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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. May 5, 2014 #1081 of 3246
    filovirus

    filovirus New Member

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    How low could we get the price. I had an advisory panel cert in Jan that could have gotten me the unit for 25 dollars, but I wasn't ready for one at the time.
     
  2. May 5, 2014 #1082 of 3246
    lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Remember the full price starts at $250, getting the Mini (with lifetime) for say $200 is a 20% discount from the full price, not bad but not close to a 50% discount that one may think they are getting with a $50 Mini
     
  3. May 5, 2014 #1083 of 3246
    trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    Is this a deal anyone can get if they buy a Roamio?
     
  4. May 5, 2014 #1084 of 3246
    rock342

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    FYI - Sams Club has the Roamio Plus for $299 and the Roamio Pro for $499. That amounts to $100 off each from full retail.
     
  5. May 5, 2014 #1085 of 3246
    Bytez

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    When did Tivo start offering the $100 of Roamio Plus/Pro and $200 off the lifetime subscription with the discount code? Is that the best deal ever?
     
  6. May 6, 2014 #1086 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Yep, but the fleabay discount code deal still blows this away if you want lifetime (and you should).
     
  7. May 6, 2014 #1087 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    It's a promo thing they're running with retailers to get them to sell more Tivos, workers at these places are taking the codes and reselling them. Yes, it's the best deal you're going to get right now and probably for quite a while.

    http://www.sellmoretivo.com

    I'm sure the codes are not supposed to be resold but Tivo is apparently looking the other way, to our advantage.
     
  8. May 9, 2014 #1088 of 3246
    spherular

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    Anyone who wants to discuss this feel free to contact me.

    spherular <at> gmail <dot> com
     
  9. May 9, 2014 #1089 of 3246
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    What, how you're selling codes that you're not supposed to? I mean I was glad to take advantage but I'm mildly surprised Tivo hasn't busted your balls given that you're essentially undercutting the retailer you work for.
     
  10. May 9, 2014 #1090 of 3246
    tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    So you were "glad to take advantage" of the "codes that you're not supposed to" in order to save yourself a few bucks, but you are criticizing someone trying to make a few bucks themselves by selling the codes and undercutting the retailer they work for? This is just the type of entrepreneurial spirit that the modern American capitalist economy is built on. You communist.
     
  11. May 9, 2014 #1091 of 3246
    spherular

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    It's not as clear cut as that. I've been working with them for some time, some people sell codes which they acquired through, shall we say, interesting methods and have fallen foul. I've never had a problem with any code I've provided and maybe that is why people keep coming back.

    Ultimately TiVo want their product to sell and if I'm helping someone to buy that just needed that little extra incentive, then they are all for it. We all know that if you choose TiVo, you're often an advocate for the brand, allowing a few more people to buy at a lower price invariably drives new users to the Roamio platform.

    TiVo's latest quarterly numbers show that for the first time 6 years that net active TiVo owners increased 6k to 966k boosted by the 49k in gross additions made in the quarter ending January 31. You know the shareholders and management want to get back up to a million before the year is out!
     
  12. May 9, 2014 #1092 of 3246
    Mike1973

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    I got a code on ebay (not from spherular, from another user), did a best offer and got it. Used it today for a Roamio Pro, service and a Slide Pro remote. Glad to be back with Tivo!
     
  13. May 9, 2014 #1093 of 3246
    squint

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    I'm curious if this supply of codes will dry up anytime soon.
     
  14. May 9, 2014 #1094 of 3246
    mcluvin

    mcluvin New Member

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    I got a code from Spherular recently. Just took delivery of the order yesterday. Saved ~$1K. I haven't owned a Tivo since the Series 2 and if I were paying retail, I probably wouldn't have bought these. IMO the monthly fees are crazy if you have a few minis, so lifetime is the better option, though a lot of money up front even when discounted. Crossing my fingers this setup works well and I get more than 2 years out of it.
     
  15. May 9, 2014 #1095 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Wow! So what's the "baseline" one could expect to spend on each model, perhaps broken down to those with lifetime, and those bought without service right now?
     
  16. May 9, 2014 #1096 of 3246
    Bytez

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    I must say that I wouldn't have gone back to Tivo if it weren't for the codes. How much is the slider remote with the discount code?
     
  17. May 9, 2014 #1097 of 3246
    mcluvin

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    $35, but you can only get the Roamio version which doesn't have the dongle. You need the dongle to use the keyboard with a Mini.
     
  18. May 9, 2014 #1098 of 3246
    HeatherA

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    My son works for Best Buy... wonder if he could get me a code? Hmmm....
     
  19. May 9, 2014 #1099 of 3246
    aridon

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    The codes are legit, I used one but I'm a buyer and not a seller.

    Thing is I never would of come back to Tivo because their retail pricing is ridiculous. The codes saves substantial amounts of $$ which made the deal palatable to me after feeling pretty screwed after the premiere.
     
  20. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I don't see the big deal on someone re-selling discount codes as long as they are getting them legitimately.
    In the end, TiVo is getting another subscription on the books. That's probably all they care about.
     

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