$0 down $20/mo Service Deal Back For 1 day

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by atmuscarella, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Oct 4, 2011 #1 of 42
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Just got an email from TiVo. If someone wants a $0 down $20/mo for service offer it is available for the rest of today:


    Other stuff: This is a factory renewed deal and requires 2 year commitment.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Oct 4, 2011 #2 of 42
    rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    The link is invalid. It looks like you copied the link wrong.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2011 #3 of 42
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, not sure what happened I fixed the link.

    Thanks,
     
  4. Oct 4, 2011 #4 of 42
    ort

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    Can this work with multi-unit discounts or is it always $20?

    Any gotchas that aren't immediately evident?
     
  5. Oct 4, 2011 #5 of 42
    Teggy

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    I was going to pull the trigger on this but wound up with a slightly different deal.

    Multi service discount can't apply to this particular box, but if you have another box at a full price, it can be used to lower that one. For example, I have a box I pay $12.95 on - by adding this box I would pay $19.99 on the new box and the other box would go down to $9.99.

    Without a MSD, this doesn't make much sense to buy if you can get an upgrade rate on service. For example, I need to get rid of one of my SD boxes, and using upgrade rate I could get $14.99 service. That $5 difference would pay off the $99 within the 2 year service contract of the 0 down box.

    That said, the $3 discount I was eligible for did make it worthwile. However, the sales rep then said if I took the $99 box, they would throw in a slide remote ($60) for free. That sweetened the deal enough for me that I went with the $99 box. So if that deal is of interest to you, make sure to ask the rep.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2011 #6 of 42
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    MSD is only available on new subscriptions, so in effect your $12.95/mo subscription would be canceled and a new subscription at $9.95 would be started. The only potential problem is that the new subscription does require a 12 month commitment simply because it's a new subscription.
     
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    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Normally I would agree. But given I don't know how people actually access this forum (I link into the sub-forums directly skipping the top) and that it was only available for less than a Day I made the decision to post in 2 places.
     
  9. atmuscarella

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  10. JosephB

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    argh! I just bought a new second premiere last weekend
     
  11. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    I'd do it for Lifetime. But not Monthly.
     
  12. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    I don't see $20 monthly as any sort of a deal, regardless of the up-front cost. You'll end up paying for the Tivo several times over at that rate. Even lifetime at $499 is a better deal. It would only take you 25 months to break even at the $20/month rate.
     
  13. lpwcomp

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    If you qualify for a MSD, this is a bad deal even for monthly since it requires a 2-year service agreement. You would be paying $120 to save $99.
     
  14. Grakthis

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    5 dollars a month over 24 months is not worth 120 dollars. It's closer to 112.81 at current interest rates. I know that seems like a trivial difference, but it should still be factored in to the discussion. Money has a time component.

    If this gets me my existing S3 at a cheaper rate since I currently only have one active TiVo. That knocks the price down to 16.99 new dollars on the Premiere (it lowers the price on the S3 by 3 dollars) which is only a 2 dollar a month premium over paying the $99 upfront and the $14.99 a month and that has a present value of $45.13. So, if this gets you the MSD on an existing box, you're saving about $55 in exchange for a 2-year contract and a refurb box. So, not bad if you are the kind of person who would have no intention of dropping TiVo for the next 2 years anyways and doesn't mind a refurb.
     
  15. Grakthis

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    Also, just as a side note, for many people, paying $112.81 to save $99 is worth it when it's not a lump sum but is instead an annuity and that makes it easier to swallow the cost into your budget. That's a $13 difference. That's one month of HBO. That's one trip to Starbucks with your wife.
     
  16. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 TV Buff!

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    Was worth it for me. My HD is good, but it's constantly running out of room, constantly getting tired of not being able to watch stuff recorded in the other room (1080 HD, Premiere), for $5/month more, I bit the bullet. This'll hold me over till September when I will consider the quad tuner a bit more.
     
  17. Grakthis

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    Don't be shocked if when you active the new box and cancel the old box if they offer $99 lifetime on the old box. Consider it.
     
  18. lpwcomp

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    I already have MSD, so that is not an issue. I'm only paying $9.95 a month for the THD, $14.95 for the premiere. Both TiVo 2s are lifetime. What I am hoping to do at some point i1sd get another premiere and get the $99 lifetime on the THD, but that takes COH, which is difficult to accumulate.
     
  19. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    I would think about this with a lifetime option which was $0 down $20/mo for 24 months then a $98 Lifetime. It would make the total cost $578 which would make the LT $499 and the box $79. The same has if you bought it, w/o a MSD.

    A 29 month term @$20 then a $98 LT which is $678 total or $599LT and $79 for the box, sounds good... I might be tired :D
     
  20. unitron

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    I recently subbed an S3 HD and the one year commitment was no longer necessary, or even mentioned.

    I don't know if that's cause it's neither my first TiVo nor my only current one, or if they've discontinued it for newbies as well. (except for the 2 year commitment on the S4s).
     

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