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Old 04-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #1051
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How do these codes work? I am happy to give someone some $$s for a code, but how do I know I got a legit code. Is there risk that Tivo will get mad at people doing that and shut off the lifetime service of these boxes. Also I assume I once I have the code I order in my own name and shipped to me? I always work on the premise if a deal looks to good to be true it usually is. But I have seen enough feedback on the various boards to make me what to consider going this route.

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Old 04-28-2014, 09:18 AM   #1052
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$175 x3 Mini w/lifetime
$25 ebay code
Total = $550

$250 x3 Mini w/lifetime
Total = $750

saved $200, made sense to me.

I researched a LOT before I did that also. best deal that made sense to me.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:53 AM   #1053
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How do these codes work? I am happy to give someone some $$s for a code, but how do I know I got a legit code. Is there risk that Tivo will get mad at people doing that and shut off the lifetime service of these boxes. Also I assume I once I have the code I order in my own name and shipped to me? I always work on the premise if a deal looks to good to be true it usually is. But I have seen enough feedback on the various boards to make me what to consider going this route.

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They are legit codes. TiVo gives them out to electronics retailer employees like Best Buy who sell TiVos so that the sales people can have and use a TiVo so they know what they are trying to sell to customers. The employees then turn around and sell extra codes they have on places like ebay. TiVo isn't going to shut off lifetime service because you used a code they provided to get a discount. If they did they would get sued. If TiVo doesn't like these codes being used, then they can just stop giving out the codes. It takes a lot of research to even know these codes exist, so I doubt very many people are using them. Clearly TiVo doesn't really seem to care if a few people get a really good deal using these codes.

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Old 04-28-2014, 10:38 AM   #1054
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I was a previous Tivo user, but I am now back. I paid $25 for a discount code on ebay via Best Offer. Within 30 mins I had the code and placed order. Saved over $200+.

TiVo Package, Product Lifetime TiVo Roamio Plus $599.99
TiVo Mini Bundle, Product Lifetime TiVo Mini (RA9200) $174.00
TiVo Slide Pro Remote $34.99
Tax $23.10
Order total $832.08


Fios was going to charge me $42 per month for 2 TV's with their new VMS system (6 tuners). My break-even with Tivo is 21 months!

Glad to be back!!!
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #1055
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I was a previous Tivo user, but I am now back. I paid $25 for a discount code on ebay via Best Offer. Within 30 mins I had the code and placed order. Saved over $200+.

TiVo Package, Product Lifetime TiVo Roamio Plus $599.99
TiVo Mini Bundle, Product Lifetime TiVo Mini (RA9200) $174.00
TiVo Slide Pro Remote $34.99
Tax $23.10
Order total $832.08


Fios was going to charge me $42 per month for 2 TV's with their new VMS system (6 tuners). My break-even with Tivo is 21 months!

Glad to be back!!!
This is my exact position. I also have the free MRDVR for life, so to upgrade to the new VMS would eliminate the discount. So I want to keep the free box, and then add the Pro and a Mini in the mix. My oldest kid will like having her own DVR and and she is the only one that even uses any of the on demand features.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:36 PM   #1056
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Free March Madness code for $50 of today only

Don't need mine, and it's only good through today, so I'm posting it here. If you use it, please tell the thread. Enjoy!

Save $50 on TiVo Roamio through April 28th.
Use promo code:
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:42 PM   #1057
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Free March Madness code for $50 of today only

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Old 04-28-2014, 01:19 PM   #1058
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My $75 code which I never used:
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:46 PM   #1059
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My $50 code which I never used:
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:12 PM   #1060
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I bought a Roamio Basic for a 2nd room using the $75 promo code.


I have a spare code if anyone wants it.

March Madness $75 Off
Code: YF05020UNE
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:42 PM   #1061
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Thanks!

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My $75 code which I never used:
YF03037921
I didn't use your code, but did figure out it would even give $75 on a basic. I printed the page and got the local Best Buy to price match the $125 and was able to use some gift cards that I had. This is contrary to an earlier post where BB wouldn't price match TiVo, so it may be worth a try at your local store (or two).

