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Old 11-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #331
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Just adding to the success stories. Got 2 today at my local Best Buy (Carmel, IN). No problem with either the price match or the gift cards. The manager strolled over, keyed in his override, then walked away. The register jockey took my payment, saw the prompt for gift cards, and went ahead and prepared those both. I turned around and bought a Stream (clearance for $69) and some Amazon.com gift cards. Man, what a sweet deal!
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #332
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I tried to get a post-purchase price-match today and they said the would do it, but when they saw I already got the $50 gift card, they said I was not eligible. That's a shame!
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #333
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Here are the full Weaknees deals.

Black Friday Specials Arrive Early
(While Supplies Last!)

TiVo Roamio Series5 DVRs

4 Tuners to record 4 shows at once
Works with cable or FiOS or OTA antenna (but only one at a time!)
TiVo Peanut RF remote

TiVo Roamio - 300 HD Hours
2 TB Internal Hard Drive - $50 off
Now $299.99
Use Code: ROAMIO

TiVo Roamio - 630 HD Hours - Largest single drive unit
4 TB Internal Hard Drive - $100 off
Now $499.99
Use Code: ROAMIO4

TiVo Roamio - 1280 HD Hours
Dual 4TB Hard Drives (Int+Ext) - $150 off
Now $799.99
Use Code: ROAMIO8

TiVo Roamio Plus Series5 DVRs

TiVo Roamio Plus - 150 HD Hours
1 TB Internal Hard Drive - $50 off
Now $349.99
Use Code: RPLUS

TiVo Roamio Plus - 475 HD Hours
3 TB Internal Hard Drive - $80 off
Now $489.99
Use Code: RPLUS3

TiVo Roamio Plus - 630 HD Hours
4 TB Internal Hard Drive - $120 off
Now $599.99
Use Code: RPLUS4

TiVo Roamio Plus - 1280 HD Hours
Dual 4TB Hard Drives (Int+Ext) - $170 off
Now $899.99
Use Code: RPLUS8


Where is the Roamio Pro?
The Roamio Pro is identical to the Roamio Plus except that the Pro comes
with a 3 TB drive from TiVo. We can upgrade a Plus with a 3TB hard
drive, giving you the same unit at a much better price ($110 less, with
the code above). Or, our 4TB Roamio Plus is the same price as the 3TB
Roamio Pro, so we just couldn't justify discounting the Pro.

*All offers expire 12/31/13. While supplies last.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #334
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I was able to get Best Buy to price match the Amazon price of 149.99 this morning and I still received the $50 gift card. I had no problem at all doing this.
Weird that the base Roamio is discounted (to match BB's price?) but not the other ones.. like the Plus that I'm interested in (to replace my Premiere 4 + Tivo HD.. at least potentially.. Definitely replace the Premiere 4.. May keep the Tivo HD in lieu of a tivo mini if I get another TV)
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #335
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Who has two thumbs, and is now a member of the Roamio owner club, thanks to this thread? This guy!

I went to closest Best Buy, and when price match override was needed, the manager denied matching the $149.99 amazon price at ring-up, claiming the $50 gift card was the same as matching the amazon sale price. I tried going to the other end of store, and same guy followed me and made sure I didn't get past him at another checkout. He claimed Best Buy had AN AGREEMENT WITH TIVO, not to let the FINAL price be any less than amazon/or $149.99.

So I drove to other side of town and to a different store, produced the same documents, no problem, paid $149.99, got $50 gift card, handed card to my relative in line, who got the same deal, and used my gift card to pay $50 of the $149.99 amazon price match, and he received a $50 gift card (and paid me the $50 in cash for my card that he used)! Both the sales associate, and the manager at this store were smiling and being very friendly, even though the gift card seemed to be a surprise to them (like they'd never seen it happen).

The manager at the first store was VERY ASSERTIVE, that any stores doing the $149.99 ring-up, then giving the gift card (which is an automatic process once the transaction has cleared), is in violation of pre-arranged terms with TiVo. He was VERY unfriendly, when all I was really saying was I would be OK if he rang it up at $149.99, and just didn't give me the gift card. I explained how I don't see a store-specific gift-card as being the same as a "price match", but he stood his ground that "it was wrong, if any store, associate, or manager, allowed the combo to take place, anywhere in the whole country."

I do sincerely hope that the helpful and friendly folks at the second store don't get written up, or in any trouble.

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Now, is it correct, that I can put the new TiVos on a monthly plan, and then, within 30-days, change them over to Lifetime? It would help, if that's the case, giving me more breathing room for at least a couple weeks, until my next check, and allowing me to get the new Roamios set up in their new homes.

Thanks again, to all those who helped build this helpful thread. I might have never tried the methods I did, or never gave them another try, without the helpful posts here!
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:44 AM   #336
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Here are the full Weaknees deals.

Black Friday Specials Arrive Early
(While Supplies Last!)

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TiVo Roamio Plus - 475 HD Hours
3 TB Internal Hard Drive - $80 off
Now $489.99
Use Code: RPLUS3
Why would anyone buy this when you can get $100 off on a Pro from TiVo making it $499. $10 more to have it all stock? I'd pay $10 more. Am I missing something?
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:01 AM   #337
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Why would anyone buy this when you can get $100 off on a Pro from TiVo making it $499. $10 more to have it all stock? I'd pay $10 more. Am I missing something?
Shipping and taxes?
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #338
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Just received email from WeaKnees with early Black Friday specials. $50 off 150 hr Roamio Plus and $80 off 475 hr. Roamio Plus. and more, of course.
If I purchase a Tivo from a third party, is there anyway to get the $99 lifetime on a Premier I've owned for 3+ Years?

