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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 12, 2013 #681 of 3246
    CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Legally? You lose the TiVo, with no recompense from Best Buy. You would have to sue the "thief" to get any money back.

    Now I agree that the chances that Best Buy would ever go after your TiVo are practically non-existent; it's not worth it to them either financially or customer relationship-wise. But if your TiVo malfunctions under warranty; I'd bet there's no way you could go through Best Buy to get the TiVo exchanged.

    Personally, I prefer not to buy stolen merchandise.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2013 #682 of 3246
    mattack

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    Heh, I have $3.xy from them from back in the 1990s! I WAS going to get a Roamio through them just to up the price to whatever I could cash out (I should look again, maybe I can cash out to paypal below $5).. but today a deal through the ibotta app came out for $10 off $100 or more.. and it's supposedly available in a BB I'll be near.. So I'll get it in person instead.

    (yeah, I'll play these games to do deals, even though I admit it's relatively small amounts of money.. Mostly I'm using up some small BB bonus rewards that supposedly expire.. I know 'real' gift cards can't expire if they're to a specific store, but these ones supposedly can.)
     
  3. Dec 12, 2013 #683 of 3246
    CloudAtlas

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    :up:
     
  4. Dec 13, 2013 #684 of 3246
    lessd

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    Just because I purchased a Roamio for a few $ less does make the unit stolen, under the law Best Buy could not come back to me as I purchased from a web site that used PayPal as payment, it is not up to me to vet any or all web sites I use, PayPal on the other hand should (or may have) been doing this.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2013 #685 of 3246
    c3

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    Why are you reading this thread?
     
  6. Dec 13, 2013 #686 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    +1 :up: My thoughts, exactly! Posts like that should be reported and removed, IMHO. (hint) (hint)
     
  7. Dec 13, 2013 #687 of 3246
    BlackBetty

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    +1. Gotta love the folks that get off on thread dumping.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2013 #688 of 3246
    alyssa

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    Not necessarily, discounted Tivo's have been found within a year of new models being introduced. It really depends on a store offering a discount. 6-9 months after the S3 was introduced Dell offered a major discount. I think within the same time frame a store offered a major discount on the Premiere.

    It really is matter of keeping a look out for a deal & accepting that it will take a while. Will it be close to $250, maybe not but i've decided what i am willing to pay for the upgrade.
    Of course, if my current systems fail all bets are off. :D
     
  9. Dec 13, 2013 #689 of 3246
    tturner23

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    Does anyone have any info on SellMoreTivo.com? Someone posted a promo code from this website on reddit a couple days ago so I Googled them and their website says they are offering the following discounts on hardware and service plans:

    Roamio Plus: $299.99 + $9.99/month service
    Roamio Pro for $399.99 + $9.99/month service
    Mini's for $49.99 + $5.99/month service.

    The prices (especially the discounted service) make me think this is a scam but I haven't seen this website mentioned in this thread and was wondering if anyone knows anything about them.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2013 #690 of 3246
    HazelW

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    Terms and conditions for the SellMoreTiVo Boxes Offer (the "Offer"):

    Only available for a limited time, while supplies last to retail employees who have completed a TiVo® eLearning module. TiVo® reserves the right to terminate this promotion at any time, for any reason, including the Promotional Subscription pricing any time in the future.
    Only certain current employees identified by TiVo of the retailers for which this promotion was designated (the "Retailers") are eligible for this promotion. User must pass employment verification by TiVo, and must receive an award code from TiVo to be eligible. Furthermore, you must remain an eligible employee of Retailer to continue to receive Promotional Subscription pricing as part of this Offer. This Offer is non-transferable.
    Offer is for: One (1) TiVo Roamio DVR for $149.99 + $9.99 monthly service or $499.99 (includes one-time service payment option), (1) TiVo Roamio Plus DVR for $299.99 + $9.99 monthly service or $599.99 (includes one-time service payment option), (1) TiVo Roamio Pro DVR for $399.99 + $9.99 monthly service or $699.99 (includes one-time service payment option), (1) TiVo Mini for $49.99 + $5.99 monthly service or $174.00 (includes one-time service payment option), (1) TiVo Stream for $97.50, subject to the terms of this offer and any taxes, if applicable.
    In the event that you are no longer an eligible employee of Retailer, or TiVo otherwise discontinues this Offer and/or the Promotional Subscription pricing, your existing subscription to the TiVo service received as part of this offer shall revert to the then current one (1) year monthly TiVo subscription price.
    Connection to TiVo service required via a broadband internet connection and wired or wireless home network (Ethernet cable or compatible wireless network adapter required, sold separately).
    Not eligible for Multi-Service Discount. Cannot be combined with any other offer, including TiVo rebates.
    TiVo DVRs come pre-activated and your subscription begins immediately.
    Money Back Guarantee applies only to initial activation if canceled within 30 days and DVR is returned for a full refund.
    No early termination fee applies to subscriptions received as part of this Offer.
    Terms and conditions of the TiVo Service Agreement, available at www.tivo.com/policies.

