199.00 to purchase a TiVo Premier for current customer a deal or not??

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by snuzzardbuzzard, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. snuzzardbuzzard

    snuzzardbuzzard New Member

    Aug 3, 2011



    I had a TiVo Series 2 in my garage purchased a ways back that I finally activated in July of this year. I love the TiVo but the quality is poor on my HD TV. I have until Aug. 22nd to cancel my TiVo service on S2 without being in the 1 year commitmitment, my pricing is 12.95.

    I called TiVo to see if there was any deals I could get in on before I cancel, the sales person said "I see you have been with us for just over a year" He obviously didn't realize it's July of this year and not last but I let him continue. He said I can get you a TiVo Premier for 199.00 and you can transfer your 12.95 package to that with no contract (month to month). Thinking I was getting a deal and he was missing the fact I have only been with TiVo since July of this year I agreed and gave my info. So now I have a TiVo Premier for 199.00 and once I activate it with the service letter, I can transfer my 12.95 package and essentially get a deal...

    After some basic math and review of the facts, I need to know if I am getting a deal or not. I am paying 199.00 for Premiere and 13.00 month service, total of 355.00 for a year (tivo price/year of service @ 13) VS. if I come in and get the tivo on the webpage for 99.00 with 20.00 monthly service equals 339.00.

    I hear that if you activate a old lifetime unit you can transfer that to a new unit if done in 30 days?

    I really can't afford the lifetime unless I could manipulate it to my benefit and get a great deal. I am confused and need your advice.

    When I log into my Tivo acct. says I have a 1 year commitment ending July 2012 (which is right) so I am unsure if the sales person was confused or jerking me around and me not getting a good deal or what... It seemed like a good deal but............... What would stop me from buying a TiVo on ebay (premiere) and transferring my service to that... HELP!!!
  2. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
  3. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    SE Ohio
    I'm not up on the current intricacies of TiVo's pricing, but it would appear that if you intend to keep it for somewhat more than a year, the 12.95 per month would outweigh the extra purchase price. Of course, lifetime is still usually the best option if you intend to use it for years.
  4. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

    Nov 23, 2003
    Best Buy has them on sale for $99.95

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