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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 28, 2013 #781 of 3246
    tomm1079

    tomm1079 New Member

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    you guys make it hard to not upgrade.


    Price matched a basic with amazon and got the 50 and 15 dollar gift cards.


    on a side note: i have 2 - 2 turner premieres now and a 4 tuner elite and a tivo HD i need to sell

    The HD is the only one that does not have lifetime.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2013 #782 of 3246
    Scopeman

    Scopeman 2 x Basic Roamio

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    I have purchased Roamio twice in the last two days, because Best Buy not only give out the $50 GC after the Amazon price match but throw in an additional $15 GC right now for any purchase over $100. So $149, plus you get $65 in GCs back from Best Buy (which, in my case, were spent right away on ANOTHER Roamio, $149 with $65 in GCs yet again given back, which were then used on a Mini, where they matched Amazon's $86 price.) SO the total was like this:

    $149 for the first Roamio
    $84 for the next Roamio
    $19 for the Mini

    Add about 8% sales tax, and you get $273 out of pocket for a whole house upgrage of my Tivo gear.

    CRAZY good deal.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2013 #783 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    If you totally ignore the cost of service, sure. But good deal on the hardware alone.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2013 #784 of 3246
    alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    **jealous**
    do you have a link to the costco pricing? I tried searching their site & couldn't find anything.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2013 #785 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yep, it's like cell phones now, where you pay little for hardware but then get gouged on service fees.
     
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  7. Dec 28, 2013 #787 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Paradise...
  8. Dec 28, 2013 #788 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    And Xbox one for $399. I'm sensing a fishy website.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2013 #789 of 3246
    midson

    midson New Member

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    Likely another scam site. Looks like all the others mentioned here earlier.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2013 #790 of 3246
    rmpearl

    rmpearl New Member

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    I went to the Best Buy in Chandler, AZ. As long as you don't mention the Gift Cards when you're trying to do the price match you should be fine. The gift cards are automatic at the end. I couldn't find the Tivo at a Costco near me so just used the picture off of a Costco website (Costco Couple).
     
  11. Dec 28, 2013 #791 of 3246
    Loach

    Loach New Member

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    Yep. Even the fonts and the "about us" section look strikingly similar to Sophiamart. I would guess any Tivos bought from that site will be drop-shipped from Best Buy or another legitimate retailer using credit cards stolen from Target.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2013 #792 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    As a Target credit card holder, my "who cares?" attitude, which I never even expressed here, has changed a bit, towards those buying TiVos from these short-lived web stores (and knowing something's off about it).

    Somebody ends up paying for credit card number theft. If (more like when), my rates go up (I'm on a variable rate, that never goes down), once it has been long enough for Target's finance company to claim it is for some other reason (other than getting the money back over the massive theft), I'll be thinking of those with such an attitude.

    Losses (or false claims) paid for by insurance, or things that have fraud protection (and are hit by fraud), scammers and thieves wind up passing the cost onto consumers, in the long term.

    So, thanks in advance, for the inevitable APR increase I'll see as the result of not only the scammers and thieves, but those who turn a blind eye to where their "discount" merchandise comes from and/or how it is "paid for", before being drop-shipped/fenced.

    It's almost comparable to Cox Communications giving me a "free" speed increase on my internet, and more "free HD programming", which I don't ask for, only to see my bill double 6-8 months later "as a result of increased operating costs". I just love it when fraud and scams are legal, like that. Then, the next bill I'll likely see increase will be my Target card, even though I pay 3x my minimum payment due, each month, every month, before the due date.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2013 #793 of 3246
    alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    i am unable to find that pic from the costco site :(

    I tried to get BB to price match the 'onlyindecember' site, no go. <yeah i know there wasn't much of a chance but i had to try>
    the CS guy did point me to the list of sites bb would price match, Amazon.com, Apple.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, Frys.com, hhgregg.com, HP.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Newegg.com, OfficeDepot.com, OfficeMax.com, Rakuten.com Shopping, Sears.com, Staples.com, Target.com, TigerDirect.com and Walmart.com.

    nooneyouknow, i will not order from onlyindec site- to much bad karma, it's not worth it
     
  14. Dec 28, 2013 #794 of 3246
    mrsean

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    I just walked out the BB in Secaucus NJ with a Roamio Basic and a Mini for $62.51. It will be giving to either a friend or my mom. I had $125 in gift cards beforehand that I was saving towards a Roamio Pro for me but the bonus $65 turned out to be too good to pass up. Of course I acted all kinds of surprised when the Magnolia salesman handed me the new gift cards, but he and the manager didn't even care to notice. My spouse said "All that time you spend watching soap operas is finally paying off". The cool thing is that I never had to produce the Amazon website to show the salesman or his manager. They already knew Amazon's price. I guess they must had pm the Basic for another customer recently. Also when I asked for the Mini pm, they asked me what Amazon was selling it for and again without me having to show anything. I was thinking of lying and saying $70, but then I didn't know if they were testing me to see if I would be honest or not.

    I did tell the salesmen that Tigerdirect was selling the both Mini and the Stream for $50 AR earlier this month. The manager who was still around seemed really surprised by this. So much that I thought he might even give me the Mini for that price but the purchase and already rang and he did not say anything further plus I knew that TD does not currently have the Mini (or Stream) listed on their website.

    Thanks for heads up on this great deal guys! Does anyone know if I activate both the Basic and Mini at the same time do I a discount on the Mini activation? I know it's $399 for the Basic ready because of my MSD.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2013 #795 of 3246
    midson

    midson New Member

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    Did the Plus/mini deal at the Tualatin, OR BB. The sales supervisor that helped me knew all about the double dipping but did it anyway. So $370 for plus and a mini after price matching and gift cards. Plus another $5+ off for using my cash rewards visa. Now the painful part; paying tivo for lifetime. Thanks to all in this thread for your reports. And let me know if you're in the market for a lifetime Tivo HD with 2GB drive! ;)
     
  16. Dec 28, 2013 #796 of 3246
    CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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  17. Dec 28, 2013 #797 of 3246
    laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Bummer, I wish I'd seen that before. I could have got another $50 off maybe. :)
     
  18. Dec 29, 2013 #798 of 3246
    lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The same ad as on http://www.electronicmegasale.com/tivo-roamio-plus-dvr-tcd848000/

    I did purchase and got my Roamio +as a drop ship from Best Buy from their OH distribution center. The unit came with Best Buy shipping paper saying that I could exchange the unit or send it back to Best Buy if I needed to. I called Best Buy and said I got this Roamio + as a gift what was it worth if I wanted to exchange the unit at a nearby store, they look up the order# and told me $499 + tax, go figure. (I still have the Roamio+)
     
  19. Dec 29, 2013 #799 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    That's proof right there that you got lucky using a stolen card website.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2013 #800 of 3246
    Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    This site is a scam. They have registered many web sites and between these sites "offer" many different products. The scam is this:
    You order a product.
    They charge your PayPal
    They order the product from BestBuy (or other big store) online, using a stolen credit card, and have BB ship to your address.
     

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