Tivo offered me that if I bought it from them on one of my Premiers but I like the weeknees deal, if I get it from weaknees and then call to activate can I get the $99 lifetime on the older box?

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:17 AM   #339
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Why would anyone buy this when you can get $100 off on a Pro from TiVo making it $499. $10 more to have it all stock? I'd pay $10 more. Am I missing something?
The TiVo price isn't advertised so you might not know about it?
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:24 AM   #340
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I was able to get Best Buy to price match the Amazon price of 149.99 this morning and I still received the $50 gift card. I had no problem at all doing this.
I also got pricematch and gift card from Best Buy with no issues.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #341
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Has anyone been able to get Best Buy to match the TiVo $40 off on the Plus coupon code that is part of their holiday sweepstakes?

I just bought a new TV and was going to wait on the Roamio purchase, but if I can get $40 off, making it $359 plus the $50 BB Gift Card, that would make the Plus $309. On top of that, I have $35 in reward certificates from my recent TV purchase, which would make my cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $274. Not too bad
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #342
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I'm confused. I guess I thought that the $50 gift card was only for the Basic. Is it on all the models?
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #343
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the $50 gift card is available for all three Roamios on best buy.com. I just picked up the basic with the Amazon.com $149 price match and the $50 gift card about an hour ago. I just showed the Amazon price on my phone and they matched it no problem. The Amazon price for the Plus & Pro are at or close to normal retail so there isn't quite the kicker with the gift card that the basic offers.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #344
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I'm confused. I guess I thought that the $50 gift card was only for the Basic. Is it on all the models?
According to the Best Buy website, the $50 gift card is available on all Roamio models.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:05 PM   #345
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Ok, I guess I must had been mixing it up with the $50 off price match from Amazon, which was only the Basic.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #346
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Ultimate Home Theater (never heard of it) has the Roamio Plus for $359. If Amazon matches it then with gift card that comes out to $309 + taxes.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #347
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Ultimate Home Theater (never heard of it) has the Roamio Plus for $359. If Amazon matches it then with gift card that comes out to $309 + taxes.
Amazon isn't doing the gift cards, best buy is.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #348
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Just got an Email from TiVo for existing customers advertising a Roamio upgrade offer for $174, Roamio Plus for $349, and the Roamio Pro for $499.

($25,$50,$100 off respectively)

If I can get Best Buy to match that, that would be great. Too tempting...
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #349
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Does anyone know how long the Best Buy gift card deal is for?
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #350
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Just got an Email from TiVo for existing customers advertising a Roamio upgrade offer for $174, Roamio Plus for $349, and the Roamio Pro for $499.

($25,$50,$100 off respectively)

If I can get Best Buy to match that, that would be great. Too tempting...
That would be awesome! If they match that and give you the $50 gift card too you'd end up with a Roamio Pro for $450!
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #351
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If anyone is interested Weakness has sent out an email with black Friday codes in it (they are good now).
  1. Roamio Plus duel 4TB drives $900 use code RPLUS8
  2. Roamio Plus single 4TB drive $600 use code RPLUS4
  3. Roamio Plus 3TB drive $490 use code RPLUS3
  4. Roamio Plus $350 use code RPLUS
  5. Base Roamio dual 4TB drives $800 use code ROAMIO8
  6. Base Roamio single 4TB drive $500 use code ROAMIO4
  7. Base Roamio single 2TB drive $300 use code ROAMIO

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That would be awesome! If they match that and give you the $50 gift card too you'd end up with a Roamio Pro for $450!
Yeah, that's why I am wondering how long the gift card deal is.

I got the email from TiVo several weeks ago... it expires 1/31/14. So, when that Amazon.com deal for the $399 Pro fell through, I figured I'd go back to my original plan of trying to get BB to price match my email offer, but I was waiting until we get our birthday and Christmas gift cards. We have some relatives that always give us a BB one or two.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:43 PM   #353
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For those of you with American Express cards, check your offer list. I have one for spend $250 at Best Buy, get a $25 statement credit. Note that you need to activate the offer before using it.
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I didn't get an email from TiVo

Can someone forward theirs to me? PM me for the address if you can.

Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #355
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For those of you with Best Buy credit cards don't forget to take advantage of your 5% off when you choose the option at checkout.
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I didn't get an email from TiVo

Can someone forward theirs to me? PM me for the address if you can.

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The email offer is tied to a service number... at least mine is. Sorry.
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I didn't get an email from TiVo

Can someone forward theirs to me? PM me for the address if you can.

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The special offers section on the main tivo screen is where I saw my upgrade deal
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I tried to get a post-purchase price-match today and they said the would do it, but when they saw I already got the $50 gift card, they said I was not eligible. That's a shame!
Pack up the box and take it in to the store. Go to cust svc and tell them you want to return it andbuy another with the price match. They will cave just so they don't have to sell it as an open box. Heck you might even get another gift card out of the deal!
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #359
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I also did the best buy - amazon price match today in Chicago area and it was very easy to get price match and the gift card
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:37 PM   #360
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Today, I saw Amazon's price on the Basic Roamio is at $143.99 with Prime shipping.
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