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Old 11-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #121
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Amazon has Roamio Basic for $177.73 with free shipping.
http://www.amazon.com/TiVo-TCD840500...eywords=roamio
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #122
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On the offer screen, under "Common questions" clicking on "Are you offering current TiVo subscribers a Multi-Service Discount if they purchase a new box?" brings up answer "Yes. Current TiVo subscribers may qualify for an additional $2 off of each monthly service fee or $100 off of Product Lifetime service as long as their current qualifying TiVo service subscription remains active in accordance with the Multi-Service Discount Agreement. Log onto tivo.com to see if you qualify."
any idea how long the 2nd box has to remain active to qualify for the $100 off lifetime?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #123
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The Basic and Plus are on backorder now at ABT.

Got the Pro for $499 shipped. Took less than 10 minutes via Live Chat and call to give the credit card.

Top notch service!

At TiVo.com, it wanted to charge me tax of $72 for California for a Pro at $499. Not sure why so high.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #124
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The Basic and Plus are on backorder now at ABT.

Got the Pro for $499 shipped. Took less than 10 minutes via Live Chat and call to give the credit card.

Top notch service!

At TiVo.com, it wanted to charge me tax of $72 for California for a Pro at $499. Not sure why so high.
What am I missing? ABT's website says $599.99. Do you have to call to get the $100? I'd like to try to get a price match from a local place.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #125
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What am I missing? ABT's website says $599.99. Do you have to call to get the $100? I'd like to try to get a price match from a local place.
You actually have to discuss it with them at least via "Live Chat". You could print out the text from the "Live Chat" and use that, but ABT was so good, I just went with them.

I went to Best Buy and showed them what TiVo would give me ($350 for Plus/$499 for Pro) in my shopping cart and they wouldn't budge.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:34 PM   #126
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any idea how long the 2nd box has to remain active to qualify for the $100 off lifetime?
I think the MSD would only apply to the monthly payment. One you have lifetime on the unit, there is nothing else to purchase.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #127
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any idea how long the 2nd box has to remain active to qualify for the $100 off lifetime?
And if you're buying a Roamio from any place that's not directly TiVo, you can use code PLSR to get $100 off lifetime anyways. So you don't have to worry about having a qualifying first box active. (Anyone, please correct me if this is no longer the case.)
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #128
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You actually have to discuss it with them at least via "Live Chat". You could print out the text from the "Live Chat" and use that, but ABT was so good, I just went with them.

I went to Best Buy and showed them what TiVo would give me ($350 for Plus/$499 for Pro) in my shopping cart and they wouldn't budge.
I wonder if you have to call around to multiple Best Buy locations? I had no trouble getting them to match the Tivo, Inc "phone in" price.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #129
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What evidence did you show them to get them to match the "phone-in" price? I chatted with a TiVo rep today to try to get a screen grab of the discount offer, and they said they couldn't do it and I'd have to call their sales department. My experience with Best Buy is that they'll only do it if you can show them evidence of the price from another vendor.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #130
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For some reason with Best Buy, you also have a lot more leverage if you purchase the item from them first, and THEN negotiate the price under threat of a return.

Be prepared to follow through with a (now open box) return if they don't see things your way.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:18 PM   #131
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What evidence did you show them to get them to match the "phone-in" price? I chatted with a TiVo rep today to try to get a screen grab of the discount offer, and they said they couldn't do it and I'd have to call their sales department. My experience with Best Buy is that they'll only do it if you can show them evidence of the price from another vendor.
My closest Best Buy wouldn't do it even though I showed them them the final price using the screen grab and promo code in the online shopping cart. They basically said they would not match TiVo's price period. Hello ABT!
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #132
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What evidence did you show them to get them to match the "phone-in" price? I chatted with a TiVo rep today to try to get a screen grab of the discount offer, and they said they couldn't do it and I'd have to call their sales department. My experience with Best Buy is that they'll only do it if you can show them evidence of the price from another vendor.
I told them I had *no* evidence, but I could call the Tivo order phone number. They didn't bother to call. I'm not sure if the weekend management was less picky? Or because it was so close to closing time?
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #133
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I'm an Elite Plus rewards member with best best buy and they wouldn't price match. ABT made it very easy to buy.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:18 PM   #134
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I'm an Elite Plus rewards member with best best buy and they wouldn't price match. ABT made it very easy to buy.
Same here (Elite Plus). Plus I just bought a Thermador Built-in from them (Pacific Sales).

