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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 6, 2013 #601 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    There's no grace period on a cancelled unit. Any recordings that exist already *should be* viewable, but I doubt the SP list & To Do List will survive. There's a small, but possible, risk that cancelling, then re-subscribing, could assign the unit a different Media Access Key, that *could* "bork" everything.

    If it's the only TiVo on the account, the possibility of the MAK being changed, is much more likely, than if there were others on the account (since the MAK is the same on all units on an account).

    With just about any company, except TiVo, I'd suggest asking them about it. She can still ask, but TiVo tends to say one thing, then do something very opposite what they tell you. I speak from experience, and reading what others post, as well.

    I'll defer to the other qualified folks to hopefully be more helpful.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2013 #602 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    If it "talks" like a duck, I'd be suspicious. I don't trust ducks that talk. ;)
     
  3. Dec 6, 2013 #603 of 3246
    lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I don't understand how Best Buy would not know about this problem if it is a problem, when I order something to be shipped to an address that does not match my credit card I have to provide much more information unless I am an old customer of the co. like say Amazon, if I was the first order from Sophiamart OK, but who would Best Buy come after, somebody tried to scam one of my CC once and I got a call that day to see if the transaction was legit, I would think Best Buy would do the same.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2013 #604 of 3246
    Carlos_E

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    Right now what is the best deal on the Roamio Plus? What is the sale price on ATB.com?
     
  5. Dec 6, 2013 #605 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Since the TiVo unit won't know it's been cancelled until it calls into the server I'd think that you could call, cancel, then go online soon after and before the next daily call, then input the PLSR code to reactivate it. It may be a gamble but if anything gets borked up I'm sure you can just call TiVo back and explain the situation that you changed your mind and decided to keep your TiVo.

    Or just call, cancel, return that Roamio, buy a new one, then activate THAT one online with PLSR. :D
     
  6. Dec 6, 2013 #606 of 3246
    soobaerodude

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    You have to chat with or call abt.com and ask them to sell you one for $339
     
  7. Dec 6, 2013 #607 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I had thought about suggesting she pull her network cable, do the cancellation, re-subscribe, then plug the network cable back in, after giving 24-72 hours for TiVo's system to get things done. Plug in before it is all the way done on TiVo's end, and problems are likely.

    Maybe force at least two back-to-back connections, then make sure the Guide Data is complete and goes as far forward as it should, then do as I said above, but wait 72 hours before reconnecting the network cable. It really should work fine that way, with the only glitch I see, being if the guide data changes while unplugged (The programming gets changed, or times of it changed), a show or three might get missed, or chopped. Of course, the usual apps and any features that get disabled without a connection, will do so.

    I'd do all this to get $100 back in my pocket.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2013 #608 of 3246
    davefred99

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    I just pulled the plug and purchased a Roamio Plus from ABT.com. Could not have been simpler. Went there online chat and simply said a friend had purchased a Plus for $339 a few days ago and could I get the same deal.
    A fellow named Nick said sure can I call you to take your order. Within 5 minutes I was done and should have it here in 4 or 5 days. how easy can that be ?

    Dave
     
  9. Dec 6, 2013 #609 of 3246
    palover

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    Why do you assume that Best Buy would deal with a new, unknown outfit without without assuring themselves that they're not going to be scammed? This company goes back almost 50 yrs. I don't think they're dumb or inexperienced.

    Both Best Buy and PayPal would have to be clueless to get involved with a scammer when they could be left holding the bag. I'm sure they've both seen every trick in the book at some point, and have safeguards in place to prevent getting duped.

    "The website is not blacklisted by trusted security services such as Google SafeBrowsing, ThreatLog and MalwareDomainList.

    The website has a good trustworthiness score in the WOT (Web of Trust) reputation and it should be considered a safe and not harmful website.

    The website has a good vendor reliability score in the WOT (Web of Trust) reputation, this means users have reported a good shopping experience and the website may be considered reliable for business transactions in general.

    We have searched the website address in the most popular social networks to see how many users have shared it and we have found in total 13 links, that indicates the website is at least popular in social networks.

