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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 3, 2013 #521 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Re: Fenced TiVos?

    New thread material perhaps, before panic/chaos/wild speculation consumes this one, which has kept on-track amazingly well, so far?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2013 #522 of 3246
    palover

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    I don't see it on sale at ABT.com so even with tax Costco has a better price.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2013 #523 of 3246
    chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

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    I have a Premiere that started service in February 2009. I've signed up for the annual service which is ~$129. If I buy a new Roamio do you think I'll get the lifetime $99 offer on my old Premiere and if yes, what would the Premiere with Lifetime be worth? Thanks.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2013 #524 of 3246
    the block

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    If you read the thread it has been mentioned several times the Abt sale is unadvertised and all you need to do is initiate an online chat with a sales rep to get it.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2013 #525 of 3246
    headless chicken

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    ABT wouldn't give it to me for $339, but I managed to get it down to $350

    [Kate D.] I do apologize I am unable to offer an additional $10 off past the $349.99
    [Kate D.] The price of $349.99 is the lowest we are able to offer on that unit
     
  6. Dec 3, 2013 #526 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Look at my signature.

    Nobody's asking about the LT Premieres...
     
  7. Dec 3, 2013 #527 of 3246
    chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

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    So your prices are too high. I can offer my Verizon stock at $60 a share and it won't move. VZ closed at $49.60 which should be able to clear the market for my position. So, what are LT Premieres worth besides less than what you are asking?
     
  8. Dec 3, 2013 #528 of 3246
    hooper

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    I sold 2 lifetime premieres on eBay last week. One xl for 355 and one base for 328 with 320gb drive. Both were 2 tuners.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2013 #529 of 3246
    justthisonce

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    I've been following this thread to see if Sophia mart is legit. Sophia mart claims to be under darkspero.com. So i emailed a contact at juicekick.com, a darkspero company, which appears to be reputable. here is the response:

    We have no connection to sophiamart, but are receiving a lot of calls from customers who have purchased something on their website. They placed our company info on their site. We are not affiliated with them in any way. We have emailed them to remove our info from their site, but thus have not heard back.

    Sincerely,
    Jessica

    Please do NOT order from sophia mart. I hope lessd gets their order. to add my speculation, I"m guessing sophia mart will fulfill a few orders through bestbuy and then use the boost in reputation to get a lot of orders and then disappear.

    Sorry to highjack this forum but I'm guessing I'm not the only one tempted by the deals on sophia mart.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2013 #530 of 3246
    karlegas

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  11. Dec 3, 2013 #531 of 3246
    the block

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    I'd try again with a different rep, unless the promotion actually finally ended today. I spoke with 2 or 3 reps before I was ready to pull the trigger and they all offered $339.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2013 #532 of 3246
    larrs

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    OK, I chatted with Tivo today and can transfer my $6.99 monthly service to a Roamio and then get $99 lifetime for the Premiere that currently has the $6.99 monthly.

    Here is the question: If I keep the Roamio and one Premiere I paid full price on the lifetime on my account (qualifying box for the $6.99 monthly), I take it I can sell all my other lifetime units to pay for another 3 minis, right? Can I have one Roamio plus, one premiere and 4 minis with no issues (except for potential tuner conflicts)?

    Will the minis ever be able to snag tuners from the 2 tuner Premiere or should I keep my Elite and my Roamio Plus to give me 10 total tuners? And, if you have both, do the minis go to either unit or do they have to be "tied" to a unit?
     
  13. Dec 3, 2013 #533 of 3246
    the block

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    I've got some more good news concerning the Abt $339 deal. I was just looking over my Amex offers on the Amex website and came across this offer. If you paid with your Amex card, the Abt deal is now a $319 Plus :D I called Amex to confirm the offer and the rep says it'll be applied automatically after 2 billing cycles.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dec 3, 2013 #534 of 3246
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Did you know Walmart will also do price-matching, just without the gift card offer. Earlier I tried to look at the Wal-mart web site and it was too busy.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2013 #535 of 3246
    johnm4

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    Questions about doing the Abt.com pricing:

    - After chatting, the deal is completed on the phone? So that would negate any click-through shopping portal cash back I'm guessing? Or do they adjust the price in your cart?

    - Can anyone foresee any problems paying with 2 Abt.com gift cards + remaining balance on credit card?
     
  16. Dec 3, 2013 #536 of 3246
    mattack

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    Note, you can still order the Roamio + $50 gift card from bestbuy.com as "backordered" and supposedly ships within 1-2 weeks.

    Argh, somehow I thought the other deal (the other money back) was more than just yesterday.. ohwell..

    Also, note you can get 1% back (it too was more -- 4% yesterday at least for some items) through ebates.com.

    and today I bought $150 Best Buy gift cards from Safeway because I got a $25 off $50 grocery store coupon (sure, more than I usually spend, but I get into the $30-40 range EASILY, so can just buy a bit more stuff that I need anyway earlier than I will otherwise).
     
  17. Dec 4, 2013 #537 of 3246
    lessd

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    I got the TiVo from the sophia mart order but it was fulfilled by Best Buy, the Roamio + had a DOM of Oct 13, 2013 so it is new, again my payment was $320.99, if I needed to return the Roamio+ it gives Best Buy as the place to return the unit, if there is a scam here I have not found it, YMMV. My invoice does has a Best Buy order number and there is no mention of sophia mart on any paperwork that came with the Roamio +.
    The Web address is

    http://www.sophiamart.com/tivo-roamio-plus-dvr-tcd848000/
     
  18. Dec 4, 2013 #538 of 3246
    emax

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    I got my Roamio Pro from best buy, they did PM the Tivo offer but manager told me right away no GC. He called it double dipping :). I had also AMEX offer for $25 @BB. Happy camper here.

    I live in Bay Area and saw Tivo + in 2 different Costco's for $350.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2013 #539 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Well, I'm sure that at least one Best Buy General Manager is aware of this thread, and who knows how many total Best Buy employees come through here in a day.

    Even say what I just said isn't true, want to guess how many people blurted out that they were aware of other stores doing it, when the store they were at said no, then referenced TCF, or even slapped down a printed copy of a success-story, or my how-to guide? People get downright scary in that holiday shopping window. There were shootings and robberies in my area over holiday deals. Mix that with: "This guy got it, I want that too!" People get crazy.

    I'm beginning to think the two different listings, with two different SKUs, per Roamio model, one with GC, and one without, were part of a plan to thwart "double-dipping", that didn't quite work as well as designed, or too many of the right people didn't get the inter-store memo (or maybe just didn't understand it).

    They do have internet at their fingertips, at every checkout. Just a few things overheard, and a bit of searching could lead right here. I'm just happy to be done with it, and have the hardware I sought.

    Thanks, again, to those who got the BB "double-dip" PM+GC ball rolling!
     
  20. Dec 4, 2013 #540 of 3246
    headless chicken

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    You are correct. The website had two listings for each Tivo model--one with GC and one without--the last time I checked. As per your own words the GC promotion ended 12/2 so I haven't checked again since Sunday.
     

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