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Old 12-18-2014, 12:14 PM   #1681
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So has anyone purchased a plus from weaknees and then got the 99 lifetime?

TiVo Roamio Plus - 4TB Drive for up to 630 HD hours - $499

is far better price than getting the Roamio Plus from Tivo @ $399 and then purchasing a new drive. No hassle either.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:56 PM   #1682
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I think the PLS discount requires purchase of a Roamio direct from TiVo.com.

I don't think the upgrade is that much of a hassle, and keep in mind, then you have the original drive as a backup. You wouldn't get that with the weaknees option. Nor would you get that sweet sense of DIY satisfaction.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:11 PM   #1683
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Nor would you get that sweet sense of DIY satisfaction.
Yes, but for folks like me there is also the possibility of a "I just bricked this brand new TiVo" sense of doom.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:17 PM   #1684
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So has anyone purchased a plus from weaknees and then got the 99 lifetime?

TiVo Roamio Plus - 4TB Drive for up to 630 HD hours - $499

is far better price than getting the Roamio Plus from Tivo @ $399 and then purchasing a new drive. No hassle either.
Where are you seeing that price? What I see is $644.49 for a plus w/4TB drive.

One of the things I don't understand about weaKnees pricing is that they are charging more for the pro even if they are installing the same size drive. Is it a tax on the stupid?

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I think the PLS discount requires purchase of a Roamio direct from TiVo.com.

I don't think the upgrade is that much of a hassle, and keep in mind, then you have the original drive as a backup. You wouldn't get that with the weaknees option. Nor would you get that sweet sense of DIY satisfaction.
Especially since in some cases what TiVo discounts is the h/w price.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:05 PM   #1685
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One of the things I don't understand about weaKnees pricing is that they are charging more for the pro even if they are installing the same size drive. Is it a tax on the stupid?
The Pro is a higher cost to them I would assume.
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The Pro is a higher cost to them I would assume.
The question is - why would anyone who's not stupid buy a Pro from them?
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:34 PM   #1687
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Where are you seeing that price? What I see is $644.49 for a plus w/4TB drive.

One of the things I don't understand about weaKnees pricing is that they are charging more for the pro even if they are installing the same size drive. Is it a tax on the stupid?

Especially since in some cases what TiVo discounts is the h/w price.
hmm... yeah..somehow I was on the Cyber Monday prices. Not sure how I got there. You are correct.. $644, so doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:56 PM   #1688
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I still don't understand the math on this one though...
Yea, it's weird. They charged you tax (according to your post above) on the PLS but not the hardware. Mine, they charged the opposite. They don't seem to be consistent with their pricing strategy.
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What percentage tax on PLS? And would that be based on the full MSRP of PLS and not the discounted $99 price? Even still, that's higher than any tax rate I've ever seen.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:13 PM   #1690
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Yep, I do see this at the bottom of the order confirmation:


And the MSRP of the no-commitment price for the Roamio Plus is $599.99.

http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/573

I still don't understand the math on this one though...
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Yea, it's weird. They charged you tax (according to your post above) on the PLS but not the hardware. Mine, they charged the opposite. They don't seem to be consistent with their pricing strategy.
I think the error was in the receipt since the text indicates the tax is on the h/w. Is the actual MSRP maybe $600? That would make the rate 9%.
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Yea, it's weird. They charged you tax (according to your post above) on the PLS but not the hardware. Mine, they charged the opposite. They don't seem to be consistent with their pricing strategy.
TiVo charged me 8% tax on both the PLS and Roamio+.


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The question is - why would anyone who's not stupid buy a Pro from them?
They like bringing up the "Pro" moniker in cocktail conversations.
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