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TiVo Roamio Pro with Lifetime for $699.99

Discussion in 'eBay Auction Central' started by spherular, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. spherular

    spherular Member

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    These auctions are now closed

    If you are interested in codes see here - http://bit.ly/1qD8F8T

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    I was recently given the opportunity to buy a Roamio for $699.99 with lifetime which was delivered and set up a few days ago.

    I'm now selling Premiere and Stream with the hopes of paying for my new Roamio.

    ... [edit] no longer available (Premiere XL4 with Lifetime)
    ... [edit] no longer available (Stream)

    I was given 3 codes and have so far only used one for the Roamio, but given I already have 2 mini's I doubt I'll need them. The codes are similar to those I have read about before (employee/retail discount) which seem to allow you to buy as many 4 minis at the lower price

    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

    By my calculations the Pro is the best choice as the Plus + harddrive option break even with the discount and I'd rather have the warranty intact (still $29.99 for 3-years)

    So if you bought a Roamio Pro and 4 minis with lifetime from Tivo you would normally pay

    Pro - $599.99
    Service - $499.99
    4 x Mini with lifetime (@249.98) - $999.92
    Total = $2099.90 + Tax

    With the code I used you would save $703.91

    Pro - $399.99
    Service - $300.00
    4 x Mini with lifetime (@174.00) - $696.00
    Total = $1395.99 + Tax

    Even shopping around you save $473.91

    Pro - $523.95 (amazon)
    Service - $399.99 (existing user discount)
    4 x mini with lifettime (@86 + 149.99) - $943.96
    Total = $1867.90 + Tax

    Right now I'm thinking I may give these codes to some family who have expressed an interest, but if there is legitimate interest here I may auction them off. I'm reluctant to put them on eBay as I don't think the average eBay buyer understands the value.

    If anyone has a suggestion of how best to use them please feel free to comment. Obviously I don't want a hundred posts all saying "I'll take them off your hands" as I have family already lined up in that spot.
     
  2. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    I assume these were part of the SellMoreTivo.com "Sales Accommodation Program".

    Those are awesome deals. I could see those codes going for $200 or so. Posting in the Buyer/Seller area of this forum with links to the eBay listings would get you a knowledgeable crowd as to what exactly you were selling. The questions becomes, are you sure they are still valid? Perhaps the 3 codes are linked, and once one is used, the remaining codes are voided.
     
  3. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    If your concerned about selling the promo codes, which I've seen on Ebay a few times, I'd suggest buying the units outright with lifetime and auction them. It will probably maximize your return. For me, I have a hard time buying a coupon code for 100 bucks, but would buy the NIB units with lifetime at an attractive discount via "buy it now". It ties up more of your own cash, but probably the most straight forward way to get the most return on these promo codes. Be sure to price compare with other deals.
     
  4. spherular

    spherular Member

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    I checked the three codes after my roamio arrived.

    The first one failed, but the other two worked ok, inviting me to check out with the lower price showing - see pics (if I attached them ok)

    I may go the eBay route, just don't want give these away and people not appreciate it
     

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  5. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    I'd sure appreciate them, but like your savings show, you'll still lose cash by selling them for a few hundred bucks. Go the Ebay route - someone will still get a deal and you'll make enough to cover the one you already bought.
     
  6. spherular

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    The problem with buying the units is that they are tied to my account and I'd need to swap them over. I'm not sure how TiVo would react - do they own the right to refuse a transfer or void a lifetime subscription?

    Also any buyer would be worse off if I sold a unit rather than a code as there would be two lots of shipping costs and higher selling fees on ebay. That would have to be absorbed in a comparison so I would want to sell it higher than the buyer would pay.

    The best offer for roamio pro + lifetime for existing users I've seen is $899.99 (on a mailer sent around Christmas)

    The deal I would have is $200 cheaper, but assuming I get $850, I would have to pay $20 to ship it from my home and then ebay and paypal fees would be around $120 so I would make a loss as my state charges sales tax!

    +$850.00
    -$699.99 - Tivo + Service
    -$49.00 - Sales Tax to TiVo @ 7%
    -$127.50 - Ebay and Paypal @ 15%
    -$20.00 - shipping
    = -$46.49
     
  7. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    Ouch. You could ship directly from TiVo to prune off the shipping cost (buying after the winning bid). Also, you could buy using a new account to prevent getting tied to your account. Still, the fees / tax add up, so I guess its not the best deal.
     
  8. spherular

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  9. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    When you say "all offers considered", did you intend to include a "Make Offer" button with the Buy it Now?
     
  10. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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  11. spherular

    spherular Member

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    The make an offer button is active. Feel free to use it

    The offer code sold for $24.15 was the code sent to all existing users before Christmas. It offers a Roamio Pro + Lifetime for $899.99, whereas the code I am offering is for $699.99 and can also be used for discounted Minis and Streams.

    The $899.99 code does not work for me anymore, so I hope that seller tested it before putting it up on eBay
     
  12. iceturkee

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    your intial bid for the code is $400, if i understand correctly? so why would i spend 4 bills for the code plus the $700 for the unit and lifetime.
     
  13. spherular

    spherular Member

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    The Bid is the "buy it now" price. Which if you wanted to completely kit out your home (Tivo Pro, 4 minis) would save you over $700 on the retail price from Tivo and over $470 if you use amazon.

    If you only want the roamio pro and no mini's then paying $400 may not work for you, so make an offer - the option to make an offer is on the page

    or click here
     
  14. needgeech

    needgeech New Member

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    Just looking for a Roamio Pro and a Mini. . .looks like I would save around $235 here. . .so I could offer $200. Paypal of course. . .but why pay ebay fees when I saw this here??

     
  15. spherular

    spherular Member

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    I'm open to private offers...The eBay fee would be around 10% so to "net" $200 before paypal fees I would expect to see around $222 on eBay.

    Also, eBay buyers usually use credit cards with Paypal. More fees there so if you were transferring cash with zero fees then that would save the 2.9% + $0.30 so equivalent to $230 on eBay.

    Obviously any offers will be considered, but the auction still has a few days to run. Feel free to send a PM if you want to formalize this offer.
     
  16. rizo

    rizo New Member

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    Just Go to Sellmoretivo.com watch the video take the test and you will get your own codes
     
  17. spherular

    spherular Member

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    It's not quite so easy as you need to be in the retail trade to get codes from there. They ask for your employee number and other data that is verified on an ad hoc basis. I know people get rejections so you're welcome to try, but if your try to fake it you risk your tivo having its lifetime service revoked - not a risk I'd like to take.
     
  18. rizo

    rizo New Member

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    Thanks For the info , Just thought you were not Being reasonable about Your selling Price.
     
  19. spherular

    spherular Member

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    The selling price is a "buy it now" price based on the potential of over $700 in savings if you buy a Roamio Pro and 4 minis.

    I know some people may only want one mini or just the Roamio alone so $400 would be excessive. I don't know the market for this so am open to offers as the listing shows.

    I have had a few higher and low offers and will make a decision as the listing end data gets closer
     
  20. TVjunky

    TVjunky New Member

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    Why would you pay $200 to save $25? no deal here

    In any case
    Roamio Pro as low as $500 no tax online
    lifetime PLSR code $399
    mini $90 no tax online
    lifetime $149
    ---------------------------
    $1138.00

    coupon $200
    Roamio pro w/life $699
    mini w/life $174
    tax $40
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    $1113.00
     

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