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Thinkng of deactivating my Mini's

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by overFEDEXed, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Then BestBuy needs to end their sixty day return policy. I can purchase an item and decide to return it up to sixty days later. It doens't happen very often but it does happen sometimes. I ordered two Minis and then got one when they had it in stock before the ones I ordered arrived.
    So I will be returning one of the minis I ordered. Now I would have preferred to return it at pickup but you have to wait at least two hours before it can be returned. So their policy is screwed up to begin with, But this Mini also has not been opened so it is still brand new.And should be able to be put back on the shelf.
     
  2. button1066

    button1066 New Member

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    I also think the no questions asked 60 day return policy should be changed. Returning items unopened is a separate issue to the OP who not only opened his but spent hours setting set them up (apparently) and a few days of confirming they don't have Netflix like he was told before wanting a do over and his money back.
     
  3. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    But what you will not know is what happens if your TP-4 is taken off your account at TiVo, to test that out you will need to move your TP-4 to another TiVo account and then see if the Mini still works. That would be a pain.
     
  4. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

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    Or for that matter, purchases they intend to use and return. We've all purchased products that don't live up to what they claim, but in this case the OP bought something that he/she KNEW didn't do it. That is a new level of abusing a lenient return policy.
     
  5. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    What a waste of time and money that was!
     
  6. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    button1066,
    Is this me that you are posting about?

    I didn't purchase these at Bestbuy. I had an order with them, that was cancelled. I got these from Tivo.
    I wanted to deactivate and keep them. Tivo said that I would have to pay $50 a piece more for them, if I deactivated them.

    Why is everyone talking about sixty day return policy at Bestbuy?
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Sixty days is my return period with Reward zone silver.

    Sent from my HTC ReZound using Forum Runner
     
  8. tbielowicz

    tbielowicz New Member

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    These are always factored into the cost of their products and is passed on to you whether you like it or not. Abuse of these policies will only cause them to increase costs and ultimately raise prices. This isn't just Best Buy, but all retailers including Amazon.

    As for the 60 day Best Buy policy, that is only for Silver Members. All others only get 15 days.
     
  9. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    aaron,

    I meant, are his or these other posts directed at me?
     
  10. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    button1066,

    Are your posts directed at me? I did start the thread so...I was wondering.
     
  11. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    Do you have a problem reading? These Mini's were from Tivo. The order from BestBuy was cancelled. Where does it say that these were from BB?

    1: He said that I could pay $50 extra, for each box and that there would be no commitment.... No way, I could just buy them at BestBuy.

    Then you say this;

    Where does it say that I opened them up. I opened one. The other is sealed.

    Then, here you go again.

    I am a Premier Silver member. That means that I have spent thousands, yes I said thousands of dollars at BestBuy. This is merchandise that I have bought and kept. I have a sixty day return window. So, if this is ME that you are talking about, guess what? If I had bought and returned them to BB because I didn't like them, in your mind, YOU WOULD STILL BE
    and there is nothing that you can do about it. Nothing!
     
  12. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Well this thread sure got derailed fast.
     
  13. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    Reading through this thread, it almost feels like an opening epilogue of Monday Night Raw.

    Almost.

    We just need a steel chair.......
     
  14. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    Yes, It might of had to do with me mentioning, what the TiVo CSR said.
    The part about his friend buying a four tuner, activating the mini and then returning it. The CSR said that he could see, where this could be a problem, for retail.

    I already own my four tuner. I purchased my Mini's from TiVo. I will pay for return shipping, if I decide to return them.

    I don't understand where button1066, got their info, that said that I bought these from BestBuy.

    Anyway, thanks for the input. I guess that I should add an option 4;
    Return the Mini's, pay the full return shipping, then go by BestBuy and give them a 15% restocking payment, for an item that I never received from them.
     
  15. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    I imagine everyone here has used a return policy to get out of a purchase they weren't happy with. What many including myself took offense too is that you say you aren't happy about missing Netflix when you knew that the Mini did not have it before you bought it.
     
  16. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    Wait a minute?

    You wanted Mini(s), knew they didn't have Netflix but you wanted them to have Netflix really really bad.
    You ordered 2 from TiVo, got impatient, so you ordered 2 from Best Buy for instant gratification.
    You cancelled the Best Buy order.
    You accepted the 2 from TiVo.
    You got mad they don't have Netflix.
    You realized you made a huge impulse buy/decision that might not have been the best judgement.
    You want to cancel and return them.

    Wow.

    Good thing they were TiVo Minis and not the automobile Minis.
     
  17. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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  18. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

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    Yup, that about sums it up. Nobody cares where they came from. In the end, the returned ones all raise the prices for everyone else, regardless of where they were returned to.
     
  19. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    But no one cares about returns except, apparently, a few of you in this thread. Let Best Buy worry about their return policy. Let Tivo worry about their return policy. If they need to make a change, they will.

    Move on.
     
  20. button1066

    button1066 New Member

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    Are you feelling ok? Maybe you should buy some more Mini's and return them to Best Buy or whatever it is you do for a hobby.

    Note: I read "I am a Premier Silver member." with an exasperated lisp. "I am a THILVER member god dammit!!"
     

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