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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.
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any idea how long the 2nd box has to remain active to qualify for the $100 off lifetime?
The Basic and Plus are on backorder now at ABT.
Got the Pro for $499 shipped. Took less than 10 minutes via Live Chat and call to give the credit card.
Top notch service!
At TiVo.com, it wanted to charge me tax of $72 for California for a Pro at $499. Not sure why so high.
What am I missing? ABT's website says $599.99. Do you have to call to get the $100? I'd like to try to get a price match from a local place.
You actually have to discuss it with them at least via "Live Chat". You could print out the text from the "Live Chat" and use that, but ABT was so good, I just went with them.
I went to Best Buy and showed them what TiVo would give me ($350 for Plus/$499 for Pro) in my shopping cart and they wouldn't budge.
I think the MSD would only apply to the monthly payment. One you have lifetime on the unit, there is nothing else to purchase.
And if you're buying a Roamio from any place that's not directly TiVo, you can use code PLSR to get $100 off lifetime anyways. So you don't have to worry about having a qualifying first box active. (Anyone, please correct me if this is no longer the case.)
I wonder if you have to call around to multiple Best Buy locations? I had no trouble getting them to match the Tivo, Inc "phone in" price.
What evidence did you show them to get them to match the "phone-in" price? I chatted with a TiVo rep today to try to get a screen grab of the discount offer, and they said they couldn't do it and I'd have to call their sales department. My experience with Best Buy is that they'll only do it if you can show them evidence of the price from another vendor.
For some reason with Best Buy, you also have a lot more leverage if you purchase the item from them first, and THEN negotiate the price under threat of a return.
Be prepared to follow through with a (now open box) return if they don't see things your way.
My closest Best Buy wouldn't do it even though I showed them them the final price using the screen grab and promo code in the online shopping cart. They basically said they would not match TiVo's price period. Hello ABT!
I told them I had *no* evidence, but I could call the Tivo order phone number. They didn't bother to call. I'm not sure if the weekend management was less picky? Or because it was so close to closing time?
I'm an Elite Plus rewards member with best best buy and they wouldn't price match. ABT made it very easy to buy.
Same here (Elite Plus). Plus I just bought a Thermador Built-in from them (Pacific Sales).
I should have not wasted my time going to Best Buy in the first place.
Unfortunately all Roamios are backordered at ABT. Luckily I got in this morning!
ANY visit to a Best Buy is a waste of time....
Fact. They will become even more irrelevant to savvy shoppers once Amazon same-day delivery rolls out in more cities
I was able to get ABT to match TiVo for $350 (Roamio Plus), but not the $339.99 that others have been getting.
The PLSR code worked like a charm for the lifetime activation.
Now I just need to wait for the TiVo service activation to flow through. "We're still processing your activation. Try again in 24 hours"
Just ordered a Roamio Plus! Hopefully this is worth me upgrading from my Premiere 4!
So is the Roamio Pro $100 off gone now? or am i missing a promo code somewhere? Looks like $599+399 both at Tivo and ABT.
Just keep making the TiVo force calls home and it'll update eventually.