$200 Rebate on S3 Coming May 27

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by gatorbait, May 19, 2007.

  1. fchaten

    fchaten New Member

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    Can someone tell me if I buy another series three, which would normally qualify for the 6.99 a month charge, whether I would get a 200 dollar rebate, making the final total 399 dollars, and then still get the multiunit discount? That's not clear to me in the rebate form which says you have to have a one year minimum subscription. I thought the 6.99 a month was not a one year minimum subscription. Thanks
     
  2. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    All subscriptions now require a 1-year minimum commitment. And yes, you'll get the $6.95 MSD if you already have a Tivo at $12.95.
     
  3. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Whatever - the question wasn't why you buy from them, the question was why people buy from Amazon and Costco.

    I explained why.
     
  4. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    We had a customer who bought an S3 yesterday contact us today to cancel after finding out that orders can take "1-3 days" to process. We told him we couldn't cancel his order as it had already been delivered. :)
     
  5. snathanb

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    Well, Mike, I ordered Sunday... so will mine be on my porch this evening? :)
     
  6. Lensman

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    Well, in the spirit of overanalyzing the situation:

    1. I seriously considered buying from Costco because of the unbelievable return policy, but ultimately decided against because it wasn't worth an extra $56 to me.
    2. Amazon is also a very reasonable choice and a very trusted merchant who will be around for a long time.
    3. The Community Store is a bit of an unknown to me, but I like what they did with the pre-announcement of the rebate (seems very customer-friendly though as read in another thread, is a good business decision vis-a-vis returns). I also figure they'll go the extra mile for any forum regular because the forum is a major lead generator for them and bad press would probably be disastrous.

    Any of the three seems a reasonable choice, with the Community Store and Costco being the front-runners for me.
     
  7. Lensman

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    LOL! That story is like the Federal Express story about the woman who called to complain about her package not being delivered and being told that it was under the porch steps - and this was back in the dark ages in the early '90s where such detailed tracking was unheard of.
     
  8. hoby

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    Yes, I can attest to this, since I was said customer! :)

    I was paranoid that I could have gotten it with Amazon quicker, but WOW! You guys are on the ball and fast! Ordered yesterday morning, and it was delivered a bit after 9am CST.

    Great service, looking forward to hooking things up after work! Thanks again.
     
  9. fareal

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    As in delivered delivered or shipped? Where are you located? I assume you never got an email with tracking number saying it was shipped?
     
  10. hoby

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    Apparently it shipped to fast for a tracking # email, so no big deal, I was able to request that when I found out that it was out for delivery this morning. Its sitting in my home waiting for me to unpack it, and set it up... so yes, shipped yesterday, delivered this morning.
     
  11. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

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    Concur. I've made no bones about the fact that I'm a sucker for COSTCO - they hooked me with great customer service, and if they sell it, I'm buying it.

    TCS is a close runner up for providing the forum.
     
  12. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Impressive. Was it ordered with just the standard shipping? Where do they ship from? I am thinking about ordering 2 boxes. Being Wed afternoon, not sure if it would show up by Friday though.
     
  13. lutton

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    there ya are...
     
  14. BlackBetty

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    Does TCF charge shipping or sales tax?

    Amazon charges neither (I live in MA).


    EDIT:
    Just read the above post. Looks like if you live in any state other than FL or MI, you don't get charged sales tax.

    But how about shipping?
     
  15. fareal

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    http://store.tivocommunity.com/

    top of the page.. assuming you'll also receive the big free shipping banner on all domestic orders over $100 and under 50lbs :)
     
  16. snathanb

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    .....and yet I ordered Sunday and it appears that mine hasn't been picked up by UPS yet, as of late Wednesday. I guess I am subject to the 1-3 days of processing time.
     
  17. JimboG

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    Same with me Nathan. I ordered Sunday morning and haven't gotten an email yet saying that the S3 is with the shipping company. As I ordered basic ground shipping, I have no idea how long it might take until the S3 arives.

    I need to have some good indication of when the S3 will be here so I can have the cable guys come out with the Cablecards.

    Anyone know how to see what's going on with an order from the Tivo Community Store? I would hate to not be able to activate the S3 by June 16 and lose out on the rebate.
     
  18. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    I'm guessing you opted for the free shipping.
    Also, Monday didn't count this week. :)
     
  19. rschroed

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    Does the community store have order tracking? I couldn't find it and hate to bother people w/ email if I can avoid it. (Especially if it'll slow down the shipping of my S3). I ordered Sunday also (05/27/2007 00:38:31 EDT :) and haven't seen a shipping notification yet.
     
  20. rschroed

    rschroed New Member

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    Hah, of course.

    ( tries to be patient.... )
     

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