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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.
Used on E-Bay ?? from somebody that did not like their gift of a Roamio +
You're not going to see that kind of discount until the Roamio's replacement is out and they're trying to clear out Roamios. TiVo is definitely not the greatest company when it comes to offering deals, probably because things are always so tight there.
Am I reading that Best Buy will pricematch PLUS the $50 gift card?
I would think they would price match Costco's $349 for the Plus
Has anyone been successful in getting a price match to the Tivo deal (unlikely, I know).
Best Buy is a wildcard. When it would seem it should work, some stores will turn you away, some will say price-match, but no gift card, or no price-match, because you get a gift card, and the gift card is the same as a price-match.
Going back after a purchase, and trying to get either one (on that purchase), alone, is unlikely, unless you just return your purchase, then buy another one and try (with no guarantee of success).
Since that subject is over 50% of what has been talked about on this thread, I would suggest doing some reading, of what has already been posted on the subject.
The subject of getting any store to match TiVos promos has also been discussed at great length, and is a wildcard.
It would have to be used IMO. Even then, the seller could easily get more than $250 if he/she were paying attention to the prices.
I got my $320 Roamio Plus today from Sophiamart, but it looks like they've stopped selling.
Well I guess you can get the Roamio + from http://www.electronicmegasale.com/tivo-roamio-plus-dvr-tcd848000/ for $319.99 no tax or shipping cost, pay by PayPal without using a CC on PayPal, looks like the same sight I got my Roamio from, just using a different name.
So I just became a member of Tivo and have been reading these forums for a while before purchasing a Roamio+ from ABT. I just used the PLSR code on the tivo site, after almost overlooking the "Have Promo Code?" link at the top of the page...kinda strange place/look for it...like they're trying to hide it.
Anyway, I noticed there was a ** on the Promo code. Anyone notice this before or know what it means? Sounds like when the expiration date hits you begin monthly payments/new lifetime service...which may be why they take $100 off???
"Promo Code**: PLSR
** Promotion period ends Dec 31, 2018. After your promotiom ends, you will begin being billed the standard unit fee for this payment plan."
I rarely say this: I have no idea what to even say.
I qualified for MSD discounted lifetime, when I activated three Roamios, and then sold my qualifying full-price boxes, figuring (based on what I read on here), that I could always hope that code would remain active if I no longer qualify for MSD on a future purchase.
I don't like the way that appears to work, but will let others comment to get some perspective, first.
That doesn't make any sense, as I've never read of anyone being up-charged after making a Lifetime purchase.
I suppose it could be referring to people who use the code to get a discount on the monthly subscription price? It would make sense, but then that's counter to what PLSR stands for (Product Lifetime Service Rebate).
I never noticed this before on my PLSR purchases. I've made at least six of them over the years. If true then this would really suck.
But didn't TiVo mention something earlier this year about possibly doing something with boxes that were on lifetime past a certain age to get more money and a new subscription again? So they could be counted as subscribers again?
Let's hope that IF this is the case, the boxes will be easy to identify.
I remember there being lifetime w/expiration date scenarios, and TiVo was telling people that it was on units that never should have been on the market.
They could only be identified by TiVo. So, we know it's possible for a unit to say lifetime one day, and not the next. I just hoped it was in the past, to stay.
The major issue is going to be this: How does a buyer of a used TiVo know they are getting true product lifetime, or special service lifetime w/expiration date?
Unless TiVo makes the units easily identifiable, the resale value of "lifetime" TiVo's is going to take a MAJOR hit.
This is all speculative, except that it's already been established that TiVo can do the "worst case scenario". It makes sense for their retail market, that I hear they lose money on, consistently. The fact that TiVo can only count subs for a limited time, when the financial reports come in, also points towards it making sense to expire-out a limited "lifetime" sub, then get a new sub that they can count again. I don't like it. I'm just processing the facts, and laying out what I know. Like I said, unless easily identifiable, such units being out there, will hurt the value of the ones we are most familiar with. If they are going this route, they need to make sure it doesn't hurt the ones who pay full-price, and/or used their earned MSD pricing and paid the MSD amount.
I am a bit repetitive, in this post, but I am for a reason.
Another member (we were PMing) did order from sophiamart.com because of me, the Web sight went down before he got any tracking so he though he was screwed, he went to PayPal and put in a claim, and before PayPal got back to him his Roamio + was delivered, so the PayPal claim was canceled.
We both think this new site is the same http://www.electronicmegasale.com/tivo-roamio-plus-dvr-tcd848000/ but who knows, if I needed another Roamio I would try again with the new sight.
The sight has the link in my post 673
I'm pretty sure he sighted your cite of the site. He was correcting your spelling.
The issue is not whether you will get your Roamio from the site, because you will (and if not, you're protected), the issue is whether in two months Best Buy will realize it got paid with a stolen credit card and categorize your TiVo as stolen merchandise.
678 posts of agonizing over how to save a few dollars on a product with a nominal four to five year, or more, life cycle. Who the **** cares?
Buy from a reputable dealer or TiVo direct....where it can be returned without hassle if it dies within the usual electronics infant mortality window.
Buying from "It Fell Off The Back Of The Truck.com" is a loser's false paradise.
And what would stolen merchandise mean to me, Best Buy is responsible to check on any CC fraud they get, not me, as I would have no idea, nor do you, that a CC was even used. If the price was 80% off list that would be one thing but many places are giving 20% off list now on stuff, so that not way out of line for a normal transaction.