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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    But the problem is that Tivo expressly prohibits the transfer of these codes when they're received, if you click through the sellmoretivo.com signup you can see that. It seems apparent that they're willing to boost sales even though it's really to the detriment of the retailers selling their product.
     
  2. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I wouldn't think it would have a major impact on sales or the bottom line one way or another.
     
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Agreed, and that's probably why they don't care. But it's very easy to find on fleabay.
     
  4. psywzrd

    psywzrd New Member

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    Can anyone post what we can expect to pay for the various Roamio devices with one of these codes?

    And is it worth it to pay extra for the Roamio Pro vs. the Plus or would it be cheaper to just get the Plus and buy a bigger HDD for it (if that's even possible)?

    I'm thinking about upgrading either one or both of my S3 Tivos to Roamios. I'm hoping that I can transfer shows from my S3 Tivos and my computer to the Roamios AND that the Roamios will allow me to transfer shows from them to my computer too.
     
  5. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    http://www.sellmoretivo.com/

    SellMoreTiVo
    Sales Accommodation Program

    Learn about TiVo Roamio™ DVRs and compatible accessories and get your own for a great price!

    Complete this short product training lesson to take advantage of this special offer just for sales associates.

    You get:
    Your choice of TiVo products:

    TiVo Roamio DVR
    $149.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required
    $499.99 (includes one-time service payment)

    TiVo Roamio Plus DVR
    $299.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required
    $599.99 (includes one-time service payment)

    TiVo Roamio Pro DVR
    $399.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required
    $699.99 (includes one-time service payment)

    TiVo Mini
    $49.99 + $5.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required
    $174.00 (includes one-time service payment)

    TiVo Stream
    $97.50
     
  6. psywzrd

    psywzrd New Member

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    @CoxInPHX: So the prices are the same whether we do it through the website you posted OR buy a code on ebay?
     
  7. spherular

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    FYI on eBay the prices I offer are as follows - note the slide pro is included and the Roamio base model is $50 cheaper on lifetime. Remember that the website route is only open to those in the retail industry.

    TiVo Roamio DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
    $149.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $110 - MSRP $199.99 and $14.99/mo. service
    $449.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $250 - MSRP $199.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

    TiVo Roamio Plus DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
    $299.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $160 - MSRP $399.99 and $14.99/mo. service
    $599.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $300 - MSRP $399.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

    TiVo Roamio Pro DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
    $399.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $260 - MSRP $599.99 and $14.99/mo. service
    $699.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $400 - MSRP $599.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

    TiVo Mini (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
    $49.99 + $5.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $50 - MSRP $99.99 and $5.99/mo. service
    $174.00 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $76 - MSRP $99.99 and $149.99 product lifetime service

    TiVo Stream & TiVo Slide Pro Remote
    Stream $97.50 - Saving $32.50 - MSRP $129.99
    Slide Pro (for Roamio Only) $34.99 - Saving $15.00 - MSRP $49.99
     
  8. psywzrd

    psywzrd New Member

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    @spherular:

    Is your ebay id the same as your username here? If not, can you please PM your ebay id or just link me to one of your listings? Thank you.
     
  9. spherular

    spherular Member

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    Yes it's the same. The link it's in my signature.

    You can email me at the same username at gmail too.
     
  10. filovirus

    filovirus New Member

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    $125 dollars or best offer? Tivo discounts are appreciating faster than bitcoin!
     
  11. mcluvin

    mcluvin New Member

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    I bought an extra plus and mini for my parents but think I'm just going to let them go with a Brighthouse DVR. If anyone has an interest, you can have them for price paid + $20. If you want a slider remote, I can offer one at the discounted price. Prefer dealing with someone local. I'm in the Jacksonville, FL area for a couple more weeks, then moving to Deland, FL. Items are brand new unopened.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  12. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Sounds like a (potentially) smart move...

    I often regret being the one to suggest (sometimes push) TiVo to friends and family. It tends to come back and bite me, since they tend to expect me to provide ALL support and even handle getting RMAs, etc...

    If I have to be the villain, one more time, due to them missing "Days of Our Lives", or whatever show, even when it was their own fault, I'm about ready to rip out their TiVos, pay them off, and tell them to enjoy whatever alternative they choose, and to call the support number that goes with their choice, instead of taking every issue out on me.

    TiVo isn't for everybody. One thing leased equipment has going for it is that you can abuse it, or when accidents happen (even intentional ones), it just gets replaced, at no cost. Yes, I realize this still causes loss of recordings. At least I won't be the one they get mad at when it happens.

    I still have to keep reminding myself of the "pros" of owning TiVos, when mine get poltergeists in them, and I get caught in the middle of TiVo and the Cable Company each blaming each other, or just telling me it's my problem, not theirs...

    The day TiVo locks down on being able to swap in bigger drives, will likely be the day I part-ways with TiVo ownership. I've locked that down as being what keeps me with TiVo. The rest of the things TiVo has that leased equipment doesn't, even added together, doesn't equal enough

    Don't get me wrong. I love TiVo. It's a love/hate relationship, though. What I really hate is when everything is working, TiVo pushes out a software update, and then things aren't working well, at all, even two more updates later...

    Admittedly, I seem to be in an unlucky minority of people who are negatively affected by a change TiVo made to try and improve things for the majority.
     
  13. yukit

    yukit Member

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    I took advantage of spherular deal on ebay (actually the seller was spherular2 so it may have been a poser.) The code did work fine.

    This did save me at least $100 on the similar transaction I was temped with the hoops deal. It is not a lot in a bigger picture, but I figure I will take the deal now rather than waiting for another offer at the next quarter-end.
     
  14. sakaike

    sakaike Member

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    Like yukit, I recently purchased a code from Spherular2 (who is the same as Spherular), and the code was legitimate, and saved me hundreds over a direct purchase of my Roamio Pro and Mini, both with lifetime directly from TiVo.

    This is the real deal, nothing complicated in the transaction with TiVo. Just input the coupon code provided via email from Spherular which was received within minutes of payment confirmation, and you're done.

    Units were activated with lifetime prior to shipping, so upon receipt at home, it was just a matter of inserting the cablecard and initiating Guided Setup. I have Fios and have no premium channels, so pairing was not required. Couldn't have been an easier experience overall.

    If any of you are on the fence regarding purchasing codes from Spherular, I hope this endorsement helps your decision making.
     
  15. spherular

    spherular Member

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    Thanks for the write up...if I can help anyone else out please reach out

    <spherular> <at> <gmail.com>
     
  16. ohmark

    ohmark Member

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    Two questions:
    1. Do Tivo's terms and conditions of your codes permit transfer and/or sale of the code?
    2. If transfer/sale is not permitted, then what assurance is there that Tivo won't, at some point, do an audit and revoke the lifetime subscriptions?
    Thanks.
     
  17. spherular

    spherular Member

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    I obtain my codes directly from TiVo and not through the channels discussed elsewhere, as such the same set of terms and conditions do not apply. TiVo have the right to Audit code use, but codes obtained legitimately will not have any issue, those that are not...
     
  18. ohmark

    ohmark Member

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    Great; but again--do the terms and conditions of the codes that you obtained from Tivo allow transfer/sale?
     
  19. spherular

    spherular Member

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    There are no such terms in effect. The codes I offer are unrestricted.
     
  20. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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