$99 Lifetime on All Roamio through 10/31 (not 10 yr loyalty promo!)

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by LightningBOLT, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Oct 5, 2015 #181 of 731
    krkaufman

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    Me, either, that's why I was asking for clarification. (Though, to be honest, I'm not sure why I bothered, given the likelihood of CSR error or a simple miscommunication. I think I posted somewhere above that the loyalty program has always ONLY ever applied to direct purchases from TiVo -- but my inability to take advantage of the deal, myself, may be making me desperate.)
     
  2. Oct 5, 2015 #182 of 731
    JBinSD

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    But its way more than that if you're not a legacy subscriber. Even the fine print says the lifetime runs with the box, so I think it should be covered.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2015 #183 of 731
    LightningBOLT

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    On my order it states "bundle". This makes me even more weary about an amazon purchased roamio getting the $99 deal.

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  4. Oct 6, 2015 #184 of 731
    trip1eX

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    Wow. So tempted to get another roamio plus. It pays to stay few years behind the cutting edge tech curve


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  5. Oct 6, 2015 #185 of 731
    mulscully

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    When I originally asked about the $99 lifetime, The CSR, who seemed knowledgeable and experienced, specifically told me that the $99 deal was on Roamio's purchased from Tivo directly. And that if I bought one from best buy or amazon, he could not give me the deal..

    I did not think it was worth the effort for $30. (the Amazon one was $319 at the time)

    So be careful.. Also out of 5 calls to Tivo last week, only 2 CSRs were experienced. So YMMV when calling...
     
  6. Oct 6, 2015 #186 of 731
    dallastx

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    Just ordered a new Roamio Pro plus Lifetime for 599.98 plus tax. When I initially asked about a deal on the Pro or Plus I was told that there isn't one anymore. When I mentioned that there was a post this morning for a Plus bundle for 449.98 she checked and said that she found it. I asked about the Pro and she said that there was a deal for the Pro as well. 599.98 for the Pro and Lifetime service. I asked if she'd throw in a slide remote and she said "sure". Since I'm in Dallas she said that I should get it tomorrow with the free shipping.

    I am a very long time Tivo user, although she didn't ask. I don't know what role that played in getting the deal.

    I tried to order another cable card from Verizon and couldn't do it online because I've got more cable cards than Verizon DVR's. I had to chat with a rep to get it ordered and even that was a pain.

    I missed the earlier Roamio deals, but I'm very happy with this deal. It should hold me until a Pro version of the Bold shows up.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2015 #187 of 731
    jlb

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    I went LT on my TiVoHD not too long ago for the $99. Box works fine, upgraded HD, capacitors look fine, etc. We only subscribe to locals so we'll be fine with the MPEG-4 transition.

    What I'm wondering is if I should talk to TiVo support about trying to get a deal to shift to a Roamio now....My concern is that if my box suffers a catastrophic failure that I am unable to fix (or weaknees, etc) easily, that if I call support THEN, that I might not get any help at that time, and what if there are no roamios left?

    My gut says I keep going as I am right now. Keep watching the capacitors, etc. Worry about it if/when things happen (hopefully they won't for a while).

    Any thoughts?
     
  8. Oct 6, 2015 #188 of 731
    DevdogAZ

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  9. Oct 6, 2015 #189 of 731
    gespears

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    I went from two Premiers to the Roamio Pro. It was an a big difference. I can't even imaging going from a HD (I did own one of these before the Premiers) to the Roamio. I think if you get the Roamio it will buy you several more years so you can get a bolt pro when they are offering deals on them. And you'll still be able to recoup some of money you put into the Roamio.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2015 #190 of 731
    jlb

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    Are you suggesting selling my LT'ed TiVo HD to fund a Roamio with LT (from TiVo) or call TiVo and see if they would swap me out or something like that....

    I assume you mean sell the HD to fund....

    Problem is, the WAF on a several hundred dollar purchase right now would be very low. Any purchase like that, unless it dies now, might have to wait until AFTER the holidays......



    ETA: But, as I noted, it's working and does what we need, so I don't NEED a Roamio. The only problem is if it dies terribly (ie not even something I can use weaknees to help fix) down the road when there may not be stock of Roamios. But again, cart before the horse. I'll have to approach this topic on the home front very lightly.......
     
  11. Oct 6, 2015 #191 of 731
    krkaufman

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    Wasn't sure they mightn't have been going for 'leery,' as well, and birthed forth a mix of the two. (They got their point across, regardless.)
     
  12. Oct 6, 2015 #192 of 731
    krkaufman

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    I suspect she verified that online, against your account, during the phone call. And as a direct TiVo newb, 4 houses but oldest is early 2014, my experience your TiVo history played a big part in getting the deal, though less than it might have a few weeks ago.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2015 #193 of 731
    krkaufman

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    In a worst case scenario, you'd likely still have eBay as an option to pick up anything from a TiVo HD through the latest model, as a stop gap or full upgrade, depending on what you can find for the right price.

    And if buying a new unit now, as insurance, doesn't fit, you could start doing a weekly scan of eBay to fish for a backup TiVo HD (or better) that meets your value requirements.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2015 #194 of 731
    jlb

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    I assume you mean a backup TiVoHD that has lifetime as we won't be able to activate any non-LT Series 1-3 units......
     
  15. Oct 6, 2015 #195 of 731
    sar840t2

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    Leery + wary = Weary :-D
     
  16. Oct 6, 2015 #196 of 731
    krkaufman

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    Yes, and no. They could get a Lifetime unit. OR they may be able to find a cheap TiVo HD, sans Lifetime, that they could use for spare parts, to bring their current Lifetime unit back to life. (And given that the non-Lifetime models can no longer be re-activated or transferred, prices for "for parts" Series 1-3 units should be plummeting.)

    I was leaving the specifics of their search requirements to them; just wanted to note that there may be other options beside a Roamio or BOLT, if they're perfectly happy with their current DVR.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2015 #197 of 731
    tvmaster2

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    Just got off the phone with TiVo - 10+ year customer.

    I was hoping to bag a refurbished / renewed machine plus lifetime, but they're all out of refurbished machines because they had a September sale.
    I asked "how does a long-time customer find out about these sales?"
    Their reply: "You just have to visit the site and get lucky"

    And they wonder why their market share is not skyrocketing...

    I get push info from probably 10 retailers every day - Frys, Microcenter, Amazon, etc. - but TiVo seems to be living in 2002, when I bought my first machine.

    Is this true? Was the CSR correct - i.e. they don't push any info to account holders?
     
  18. Oct 6, 2015 #198 of 731
    Chris Gerhard

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    I think I may have gotten an email from TiVo on the refurbished Roamios but I almost never even open that type of email. I am not sure what your logic is as far as your opinion about how awful TiVo handled the offer. You understand TiVo sold all of the refurbished Roamios, what else could have been their goal? What could they have done better than sell out fairly quickly?
     
  19. Oct 6, 2015 #199 of 731
    murgatroyd

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    I thought I was on the list to get sale emails from TiVo, but when I checked the website a couple of days ago, I wasn't. I guess that's why I never got any of the deal emails others have posted about over the years.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2015 #200 of 731
    gespears

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    Yep. But I understand if the Wife poo poos it.
     

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