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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Edvin

    Edvin New Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I was able to get this as well, but the store only had one and I need to replace my second premier as well. I went to another store and the manager there said I could get either the price match or the gift card. So basically this varies by store and person.
  2. jhirsche

    jhirsche New Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    Well, I'll go give it another shot tonight then! Kinda decided I'd buy in at $150, regardless of if a GC is offered...
  3. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Active Member

    Jan 19, 2000
    Anyone have a feel for any possible deals on a Plus or Pro for Black Friday / Cyber Monday?
  4. eric102

    eric102 Member

    Oct 31, 2012
    I didn't think this gift card and price match deal would last very long before BB figured it out, every store manager probably got a memo today.
  5. tamathat

    tamathat New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    I'm sure in the grand scheme of things its just a drop in the bucket. The gift card will be spent on another item in their store allowing them to recoup their profit. I'm already thinking about buying another Roamio with the gift card I received today, that or a hard drive to upgrade.
  6. eric102

    eric102 Member

    Oct 31, 2012
    Yeah, I'll probably put mine into an extended warranty and/or mini.
  7. StevesWeb

    StevesWeb Grumpy Old Geek

    Dec 26, 2008
    I got this deal with no hesitation in Corona, CA, they never even blinked an eye at the price match, and the gift card should look very nice in an envelope as a holiday gift.

    I dropped in a 2TB drive I had laying around, and now it is talking to the mother ship.
  8. bobrt6676

    bobrt6676 Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Probably not, but I just received a Weaknees E-mail. A Roamio Plus 3TB (same HD size as Pro)
    Now $489.99
    Use Code: RPLUS3 :)
  9. adaymerced

    adaymerced New Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    I got the Roamio Plus at BB last week using a $10.00 off coupon. Last night I went with my receipt and they gave me the $50.00 Gift Card. It took a lot of cash register jockeying on their side, but I just waited and eventually it all came out just fine.
  10. gostan

    gostan New Member

    Oct 6, 2002
    Just received email from WeaKnees with early Black Friday specials. $50 off 150 hr Roamio Plus and $80 off 475 hr. Roamio Plus. and more, of course.
  11. abeln2672

    abeln2672 New Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    Just adding to the success stories. Got 2 today at my local Best Buy (Carmel, IN). No problem with either the price match or the gift cards. The manager strolled over, keyed in his override, then walked away. The register jockey took my payment, saw the prompt for gift cards, and went ahead and prepared those both. I turned around and bought a Stream (clearance for $69) and some Amazon.com gift cards. Man, what a sweet deal!
  12. videojanitor

    videojanitor New Member

    Dec 21, 2001
    I tried to get a post-purchase price-match today and they said the would do it, but when they saw I already got the $50 gift card, they said I was not eligible. That's a shame!
  13. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak New Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Here are the full Weaknees deals.

    Black Friday Specials Arrive Early
    (While Supplies Last!)

    TiVo Roamio Series5 DVRs

    4 Tuners to record 4 shows at once
    Works with cable or FiOS or OTA antenna (but only one at a time!)
    TiVo Peanut RF remote

    TiVo Roamio - 300 HD Hours
    2 TB Internal Hard Drive - $50 off
    Now $299.99
    Use Code: ROAMIO

    TiVo Roamio - 630 HD Hours - Largest single drive unit
    4 TB Internal Hard Drive - $100 off
    Now $499.99
    Use Code: ROAMIO4

    TiVo Roamio - 1280 HD Hours
    Dual 4TB Hard Drives (Int+Ext) - $150 off
    Now $799.99
    Use Code: ROAMIO8

    TiVo Roamio Plus Series5 DVRs

    TiVo Roamio Plus - 150 HD Hours
    1 TB Internal Hard Drive - $50 off
    Now $349.99
    Use Code: RPLUS

    TiVo Roamio Plus - 475 HD Hours
    3 TB Internal Hard Drive - $80 off
    Now $489.99
    Use Code: RPLUS3

