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Old 12-15-2013, 05:38 PM   #721
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this is what i did.

I showed them the Weaknees cart with promo code added and they priced match that and gave me the 50 dollar gift card.
When I tried that they wouldn't do it because you had to enter a promo code to get the price, whatever kind of moronic logic that follows. Getting it through Abt was cheaper anyways, just had to wait a few extra days for shipping.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #722
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. You still gotta admit that there's more "potential" for issues with wifi compared to MoCA and wired Ethernet.
No question about it. Although the fact that most WiFi networks are not setup properly is the cause of most issues people have.

Just last night I was transferring content to my Roamio Basic to take to my GFs house. I noticed that the transfer rates had dropped to around 70Mb/s over wireless instead of the normal 90Mb/s+ speeds. I looked closer today when I got home and I realized that with the addition of several extra IP cameras recently was using up more of the available Wi-Fi bandwidth in that room So I setup another AP to offload some of the bandwidth. Now my transfer rates are back over 90Mb/s. In a typical house there would be only one AP, instead of the several needed and too many devices connected for the wireless bandwidth available. Which would slow down the throughput of the devices. I've seen it many times.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:51 AM   #723
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Well, I just pulled the trigger and ordered a Roamio Plus and 3 mini's from ABT. It couldn't have been easier. Went into chat with Megan and asked what the best price was for a Roamio Plus and a mini. She quoted $339 and $85 respectively, and no shipping.
She asked to call me direct and we continued the sale from there.
I asked if they were in stock and when could they ship. She said they were in stock and would ship today so I ordered a Plus and 3 minis. Very easy company to deal with.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:20 AM   #724
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Any recent datapoints of pricematching + gift card at Bestbuy?

What are you pricematching against? Amazon has the basic for $150. I have a TiVo email for 20/40/60 off. I'd like to get the Plus down to $350 if it's still possible.
Plus at 349.xx at some Costco Warehouses (members or w/GC), YMMV.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:07 PM   #725
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a rant about best buy...

1) price match policy
I went to best buy in East Brunswick nj to find and buy an item the bb website had at a low price matching Amazon. I brought the item and printout to customer service and asked for them to match the website price. The girl told me she would have to get approval as they don't typically price match clearance items. Short story is I got it for the price I wanted. But if an item is on their own website and available for free shipping, they should just match it. If they told me no, then bestbuy.com would have gotten the sale not the store.

2) display/promoting TiVo
This is a magnolia store so they have roamio plus/pro in store. None of their magnolia tv's had it on display, they only TiVo related thing in the area was a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper that mentioned the $50 gift card deal.
So then I walked around the store some and found where they had the TiVo stuff stocked and there was a roamio basic on 'display'. It was not hooked up to cable or OTA so there was no signal at all. It was also not hooked up to the internet at all and TiVo service wasn't enabled, so there were error messages abound. It looked like total crap. There is no way that will help to make a sale, if anything it will turn people away.
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #726
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tivo is still offering existing customers the $499 romaio pro with $399 lifetime until the end of january. i verified that with tivo monday (12/16).
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #727
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tivo is still offering existing customers the $499 romaio pro with $399 lifetime until the end of january. i verified that with tivo monday (12/16).
For clarification, if I order Roamio Plus from a company like ABT and then when I set it up, do I contact TIVO by phone to buy lifetime service using PLSR code, or do I do it all online with Tivo.com?
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:22 AM   #728
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For clarification, if I order Roamio Plus from a company like ABT and then when I set it up, do I contact TIVO by phone to buy lifetime service using PLSR code, or do I do it all online with Tivo.com?
all from tivo as far as i know. i called yesterday to verify if that deal was available and told through the end of january. i asked the csr to note my account i was interested as i can't pay for it until sometime next week. this is for the romaio pro.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #729
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For clarification, if I order Roamio Plus from a company like ABT and then when I set it up, do I contact TIVO by phone to buy lifetime service using PLSR code, or do I do it all online with Tivo.com?
You'll want to do it online. If you try to use PLSR over the phone there's a good chance they'll tell you it's expired. Purchase lifetime online and you likely won't have a problem with it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:50 PM   #730
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You'll want to do it online. If you try to use PLSR over the phone there's a good chance they'll tell you it's expired. Purchase lifetime online and you likely won't have a problem with it.
I have a tivo account that is still active from a few years ago when I had a tivo unit with DirecTV. Would it be fair to assume that I can login and activate online and use the code when making the payment?
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:55 PM   #731
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I have a tivo account that is still active from a few years ago when I had a tivo unit with DirecTV. Would it be fair to assume that I can login and activate online and use the code when making the payment?
Yes, there should be a field for the promo code on the screen where you enter your payment information.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:31 PM   #732
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I have a tivo account that is still active from a few years ago when I had a tivo unit with DirecTV. Would it be fair to assume that I can login and activate online and use the code when making the payment?
i had directv tivos from years ago. as i remember, they were under my directv account and not tivo.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:53 PM   #733
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i had directv tivos from years ago. as i remember, they were under my directv account and not tivo.
Mine are under tivo.com, I just logged in and it still shows my account info, past order history, etc.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #734
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You'll want to do it online. If you try to use PLSR over the phone there's a good chance they'll tell you it's expired. Purchase lifetime online and you likely won't have a problem with it.
Just a friendly reminder that PLSR does not work if you buy the TiVo from TiVo directly, and try to use the PLSR code at checkout.

