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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Oct 15, 2013 #21 of 3246
    mandm1

    mandm1 New Member

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    I just emailed my sales rep at Abt.com and asked for a price quote on a Roamio Pro. She offered me a price of $538.00 with free shipping, and said that these were in stock now.

    I then decided to call TiVo directly at (877) 289-8486 and ask what they could do for me. The phone sales rep said that they were just starting a promo for $100.00 off the Pro, so I purchased it for $500.00, along with PLS for $399.99 (multi-service discount) and a 3-year warranty for $39.99. Total came to $939.98.

    Glad I decided to make the call to TiVo! :)
     
  2. Oct 15, 2013 #22 of 3246
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    WOW!! That was a sweet deal!!
     
  3. Oct 15, 2013 #23 of 3246
    innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    It would make sense if they plan on starting to offer an upgrade offer to push for holiday sales.

    I may need to look for homes for my Premiere XLs.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2013 #24 of 3246
    NYHeel

    NYHeel Active Member

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    That actually makes a lot of sense. $500 is probably the price it should have been in the first place. By pricing it at $600 to start Tivo just got a lost of business for the Western Digital 3TB hard drive. Thats what I did with the Plus and a 3TB drive.

    I'm actually kind of annoyed just because $600 was such an absurd price point to start. It seems Tivo is finally realizing that.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2013 #25 of 3246
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm hoping prices will eventually drop to $299/$399 for the Plus/Pro. After they milk us early adopters for R&D costs of course. Those seem like more reasonable prices especially considering the cost of service is so high these days. Back in 2006 people thought it was absurd for the S3 to cost $799 + $199 for lifetime. These days a Roamio Pro costs $599 + $499 which is actually $100 more.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2013 #26 of 3246
    TeddyG

    TeddyG New Member

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    Thanks @mandm1, I just called Tivo and got the same deal. It was $500 for the Pro + $400 for lifetime (he called is a "package"). So $900 + tax, ground shipping is free.

    I wish it was a bit cheaper, but it's a hell of a lot better than $1100.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2013 #27 of 3246
    NJguy

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    They are starting this "Promo" because people can buy a Roamio Plus and a 3TB hard drive for $130 and it, in effect gives you a Pro for $530. So, this discourages people from doing that.

    Wait till holiday shopping season and I do think there will be "deals" on these.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2013 #28 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Any specials on the plus?
     
  9. Oct 16, 2013 #29 of 3246
    Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    It just hit me, Roamio w/LT is the same price a 40hr S1 TiVo was back in 1999/2000.:)
     
  10. Oct 16, 2013 #30 of 3246
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The original TiVos were 30 hours and 14 hours. The 30 hour was $999 and lifetime was $199. The 14 hour was $699. In late 1999 they dropped to $699 and $399 respectively and then in March of 2000 they dropped to $399 and $199. That's when I bought my first one. (I had wanted one for a while, so I was keeping my eye on pricing)

    When the S3 first debuted they were $800 and at the time lifetime service had actually just been discontinued. You could still find a few lifetime cards in BestBuys for $199, but otherwise your only option was to pay $299 for 3 years of service. At the time a S2 TiVo was only $250 so the $550 premium for HD was excessive and people were upset. Less then a year later TiVo released the TiVo HD for $300.
     
  11. Oct 16, 2013 #31 of 3246
    socrplyr

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  12. Oct 17, 2013 #32 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    The rep I talked to today said its $50 on a pro only.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2013 #33 of 3246
    RickStrobel

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    Do they log your calls? i.e. - can you keep calling and trying different reps to get the deal you want?
     
  14. Oct 17, 2013 #34 of 3246
    t1voproof

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    Yeah, I think they log every call. Go to Support > My Support on the TiVo site.
     
  15. Oct 19, 2013 #35 of 3246
    bmgoodman

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    Anybody get the $100 discount today? I'm planning to call this afternoon. I'll post back.
     
  16. Oct 19, 2013 #36 of 3246
    DM3MD157

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    Does Weeknees charge sales tax?
     
  17. Oct 19, 2013 #37 of 3246
    Tivogre

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    Not to me, they didn't. I'm in VA. You can confirm in cart before the final purchase approval.
     
  18. Oct 19, 2013 #38 of 3246
    DM3MD157

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    So the best current deal for the Roamio base is 589 for lifetime?
     
  19. Oct 19, 2013 #39 of 3246
    gigaguy

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    I've called them twice recently and the last rep told me she was looking thru my call notes, cause I had referred to the $199 Premiere lifetime the previous rep told me about. You do get a lot of inconsistent info and it seemed like I was informing her as much as she was me. It was confusing at times.
    I wasn't ready to deal but if you get offered something you like, I think you should take it. You never know when you call back what you'll hear.
     
  20. Oct 20, 2013 #40 of 3246
    jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    Current customers $25 off Roamio base + 399.99 lifetime = 574.98. I received $100 off today with Pro (for existing customers).

    New and existing customers are eligible for $100 off lifetime with Roamio.
     

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