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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Jan 10, 2014 #821 of 3246
    tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    This won't last long. And order from Amazon. Those Etailz orders are sure to get cancelled. I'm guessing they messed up and listed inventory for the Roamio Plus under the Pro model.

    You can bet the Amazon price is their rock-bottom of wholesale+shipping allowance. No profit margin at that price.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2014 #822 of 3246
    mjcxp

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    Yep I figured if I ordered from them I would receive the Plus and not the Pro. Hopefully Amazon will honor the orders.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2014 #823 of 3246
    tivaulo

    tivaulo New Member

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    Thank you for pushing me over the wall. I was about to start researching about etailz as this sure looks like a product mistake.

    I was looking for a plus instead, but this is too good to pass. At least if anything goes wrong with the transaction, the headache with Amazon will be a lot lighter than with the other company.

    BTW, I think this is a case of Amazon's bot automatic price match. Thanks etailz for the mistake, crossing my fingers.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2014 #824 of 3246
    laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I'd be surprised if the order went through. Etailz had the Pro listed at $399.99 in mid-November, too, and a couple of us placed orders, but we all got emails within a day that the order had been cancelled because the product was out of stock.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2014 #825 of 3246
    JAaronT

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    I was just searching for our posts about the experience with them.

    Spend the $30 and get it from Amazon. I just did. :)
     
  6. Jan 10, 2014 #826 of 3246
    DonnieZ

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    Just got settled in with my new Roamio Plus and Mini which are replacing two TiVo HD units.

    Got Best Buy to match the email from TiVo for $349 for the Plus, and got them to match the $86 price from Amazon for the Mini. Wish I could have bought when they had the gift card deal as well, but you can't win them all.

    Gawd.. These things set up so fast! Thanks to the person who posted the Comcast Cable Card hotline somewhere on this forum. I was up and going in 5 minutes from the time I powered up the Roamio and inserted the M-Card from my TiVoHD!!! Guided setup took about an hour with all the updates, reboots, and some dinner cooking in the middle.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2014 #827 of 3246
    laria

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    I still haven't called to pair my card and we went and got it the day after Christmas. :eek:
     
  8. Jan 10, 2014 #828 of 3246
    mike3775

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    The ones who got the pro from best buy are lucky as hell. My best buy stores only had the basic $199 model and the others I had to order online through them, and I figured since I am going to order online, I may as well go through Tivo and use some promo codes I got in an email.

    I have to give Tivo credit. I initially screwed up and ordered a roamio plus w/lifetime and it cost $962.98, and I realized I had forgotten to enter my promo code after I clicked purchase. I called them up immediately, and they went into my order and put in the promo code and while doing so I asked if I could just cancel that order and put in an order for the pro as it would come out to be about the same price with the promo code, which they did cancel the original, and did an order over the phone and my total for pro with lifetime was $962.99, so with the promo code, and 1 cent more, I got the pro.

    I am waiting for my delivery to arrive. It was supposed to arrive today, but UPS is still having issues from the weather event earlier this week so I should get it tomorrow, and I went ahead and got my cable card from Comcast the day after I placed my order, so I am hoping installation and activation of it will be painless, as for my HDTivo, Comcast was in my place for over 7 hours getting it set up(this was in 2008)
     
  9. Jan 11, 2014 #829 of 3246
    lessd

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    For me it would be $30 + $27 in sales tax, that $57, I took my chance and ordered the $399 Roamio Pro version, I got a confirm from Amazon, if the order falls through, no problem for me as I will get my money back.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2014 #830 of 3246
    Tom Pich

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    Amazon is back to $529.99 for the Pro which is still a good price. I was lucky enough to get in on the $431.23 price x2. Hopefully Amazon will ship these units!

    Etailz is still showing $399.99.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2014 #831 of 3246
    Tom Pich

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    Amazon price is $433.59 for the Roamio Pro right now. I'm sure it won't last long.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2014 #832 of 3246
    alyssa

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    I was able to get best buy to price match to costco for a plus over the phone. The plus price ended up being $350 with fee shipping. (I had an additional $100 bucks in gcards for bb)

    How I did it was
    Call a costco that is located with 50 miles of a best by
    , ask them what they have the plus at,
    Call best buy, tell them you saw it in a costco at xxxx
    They'll call the costco and verify
    Then give you the plus at the price matched mark with free shipping.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2014 #833 of 3246
    sicariis

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    Didn't think this low price would hang around all day. I cancelled my Elitz order, and went to Best Buy and got them to match Amazon's $433, well worth the little extra for getting it today.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2014 #834 of 3246
    DonnieZ

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    That's pretty good you got them to match Costco.. I thought their policy was not to match membership clubs.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2014 #835 of 3246
    tivogurl

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    Is the Pro really worth it? I'd probably lose at least $100 reselling my 2TB Lifetime Basic.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2014 #836 of 3246
    mike3775

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    I only got the pro because of the promo codes TiVo sent. I would have been happy with the middle one because I still have the extender from the HDTivo that died 6 months ago, and figured I would simply add that to the one, but the promo codes made is the same as the middle, and I will plug the extender into it when it arrives Monday(Freiking UPS and their BS weather excuses for delaying the delivery)
     
  17. Jan 11, 2014 #837 of 3246
    laria

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    We wanted the Plus/Pro because we already had 4 tuners with our two S3's and needed the 6 tuners. We knew we'd either upgrade the Plus or just get the Pro because we also wanted the increased hard drive space.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2014 #838 of 3246
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Depends on the deal you get. At list, there is a $200 difference in price, and a 3TB drive runs between $100 and $140 depending on what type of drive you buy. Personally, it is worth $60 to $75 to me to not have to open up the box. YMMV.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2014 #839 of 3246
    cjbell82

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    Got Best Buy to pricematch the Amazon price of $433.59 for the pro. No problems, although they did double check this on their own iPad!

    Didn't want to risk going through Etailz, as they seem to keep getting further stock in, and one wonders how they can be priced so much cheaper than the rest, but good luck to those who are trying that route!
     
  20. Jan 11, 2014 #840 of 3246
    shrike4242

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    Best part is that I ordered one on Tuesday at $535.99 and it dropped right after shipment and I emailed to get my $6 back. Last night, my camelcamelcamel.com price alert went off to alert me to the $431.23 price and I emailed them again to get my $98.76 back.

    Amazon will price adjust and credit back the difference within 7 days of shipment, so if anyone ordered one from Amazon and received it in the last 7 days, email Amazon to get your difference back, before they put it back up to $529.99 again.

    I will be very surprised if Etailz ships at that price and I would be even more surprised if they do anything before Monday, since they're likely to be getting hit with dozens of orders at that price.
     

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