It might work if you buy a monthly plan, when buying directly, but not until you have completed your commitment period, and/or cancel the monthly service from TiVo. Then you might be able to use the PLSR code.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #735
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OK, would there be any reason NOT to get Roamio Plus w/3TB drive (same as Pro) from Weakness for 489.99, no tax, free shipping VS Roamio Pro from Tivo for 499.99 + Tax, free shipping?? Is there anything I'm missing? Seems Weaknees would save me about $75.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #736
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OK, would there be any reason NOT to get Roamio Plus w/3TB drive (same as Pro) from Weakness for 489.99, no tax, free shipping VS Roamio Pro from Tivo for 499.99 + Tax, free shipping?? Is there anything I'm missing? Seems Weaknees would save me about $75.
Yes, and your warranty would be with WK, or you could purchase from ABT for $339 + $120 for the 3Tb drive saving you another $30 and have a 1Tb drive left over. (You also may find the 3tb drive for less $)
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:42 PM   #737
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OK, would there be any reason NOT to get Roamio Plus w/3TB drive (same as Pro) from Weakness for 489.99, no tax, free shipping VS Roamio Pro from Tivo for 499.99 + Tax, free shipping?? Is there anything I'm missing? Seems Weaknees would save me about $75.
If you live somewhere with tax, probably not.

For me, the difference is only $10, since TiVo also has free shipping.
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:06 PM   #738
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I am looking to upgrade my Roamio base to a Pro. Does ABT still have the Pro for $489.99?
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:58 AM   #739
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OK, would there be any reason NOT to get Roamio Plus w/3TB drive (same as Pro) from Weakness for 489.99, no tax, free shipping VS Roamio Pro from Tivo for 499.99 + Tax, free shipping?? Is there anything I'm missing? Seems Weaknees would save me about $75.
you might not get lifetime for $399. although i didn't ask, it sounded like tivo's deal with $399 lifetime didn't require another tivo unit on your account for the multi unit discount.
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you might not get lifetime for $399. although i didn't ask, it sounded like tivo's deal with $399 lifetime didn't require another tivo unit on your account for the multi unit discount.
The Tivo deal is a targeted upgrade offer to existing customers. The $499 + $399 deal for the Pro requires a unique promo code, at least when ordering online. Perhaps by calling Tivo Sales directly, you can get in on this offer without actually having anything to upgrade; YMMV.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #741
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The Tivo deal is a targeted upgrade offer to existing customers. The $499 + $399 deal for the Pro requires a unique promo code, at least when ordering online. Perhaps by calling Tivo Sales directly, you can get in on this offer without actually having anything to upgrade; YMMV.
If you are talking about a promo code in an email that TiVo sent you, each one is specific to an existing TiVo, and you have to get the email in the first place. Then the code from the email can be used to get $399 LTS (which you qualified for already, most likely, as long as you have an existing TiVo on your account that you paid full price for LTS or pay full price for monthly service).

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If you are talking about a promo code in an email that TiVo sent you, each one is specific to an existing TiVo, and you have to get the email in the first place. Then the code from the email can be used to get $399 LTS (which you qualified for already, most likely, as long as you have an existing TiVo on your account that you paid full price for LTS or pay full price for monthly service).
Yes, but as has been mentioned many times in this thread before the emails even started going out originally, existing customers had/have been getting this offer if they called TiVo without the email. So for customers who have not gotten the special email (yet? I figured everyone would have gotten it by now... I have gotten 3 of them so far), they should be able to get the $499 + $399 deal by just calling them up and asking for it.
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The Tivo deal is a targeted upgrade offer to existing customers. The $499 + $399 deal for the Pro requires a unique promo code, at least when ordering online. Perhaps by calling Tivo Sales directly, you can get in on this offer without actually having anything to upgrade; YMMV.
i already have or did you not notice the part where i called them, asked them if i could get the offer and they said yes. and then they notated my account.
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Just a friendly reminder that PLSR does not work if you buy the TiVo from TiVo directly, and try to use the PLSR code at checkout.
Not sure why my post was quoted as I never said that would work. The post I was responding to was regarding a possible purchase from ABT, not Tivo.
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Finally decide to pull the trigger on the Plus from Abt. I was still able to get it for $339 (and another $20 off via AmEx for $319 shipped). As was mentioned by another user and from my own chat session, it seems the sale is technically over, but they "can still honor the $339 price." If you've been on the fence, it's likely this deal will be gone very soon.
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Finally decide to pull the trigger on the Plus from Abt. I was still able to get it for $339 (and another $20 off via AmEx for $319 shipped). As was mentioned by another user and from my own chat session, it seems the sale is technically over, but they "can still honor the $339 price." If you've been on the fence, it's likely this deal will be gone very soon.
Too bad I live in Illinois. Where Abt is, Cook County tax there is like 8.75%.
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Not sure why my post was quoted as I never said that would work. The post I was responding to was regarding a possible purchase from ABT, not Tivo.
It was intended for the benefit of those who may have just been coming into the thread for the first time. The PLSR code has often come up as being "no longer available", or "not working", when people have tried it with a direct purchase, and not realizing the reason why (and not just in this thread).

I'd never expect anybody just coming into this thread, to actually read every post, just to know all the specifics and variables.

I'll try to not quote any posts, and instead just post a quote-less reminder, on such things, in the future, but MMMV on that.
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Too bad I live in Illinois. Cook County tax there is like 8.75%.
Here in Oakland, CA, its 9% and the next town (about 8 miles away) over is 9.25%.
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9.5% in Union City, CA, and the highest in CA is 10%.
I guess where I'm at in Illinois I have a bargain at 6.75%...(Illinois 6.25% and East Moline .50% -- we have no county sales tax)
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