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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 13, 2013 #701 of 3246
    clorox

    clorox New Member

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    I just don't understand why anyone would even bother ordering a Roamio Plus from Sophiamart.com or that other new site when you can get it for $1 cheaper from ABT as long as you don't live in IL, WI, IN, or MI (where they charge tax).

    On a related note, I got my Roamio from Abt for $319 (after $20 Amex benefit) and my Mini from Amazon for $61 (after $25 Amex benefit), and I was able to sell 2 2-tuner, 45 hour Lifetime Premieres and a wireless N adapter on eBay for $600 AFTER all of the eBay/PayPal fees.

    I think now is a decent time to be selling Premieres since who knows how long they'll last and they pull in a decent price right now (After 3 years I've been getting worried one would break down with a non hard drive issue and be either a costly replacement or worthless).

    So I'm getting:
    $600 in cash

    Paying:
    $380 for the devices
    $400 lifetime on the Roamio
    Lifetime on Mini pays for itself in less than 2.5 years because I don't have to paying $5/month on Fios for a second cable card.

    Net cost is about $180 (a little more when I add taxes to the service cost and if I present value the savings on the one fewer cable card), but I'm also getting a new device that ought to be worth a few hundred bucks if I decide to sell it in a few years!
     
  2. Dec 13, 2013 #702 of 3246
    CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Yes, that is the law in Connecticut (your state); it's different in different jurisdictions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possession_of_stolen_goods
     
  3. Dec 13, 2013 #703 of 3246
    lessd

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    Not everybody can get the AX benefit
     
  4. Dec 13, 2013 #704 of 3246
    Mr.Broncosfan

    Mr.Broncosfan Mesa, AZ

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    Just bought a Plus from ABT for $339. In live chat, they said the sale was over, but they would still honor it. The lady called me and we completed the order.

    On a side note, I received an email promo from Tivo for the Plus w/lifetime for $749. I called Tivo to see if they would match ABT and then I would use the PLSR promo code for liftetime at $399. They wouldn't match ABT, but he said he would throw in the MoCA adapter for free. Doesn't it already come MoCA ready?
     
  5. Dec 13, 2013 #705 of 3246
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The Plus has built in MoCa but unless you're on FIOS you'll need a MoCa adapter at the router too. (The FIOS router has MoCa built in)
     
  6. Dec 13, 2013 #706 of 3246
    Mr.Broncosfan

    Mr.Broncosfan Mesa, AZ

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    Gotcha. I don't want to derail this thread, but I can just use the wifi to stream everthing and for updates to the program guide, correct? MoCA just makes it faster?
     
  7. Dec 13, 2013 #707 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Not if he has the plus near the router. Then he could just plug it into the router via Ethernet and use the plus to create the MoCA bridge.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2013 #708 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    ........and way more reliable , especially with streaming and downloading.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2013 #709 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    If your WiFi network is setup properly then it will work great. From a user perspective with my Roamios and Minis I see zero difference between WiFi, MoCA and Ethernet. The only time I'll see a difference is with the transfer speeds to my TiVo Dekstop machine from my Roamio Pro since that will hit around 180Mb/s. With my Roamio Basic I'll get 95Mb/s transfer rates whether I use WiFi or Ethernet.
    But again from a user perspective,(ie, streaming to the Minis, watching content between TiVos, and using apps) I see no difference.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2013 #710 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    . You still gotta admit that there's more "potential" for issues with wifi compared to MoCA and wired Ethernet.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2013 #711 of 3246
    alyssa

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    bobrt6676

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  13. Dec 14, 2013 #713 of 3246
    AdamNJ

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    FYI, the ABT.com deal of the Roamio Plus for $339 still works through chat / phone call. I paid with amex as well to try getting the $20 cash back. This one is destined for a friend who will be new to Tivo.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2013 #714 of 3246
    johnm4

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    Any recent datapoints of pricematching + gift card at Bestbuy?

    What are you pricematching against? Amazon has the basic for $150. I have a TiVo email for 20/40/60 off. I'd like to get the Plus down to $350 if it's still possible.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2013 #715 of 3246
    AdamNJ

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    See my post directly above yours. U can get it for 339 from abt.com.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2013 #716 of 3246
    johnm4

    johnm4 New Member

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    $350 - $50 giftcard = $300 + tax net cost
     
  17. Dec 14, 2013 #717 of 3246
    AdamNJ

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    I don't recall any seller publicly advertising the Plus for 350, which is what you would need for BB to price match. I also don't think anyone here was successful in getting BB to price match the Tivo email, since it doesn't show the deal on the tivo website.

    Also unless you live in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, or Michigan, then ABT means no sales tax and free shipping.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2013 #718 of 3246
    TomJHansen

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    Just saw a new display in Mesa, Arizona with the Roamio Plus for $349.00. I might get it from them because it will be eligible for the Costco return policy. I had an old S2 from Costco that I had for about 3 years and then returned it for a newer one and got back $200 difference on the price drop.
     
  19. Dec 15, 2013 #719 of 3246
    NewRoc

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    It is an available offer to transfer monthly service plans to one of the three Roamio models (Pro purchase price is "further down") purchased directly from TiVo (not at retail).

    The "value proposition" of TiVo technology, pricing models and technical support however continues to fall behind :(
     
  20. Dec 15, 2013 #720 of 3246
    tomm1079

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    this is what i did.

    I showed them the Weaknees cart with promo code added and they priced match that and gave me the 50 dollar gift card.
     

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