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Old 08-29-2013, 12:37 PM   #91
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Interestingly enough, I have purchased the Tivo Series 3 OLED, Tivo HD, Tivo Premiere, and Tivo Mini all from Best Buy, and the Roamio is the first one I can recall that wasnt available at launch from Best Buy. Kinda bummed, but, mine will be on my doorstep when I get home
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #92
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I just checked BB store in Port Charlotte, Fla and they have Roamio basic in stock. Got mine from Tivo direct since couldn't wait until BB had them.........
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:12 PM   #93
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Because i've had that dance with them in the past and i don't want to repeat it. And also with the no interest financing involved it can be a pain as well especially since Best Buy is in the process of changing credit card companies again. I've learned that it's best to wait until you've picked up your item and had it in your hands for at least a few hours before returning it.

The last time I had to deal with cancelling a higher dollar item, i wasted over two hours on the phone and waiting in the store. And anything I got for my troubles doesn't come anywhere close to compensating me for wasting my time. So now the only way I will deal with something right away if it is an exchange since that is usually straight forward.

I called the Magnolia department where i placed my order and they said it shows five Roamio Pros are supposed to be on their truck on Thursday. So one of those is mine and a couple are from two other people that placed an order. So I guess only two are for regular store stock.
...and THIS is why I refuse to do business on big-ticket items with BB...
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #94
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Note on BB: You have a choice in the financing or the 5% rewards (NOT BOTH).
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #95
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I was able to pick up my Pro at my local Best Buy. I am trying to use a 3x Birthday rewards coupon, but will see later if that works. I did only the 30 day financing to get more reward points.

The funny thing is that I called yesterday afternoon. They "checked" and the Pro was not coming in for another 1-2 weeks. This was the shorted 1-2 weeks I ever saw since it was in early this morning.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:34 PM   #96
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Question ?

upgrade of plus vs the pro - via Weaknees the savings to get to 3 T is $30... is their 3T a more reliable drive than factory, or faster?

Are aftermarket drives like the green more reliable or faster... looks like it would cost me $140 for a 3T "green" (brand?) SATA drive.. is the factory 3T SATA ?

If you are buying through Weakness but buying the drive elsewhere and doing the upgrade yourself ... is it so save 30 $ or something because you can buy that drive cheaper and don't think twice about the effort of changing a drive or is the motive to get a better quality drive as well?

Is the upgraded plus from Weakness better than the stock 3T as well as cheaper ? (better drive of equal 3T storage?) Otherwise I'd probably pay for the stock Pro 3T to eliminate any bickering about who's fault some error might be.

Sorry to consolidate but I think it might be helpful to others like myself.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:38 PM   #97
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I didn't gather from the thread .. would I buy the "lifetime" at Best Buy if I bought the unit there or via a activation phone call with TIVO... any chance (remote) that I'd get my full 5% Best buy refund on the Lifetime purchase?
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #98
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I didn't gather from the thread .. would I buy the "lifetime" at Best Buy if I bought the unit there or via a activation phone call with TIVO..
You buy the tivo from Best Buy but pay for activation thru Tivo. I know years ago there used to be cards to buy Lifetime at Best Buy. I did not find a way to get Lifetime thru Best Buy.

Note, Tivo activation can be done thru Tivo website if its just a normal purchase (IE you are not trying to get a better deal :-) )
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:09 PM   #99
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Make sure you use promo code "PLSR" to get $100 off lifetime!
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #100
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Make sure you use promo code "PLSR" to get $100 off lifetime!
You can only use that is you do not get the $100 discount for another existing LifeTime tivo, correct?
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:58 PM   #101
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Correct.

Also I usually activate the TiVo on my phone on the way home. This way the process is already started before I plug it in.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:20 PM   #102
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Note on BB: You have a choice in the financing or the 5% rewards (NOT BOTH).
The Magnolia Employee said I will get both. Which was surprising since I know they changed the policy in July. So I'll believe it when I see it. Which will take sixty days anyway.

But the Magnolia department does seem to do their own thing. Like the offer they had for 3 years no interest on any purchase from the Magnolia section with no minimum.

The regular part of BestBuy only had 2 years no interest and there was a minimum price involved.

I also noticed that the 4 year extended warranty I got was $80 while online it shows a price of $90. I think I'm just going to keep it. Assuming I don't have any issues with the Roamio Pro. I'm going through the setup right now.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:08 PM   #103
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Shipment arrived today from Best Buy, I cant believe they didn't double box it, hey there's a 400 dollar Tivo on this guys door step, should we take it ? Luckily it was there when I got home, and in one piece. Running through set up now
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:12 AM   #104
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Well I picked it up an hour later no problem. I don't think it was the employee's fault... he was just following some kind of policy (I can only assume).
Which BestBuy was it? I plan to pick up a Plus this weekend but from your experience it seems like I should plan to order online for in-store pickup to be safe.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:37 AM   #105
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My local store had two base Roamios and two Roamio Pros on the shelf.