    Promotional offer is for One (1) TiVo Roamio DVR, (1) TiVo Roamio Plus DVR, (1) TiVo Roamio Pro DVR, (1) TiVo Mini (available with purchase of a TiVo Roamio DVR), (1) TiVo Stream per eligible user.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2013 #691 of 3246
    marklyn

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    This is only applicable to people who work in some form of retail that sell Tivo's and the service plans are valid until such time you no longer work for said retail company. Doesn't apply to regular consumers.
     
  12. Dec 13, 2013 #692 of 3246
    tturner23

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    Interesting... So hypothetically, if I had a friend who worked for something like Best Buy, he could take the survey or whatever and give me the code?
     
  13. Dec 13, 2013 #693 of 3246
    marklyn

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    I suppose so but if you friend tires of BB and leaves, then one day (not sure how), your lifetime sub may disappear. Plus I think it'd be a hassle since you'd probably have to sign up under his/her name since the code is tied to how he/she registered to get it. I'd think this would be too much of a hassle and risk.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2013 #694 of 3246
    tturner23

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    I'll jump through some serious hoops to save a couple hundred bucks. Thanks for the info.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2013 #695 of 3246
    palover

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    If the subscription were to end with the person's employment (BB is not usually career employment), it would be a hoop not worth jumping through.
     
  16. Dec 13, 2013 #696 of 3246
    CrispyCritter

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    I agree that we don't know that the unit is stolen. In the scenario I posted (a company laundering its stolen credit card numbers by getting paid for TiVos via Paypal from third parties), the merchandise is stolen. In all jurisdictions, stolen merchandise is returned to the user. In some jurisdictions, unknowing possession of stolen merchandise is a crime (eg Ohio).

    Irrespective of whether you get your money back or not from Paypal, in the scenario I posted you would be receiving a stolen TiVo. I personally prefer not to buy stolen merchandise, even if it's cheap.
     
  17. Dec 13, 2013 #697 of 3246
    tturner23

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    I am pretty sure once you buy lifetime (even at the reduced price) you would keep lifetime even after leaving the retailer. I assume (dangerous, I know) that the part about the rate reverting to the regular price would only apply to those that choose the monthly service from the get go. If I were to pay them a couple hundred of dollars for lifetime and then a month later, quit the retailer, it would be crazy for them to cancel the lifetime and switch it to monthly. What would they ask next... For me to pay them the difference between a full retain box and the discounted box? I don't think so.

    But who knows with TiVo these days.
     
  18. Dec 13, 2013 #698 of 3246
    lessd

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    Your post talks like I know that the TiVo is stolen, and you but not I would prefer not to buy stolen merchandise, even if it's cheap, I don't want to purchase any stolen merchandise but if you purchase anything from E-Bay that item could be stolen also, it hard for me to think anybody would know if something purchased off the web is stolen or not, I don't know the law in OH but I am sure if you purchase something in a normal way (and using PayPal is a normal way) you can't be charged with having stolen merchandise, if you go into a mom and pop say bicycle store (in OH) and purchase a new bicycle that unknown to you was stolen, you could be charged with a crime in OH!!, that not a reasonable outcome from such a normal transaction, but I don't know how that law is applied in OH.
     
  19. Dec 13, 2013 #699 of 3246
    gonzotek

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    Think this might be relevant:
    http://www.jud.ct.gov/ji/criminal/part9/9.1-15.htm
    You can draw your own conclusions as to what that means to your situation. I'm not judging or commenting on anyone's actions, motivations or legal liabilities.
     
  20. Dec 13, 2013 #700 of 3246
    lessd

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    Good post, note the part that said (to the jury I guess)

    It would not be enough for you to conclude that the defendant exercised poor judgment when (he/she) acquired the property or that (he/she) was careless and should have suspected that the property was stolen. There must have been an actual belief in the defendant's mind that the property was, or probably was, stolen.
     

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