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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 5, 2013 #581 of 3246
    jackief

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    Since my new roamio is en route, I hope it is just a scare, as I was looking forward to not spending the extra $100. If it is confirmed I might wait until Christmas to setup service to see if something else crops up
     
  2. Dec 5, 2013 #582 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    PLSR code never worked if buying the TiVo hardware directly through TiVo.

    That's why many choose to pick one up at Best Buy, or anyplace but from TiVo, so that they can use that code.

    Can anybody provide a screenshot of it being rejected on a TiVo purchased from elsewhere?

    If all the talk about the code not working is based solely on people who don't know it never worked on direct hardware/service orders through TiVo, then nothing may have changed, and the code could still be working.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2013 #583 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Great point, I forgot about that!
     
  4. Dec 5, 2013 #584 of 3246
    clorox

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    My apologies - never remembered that of course when I bought mine it was from elsewhere and not TiVo several years ago anyway.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2013 #585 of 3246
    jackief

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    that's good to hear nooneuknow, still some hope! When I ordered a couple days ago from abt they were out of stock,, so I don't expect to get mine until next week. I look forward to hearing others' experience trying to activate a new purchase!
     
  6. Dec 5, 2013 #586 of 3246
    the block

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    Can someone clear the whole PLSR code thing for me. My roamio is en route from Abt, and I already have a TiVoHD w/ lifetime on my account. Doesn't that alone qualify me for $399.99 lifetime on additional TiVos as a multi service discount without even having to worry about promo codes to bring it down to $399.99? I thought the $499.99 lifetime was for new customers only. I'm really going to be pissed if I have to pay $499.99 as an existing customer, especially if I missed the cutoff of that code by a day or two if it in fact has expired. Can someone clarify? Thanks
     
  7. Dec 5, 2013 #587 of 3246
    Brudha

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    Yes.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2013 #588 of 3246
    RickStrobel

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    My friend who paid 499 bought her TiVo from Best Buy. Don't know if she ordered service over the phone or online. She didn't know about the 399 deal.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2013 #589 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I wonder...

    I should be MSD eligible for $399 lifetime...

    PLSR code provides $399 lifetime, so long as the code continues to work (yet to be verified it still does)...

    Can anybody share any insight into if it matters, at all, which way I get the price? Is there ANY downside to choosing one, over the other?

    They are both "discounted", which would make the unit it is applied to not a "full price" lifetime.

    I'm worried that I may have just agreed to sell my first two lifetime TiVos, which one of which was my "full price" lifetime.

    I've seen the posts that it shouldn't matter, because I paid full price, and selling the unit does not change that I paid it.

    Can a few people tell me that they have actually verified that the last part remains true, once the full price lifetime "anchor TiVo" is placed on another person's account? I just want to be 100% sure about this.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2013 #590 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    The other thing is that according to the MSD terms, even a full price lifetime unit MUST have connected to the TiVo service within the last 180 days.

    So, if I sell my full price unit, and it dies, or the buyer quits using it, it would appear that the MSD terms would mean I would not be MSD eligible down the road (beyond 180 days).

    Then, only PLSR could give me the $399 lifetime, and that code could be taken out of use at any time.
     
  11. Dec 5, 2013 #591 of 3246
    lessd

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    Why would Best Buy deal with a site that is not legit ?? and sell at such a low price ??
     
  12. Dec 5, 2013 #592 of 3246
    emax

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    You don't need a code if you are existing customer.
    I bought roamio pro 2 days ago in BB. Went to tivo.com > my account and clicked on "activate tivo". Got 399 price for lifetime. Without any codes.
    So you have nothing to worry about.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2013 #593 of 3246
    lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I just tested the code on a blank old TiVo account that has no active TiVos in the account and it did work as Lifetime went from $499 to $399 after I entered the code!!
     
  14. Dec 6, 2013 #594 of 3246
    soobaerodude

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    Do a google search for "triangulation fraud" or "drop ship scams". There's a lot of discussion about this in the Lego collector community. But hey, you got the goods and saved a little scratch. No harm done, right? Everyone wins.

    Anyway, to get this thread back on track with legit deals: Amazon is selling the Roamio basic for $149 again :D
     
  15. Dec 6, 2013 #595 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Thank You for posting that, and setting the record straight.

    While the scare originated because somebody was trying to enter the code while buying direct through TiVo, we didn't have verification that it was still working on units purchased elsewhere. Now we do.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2013 #596 of 3246
    jackief

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    RickStrobel

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    No, I started the scare. I have a friend who bought a TiVo at Best Buy. She paid $499 not knowing about the promo code. I told her to call in to fix it. She was told that the PLSR code had expired.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2013 #598 of 3246
    RickStrobel

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    So her best bet at this point would be to cancel the Lifetime Service she just ordered a couple of days ago, then reactivate her TiVo online, not over the phone?

    Will the TiVo work for a short time with the subscription cancelled?
     
  19. Dec 6, 2013 #599 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I'm sure everybody appreciates when a stand-up guy, like yourself, takes the blame. It was likely the screenshot posted by another person, that would've incited panic for a while, either until I took a long look at it and realized why THAT scenario wasn't working with PLSR, or somebody else noticed what was kind of obvious (unless it had been awhile, or it just didn't come to mind).

    That same screenshot, redeemed that person who posted it, for giving somebody a chance to spot and state the situation there, and they did post that they were wrong (so, it's all good). Then another person verified the code still works (now, it's all better).

    That's all proof there are still good people on here, that are willing to try and help, or set things straight. Which I was actually feeling a need to see proof of.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2013 #600 of 3246
    Loach

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    Thanks for posting this. So ultimately in this case the retailer (Best Buy) gets left holding the bag when the fraudulent credit card purchase from the drop-shipper/scammer gets reversed. Unless the buyer is kind enough to return the merchandise to them and claw back against the drop-shipper via Paypal.

    Just to be clear, I don't know if Sophiamart is legit or not, but if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck..........
     

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