    TiVo Roamio Plus - 630 HD Hours
    4 TB Internal Hard Drive - $120 off
    Now $599.99
    Use Code: RPLUS4

    TiVo Roamio Plus - 1280 HD Hours
    Dual 4TB Hard Drives (Int+Ext) - $170 off
    Now $899.99
    Use Code: RPLUS8

    Where is the Roamio Pro?
    The Roamio Pro is identical to the Roamio Plus except that the Pro comes
    with a 3 TB drive from TiVo. We can upgrade a Plus with a 3TB hard
    drive, giving you the same unit at a much better price ($110 less, with
    the code above). Or, our 4TB Roamio Plus is the same price as the 3TB
    Roamio Pro, so we just couldn't justify discounting the Pro.

    *All offers expire 12/31/13. While supplies last.
  14. mattack

    mattack New Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Weird that the base Roamio is discounted (to match BB's price?) but not the other ones.. like the Plus that I'm interested in (to replace my Premiere 4 + Tivo HD.. at least potentially.. Definitely replace the Premiere 4.. May keep the Tivo HD in lieu of a tivo mini if I get another TV)
  15. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

    Feb 5, 2011
    Who has two thumbs, and is now a member of the Roamio owner club, thanks to this thread? This guy!

    I went to closest Best Buy, and when price match override was needed, the manager denied matching the $149.99 amazon price at ring-up, claiming the $50 gift card was the same as matching the amazon sale price. I tried going to the other end of store, and same guy followed me and made sure I didn't get past him at another checkout. He claimed Best Buy had AN AGREEMENT WITH TIVO, not to let the FINAL price be any less than amazon/or $149.99.

    So I drove to other side of town and to a different store, produced the same documents, no problem, paid $149.99, got $50 gift card, handed card to my relative in line, who got the same deal, and used my gift card to pay $50 of the $149.99 amazon price match, and he received a $50 gift card (and paid me the $50 in cash for my card that he used)! Both the sales associate, and the manager at this store were smiling and being very friendly, even though the gift card seemed to be a surprise to them (like they'd never seen it happen).

    The manager at the first store was VERY ASSERTIVE, that any stores doing the $149.99 ring-up, then giving the gift card (which is an automatic process once the transaction has cleared), is in violation of pre-arranged terms with TiVo. He was VERY unfriendly, when all I was really saying was I would be OK if he rang it up at $149.99, and just didn't give me the gift card. I explained how I don't see a store-specific gift-card as being the same as a "price match", but he stood his ground that "it was wrong, if any store, associate, or manager, allowed the combo to take place, anywhere in the whole country."

    I do sincerely hope that the helpful and friendly folks at the second store don't get written up, or in any trouble.


    Now, is it correct, that I can put the new TiVos on a monthly plan, and then, within 30-days, change them over to Lifetime? It would help, if that's the case, giving me more breathing room for at least a couple weeks, until my next check, and allowing me to get the new Roamios set up in their new homes.

    Thanks again, to all those who helped build this helpful thread. I might have never tried the methods I did, or never gave them another try, without the helpful posts here!
  16. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Active Member

    Jan 19, 2000
    Why would anyone buy this when you can get $100 off on a Pro from TiVo making it $499. $10 more to have it all stock? I'd pay $10 more. Am I missing something?
  17. BlackBetty

    BlackBetty I

    Nov 5, 2004
    Shipping and taxes?
  18. Brighton Line

    Brighton Line New Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    If I purchase a Tivo from a third party, is there anyway to get the $99 lifetime on a Premier I've owned for 3+ Years?

    Tivo offered me that if I bought it from them on one of my Premiers but I like the weeknees deal, if I get it from weaknees and then call to activate can I get the $99 lifetime on the older box?

  19. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak New Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    The TiVo price isn't advertised so you might not know about it?
  20. BrentOMatic

    BrentOMatic New Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    I also got pricematch and gift card from Best Buy with no issues.

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