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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Nov 20, 2013 #301 of 3246
    overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    It's going to be YMMV. I read somewhere, that it was against store policy. The manager has the final say but if you buy a lot from them or know them pretty well, they might.

    I buy a good bit of stuff from them, but I'm still cheap. Since they price-match Amazon, it makes it easier. I purchased an Xbox one, PS4 and a Roamio Plus, in the last couple of months. They might let me slide, who knows.

    I'll try it this evening.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2013 #302 of 3246
    eric102

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    One poster on the slick deals site said he got the $150 price match at the store and when checking out the gift card rang up automatically without asking for it. Good deal, very tempted.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2013 #303 of 3246
    ktown.ee

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    I was able to get Best Buy to price match the Amazon price of 149.99 this morning and I still received the $50 gift card. I had no problem at all doing this.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2013 #304 of 3246
    Cap'n Preshoot

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    Just pulled the same trigger :) except added the TIVO Mini for $86 addt'l
    Anxious now to see what sort of deal TIVO can offer me on my (current) lifetime sub. We have 2 TIVO Premiere's both w/lifetime. Plan on keeping one of the Premiere's. The new Roamio will replace the other one and the Mini will replace a (real POS) Comcast HD box in the guest BR. Will definitely add lifetime sub to the Mini. Hoping TIVO will make me a deal.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2013 #305 of 3246
    iWish

    iWish New Member

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    Just received a Tivo Roamio from ABT for $169.99.

    Called to get the $150 price match.

    No hesitation from ABT.

    Highly recommend ABT for avoiding Amazon tax in CA and great customer service!
     
  6. Nov 20, 2013 #306 of 3246
    cbrrider

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    Yesterday, I saw the Roamio Plus for $349 at the Almaden Costco in San Jose, CA.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2013 #307 of 3246
    soobaerodude

    soobaerodude New Member

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    Same for me. Instant pricematch over chat.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2013 #308 of 3246
    Philmatic

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    If the Premiere's are more than 3 years old, they'll offer $99.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2013 #309 of 3246
    en sabur nur

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    The newest ones (they came on the market earlier this year) still have the Tivo app. They're on Amazon.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2013 #310 of 3246
    eric102

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    I caved in and just picked one up also, used a $5 rewards point card BB sent me for no apparent reason (hadn't bought anything there for 3 or 4 months) so I'm in for $95 plus tax.
     
  11. Nov 20, 2013 #311 of 3246
    bern43

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    Just called back to get the 99 lifetime on my premiere if I buy the Roamio with lifetime also and now CS is telling me that they can only offer me the $199 lifetime for my premiere. Sort of ridiculous that you have to play CS roulette with them. Guess I should have jumped on it yesterday when I spoke with them. Minus one for TIVO.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2013 #312 of 3246
    tamathat

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    SWEET! Gonna try tonight!

    I called TIVO last month and got them to put on my notes that if I upgrade to Roamio they will honor $199 lifetime on my 2 premieres.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2013 #313 of 3246
    videojanitor

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    Nice. I believe they price-match during the exchange/return period, so I will heading over to BB soon with my receipt to claim my fifty bucks! Already got the gift card at the time of purchase ...
     
  14. Nov 21, 2013 #314 of 3246
    waterchange

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    Base Roamio list price has always been $199. $399 for the Plus, $599 for the Pro.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2013 #315 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Then the "deal" offered on my Premiere screen, from TiVo, is no deal, at all.

    It would be full price base Roamio, full price LT Service, plus sales tax.

    Has anybody bought multiple TiVos, from Best Buy, with Price-Match? What are the limitations, should I choose to walk into Best Buy and get multiple TiVos and hopefully multiple gift cards?

    I know they have their store policies online, but that's a LOT of reading, to find what they may, or may not be enforcing, which this thread kind of shows a YMMV situation about.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2013 #316 of 3246
    Keen

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    No, they pricematch themselves within the return period. You can sometimes argue with them that you can just return and rebuy with a pricematch to get them to help you out. But their policy is to not post-purchase pricematch competitors.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Payment...ee/pcmcat297300050000.c?id=pcmcat297300050000

    2 paragraphs is 'a LOT of reading'?
     
  17. Nov 21, 2013 #317 of 3246
    jhirsche

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    Tried to get the deal at the local BB last night, and the manager wouldn't budge. Basically, $150 on the Roamio, but would not include the $50 GC. Going to try online next, and if they won't move, then on to another local store branch.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2013 #318 of 3246
    tamathat

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    I walked in to my local Best Buy with the amazon print out.. They honored amazon.com price with no issues, she did verify that it was amazon as the seller and not a third party and that there was no shipping charge. The manager was called over to perform a register override and mentioned that I wouldn't be offered the gift card since I was price matching, I smiled and responded, "well let's just see if the register agrees with you." Once she keyed in the override the register prompted the sales girl to scan the gift card for the $50 promotion automatically. The manager looked at me and said "it must be your lucky day." I just smiled, thankfully the information from this forum allowed me to be a little smug.

    I see no problem with buying multiple tivos with the price match and getting multiple gift cards. My Best buy actually had about 8 tivo roamios on the shelf with tells me they anticipated the sales because since the release there have only been 1-2 on the shelf at any one time.
     
  19. Nov 21, 2013 #319 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    It used to be much more reading, and in much finer print, the last time I went looking into the fine print.

    Nevertheless, I was emphasizing the YMMV factor, and looking for stores being difficult or easy, or "best approach", if I wanted to acquire multiple TiVos (and not necessarily all the same "item", or model).

    The SARCASM was not necessary. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Nov 21, 2013 #320 of 3246
    tamathat

    tamathat New Member

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    Try again, the gift card is done automatically by the register after the override is keyed in. Not at the managers discretion.
     

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