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Roamio Deals?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Nov 10, 2013 #181 of 3246
    KeinoDoggy

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    I've updated the link to show all the screenshots of the offer. I think it is extremely misleading. I have owned Tivos since 2001, presently have 3 in service. You would think they would consider loyalty as important.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/104845494@N04/
     
  2. Nov 10, 2013 #182 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    It sounds like it's the deal I mentioned earlier in the thread. It allows you to transfer your subscription to a Roamio as long as you don't already have a Roamio on your account. But it is the monthly subscription that can be transferred, not lifetime service. If it was lifetime they would specifically mention it and the specific cost to transfer. They would not let you transfer lifetime service for no cost. That would be crazy.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2013 #183 of 3246
    socrplyr

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    Does the particular box that you are seeing the ad on have lifetime service?
     
  4. Nov 11, 2013 #184 of 3246
    Lyme Greene

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    I received the offer on my Tivo HD that is transfer of current discounted service (as in the pics). My series 2 with lifetime, that I really want to upgrade, received the discounted lifetime (399) and box offer (199, 349, xxx). I really would love a better offer (99, 199 or even 299 if you let me buy from a retailer) to transfer my Series 2. What would be the harm in a transfer rate? They would make the transfer fee and the box sale off someone like me, who isn't likely to upgrade otherwise (kids TV). What would be Tivo's added cost in this situation?
     
  5. Nov 11, 2013 #185 of 3246
    CrispyCritter

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    The fact that they lose money on the box sale. All their profit comes from service, and overall, TiVo as a company has never made any money, except for patent litigation, so it's very hard to validly claim that box plus service fees are over-priced.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2013 #186 of 3246
    mattack

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    OK, now I have to look at the deal on mine again.. BTW, I mentioned this earlier in the thread too, but was admittedly vague, since I wasn't near my Tivo.

    For me, it's something close to $600 for a Roamio Plus, including lifetime subscription. But IIRC, that is NOT *transferring* service, that is buying a new one with lifetime. Though the prices you list are VERY low/compelling, the prices they give are probably actually better, due to resellability of current Premiere + Tivo Stream.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2013 #187 of 3246
    mattack

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    I think the Premiere is slow as dirt in the HD UI (my only experience is with the Premiere 4), but it DOES (mostly) work. I say mostly since *unfortunately* everything has bugs, especially when dealing with external (i.e. non build in, not literally necessarily physically external) hardware like cablecards & tuning adapters.


    Also, do you have lifetime subscriptions? Have you done the math as far as upgrading to *fewer* Roamios (due to more tuners)? It might make sense. It comes pretty close to making sense to me (esp with the deal talked about elsewhere, but I have some Best Buy gift cards I want to use so might not take advantage of that deal).
     
  8. Nov 11, 2013 #188 of 3246
    nooneuknow

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    I hear and understand what you're saying. But if you read my sig, you'd already know that I have lifetimed everything, with 2TB in each one, plus a couple HD's for parts, with no subs. I like that I have so much storage, and can have more than one TiVo record the shows I really would hate to miss when a TA inevitably flakes-out, especially right now, while Cox is moving at least 2 channels a day to SDV, and it's hard top keep all the TAs working when they are messing with the mappings. The linear channels are affected as well, so I have to sometimes watch half from one TiVo, then watch the rest from another...

    No matter how great the Roamio may be, it still has a cablecard and TA that can knock it offline, and nothing records, no matter how many tuners it has.

    I'd still have to have at least two units, and if I decide I want OTA as a fallback, then three units. I won't be able to front that kind of money any time soon, and ebay is bursting at the seams with used TiVos, that have lost much of their value due to the sheer number for sale, and the word getting around that you really don't want anything but a Roamio...

    Cox only charges like $1.50 per cablecard, TAs are free, and I have boxes of new and recertified 2TB drives just waiting to be used...

    Now, if I had excess money laying around, instead of excess inventory, I'd at least be trying out a Roamio.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2013 #189 of 3246
    DM3MD157

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    Holy crap, $600 for a Plus with Lifetime? Now I have buyer's remorse for ordering it for $750+ tax. Scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2013 #190 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    Yes some of the current offers would have been sweet back in August when many of us paid retail price for the Roamio models along with $400 MSD lifetime. These current offers with lifetime service are great. As well as the offer to transfer the lower monthly fee, like the old $6.95 subscription.
     
  11. Nov 12, 2013 #191 of 3246
    c3

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    I don't think that's the correct amount.
     
  12. Nov 12, 2013 #192 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    They've made some extremely good offers that are easily $200 less than what prices were at launch with MSD pricing. I guess they are really trying to get people to switch from the older models to the new Roamio TiVos?
     
  13. Nov 12, 2013 #193 of 3246
    steve614

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    If that is the case, they aren't trying very hard. The deal to transfer a monthly subscription is pretty good if you have one of the lower rates (especially if it is $6.95), but there is really nothing for lifetime owners. $100 off isn't going to get me to jump.
    If TiVo was serious about getting users to dump old models, they'd be offering some sort of lifetime transfer deal.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2013 #194 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    They are offering them with lifetime for between $150 and $300 less(depending on the model), than it cost with lifetime MSD pricing a few months ago. It is more than $100 off. Of course YMMV on those prices and the pricing seems to be for people who don't already have a Roamio on their account. It seems like a big incentive to me. Especially since you could sell your older Lifetime model to cover a nice portion of the lifetime Roamio cost. Of course the caveat is you have to purchase them through TiVo and not have a Roamio on the account.
     
  15. Nov 12, 2013 #195 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

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    More like $750 for a Plus with lifetime, please say how you can get one for $600.
     
  16. Nov 12, 2013 #196 of 3246
    bayern_fan

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    Agreed. The best reported price for a Roamio Plus so far has been $339 shipped, no tax and the $399 MSD lifetime service for a total of $738
     
  17. Nov 12, 2013 #197 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

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    I don't know where you're getting those figures from but don't think that's true. You get $50 off of Plus MSRP, $100 off of Pro, and the standard MSD lifetime of $100 off. So at most a $200 discount, which is really just $100 since MSD lifetime is a given.
     
  18. Nov 12, 2013 #198 of 3246
    cherry ghost

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    Where have you seen that?
     
  19. Nov 12, 2013 #199 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

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    I think he's talking about a Basic. Very annoying when folks don't get the models straight on deals here.
     
  20. Nov 12, 2013 #200 of 3246
    bayern_fan

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    I feel like we should make a sticky about the lowest price per Roamio model from various retailers (like ABT). This could help cut down on incorrect or repetitive information being posted.
     

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