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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. bmgoodman

    bmgoodman Member

    Dec 20, 2000
    I called today and was offered $971.18 to include the 3-year warranty and $31.20 of Virginia sales tax. I'm considering taking this deal versus keeping my Series 3 until it dies. It's a bit more complicated than that, but I'll leave it out to keep the thread more on-target.
  2. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    So basically, the same $100 off a Pro + MSD lifetime deal that everyone else is getting, plus the cost of the warranty.

    Have to agree with Bierboy here, my Elite may not be all that quick but it gets the job done pretty reliably for the most part. It's hard to justify dumping another $800 into a Plus w/lifetime not even a year and a half after I put $700 into the Elite, especially given the lower resale value of the Premieres now. I'll wait for someone like woot to start clearancing some Plus's (or a refurb from Tivo maybe).
  3. dslunceford

    dslunceford Active Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    I think if you skipped the Series 4 boxes, it's much easier to rationalize/make the jump...
  4. Somboy

    Somboy New Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    Depending on your sales tax situation, the best deal on a base Roamio might be Abt.com for $199.99 -$20 with free shipping using the FALLSAVINGS code - that's what I did. You need to get over $200.00 so I added some batteries I needed. I've had good luck with Abt on a couple of orders- good CSRs and a good return policy.
  5. worachj

    worachj Active Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Thanks for the FALLSAVINGS code! The only problem is that it failed for me because it requires a $200 minimum purchase and the TiVo is $199.99. I would need to buy an additional item to make it work.
  6. tds4182

    tds4182 New Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    Order an ~$8 POE filter and you're just above the $200 limit and you'll probably need the POE filter at some time in the future for a MOCA system.
  7. tds4182

    tds4182 New Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    I ordered a Plus yesterday afternoon and got the $50 discount without even asking for it.
  8. TK-421

    TK-421 Stormtrooper

    Aug 10, 2000
    The minute they offer some sort of lifetime transfer deal, I'm in. I'm ready to move on.
  9. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    You're going to waiting a very long time, they don't do transfer deals. The best you're going to get is a lower price on the box itself, then pay MSD lifetime. That's all I've seen ever since the S3s came out, with the exception of the one-time glitch where you could get $199 lifetime on Premieres when they changed the sub model (and it was only good for a few days).
  10. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

    Nov 10, 2000
    The last one I know of was the TiVo HD lifetime transfer deal in 2007 (I paid ~$400 for the hardware & xfer back then).
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    They gave us launch Premieres with $200 lifetime service. For every S3 you owned you could get a launch Premiere with Lifetime service for $200. MSD lifetime cost $300 at that time.

    Or you could also transfer monthly service to the new Premiere leaving the S3 with one year of service. I did this on one Premiere since I had a $6.95 monthly rate. Which is the only two tuner Premiere I still have now.

    I had hoped they were going to offer something when the Roamio launched, but they never did.
  12. SlappyMcgee

    SlappyMcgee New Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    I was offered a Deal over the holidays last year by Tivo. I believe it was $99 lifetime on my Tivo HD, transfer my current subscription to a new Premiere. Might have been $199 lifetime, I will have to check the email when I get home.
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Yeah, I'm not getting my hopes up, but TiVo has offered some pretty good deals in the past.
    IIRC, TiVo had a deal to transfer lifetime from an S2 to the original S3 for like $200 or something like that.
    I would have jumped on the offer if the original S3 hadn't had the $800 price tag.
  14. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    But they really just took $100 off the box, right? That's not what he was asking for I think, plus you can already get $100 off the Pro now.

    Hoping that they're going to give you more than $100 off of lifetime + box for upgrades might mean you'll be waiting for a while.
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    No, they gave me lifetime service for $200. According to the bills for my launch Premieres they charged me $200 for lifetime service. It wasn't a lower price for the Premiere.
  16. jlin

    jlin New Member

    Nov 20, 1999
    Get additional 10% back when using Discover (5% online shopping and 5% from ShopDiscover portal) at abt.com -- if you can find something to buy to bump up to $200
  17. leiff

    leiff New Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Thx for abt $20 off coupon. Picked up $200 base roamio and $88 mini for $262 after %2 casback for fatwallet.

    Subtotal $288.49
    Discount Savings - FALLSAVINGS - $ 20.00 Savings
    Standard Shipping 0.00
    Taxes $0.00
    Total $268.49
  18. prisk

    prisk New Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    I called ABT today (chatted, actually). Asked them to match the $100 off TiVo was offering on the Roamio Pro and they did! Also gave me 3 Mini's for $82 each. Total: $744. They arrive Wednesday. They also told me that if there is a price drop on Cyber Monday they will honor the match, even if it is just 30 days outside the price guarantee window. Best part, 12 months interest-free, so I can pay it over time.
  19. lickwid

    lickwid New Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Wrong place to post, but if anyone is interested, I have a Roamio Plus + Lifetime for $700 + shipping. PM me. I can provide Tivo Service Number to verify lifetime. This is an extra one I bought for my father but he didn't want it.
  20. aryndub

    aryndub New Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Please PM me. Sorry to threadcrap, not enough posts to PM. I got rid of my TivoHD years ago. :)

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