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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 15, 2013 #721 of 3246
    the block

    the block New Member

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    When I tried that they wouldn't do it because you had to enter a promo code to get the price, whatever kind of moronic logic that follows. Getting it through Abt was cheaper anyways, just had to wait a few extra days for shipping.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2013 #722 of 3246
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    No question about it. Although the fact that most WiFi networks are not setup properly is the cause of most issues people have.

    Just last night I was transferring content to my Roamio Basic to take to my GFs house. I noticed that the transfer rates had dropped to around 70Mb/s over wireless instead of the normal 90Mb/s+ speeds. I looked closer today when I got home and I realized that with the addition of several extra IP cameras recently was using up more of the available Wi-Fi bandwidth in that room So I setup another AP to offload some of the bandwidth. Now my transfer rates are back over 90Mb/s. In a typical house there would be only one AP, instead of the several needed and too many devices connected for the wireless bandwidth available. Which would slow down the throughput of the devices. I've seen it many times.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2013 #723 of 3246
    marklyn

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    Well, I just pulled the trigger and ordered a Roamio Plus and 3 mini's from ABT. It couldn't have been easier. Went into chat with Megan and asked what the best price was for a Roamio Plus and a mini. She quoted $339 and $85 respectively, and no shipping.
    She asked to call me direct and we continued the sale from there.
    I asked if they were in stock and when could they ship. She said they were in stock and would ship today so I ordered a Plus and 3 minis. Very easy company to deal with.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2013 #724 of 3246
    NewRoc

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    Plus at 349.xx at some Costco Warehouses (members or w/GC), YMMV.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2013 #725 of 3246
    AdamNJ

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    1) price match policy
    I went to best buy in East Brunswick nj to find and buy an item the bb website had at a low price matching Amazon. I brought the item and printout to customer service and asked for them to match the website price. The girl told me she would have to get approval as they don't typically price match clearance items. Short story is I got it for the price I wanted. But if an item is on their own website and available for free shipping, they should just match it. If they told me no, then bestbuy.com would have gotten the sale not the store.

    2) display/promoting TiVo
    This is a magnolia store so they have roamio plus/pro in store. None of their magnolia tv's had it on display, they only TiVo related thing in the area was a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper that mentioned the $50 gift card deal.
    So then I walked around the store some and found where they had the TiVo stuff stocked and there was a roamio basic on 'display'. It was not hooked up to cable or OTA so there was no signal at all. It was also not hooked up to the internet at all and TiVo service wasn't enabled, so there were error messages abound. It looked like total crap. There is no way that will help to make a sale, if anything it will turn people away.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2013 #726 of 3246
    iceturkee

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    tivo is still offering existing customers the $499 romaio pro with $399 lifetime until the end of january. i verified that with tivo monday (12/16).
     
  7. Dec 17, 2013 #727 of 3246
    marklyn

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    For clarification, if I order Roamio Plus from a company like ABT and then when I set it up, do I contact TIVO by phone to buy lifetime service using PLSR code, or do I do it all online with Tivo.com?
     
  8. Dec 17, 2013 #728 of 3246
    iceturkee

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    all from tivo as far as i know. i called yesterday to verify if that deal was available and told through the end of january. i asked the csr to note my account i was interested as i can't pay for it until sometime next week. this is for the romaio pro.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2013 #729 of 3246
    Loach

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    You'll want to do it online. If you try to use PLSR over the phone there's a good chance they'll tell you it's expired. Purchase lifetime online and you likely won't have a problem with it.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2013 #730 of 3246
    marklyn

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    I have a tivo account that is still active from a few years ago when I had a tivo unit with DirecTV. Would it be fair to assume that I can login and activate online and use the code when making the payment?
     
  11. Dec 17, 2013 #731 of 3246
    Loach

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    Yes, there should be a field for the promo code on the screen where you enter your payment information.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2013 #732 of 3246
    iceturkee

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    i had directv tivos from years ago. as i remember, they were under my directv account and not tivo.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2013 #733 of 3246
    marklyn

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    Mine are under tivo.com, I just logged in and it still shows my account info, past order history, etc.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2013 #734 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Just a friendly reminder that PLSR does not work if you buy the TiVo from TiVo directly, and try to use the PLSR code at checkout.

    It might work if you buy a monthly plan, when buying directly, but not until you have completed your commitment period, and/or cancel the monthly service from TiVo. Then you might be able to use the PLSR code.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2013 #735 of 3246
    bobrt6676

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    OK, would there be any reason NOT to get Roamio Plus w/3TB drive (same as Pro) from Weakness for 489.99, no tax, free shipping VS Roamio Pro from Tivo for 499.99 + Tax, free shipping?? Is there anything I'm missing? Seems Weaknees would save me about $75.:confused:
     
  16. Dec 17, 2013 #736 of 3246
    lessd

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    Yes, and your warranty would be with WK, or you could purchase from ABT for $339 + $120 for the 3Tb drive saving you another $30 and have a 1Tb drive left over. (You also may find the 3tb drive for less $)
     
  17. Dec 17, 2013 #737 of 3246
    laria

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    If you live somewhere with tax, probably not.

    For me, the difference is only $10, since TiVo also has free shipping.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2013 #738 of 3246
    mjcxp

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    I am looking to upgrade my Roamio base to a Pro. Does ABT still have the Pro for $489.99?
     
  19. Dec 18, 2013 #739 of 3246
    iceturkee

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    you might not get lifetime for $399. although i didn't ask, it sounded like tivo's deal with $399 lifetime didn't require another tivo unit on your account for the multi unit discount.
     
  20. Dec 18, 2013 #740 of 3246
    tatergator1

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    The Tivo deal is a targeted upgrade offer to existing customers. The $499 + $399 deal for the Pro requires a unique promo code, at least when ordering online. Perhaps by calling Tivo Sales directly, you can get in on this offer without actually having anything to upgrade; YMMV.
     

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