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Roamio Upgrade Offer

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by boilerjt, May 20, 2014.

  1. boilerjt

    boilerjt New Member

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    Currently I own a 2 tuner Premiere with lifetime service and I received a Roamio upgrade offer from Tivo. I'm interested in a Roamio Plus and they are offering the DVR and lifetime service for $749.99 (a savings of $150.) After adding the item to the cart and entering the promo code, I see that the DVR is $350 and lifetime service is $399.99. Since I already have a unit activated with lifetime, this only looks like a $50 savings, not $150. From what I see, not a very good offer. Am I missing anything?
     
  2. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yes, you're missing the fact that lifetime service is per device, not per account.
     
  3. boilerjt

    boilerjt New Member

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    I understand lifetime service is per device. Since I already have a unit with lifetime service, wouldn't a 2nd unit (Roamio Plus) on the same account qualify for the multi-service discount of $399.99 lifetime for the new unit, even if I bought the new unit at full retail price?

    What I'm getting at is this offer was targeted at me by Tivo advertising an upgrade savings of $150, which in reality is a savings of $50, compared to buying a unit off the shelf at Best Buy and activating with lifetime.
     
  4. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    TiVo has been doing this for ever, saying that Lifetime Service is $499 and giving it to you for $399, saving you $100, and leaving out that you can get that $100 off on your own with MSD or the PLSR code. I assume some people fall for it, but not many who visit this Forum.
     
  5. boilerjt

    boilerjt New Member

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    Thanks Les, that was what I was assuming.
     
  6. leepoffaith

    leepoffaith Member

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    I got my Tivo Plus in addition to lifetime for $599 through one of the buyer's codes on ebay. I paid $30 for the code so lets say $630. It's still $60 cheaper then what they are giving a loyal customer. Seems pretty crappy to me.
     
  7. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    What does it mean to be a "loyal customer" than just an existing customer? I don't see the difference.
     
  8. leepoffaith

    leepoffaith Member

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    I was using them interchangeably, but I suppose current customer would be more appropriate.
     
  9. gary712

    gary712 Member

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    I also got this offer from tivo romio plus w/lifetime for $749. I called tivo and I cannot get an additional $100 off for being a loyal customer for over 11 years. What I want to know is the codes they are selling on ebay for $49 real? If so I can get a romio plus for $599 w/lifetime plus the $49 which is $200 cheaper than tivo
     
  10. squint

    squint New Member

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    Even better is to use the eBay codes and have a friend in Oregon buy them for you.
     
  11. gary712

    gary712 Member

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    does that mean the ebay codes work? and why Oregon?
     
  12. sakaike

    sakaike Member

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    Yes, the codes work flawlessly (see my post earlier today in the Roamio deals thread).

    And I suspect Oregon because no sales tax...
     
  13. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    OK sorry, my bad. I must've interpreted it wrong. Your assumption is correct as others have verified.

    I agree the codes are definitely the best option.
     
  14. Bytez

    Bytez Member

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    Yep, go with the codes on ebay. Tivo is making a raw deal!
     
  15. brentil

    brentil New Member

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    So I went to the page and put a TiVo Plus in my cart while logged in.

    TOTAL: $825.98 (w/tax)

    Put in the code from the email and got the new "upgrade offer" price.

    TOTAL: $772.74 (w/tax)

    Yeah, $50 off isn't enough to make me upgrade...
     
  16. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Can you say, "eBay code?"
     
  17. caddyroger

    caddyroger New Member

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    What would be the best way and cheapest way to buy a Roamo Plus and get life time service with it?
     
  18. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I reiterate.........
    These are the prices: www.sellmoretivo.com
     
  19. spherular

    spherular Member

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    happy to help if I can :)
     

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