$200 Rebate on S3 Coming May 27

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

  1. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    $399 / 6.95 = 57 months = almost 5 years.

    For me, electronics just don't last that long. I think you'd be better off paying the $6.95/month.
     
  2. maynerd

    maynerd New Member

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    How do I get the $6.95/mo pricing!?
     
  3. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Well, I bit the bullet. Ordered two of them! Can't wait, though I'll miss my 444 GB S2 DT that I have to sell (as well as MRV and TiVo-to-Go).
     
  4. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Also, anyone order theirs recently from buy.com by chance? Just curious where they ship these from. I'm just outside of Chicago and sometimes I've received other buy.com items from nearby Carol Stream, IL. Thanks!
     
  5. quarkman97

    quarkman97 All mobbed up!

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    I'd say don't do it and get the rebate.

    Can we get a final word if this unit qualifies for the multi unit deal after subscribing for a year? Or can you do it right away.

    Also, has anyone been able to get the lifetime transfer AND the rebate to work? I'm assuming, like maynerd, you can't get both.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2007 #286 of 514
    bryanb

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    Given the wording on the rebate, it's a big risk to transfer lifetime and expect the rebate too.

    I have a pre-2000 Tivo which I can transfer for free. I'm planning to get 1 year of service for -$20 ($179 - $199 rebate), which if nothing else allows me to keep my transfer for 1 more year (and I make $20).
     
  7. Jun 1, 2007 #287 of 514
    lessd

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    I have done it with the Series DT when it first came out, I xfered a Lifetime from another unit and was told no rebate but i sent for it anyways and got it, I know others that have also, but the Series 3 could be different. The rebate co told me they look first the store receipt (date of purchase and authorized retailer), next they look at the date of activation (better be at or after the date of purchase) then if that is OK they wait past the 30 day cancellation time then start the rebate process. They never have any information as to how you did the activation, but things may have changed.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2007 #288 of 514
    maynerd

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    So i've been thinking about this, do you think I can get the multi unit discount with the S3 I am getting by 'linking' it to my S2 lifetime sub? If I can do that AND get the rebate that would probably be the way I'd go. Also to get the 6.95 rate do I have to sign up for a 3yr contract?
     
  9. Jun 1, 2007 #289 of 514
    GooberMan

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    Received the Tivo yesterday and everything is set up and ready for CableCARD installation today. However, when I go to Tivorebates.com to prequalify for the rebate, it tells me there are no offers. How long does it take for that to become available?
     
  10. Jun 1, 2007 #290 of 514
    lessd

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    Its on the rebate sight now 10:24 AM EST
     
  11. Jun 1, 2007 #291 of 514
    cdp1276

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    or an existing lifetime TiVo subscription under service contract.
     
  12. Jun 1, 2007 #292 of 514
    GooberMan

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    Right, I know the form is on the rebate site. I have printed it off. However, the prequalification at tivorebates.com is not working for me. Is it just me or is the "prequalification" site not working correctly?
     
  13. Jun 1, 2007 #293 of 514
    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    GDI - UPS came to deliver, sig required (which I did not expect) and my 13 yo hid and did not answer the door, even though I explicitly asked her to watch for UPS and sign.

    So I either wait till Monday, which I cannot take off waiting for UPS or I cancel my plans for tonight and do a will call pickup after 7 PM. Damn, it, Damn it. My 13 is grounded until I get this resolved. Stupid kids.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2007 #294 of 514
    maynerd

    maynerd New Member

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    Yeah stupid 13 year old. I hope you're not being serious.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2007 #295 of 514
    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Well, really is it too much to ask for her to answer the door and sign for a $600 Tivo
    - geeeze. how hard it that?

    Oh and my kid can go suck a rock next time she wants to watch DTV. I yanked the access card and disabled the DVR. :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  16. Jun 1, 2007 #296 of 514
    fareal

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    Will the tracking info on UPS.com say Signature Required? I don't see it on my tracking info for the S3 I purchased from TCS.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2007 #297 of 514
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    So... you are more worried about the TiVo than your 13 year old's safety. If she doesn't feel comfortable answering the door to a stranger... I'm guessing your wife must be brainy, because she inherited some sense somewhere.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2007 #298 of 514
    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    I am not worried about either. I don't feel the UPS driver is a threat to my 13yo. I explicitly told her to listen for UPS and take delivery.

    Don't get all Dr. Phil on me. I asked her to take time out of her busy day of watching TV to accept a delivery and she failed.
     
  19. Jun 1, 2007 #299 of 514
    maynerd

    maynerd New Member

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    Sounds like your 13 year old may be more mature than you.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2007 #300 of 514
    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    why exactly is it considered inappropriate to be disappointed when my 13 yo failed to do something that I expressly asked her to do? :confused: This seems completely appropriate to me, as I now have cancel my plans for tonight and go to UPS (20 miles one way) or take a day off work on Monday for the rescheduled delivery. What part of this should I be happy about - oh the fact that my 13 yo had the good sense to not open the door when the delivery attempt occured, right ;)
     

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