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Old 08-30-2013, 06:09 AM   #106
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One Best Buy in Atlanta area claimed to have the Pro available. Stopped by and was told they had two in stock, but the street date was Sept. 1 and they couldn't sell it to me.
So I went online and ordered it for in-store pickup. Just waiting for them to fulfill the order now.
I wish that we had a Magnolia store, where I live. I'm about an hour below Hotlanta.
I ordered online, for home delivery, on the 22nd. No option for in-store pickup. Of course it gave me the one to two weeks message.

On the 28th, I got an email that it was preparing for shipment. It shipped from Atlanta and I will have it today, Friday the 30th.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #107
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Picked up a pro at the BB store in Nashua, NH last night; they had both the plus and pro in stock (there is a Magnolia in that store). Looks like the other stores in NH with Magnolia presences also have these in stock.
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Looks like we finally have the Plus models at some of the local Best Buys. Looks like a lot of stores now have their base Roamio stock also.

I think I am still sticking with the Pro.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #109
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I guess the Magnolia sales person was telling the truth about getting Reward Zone dollars with the 3 years no interest financing.

It is showing that the points are pending on my Roamio Pro purchase.

It's like they manually input the info separately. There are two entries listed. The first one shows the purchase and everything but with zero Reward Zone dollars. But then there is another entry with just the description "Magnolia" with the prices/points from the Roamio Pro and extended warranty. But nothing is listed for the items.
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aaronwt, If you do not mind how many points did you get. I am just trying to compare since I used my BB card with no financing plus used a 3x birthday coupon. I ended up with about 2200 points. That is for the Pro unit.
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aaronwt, If you do not mind how many points did you get. I am just trying to compare since I used my BB card with no financing plus used a 3x birthday coupon. I ended up with about 2200 points. That is for the Pro unit.
I didnt get a multiplier with it like I normally would.So it was 680 points. (or 679)

I'm not complaining since with the new policy you aren't supposed to get any points when using their financing deals.

So to get three years no interest and points, Im happy with that outcome.
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I didnt get a multiplier with it like I normally would.So it was 680 points. (or 679)
Any idea where I can get a multiplier coupon?

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That's the impression I was under. I must have missed this: How did you mange to get financing PLUS points?
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That's the impression I was under. I must have missed this: How did you mange to get financing PLUS points?
I guess they send one out for your birthday. I have not received one yet for my birthday which is this month. But my normal purchases have some kind of a multiplier since I typically get something like 1.25x or 1.5x the purchase price in points.

I was told Magnolia had a special going on. The Magnolia section seems to do their own thing. For instance, the regular part of BestBuy had 2 years no interest with a $599 minimum on hometheater products. In the Magnolia section they had 3 years no interest, with no minimum, on any purchase from the Magnolia section.

I was told by the magnolia salesperson that I would also get the RZ points. I didn't think I would but the points are showing up as pending right now. And it looks like the sales person entered the points manually since it shows up separate from the purchase on my Reward Zone purchase/points list.
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I didnt get a multiplier with it like I normally would.So it was 680 points. (or 679)

I'm not complaining since with the new policy you aren't supposed to get any points when using their financing deals.

So to get three years no interest and points, Im happy with that outcome.
I have not heard of that change. When did it go into play? I'm a Silver member and expected that they'd notify us of such a drastic change.
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I was told Magnolia had a special going on. The Magnolia section seems to do their own thing. For instance, the regular part of BestBuy had 2 years no interest with a $599 minimum on hometheater products. In the Magnolia section they had 3 years no interest, with no minimum, on any purchase from the Magnolia section.
I'm wondering if it would be worth my while to drive out to the Best Buy in my city that has Magnolia vs. just going to my closest store. Did you have to check out in the Magnolia section? Any idea how long this is going on?
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I guess they send one out for your birthday. I have not received one yet for my birthday which is this month. But my normal purchases have some kind of a multiplier since I typically get something like 1.25x or 1.5x the purchase price in points.
I got my birthday 3x coupon the end of July for a mid-August birthday. I did have to call up to get the points manually adjusted.
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I have not heard of that change. When did it go into play? I'm a Silver member and expected that they'd notify us of such a drastic change.
They did. I got an email about it in June or July.

Here is the quote from the FAQ page.

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I'm wondering if it would be worth my while to drive out to the Best Buy in my city that has Magnolia vs. just going to my closest store. Did you have to check out in the Magnolia section? Any idea how long this is going on?
Yes, i checked out in the magnolia section which was a nice bonus. I never had to go to the normal bestBuy checkout or pickup counter. The sales person did all the work so while waiting I got to look at the OLED TV and the 4K TVs they had on display.
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They did. I got an email about it in June or July.

Here is the quote from the FAQ page.



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I must say that sucks.
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I must say that sucks.
yes, since basically every purchase I make at BestBuy is using the 18 months or longer no interest financing.

At one time is was $40 per 1K points then it dropped to $20 per 1000 points. And now you don't earn them at all with the financing deals.

So my purchases at Best Buy will decrease with the new change.
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