$200 Rebate on S3 Coming May 27

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

  1. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    You only have to buy by June 16; as far as I can tell there's no deadline for activation (you'll just have a gift card lying around unused until you do).

    Correction: The above only applies if you go through TiVo. If you order elsewhere, you have until July 16 to activate in order to get the rebate.
     
  2. chuvak

    chuvak Member

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    You have till July 16th to activate
     
  3. snathanb

    snathanb New Member

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    I asked them today for the tracking info.. the tracking number they sent me just went live a few minutes ago.. scheduled for Monday, June 4th. Too bad I leave Sunday evening for a 2 week business trip. Had it shipped on Tuesday, it would have been here Friday so I could activate it and schedule recordings for while I was gone.

    Fortunately, activation doesn't have to be done until July.
     
  4. snathanb

    snathanb New Member

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    Yes, I did.... but I didn't realize that orders than came in Sunday would actually be shipped a day later than orders that came in on Tuesday.

    I would have been happy to pay for the faster shipping had it been spelled out that opting for free shipping put you in the back of the queue for order processing, as well.

    I fully expected an order placed Sunday would have shipped on Tuesday (accounting for the holiday on Monday), and arrived on Friday.
     
  5. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    Orders from Sat, Sun, Mon, all came in Tuesday because Monday was a holiday.
    Free shipping doesn't put you in back, but paying $75 as he did for Next Day Air certainly moves you to the front. ;)
     
  6. snathanb

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    See, now, that should have been disclosed originally when bragging how quickly you got that order out... :rolleyes:

    Then those of us who ordered on Sunday don't feel like somebody jumped the line in front of us...

    It's all good. :)
     
  7. inaka

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    I just noticed that with this rebate you need to be activated for 30 days to be eligible.
    Will we get penalized for sending in the rebate right away, before the 30 days?

    I just got my S3 and activated it last night.
    I'm going to send the rebate in tomorrow after comcast installs the cable cards today.

    Just wondering.
     
  8. URPREY

    URPREY Closet TiVo User

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    LOL - I was thinking the same thing. It made me paranoid - I ordered mine on Monday night and am anxiously awaiting my tracking number so I can schedule the cable company to bring out my cable cards...

    Nothing on the website for order status that I can find.
     
  9. snathanb

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    I used the "contact us" link on their site to fill out a request for tracking number, and they got back to me within an hour with it.
     
  10. fareal

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    Same here. I also ordered Sunday and used free shipping and its scheduled to arrive on the 5th.
     
  11. URPREY

    URPREY Closet TiVo User

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    Just did that - thanks!
     
  12. URPREY

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    Got a response in 10 minutes! Mine is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Calling the cable company to schedule cable card installation for Saturday :)
     
  13. fareal

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    Yeah mine is going from coast to coast so I've probably got the longest wait ahead.
     
  14. URPREY

    URPREY Closet TiVo User

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    Even better-the cable company is scheduled to bring my cable cards on Saturday so I'll be (hopefully) up and going this weekend!

    I CAN'T WAIT to ditch my cable company DVR. I've been cursing that thing since the day we got it. It was the only option for HD at the time, and although I have a Series 2 in the theater, SD content doesn't look too good on my 100" screen.
     
  15. snathanb

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    Hey! No Fair! JK... if you are in Louisville, then are you calling Insight? I did a bunch of training for them up there back in Feb when we installed some long-haul ethernet gear for them.
     
  16. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    I wish mine would be "on the porch", but according to the tracking document, it's "signature required". Presumably, DHL leaves a note that lets me sign something and have it left on the doorstep the next day (or, if it's delivered from the office located a few miles from where I work, I could arrange a pickup the next day), as I can't get off work on weekdays.

    -- Don
     
  17. URPREY

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    Yes, I have Insight. Hopefully the cable card install will be painless, but I doubt it :)
     
  18. mickeymammoth

    mickeymammoth New Member

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    I ordered 2 Tivos for my mom on Sunday from Amazon, and as an Amazon Prime member, I chose 2 day shipping. However, they actually shipped them ground, so it's taking 3 days instead of 2! I emailed a complaint, and their excuse is that the estimated delivery was June 1, so UPS ground will get it here in time for that. And they gave me $5 for my trouble. I emailed them again about what a crock that was. They are gaming the system and not providing 2 day shipping. They can put any arbitrary estimated delivery; I "paid" for 2-day!
     
  19. fareal

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    Wow that is so wrong. How much more did you pay for 2 day shipping? I would call back and make sure to speak with a supervisor and tell them that their backwards way of thinking makes no sense. Tell them you paid for 2-day and you want 2-day. And like you said you are getting it in 3-days, not two, so how are they using that as an excuse to use ground (processing time i assume). Either way you paid for 2-day, you should get 2-day.

    I'm pretty sure they have a phone number to call instead of email. Try phoning and ask for a supervisor.
     
  20. maynerd

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    So I ordered a S3 from tivocommunity store...thanks!

    I got a question. I have a S2 with a lifetime sub. I called tivo and they said they still could transfer it. HOWEVER I would not get the rebate.

    The rep on the phone said she could transfer it for free, if that is the case I'm in like flynn...But I have a feeling she was wrong, since I don't have my box yet I'll have to call back and most likely get a rep who will charge me the $199 fee.

    So anyways, you guys think the lifetime is worth $399 (200 rebate lost + 199 transfer fee)?

    I could always still use my old tivo in my bedroom though, so there's some benefit to that or I could sell it on ebay with the lifetime sub and get a couple hundred bucks for that too.

    Decisions decisions decsions!
     

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