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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.
What do you mean by filler?
Some cheap item to push you up over the next $100 level, since the TiVo is $x99.
hello everyone, I have been following this thread in anticipation of buying a roamio, hopefully a plus, sometime soon.
re. post 478 with the best buy promo, when I try to add either the plus or the pro bundled with the giftcard to my cart I see that it is unavailable at all local stores for pickup. However the unbundled units are available. The bundles can be shipped. Has anyone had luck in getting this?
I did a chat with best buy, who told me that he couldn't get it ordered and then had me call. I called talked to one person who could not do it, and then bumped to another level who also couldn't do it. He suggested I go to the store and see if they will allow me to order the bundle for pickup.
Looking to get a Roamio Pro to replace my HDXL. It looks like the best deal will be the (now disappeared) offer for $900 ($500 for Pro and $400 for lifetime service) from Tivo, right? From what I understand, I need to call TiVo to get this discount. When I sign in to my account, it shows the Pro for $600 and $400 for lifetime service.
I thought that deal was good through January, 2014, but I can't find it anywhere except earlier in this thread.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Yes, as has been mentioned many times, if you did not get the email with a code that you can enter in the cart at checkout, then you need to call them.
No, no one can share their email with you, it's tied to the recipient's service number.
The email is where the 1/31/2014 date comes from. That is the expiration date listed in the small print in the bottom of the email.
I decided to finally just order from Abt as I don't think there's going to be anything better deal-wise out there. It was a painless process, got a Plus for $339.00 with no tax and free shipping.
I saved $92.99 over buying it from a retail location w/ tax.
OR I saved $42.98 buying it from Best Buy, paying tax, and dealing with the $50 gift card.
I still need to buy a Mini. Abt had them on back-order and I didn't want to wait that long, so I figure I can order from Amazon for $86 and eat the additional $6.88 NYS tax, putting me at $92.88 total for a Mini. I'll probably order from Amazon in the next few hours to make sure it goes out today, but if someone knows a store that has it and will match $86 and doesn't charge tax to NYS residents, I'm all ears.
EDIT: I ended up finding a Mini on Amazon from "THE CONNECTION DEPOT" (4.9 stars out of 906 feedback ratings) for $84.00 free shipping and no tax. This just saved me $8.88 on the cost of the Mini over buying it directly from Amazon and paying tax.
Worst case $431.88 I think $423.00 for a Roamio Plus and Mini is pretty decent. I just wish TiVo gave better discounts on service as it always seems so steep. It's going to be an additional $549.98 plus $44.00 tax for a total service cost of $593.98.
Grand total $1025.86 $1016.98 all said and done for a Plus, Mini, and lifetime service for a NYS resident. If I paid normal retail price on everything including tax it would have cost $1133.96, so I ended up saving $108.10 $116.98 all said and done.
I'm upgrading from a TivoHD w/ 1TB & Lifetime, so I suppose I could sell that to make back some of the difference. Looks like they're going for about $250 or so on eBay. If the TivoHD would stream from the Roamio, it would have been much more useful to me as I wouldn't have to buy the Mini, but I guess that's not how it goes sometimes. I surely don't plan to transfer shows between the two as that would take far too long to be practical for spontaneous tv watching. Related question: If I sell the HD, is there a way to sever it from my account, or will the new owner forever have their new tivo listed under my account? If this is the case it means they won't be able to remotely schedule shows, correct?
EDIT Again: I've discovered Amex has a spend $200, get $20 back offer right now with Abt. I called the Amex rep to confirm and it will be applied automatically after 2 billing cycles.
This brings my grand totals to:
$319 TiVo Roamio Plus
$403 for equipment
$399.99 + $32 tax = $432.99 TiVo Roamio Plus Lifetime Subscription
$149.99 + $12 tax = $161.99 TiVo Mini Lifetime Subscription
$594.98 for service
$403.00 + $594.98 = $997.98 for a TiVo Roamio Plus w/ Lifetime and a TiVo Mini w/ Lifetime (NYS Resident). This is a savings of $135.98 (or about 12%) had I paid full retail/tax costs.
Ahh. Thank you!
For those getting the $50 BB GC with Roamio purchase, I can confirm that you can purchase a $50 Amazon Kindle GC with it (go to the computer section of the store and grab one)... and then use the $50 GC on Amazon to purchase your hard drive upgrade from Amazon...
Am I missing something? The plus shows as $399, with no obvious offers. Is there $60 off somewhere else? help. Thanks!
Yes, it is an unadvertised special. Start a chat session and tell the rep you want the Plus for $339. He'll either ask for your phone number or give you his. Give him a call and you'll have a Plus ordered for $339 in about 5 minutes.
I just bought a Roamio from Bestbuy, what's the best lifetime service deal out there?
@nooneuknow - You do realize the above is you, right? You have very thin skin and tend to take replies in the worst possible way. This isn't the Hell's Angels community forum. No one is out to get you.
But I for one notice a lot of people posting *wrong* or *misleading* information based on nothing more than that's what they think. No reason to actual confirm before posting.
So I'm happy when someone calls b/s and corrects a post otherwise people read it as fact. Then use it to slam TiVo for all the world's ills.
There's another thread where someone wants to buy a Roamio *if* they can transfer their $6.95 monthly service fee. Someone then replies that it's impossible as TiVo doesn't transfer monthly service fees. Yet I just finished reading a thread where numerous people have done so.
Should people not reply correcting this and showing why for fear the person might take offence?
I'm pretty sure there isn't one. The usual $399.99 is as good as it gets.
This can be a result of different CSRs.
I always make a note of who I am talking to and then call back, checking that I am getting someone different, until I either get what I want or get a clear explanation of why I can't get what I want. Even if they say I can't get it, I still call back. I'm nice, polite and focused on what I want. Works with TiVo, Citibank, ....
Anyone know if you buy the Best Buy one online (without the GC) for in store pickup if it rings up with the $50 gift card? It seems like people who have been buying them in-store (many of them looking to price match Amazon) see the $50 GC print right up at checkout. I'm curious as that would allow me to get the extra benefit of the $40 card plus the $50 GC plus the $25 AMEX which would drop the price of the plus to $284 which would be a pretty good deal I think.
Your reasoning makes sense to me, though I am pessimistic about these things and assume best buy will find a way to only give you one or the other. At least they can't screw you out of your amex rewards.
Spent about 2 minutes chatting. They called me and it took 5 minutes to complete order for TiVo Roamio Plus and a TiVo Mini for $427.50 delivered.
Much better than the Best Buy deal. I calculated that the Best Buy deal would have been cheaper by about $17 overall. But I save 6% sales tax with ABT and free shipping. A total of 7 minutes of my time vs probably an hour of aggravation at Best Buy trying to convince someone to make me a deal.
The TiVo Minis are out of stock. My Roamio should ship tomorrow. The Mini is supposed to come in Thursday and ship Friday or so. Fine by me.
Did you get the price over the phone or through instant chat?
You confirm price through the chat, then the rep gives you his number and you call him directly to complete the order.
Hey, that's pretty slick. Clever orchestration.