Originally Posted by JZC
If you don't want to buy one of the eBay codes, there is a code that has been out there for a long time which will give you $100 off lifetime. Just enter: PLSR
Most here know this, unless new to TCF. It doesn't hurt to remind people it exists, or put it somewhere a new member might spot it, though.
Since that code can only be used when ordering a TiVo from TiVo's website, bundled with service (can't buy the service for a store unit alone), it usually is only of use to those who don't qualify for MSD (Multi Service Discount) pricing.
More often, than not, there are better deals, even some through TiVo (rarely).
Right now it seems the eBay codes that give the pricing listed at http://sellmoretivo.com/
are the best deal in town, for most.
There's some arguments going on around here about the legality and legitimacy of those codes being sold, rather than being gifted to friends and family, as intended. The people who get the codes are supposed to work for authorized TiVo resellers in order to qualify. TiVo just seems to be turning a blind eye, which may be intentional. If TiVo openly matched or undercut resellers, outside of short & rare promotional offers, they'd alienate their resellers.
This is likely the best deal to been seen, in most cases, when buying direct through TiVo. I've seen no reports of anybody getting an invalid code, or otherwise getting burned by using one.
I'm NOT questioning the codes, the sellers of them, or speculating on things that COULD happen. I wish to remain out of that messy subject. Even the PLSR code has some debate around it, due to some sloppy wording on TiVo's website, when using it. No worries here.
Edit/Add: The post that made it in before this one was posted while I was typing this one.