$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 4, 2015 #161 of 731
    sheshechic

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    You could always buy an Amazon Plus and try it. If you can't get it after several try over several days send it back to Amazon.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2015 #162 of 731
    mulscully

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    When I was asking about the lifetime on the Roamio, I went through a few options, and the CSR ( who seemed knowledgeable) told me it was only available for Roamios purchased from Tivo directly..
     
  3. Oct 4, 2015 #163 of 731
    opus472

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    Ok thx. That means lifetime actually costs $250, since Amazon's price for the pro is $150 less than Tivo direct.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2015 #164 of 731
    tarheelblue32

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    Actually, Amazon's price on the Pro is only $50 less ($499 vs. $448), so you're getting the lifetime service for only $150, if you want to look at it that way.
     
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  5. Oct 4, 2015 #165 of 731
    sheshechic

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    And the first time I tried to get the deal I was told it was only for Premieres. That was on the 1st. Sounding knowledgeable has relatively little to do with getting a deal. ;)
     
  6. Oct 4, 2015 #166 of 731
    JBinSD

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    Actually, I think my CSR from Tivo said I WOULD be able to the lifetime sub even if I bought from Amazon, but when I checked Amazon, they were only OTA, and no cablecard models. He did ask me a couple times if I was already a subscriber, and since I said no, he said I was SOL. But he was clear that I didn't need to buy from them to get the lifetime subscription deal. . .
     
  7. Oct 4, 2015 #167 of 731
    CraigK

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    Same here.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2015 #168 of 731
    sheshechic

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    Same here too.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2015 #169 of 731
    opus472

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    I think the Tivo price is $600, but that includes 1 year of service? I'm paying $7.50/month for service on a series 3, dunno if that would continue with a new unit.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2015 #170 of 731
    tarheelblue32

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    There are actually 2 pricing options for the Pro on the TiVo website. $500 and $15/month or $600 including the "free" 1 year of service. If you buy one on Amazon, you would have to pay the $15/month, which is why the $500 unit is the most comparable to the $448 unit Amazon sells.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2015 #171 of 731
    cgould

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    Happy to see everyone jumping on the $450 all-in Roamio Plus deals,
    but I already HAVE my Roamio Plus for a while now, it's on grandfathered monthly.
    Are there any deals to convert an EXISTING Roamio Plus w/ monthly,
    to discounted lifetime/all-in?

    I'd prefer to get discounted lifetime on it, not buy a new one (WAF already exhausted), especially w/ the 10+yr old S3 about to get nullified by Comcast MP4 this year,
    but I haven't heard any deals on converting to lifetime,
    only buying NEW roamios w/ all-in added.
    ?
    or do I try to wait and see if any offers for when Comcast MPG4 comes to my area?
     
  12. Oct 5, 2015 #172 of 731
    krkaufman

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    With a 10-yr-old S3 on your account, why don't you just call and get the 10-yr loyalty deal on a new Roamio Plus for $450? Or the Pro for $600? (Many might go for the Plus to save the $150, and put that towards a HDD upgrade to 4-6TB.) And once the new Roamio is up and running, with all your content, OnePasses and settings in place, you could sell your old Plus on eBay to help defray the cost. Between the eBay sale and the monthly service savings, you'd be much better off. And maybe you'll net a bonus Slide Pro out of the deal, as well.

    As for WAF, I would think you could get the new Roamio stood-up on a second screen without bothering her, and, as mentioned, get everything copied over such that she wouldn't know the difference were you to then do a middle-of-the-night switcheroo.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2015 #173 of 731
    krkaufman

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    That's a nice rate if you could keep it for a Roamio (putting Lifetime aside), but it *does* pose a puzzler for a BOLT shopper. Is grandfathering/transferring a monthly service rate even possible, now, with the BOLT, especially given you can't buy a BOLT without that first year of service included in the price?
     
  14. Oct 5, 2015 #174 of 731
    krkaufman

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    Makes sense, as the "loyalty" deal has ONLY ever applied to units purchased directly from TiVo.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2015 #175 of 731
    JBinSD

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    So, theoretically, if the lifetime runs with the machine, a longtime subscriber could buy a Roamio plus lifetime, and if they happened to sell it, the subscription would go with it. . . .
     
  16. Oct 5, 2015 #176 of 731
    tarheelblue32

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    Yes.
     
  17. Oct 5, 2015 #177 of 731
    JBinSD

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    Just tried again, and they said no, no roamio deals. I didn't bother asking about the Amazon deal that the other CSR mentioned to me, since I've only found OTA's, not cable, but I'm betting the Amazon OTA lifetimes are legit.

    Since I'm only doing basic cable anyway, I may have to futz with an OTA antenna, and potentially go off the grid of cable again. . .
     
  18. Oct 5, 2015 #178 of 731
    spaldingclan

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    I'll sell you my base Roamio thats been upgraded to 1tb
     
  19. Oct 5, 2015 #179 of 731
    krkaufman

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    If you're saying that the TiVo CSR said that a qualifying customer could buy a new Roamio Plus ($300) or Roamio Pro ($448) from Amazon and then apply the $99 10-/5-year loyalty Lifetime service deal to the Amazon-purchased Roamio, that would be news.

    (That'd be ~$50 less for each model than what's available direct from TiVo -- if it's possible.)
     
  20. Oct 5, 2015 #180 of 731
    LightningBOLT

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    Unless there is a clear program for that, I'd be weary of getting a CSR to extend that to the amazon buyer. When I spoke to the CSR he said the Roamio must be purchased from Tivo as I specifically asked him about buying the box from amazon. Is it worth the potential hassle to save $50? Not for me. To each their own.

    I did buy the mini for $120 incl tax and ship from amazon, however.
     
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