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Old 08-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Best Buy Availability...Soon...

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I would advise you to check your Best Buy's tonight or tomorrow morning. The Roamio's are all on the Thursday trucks in my area headed to stores. They may get there before close or at worst case tomorrow morning. I am in the Chicagoland area...Mine is set to be delivered tomorrow from Amazon.com, was going to get the Roamio Pro from Best Buy if I found it at retail before the Amazon.com order came in...

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Old 08-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info!!

Hopefully the Roamio Pro shows up at one of the Best Buys here. Of course this is a weekend where I have to work late Friday night and 14 hours on Saturday. So the earliest I'll probably be able to get to BestBuy is Sunday.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Note, the Plus and Pro are listed as Magnolia Best Buy products. That typically means your best buy needs to have the Magnolia section in the store for them to carry.

I am suprised at your thoughts on the Pro coming that soon. I see the online as only coming soon. But the other 2 units are allowing you to order online already. The base model appears to be instock online, but the plus is backordered.

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Old 08-22-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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can you get the multi-service discount if you buy it at Best Buy ?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #7
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I just spoke with my local store Ann Arbor MI and they tell me they show two Roamio Pro's on order but no ship date, no plus or basic on order or in stock. He said they may show up on next Tuesday or Thursdays truck. Nothing this evening
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #8
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are you answering me?
Yeah, at work so just replied real quick. As long as you qualify for MSD, you can activate any TiVo with it regardless of where you got it..
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Yeah, at work so just replied real quick. As long as you qualify for MSD, you can activate any TiVo with it regardless of where you got it..


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Old 08-22-2013, 03:26 PM   #10
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Note, the Plus and Pro are listed as Magnolia Best Buy products. That typically means your best buy needs to have the Magnolia section in the store for them to carry.

I am suprised at your thoughts on the Pro coming that soon. I see the online as only coming soon. But the other 2 units are allowing you to order online already. The base model appears to be instock online, but the plus is backordered.
I gave them only the Pro SKU when I called two of the local stores, and they both showed 2 each on a truck en route.
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Can TiVo's extended warranty be purchased upon activation if the box didn't come from TiVo?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #12
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Can TiVo's extended warranty be purchased upon activation if the box didn't come from TiVo?
I was able to do it that way with my Premier. Planning to do the samething with the Roamio
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I called best buy in NYC and they said mid Sept.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #15
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The trick to calling Best Buy and checking stock, is to always give them the SKU only, don't say, "I'm looking for the new TiVo...", because they will usually then just give some arbitrary answer rather than looking it up in the computer...At least from my experience...

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Old 08-22-2013, 05:04 PM   #16
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You have thirty days from activation to purchase the TiVo extended warranty.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #17
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The trick to calling Best Buy and checking stock, is to always give them the SKU only, don't say, "I'm looking for the new TiVo...", because they will usually then just give some arbitrary answer rather than looking it up in the computer...At least from my experience...

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How do you get the SKU? I want to get the Roamio Pro.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:11 PM   #18
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How do you get the SKU? I want to get the Roamio Pro.
look it up online at bestbuy.com
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:09 PM   #19
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How do you get the SKU? I want to get the Roamio Pro.
From BestBuy.com:

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Old 08-23-2013, 02:46 PM   #20
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Just placed my order for a Roamio Plus at my local Best Buy, I had to use a 95 dollar reward zone coupon so I figured what the hell. They tell me there are 9 in the warehouse yet the ship date is Sept 5th
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it looks like Roamio Plus has showed up at a couple of BestBuys in the DC area. At least it is showing it in stock on the website at those locations.
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it looks like Roamio Plus has showed up at a couple of BestBuys in the DC area. At least it is showing it in stock on the website at those locations.
I hope it shows quicker than they say, even the web site says "Backordered" I wanted to order from Solid Signal but 95 off is 95 off, hard to say no to that
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I was told the pro most likely mid sept at my local minnesota store

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I was told the pro most likely mid sept at my local minnesota store

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I went through this crap when the Mini was first released. I was told dates a week or two out. And they said they could go ahead and order me one or two. The day after I ordered it they showed up in the store. But I couldn't cancel the order. I would have had top pick it up and then return it after waiting at least an hour or two later. I ended up keeping the second Mini and using it on my main TV instead of viewing content with my main Elite.
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Just a heads up.... The plus model is available at several best buy stores in northern NJ. Looked online at 630 this morning and was unavailable, but when I checked again at 930 they were available for pickup today at several stores. I just picked mine up, and it looked like there were a couple still available. The plus is the only model they seemed to have in stock.
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You have thirty days from activation to purchase the TiVo extended warranty.
I think it is 90 days but TiVo may have change that.
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I keep going back and forth on where to buy. BB seems to be the best bet for warranty if you plan on diy upgrade.

Weaknees and Solid Signal currently have the best prices though, but limited stock.

Of course I have giftcards to Amazon and Best Buy.
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I think it is 90 days but TiVo may have change that.
That's even better
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I keep going back and forth on where to buy. BB seems to be the best bet for warranty if you plan on diy upgrade.

Weaknees and Solid Signal currently have the best prices though, but limited stock.

Of course I have giftcards to Amazon and Best Buy.
That was the conclusion I came too. I plan on doing the upgrade on the Plus and i have giftcards/Reward Zone dollars to use at BestBuy. So I'll get the Plus and 4 year warranty from bestbuy and pick up a 3TB AV drive from Amazon.

Although I expect within a week or two of me getting the Plus from BestBuy, that they will have a rare 10% off coupon. I wish it was like a few years ago where 10% and 12% off coupons were sent out several times a year.
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I would advise you to check your Best Buy's tonight or tomorrow morning. The Roamio's are all on the Thursday trucks in my area headed to stores. They may get there before close or at worst case tomorrow morning. I am in the Chicagoland area...Mine is set to be delivered tomorrow from Amazon.com, was going to get the Roamio Pro from Best Buy if I found it at retail before the Amazon.com order came in...

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I'd definitely be going through BestBuy for both ease of mind if returns or exchanges ever take place (45 day return policy with Silver RewardZone) plus the RewardZone points and certificates so I can get the a lower price.
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