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Old 07-16-2014, 10:42 PM   #31
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thanks. I think that makes sense, I guess. Where was I getting the $6.99 price? Was that some really old deal?
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:15 AM   #32
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thanks. I think that makes sense, I guess. Where was I getting the $6.99 price? Was that some really old deal?
Yes, at least 6 years ago TiVo raised prices but grandfathered in folks that had monthly service before then and said they wouldn't raise prices on those contracts. Many of those folks kept their $6.99 monthly deals far longer than they really should have, since it was so cheap (I know I did! The 6 years * $84 per year I paid is much more expensive than if I had bought lifetime back then!)
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:18 AM   #33
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No matter how you slice it lifetime is the way to go..
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:21 AM   #34
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No matter how you slice it lifetime is the way to go..
yeah but after you've been paying for it for a year, adding Lifetime after that seems like a rip. Especially if you are a serial upgrader...

though really it's my parents' box and they aren't the kind to lay down $400 for service in one chunk.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:23 AM   #35
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yeah but after you've been paying for it for a year, adding Lifetime after that seems like a rip. Especially if you are a serial upgrader...

though really it's my parents' box and they aren't the kind to lay down $400 for service in one chunk.
Look into whether their unit might qualify for $99 Lifetime.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:36 PM   #36
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I'm glad I came to Tivo late, by buying used boxes someone else paid the big fees and I was able to $99 lifetime a 3yo P4 I invested maybe $100 in. Not sure which box I have is a qualifier. I bought a used but never activated lifetimed XL4 too for $225 I think, last year.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:38 AM   #37
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contacted Tivo, and all I got back was a canned "$499" response on my request for a lifetime discount on my third box.
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