I also bought the BB 4 year extended warranty for all of $25 because of my experience a few months ago when they replaced my 3 year 10 month old Premier with a Plus and TiVo moved my lifetime since it was under an extended warranty.

As always, YMMV.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:33 PM   #1062
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ABT electronics will sell the tivo roamio plus for 33x and roamios for 8x if you just ask. no sales tax either (at least to nyc) and free shipping. they seem willing to deal
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:05 AM   #1063
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ABT electronics will sell the tivo roamio plus for 33x and roamios for 8x if you just ask. no sales tax either (at least to nyc) and free shipping. they seem willing to deal
What do you mean by 33x and 8x?
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:40 PM   #1064
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What do you mean by 33x and 8x?
I think he means $330 and change and $80 and change.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:06 PM   #1065
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Make an offer for one of the Tivo discount codes on fleabay, will save you big bucks. Just got a Plus and 2 Minis (all lifetime) for $971.50 shipped + $20 for the code.
The ebay codes are the best deals. Amazing pricing if you get over the hang up of buying the code on ebay. Got my pro w/life time for dirt cheap as well.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:23 PM   #1066
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This is what came in the mail today.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:40 PM   #1067
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This is what came in the mail today.
You said you ordered three Minis, so you got three Minis, we believe you.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:55 PM   #1068
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I used herbman's code! Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:41 AM   #1069
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I see Amazon has a deal where you can get 20% when you use the Amazon.com Rewards Visa card with select items. The Roamio BAsic is one of the items and the regular price for it is $175 right now. So I guess it would be 20% off that.

http://www.amazon.com/b?node=9094657011
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:48 PM   #1070
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Tivo Roamio Plus at Sam's Club

Sometime today, Sam's Club reduced the price of the Plus to $298 with free shipping. In for one.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:54 PM   #1071
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Sometime today, Sam's Club reduced the price of the Plus to $298 with free shipping. In for one.
Very nice. I think that is a new record low advertised price point for the Plus.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/tivo-6-....ip?navAction=

I wonder if Best Buy would match that price?
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:58 PM   #1072
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Very nice. I think that is a new record low advertised price point for the Plus.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/tivo-6-....ip?navAction=

I wonder if Best Buy would match that price?
They are these days, though I've had CS reps at Best Buy be selective on matching Sam's Club prices.

Their online information about the price guarantee does say they will match warehouse club prices:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Payment-...at297300050000
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:52 PM   #1073
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I noticed they listed the roamio pro for $498.88.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:07 PM   #1074
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How do these codes work? I am happy to give someone some $$s for a code, but how do I know I got a legit code. Is there risk that Tivo will get mad at people doing that and shut off the lifetime service of these boxes. Also I assume I once I have the code I order in my own name and shipped to me? I always work on the premise if a deal looks to good to be true it usually is. But I have seen enough feedback on the various boards to make me what to consider going this route.
You are protected by Paypal if they try to scam you. If it helps, I bought my code from "kjv2794" on eBay. I have no relation to "kjv2794", and no it is not me - it is who I bought my code from.

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Old 05-01-2014, 12:59 AM   #1075
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After paying for Fios DVR for a year, I decided to go back to Tivo. Could anyone be kind enough to PM me the discount code? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:36 AM   #1076
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Looking to add one Mini to an existing Roamio Pro/Premiere XL household. Tivo priced the mini at 49.99 for being an existing customer. Lifetime is 149.99.

Is this the best deal I can expect at this time or should I wait a bit longer?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #1077
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That's not a bad price, only $26 more than what you can get with a coupon code.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:07 AM   #1078
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That's not a bad price, only $26 more than what you can get with a coupon code.
Which you would have to pay at least $26 to someone on ebay to obtain.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:13 AM   #1079
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That's what I was thinking. The coupon code vs. tivo's deal would be a wash.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:36 PM   #1080
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If like to get another mini myself. If we could get a group together that could make it worth it.
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