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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 4, 2013 #541 of 3246
    headless chicken

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    Never use ebates...by the time your cashback is posted, they usually lower the rate to 1% and will only honor the 1% rate. If you tell them it was higher when you ordered they will say, sorry but you are wrong. *Even* with a screenshot proving otherwise. This has happened to me twice.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2013 #542 of 3246
    headless chicken

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    You could always go to the BB website or call them with your order # and see if it pulls up a valid purchase. I suspect it may not but who knows.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2013 #543 of 3246
    lessd

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    I going let sleeping dogs lie, I put Lifetime Service on the unit without any problem, the only problem I had was I could not fully test out the Roamio + as the TiVo servers were down, back up now and the unit is now downloading the first service update for the initial setup.

    With the best Buy web sight you need the order # (that I have) and the Tel # to trace an order, don't know what Tel # was used.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2013 #544 of 3246
    palover

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    Sorry, just jumped in yesterday when I saw the Plus at Costco. Thanks for the info.

    Their website is well constructed, with more depth than I'd expect to see from a hit and run outfit. They offer registration for saving acct. info. I wouldn't expect them to bother with that if they're not legit. Then again it may be quick and easy to set up. I know nothing about website construction.

    At any rate, I took the purchase process all the way to the payment stage and was pleased to see PayPal, which has buyer protection. A couple of months ago I (along with 6-8 other buyers) was the victim of fraud on eBay concerning iPad purchases- out $300. Once the date arrived when I could file a claim, they refunded my $ very quickly to my PayPal acct.

    So I ordered today from Sophiamart and I'm not concerned, since if a site accepts PayPal, then PayPal is insuring the purchase.

    You're Protected if:
    1. Your order never arrives
    https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/security/safe-online-shopping
     
  5. Dec 4, 2013 #545 of 3246
    soobaerodude

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    This is very easy to setup for these usually Chinese/Russian criminal rings
     
  6. Dec 4, 2013 #546 of 3246
    palover

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    I think they're more likely Romanian.

    Seriously, I'm not gonna spend any time wondering who or what Sophiamart is. They'll either ship me a unit via Best Buy or I'll get my money back through PayPal. I have order confirmation and order status emails from the seller, and a PayPal transaction #. If Sophiamart doesn't come through, then it's PayPal's problem.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2013 #547 of 3246
    lessd

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    The sophiamart sight just sent me an E-Mail to review the Roamio + I just received, looks legit to me as Amazon started out in Jeff Bezos garage shipping books, but I guess it still could be some type of scam. They also could be a front for Best Buy itself as they sell a lot of stuff that Best Buy sells, I don't understand why Best Buy would take the return risk at that price. ($320.99 no tax free shipping as Best Buy has two stores within 5 miles of my CT home, could this be a sneaky way for Best Buy to avoid sales tax?? )
     
  8. Dec 4, 2013 #548 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

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    Maybe but you'd have to figure that price is at or near BB's cost, so why would they bother? Getting rid of overstock maybe?

    I agree that it looks a whole lot more fishy than it does legit if they are just drop-shipping from BB.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2013 #549 of 3246
    justthisonce

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    Legit or not, my concern comes from the apparent fact that sophia mart has deliberately made itself appear to be a part of a company that it is not a part of. That is not a good indicator of trustworthiness. but as long as it works
     
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    MarkSFCA

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  11. Dec 4, 2013 #551 of 3246
    lessd

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    What fishy about a drop shipment from Best Buy, overstock on a TiVo made in Oct of 2013 ? I guess we can all guess about what just happened and why but I got a Roamio + for $320.99 and I also got Lifetime service on the TiVo web sight so I a happy camper. If they have problems why would PayPal get into this as PayPal will return your money if you don't receive your shipment. My guess is that Best Buy gets the Roamio + for about $285 and that will give them about a 40% mark up to the retail price of $399, but still the shipping had to cost Best Buy at least $6 to $10 and if the sight took a $10 profit that left Best Buy with a gross of $20, not much, unless this sight sells 100,000 Roamio + s.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2013 #552 of 3246
    bootman_head_fi

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    AdamNJ

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    palover

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    If you're going to sell it I'd guess you'd be fine until the new owner set it up. If you bought the lifetime, you'd be on record with Tivo and I wouldn't think it would matter.

    Between the price and B&H I'd be a buyer if I was looking for the base box.
     
  16. Dec 5, 2013 #556 of 3246
    Fred C Dobbs

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    Thanks to the great info here,
    I just bought the Plus from abt at the $339 price,
    plus the $20 off from AMEX.

    Looking forward to upgrading my s3 Tivo.

    One question -
    I know I can transfer season pass info through the Tivo app,
    but is there any way to easily transfer my Wishlists?

    thanks,

    FCD
     
  17. Dec 5, 2013 #557 of 3246
    CoxInPHX

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    the block

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    My Roamio should be arriving tonight and I'm going to need to transfer all my shows/season passes/wish lists from my TivoHD. I've heard of this kmttg software before, but never used it. Will this let me do a TiVo to TiVo transfer of everything without having to offload all my shows and everything to a middle man machine first? I was hoping to find a way to transfer everything tonight while I sleep.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2013 #559 of 3246
    HazelW

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    You don't need it to transfer shows. Just cue them up on the current TiVo to transfer to the new one. Can be tedious if you have a lot.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2013 #560 of 3246
    the block

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    I've never had to do this before. Will I have to wait for 1 show to transfer before I can queue up and transfer another show? If that's the case it will be a nightmare. If instead I can queue up 100+ shows, even if I have to do them 1 by 1, and it will keep on transferring while I do that, I'm ok with doing that since it'll be a 1 time deal.
     

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