I should have not wasted my time going to Best Buy in the first place.

Unfortunately all Roamios are backordered at ABT. Luckily I got in this morning!
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #135
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ANY visit to a Best Buy is a waste of time....
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:37 PM   #136
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ANY visit to a Best Buy is a waste of time....
Fact. They will become even more irrelevant to savvy shoppers once Amazon same-day delivery rolls out in more cities
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:49 PM   #137
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ABT price match

I was able to get ABT to match TiVo for $350 (Roamio Plus), but not the $339.99 that others have been getting.

The PLSR code worked like a charm for the lifetime activation.
Now I just need to wait for the TiVo service activation to flow through. "We're still processing your activation. Try again in 24 hours"
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #138
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Just ordered a Roamio Plus! Hopefully this is worth me upgrading from my Premiere 4!
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:21 AM   #139
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So is the Roamio Pro $100 off gone now? or am i missing a promo code somewhere? Looks like $599+399 both at Tivo and ABT.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:14 AM   #140
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I was able to get ABT to match TiVo for $350 (Roamio Plus), but not the $339.99 that others have been getting.

The PLSR code worked like a charm for the lifetime activation.
Now I just need to wait for the TiVo service activation to flow through. "We're still processing your activation. Try again in 24 hours"
Just keep making the TiVo force calls home and it'll update eventually.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #141
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So is the Roamio Pro $100 off gone now? or am i missing a promo code somewhere? Looks like $599+399 both at Tivo and ABT.
There was a code emailed to some people. But it sounded like you needed to call TiVo to get the deal before that (or if you don't have the email).
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:45 AM   #142
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So is the Roamio Pro $100 off gone now? or am i missing a promo code somewhere? Looks like $599+399 both at Tivo and ABT.
If you're buying from TiVo you have to call in to get this deal. If you call or chat with ABT they will price match it. Best Buy is not interested in price matching this deal as there is no printed documentation from TiVo.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #143
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If you're buying from TiVo you have to call in to get this deal. If you call or chat with ABT they will price match it. Best Buy is not interested in price matching this deal as there is no printed documentation from TiVo.
OK, I am finally willing to get a Roamio and ditch a Premiere/multiple premieres. Can someone run down my current options? Hard to tell in this thread what is possible as of today.

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Old 11-07-2013, 10:12 AM   #144
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OK, I am finally willing to get a Roamio and ditch a Premiere/multiple premieres. Can someone run down my current options? Hard to tell in this thread what is possible as of today.

Thanks in advance.
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Roamio Base: $25 off + $399 lifetime
Roamio Plus: $50 off + $399 lifetime
Roamio Pro: $100 off + $399 lifetime

All other offers YMMV.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #145
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I believe you can use code PLSR to get $100 off lifetime ($399 instead of $499) as long as you don't buy the TiVo unit directly from TiVo.
Correct. I activated the unit I bought from abt.com and used that code. Lifetime was $399.
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Does ABT accept bill me later a paypal company? as well as creditd cards?
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #147
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:21 PM   #148
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cool! I didnt know that darn it!I'll go check the website thanks for the information!
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:57 PM   #149
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Fact. They will become even more irrelevant to savvy shoppers once Amazon same-day delivery rolls out in more cities
I actually use BestBuy more now. Especially since Amazon charges taxes in Virginia and typically when they use same day delivery they use Lasership. I've tried a few same day deliveries and it's been 50/50 whether I get it because Lasership is incompetent. I had a two day package today that never showed up because of Lasership. And I've had packages delivered to Amazon lockers from Lasership that sat there for days because a pickup code was never issued. I've had a bunch of packages with messed up deliveries because of Amazon using LaserShip. So typically now, since BestBuy matches Amazon prices, I can just stop by one of the four BestBuy stores that are on my way home and pick up the item with much more certainty than Amazon delivering it.

Now granted Amazon will typically give me a $10 or $20 credit when Lasership does this, but sometimes I want the item right away. Giving me a credit doesn't get me the item. Since it has to be reordered and they say they can't control who is used for the delivery. I always hope it's UPS, but unfortunately half the time it ends up being Lasership.
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How fast is Tivo shipping? Are any other places offering this deal? ABT is local and showing out of stock.
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