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.
(Premiere XL4 with Lifetime)
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)
$49.99 + $5.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required
$174.00 (includes one-time service payment)
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.