 2TB hard drive and successfully put that in. I had about 5 months of service into it at $12.95 a month. After reading this forum I decided to take a chance and ask to cancel my service. I told them I wanted to close the account to save on money and that I planned on throwing the device away. They offered me the $99 lifetime service. Of course, I took the deal. Very satisfied. Thanks to everyone who posted.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2014 #70 of 250
    indyrobb

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    I have 2 premiers that I just replaced with a Roamio and Mini. I called to cancel the premiers as I no longer needed them. The rep did ask me what I was planning on doing with them, and I told him I was planning on gifting one to my sister, and keeping the other as a spare just in case something happened with the Roamio (oh the horror!). He offered me the 99 dollar lifetime on the one I've had over 3 years, but the one that is turning 2 years in 1 week was the 199.

    I jumped all over the 99 dollar deal. I went ahead and cancelled the other one, and truly will keep it around as a spare.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2014 #71 of 250
    gigaguy

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    TiVoTJung,
    I don't think they care where you got it or how long, as long as it's been active for 3 years. I had my used Craigslist P4 for only 2-3 months when I got the $99 deal. They offered it when I activated a used XL4 I got off craigslist.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2014 #72 of 250
    Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    I bought a Roamio Pro on 1/31 using the advisory panel code. The guy on the phone transferred my annual MSD plan from my Premiere to the Roamio. Upon completing my deal he said nothing about continuing service on the Premiere so I asked if they had any deal's to keep the Premiere active. After a few minutes on hold he offered me $199 Lifetime on my 3 year old Premiere. The MSD annual rate I had on the Premiere was $99 a year. So I paid $99 a year x 3= 297 then $199 for Lifetime Service costing a total of $496 for service. I paid $67 for the Premiere online for a grand total of $563 invested in my Premiere. Not including the 2 TB HDD I put in it right after I bought it at $150.
    These things are pricey indeed but I still love them! I just ordered the Pro slide remote for $49, it should be here Friday.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2014 #73 of 250
    TiVoTJung

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    ill have to try it, cant hurt
     
  14. Feb 19, 2014 #74 of 250
    gigaguy

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    Talking prices-
    my used P4 w/lifetime cost me $175.
    the box was $30, lifetime $99 and 3 months service before lifetime was $45.

    my unused XL4 w/lifetime was $225. has the ext warr.

    both from craigslist..
     
  15. Feb 25, 2014 #75 of 250
    Coolgrnmen

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    Would anyone like to provide advice on getting the best deal on a 4-tuner? I'm brand spanking new (kind of) and looking to get a TiVo for Verizon FiOS. I've had RCN (which includes TiVo!) for the past year, but they don't service the new building I'm moving to.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2014 #76 of 250
    cr33p

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    I have some units for sale, PM me
     
  17. Mar 4, 2014 #77 of 250
    buscuitboy

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    Is there any way of telling how long a Premiere has been in service from a previous owner as well as how long I have had it? I got a refurb 4-tuner Premiere off Woot. It is monthly and it running great, but I'd like to find out how long its been in service so I can then maybe try to get this $99 lifetime offer on it when it reaches 3yrs like suggested here.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2014 #78 of 250
    unitron

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    Contact TiVo, give them the TSN, and ask when it was first put into service.
     
  19. Mar 4, 2014 #79 of 250
    replaytv

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    Someone posted in another thread that there is a way to find out how many hours on a hard drive ( and thus the TiVo in most cases ) , but I think it involved removing the hard drive and temporary installing it a computer.
     
  20. Mar 4, 2014 #80 of 250
    telemark

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    Confused here. Are there 2 different or 3 different lifetime offers going on for the Premieres?

    For example, if I find a brand new unactivated Premiere for a good price, is it's lifetime going to be $199 or like $499?
     

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