1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tivo Elite/XL4 Sale - Electronics Expo $319

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by MeInDallas, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Jun 7, 2012 #1 of 20
    MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    910
    0
    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Just got an email from Electronics Expo for a sale on the Tivo Elite/XL4 for $319 using coupon code EXPOHOT. Says code is good for all Tivo receivers as well. I didnt buy my Elite with them, but I did get 2 regular Premieres from them a few months ago and they are a good company if you've never used them. :up:
     
  2. Jun 7, 2012 #2 of 20
    BlackBetty

    BlackBetty I

    2,446
    0
    Nov 5, 2004
    And $80 for shipping :rolleyes:
     
  3. Jun 7, 2012 #3 of 20
    MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    910
    0
    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Shows $9 shipping for me. It's out of stock now anyways.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2012 #4 of 20
    BlackBetty

    BlackBetty I

    2,446
    0
    Nov 5, 2004
    Too good to be true. They probably had 3 old elites to get rid of at that price.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2012 #5 of 20
    poofy

    poofy New Member

    29
    0
    Jan 16, 2012
    +1
     
  6. Jun 9, 2012 #6 of 20
    rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    7,057
    1
    Sep 21, 2004
    They have been going from $350-$380 on Amazon for the last couple of weeks. I think most places are getting rid of Elite inventory and stocking xl4's. Hopefully the prices continue to drop with those as well. I think at $300 they would really sell fast.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2012 #7 of 20
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,141
    31
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    Still waiting for issues with Elite/XL4 to be sorted out and/or $300 threshold.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2012 #8 of 20
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,387
    2
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Okay, I'm confused.

    The Elite is the 4 tuner job, right?

    Is the XL4 an Elite with a bigger hard drive, or what?
     
  9. Jun 9, 2012 #9 of 20
    MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    910
    0
    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Exact same box on the inside, different name badge on the outside, thats all.
     
  10. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,387
    2
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Why?
     
  11. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    910
    0
    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
  12. leiff

    leiff Member

    513
    1
    Aug 24, 2005
    just pulled trigger. Came to $332. I also got FW %1.5 cashback. Please convince me to cancel order and keep my OLED S3 with 1.5 TB hardrive and wait for S5. I realize I'm giving up on OTA but I'm ok with that. Does this output 24 fps for movies on movie channels like HBO? I don't really need the extra tunners, I don't have any experience with premiere platform. The on-demand though available in my area I don't know how much 'll use it. Will I be able to do lifetime-multi discount? Max is five boxes right? Iv'e already done 5. 2 of these boxes I've sold. Can I get tivo to remove these from my account so I can get more multi lifetime $400 rates for when if I ever want to upgrade to S5?
     
  13. leiff

    leiff Member

    513
    1
    Aug 24, 2005
  14. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    910
    0
    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Call Electronics Expo and they will price match.
     
  15. leiff

    leiff Member

    513
    1
    Aug 24, 2005
    Didn't think of that. Now I have pending orders from both. Wasn't able to cancel expo yet as they don't have option on website and it's after hours. I'm in California. Do you know which is closer? Do both have same return policy? Any other differences buying between them?
     
  16. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    910
    0
    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Well I cant comment on Woot because I've never ordered from them. Heard a lot of good things about them though. Electronics Expo is located in New Jersey. Their shipping is pretty fast though. They had a deal on Premieres a few months ago and I got 2 of them and got them in 2 days via UPS. I've never used Woot though so I really cant comment on them and I dont know their return policy. Electronics Expo will send you a prepaid return label if you need to return something so youre not out any money.
     
  17. poofy

    poofy New Member

    29
    0
    Jan 16, 2012
    Does not sound like that Woot has a good return policy.

    From
    http://www.woot.com/faq

    How do I return a defective product?Unless we specifically tell you not to, call the manufacturer of the product you bought. You will likely get a replacement of a new model or better item from them. If we still haven't dissuaded you, email rma@woot.com with your woot order number, the name of the product you are returning, and the detailed problem with the item. We will respond with return authorization by the next business day. Because we aren't likely to have a replacement in stock, you should be prepared for a refund-only option if that's all we can do. Know that return freight will be at your expense. Again, you will probably get a better deal from the manufacturer, or whoever else handling member service for that product.
     
  18. drebbe

    drebbe Carbon Blob

    139
    0
    Apr 11, 2012
    Sector 7G
    Woot is owned by Amazon, so they are reputable. I have ordered from them many times ( today included ). I think their return policy is mostly a function of what it is they are selling. Often it is discontinued or soon to be discontinued models. In this case I think in light of the TiVo fast-forward sale expiring yesterday, it seems reasonable that TiVo wants to dispose of the last of its "elite" badged DVRs and is using Woot to clear out the last of its inventory. If you were to get sent a bad unit, I don't think you'd have any problems sorting it out between Woot and TiVo.
     
  19. leiff

    leiff Member

    513
    1
    Aug 24, 2005
    E-expo was unable to cancel my order even though I sent email request to cancel only an hour after ordering late last night. They say I can refuse shipment but I won't be reimbursed $15 shipping. Trying to cancel my woot order now. Not a great experience with E-expo. You may be better buying from Woot.
     
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,176
    22
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
    I've been unable to cancel orders from Amazon before, sometimes just twenty minutes later. Since it goes into the shipping queue so fast. And to return it, since it's not defective, I had to pay return shipping.
     

Share This Page