    The domain name of the website was 1st registered only 3 months ago, this means the website is very new and we cannot judge the safety of this website yet. Every business has to start and we cannot judge a website as a scam only because it is new, but as always we should be cautious."
    http://www.scamvoid.com/check/sophiamart.com

    I would certainly be adverse to buying from a new site that advertises the lowest price if I didn't have buyer protection. PayPal provides that, so worst case scenario, I have to wait for PayPal to issue a refund.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2013 #610 of 3246
    soobaerodude

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    Man, why are you so vehemently defending this crap site?

    There is no working relationship between Best Buy and sophiamart. It just looks like a regular purchase to Best Buy. The scammers have access to the stolen credit card's online account management to where they can change the billing zip code or add a shipping address.

    The contact information on their website has already been found to be bogus:

    Not worth it to save $20 on a Roamio Plus
     
  11. Dec 6, 2013 #611 of 3246
    Huzordaddy

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    I received an email from Tivo this morning again offering the $50 discount and lifetime subscription for Roamios. I won't post the discount code here because I believe it is a on-time use coupon.

    Subject: TiVo Roamio, the Ultimate Family Present! Special Upgrade Pricing.

    Tivo Roamio: $574.99
    Tivo Roamio Plus: $749.99
    Tivo Roamio Pro: $899.99


    Or call (877) 289-8486 Promo code required at final checkout: XXXXXXXXX
    Discount pricing will be reflected at final purchase step.



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  12. Dec 6, 2013 #612 of 3246
    gostan

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    Not much of a deal. :confused:
     
  13. Dec 6, 2013 #613 of 3246
    Loach

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    Why do you assume that Best Buy is "dealing" with them as opposed to just taking an online order? EVERY large company that's doing business online experiences some degree of fraud losses, not just "dumb or inexperienced" ones.

    Yes, they have controls to minimize it and shut it down when it pops up, but some will always slip through. It's like whack-a-mole.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2013 #614 of 3246
    palover

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    Man, why are you so vehemently attacking any site with a lower price than you paid? You're the one with over 70% of your posts claiming the lowest priced sites to be scams. Even though sophiamart has delivered product and nobody is claiming to be defrauded, you're clearing hoping that they're not legit. I think that's kind of sad. I don't know why you're obsessed with chasing people away from a site that has no dissatisfied customers yet, but you clearly are.

    I've just put you on 'ignore'. Since you only post in this thread I doubt I'll miss any useful info.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2013 #615 of 3246
    clorox

    clorox New Member

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    In case anyone is keeping track sophiamart.com is down....

    "Store Unavailable

    This store is currently unavailable due to maintenance. It should be available again shortly.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused."

    Not saying it necessarily means anything, just an observation...
     
  16. Dec 6, 2013 #616 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I don't get it either.

    Maybe a plant from another TiVo reseller, that wants to suck business in, by sucking it out of the site with the lowest price?

    I'm not accusing, just a guess.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2013 #617 of 3246
    soobaerodude

    soobaerodude New Member

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    Yes, I am a plant. You got me :rolleyes: .... No, I just don't want to see people scammed. If you do a google shopping search for 'roamio plus', sophiamart lists the lowest price. Anyone doing due diligence might stumble upon this "Roamio Deals" thread. They should be made aware of the risks.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2013 #618 of 3246
    Carlos_E

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    Thank you
     
  19. Dec 6, 2013 #619 of 3246
    Raoul99

    Raoul99 A/V Addict

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  20. Dec 6, 2013 #620 of 3246
    CloudAtlas

    CloudAtlas New Member

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    I'd be more worried about credit card fraud. Support you local merchants - BestBuy?

    http://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/sophiamart.com
    Low Trust Rating. This Site May Not Be Safe to Use.
    Site is United States based , But The Real Location is Being Hidden

    Website: sophiamart.com
    Domain Age: 101 Days
    Website Speed: Slow
    Owner: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
    Owner Address: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
    Owner City: PANAMA
    Owner Postcode: NA
    Owner Country: Panama
    Website Location: United States

    Probable website origin :-
    59%; United States
    25%; Panama

    Notes:-
    Alert ResultThe owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity
    Alert ResultThis website is 101 Days old
     

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