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Old 10-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #31
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According to a comment on zatznotfunny, If you call in via phone you can get $25 off a Roamio, $50 off a Roamio Plus, and $100 off a Roamio Pro.
http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-10/...ice-drop-ymmv/
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:40 AM   #32
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The rep I talked to today said its $50 on a pro only.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #33
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Do they log your calls? i.e. - can you keep calling and trying different reps to get the deal you want?
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:36 PM   #34
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Do they log your calls? i.e. - can you keep calling and trying different reps to get the deal you want?
Yeah, I think they log every call. Go to Support > My Support on the TiVo site.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:08 AM   #35
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Anybody get the $100 discount today? I'm planning to call this afternoon. I'll post back.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #36
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Does Weeknees charge sales tax?
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:09 AM   #37
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Does Weeknees charge sales tax?
Not to me, they didn't. I'm in VA. You can confirm in cart before the final purchase approval.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #38
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So the best current deal for the Roamio base is 589 for lifetime?
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #39
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I've called them twice recently and the last rep told me she was looking thru my call notes, cause I had referred to the $199 Premiere lifetime the previous rep told me about. You do get a lot of inconsistent info and it seemed like I was informing her as much as she was me. It was confusing at times.
I wasn't ready to deal but if you get offered something you like, I think you should take it. You never know when you call back what you'll hear.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:04 PM   #40
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So the best current deal for the Roamio base is 589 for lifetime?
Current customers $25 off Roamio base + 399.99 lifetime = 574.98. I received $100 off today with Pro (for existing customers).

New and existing customers are eligible for $100 off lifetime with Roamio.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #41
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They charge tax on the hardware and subscription if I recall correctly? And weaknees doesn't?
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #42
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Yes on hardware, but not on service for me (depends on state).

check http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/31
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #43
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Btw, consider return policy too. Tivo will work with you to extend your policy if your having issues (e.g. CableCard / Tuning Adapter) with Roamio. For me, that was worth paying sales tax.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #44
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This deal's still on. I just upgraded to a Roamio and got the base unit for $174.99 + tax, free shipping, by calling.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:31 PM   #45
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They charge tax on the hardware and subscription if I recall correctly? And weaknees doesn't?
If I recall correctly Weaknees only charges sales tax if you're in CA, while TiVo charges sales tax in every state that has a sales tax.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #46
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If I recall correctly Weaknees only charges sales tax if you're in CA, while TiVo charges sales tax in every state that has a sales tax.
Yeah, with tax in VA, the deal for a Pro from Weaknees (w/code) or from TiVo (w/$50 off) basically is a wash. Actually, TiVo is $4 cheaper. Both have free shipping. If TiVo had the offer when I was buying, I would have bought direct, but they didn't, so I purchased from Weaknees...
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #47
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If I recall correctly Weaknees only charges sales tax if you're in CA, while TiVo charges sales tax in every state that has a sales tax.
You might think that by the way TiVo words their FAQ on the topic, but it is not the case. For example, sales tax in Nebraska is 5.5% + any applicable city rate, but per the FAQ, TiVo does not charge sales tax in Nebraska. I don't want to get too technical here, but basically TiVo charges sales tax in states where they are considered to have a "business presence" - and selling products and service over the internet is not in and of itself a business presence.

http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/...kw/sales%20tax
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #48
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I don't want to get too technical here, but basically TiVo charges sales tax in states where they are considered to have a "business presence" - and selling products and service over the internet is not in and of itself a business presence.
What is TiVo's "business presence" in, say, Arizona or Florida? So far as I know there are no TiVo retail stores anywhere in the US, or sales/service offices in those states.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #49
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What is TiVo's "business presence" in, say, Arizona or Florida? So far as I know there are no TiVo retail stores anywhere in the US, or sales/service offices in those states.
Old telephone hubs or Web hubs ??
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #50
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...When the S3 first debuted they were $800 and at the time lifetime service had actually just been discontinued....
Ugh...don't remind me. I paid $860.51 total for the S3 the day it went on sale (shipping and tax)....
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #51
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Ugh...don't remind me. I paid $860 total for the S3 the day it went on sale (shipping and tax)....
I bought two.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #52
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I bought two.
But I LOVED that S3!! It was my first HD DVR and my first dual tuner DVR....Up until then I was an HD and dual tuner virgin...
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #53
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I had a horrible Moxi DVR from Charter which I was happy to get rid of.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:37 PM   #54
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I had a horrible Moxi DVR from Charter which I was happy to get rid of.
You didn't like the jet engine fan or the fact that you could fry an egg on top of it?
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:30 PM   #55
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You didn't like the jet engine fan or the fact that you could fry an egg on top of it?
That didn't bother me, but the stupid spoiler window that could not be turned off was a huge PITA. Also the search was funky and sometimes couldn't find things I knew were on. The one thing I did miss was access to VOD, but I got over it.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:14 PM   #56
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As I believe somebody else stated already, I'm also holding out for TiVo to offer a promotion, where you can transfer lifetime, for a fee, that brings down the total cost.

They've done it in the past, where the transfer left lifetime service on the original unit it was purchased for. While that was nice, and all, with the flood of used lifetime TiVos already on eBay driving down the value of the units, I'd much rather get a lower lifetime transfer fee, and use the old ones for parts, or target practice, possibly a little of both, or other creative ways to say "goodbye forever, you POS frustrating box!" I can already tell the Roamio is a true TiVo innovation, or at minimum, what the Premiere should have been, and much more. That alone doesn't increase my available credit or the money in my bank account, though... So wait, I must.

To be clear, that I am clear on the TOS/TiVo Policies, lifetime service is absolutely not transferrable, unless it's within warranty (and even then, a fee can be charged under certain circumstances).

But, this has been the policy for a long time, and hasn't stopped them from offering limited-time promotions that trump policy.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:04 AM   #57
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Yep, I was hoping they'd do that for the Premiere, but looking back I'm glad they didn't. No way would I want to be stuck with the Premiere.

I won't be getting a Roamio unless TiVo does a lifetime transfer promo or one of my TivoHDs die.

Surely TiVo is looking to get S2s off the server teat. (Hint, hint)
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #58
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So anyone else get the $100 off the Pro?
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #59
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What is TiVo's "business presence" in, say, Arizona or Florida? So far as I know there are no TiVo retail stores anywhere in the US, or sales/service offices in those states.
You'd have to ask them that question. They may have employees in those states who are working from home, for example.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #60
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...I won't be getting a Roamio unless TiVo does a lifetime transfer promo or one of my TivoHDs die...
Me, too. I'm satisfied with my XL4 even though it's a bit slow at times. I'm certainly not as dissatisfied as some on these boards are...we have an HD that I'd gladly transfer lifetime from...
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