Best DirecTV HDTivo deal

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by WaarrEagle, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Nov 14, 2005 #41 of 493
    WaarrEagle

    WaarrEagle New Member

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    I called last Friday but didn't get quite as good a deal as I think I can. What is everyone saying when they call back? I know they guy put a note on my account so I don't want to look stupid if I play dumb.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2005 #42 of 493
    Mr Pieces

    Mr Pieces TiVo Junkie

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    The $200 Best Buy rebate he is referring to is from the Black Friday ad (Day after Thanksgiving)

    Link to Black Friday ads
     
  3. Nov 14, 2005 #43 of 493
    dhowse

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    The new HD Tivo comming next week will take me to three Tivo recievers. Since each receiver needs two lines to the switch and the switch only has outputs for four what kind of additional switch will the installer have to bring?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2005 #44 of 493
    Jeffrey Thomas

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    When you total everything up I will break even on my purchase of the HD tivo.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2005 #45 of 493
    WaarrEagle

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    I just called and talked to a very nice woman who hooked me up:
    $550 HD-DVR (this includes Terk outdoor OTA antenna @$50)
    -200 instant credit
    -100 rebate
    +15 shipping fees
    + relocation of my other DVR receiver
    For a grand total of $265. I also got $10 off TC for 1 year and HBO/SHO for $2 for 6 months. I should also get $5 off HD for 6 months but the installer has to do it. I am very happy and it is coming on Friday!!! Thanks for the help everyone!
     
  6. Nov 16, 2005 #46 of 493
    MRTRIPOD

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    what is the retention number?
     
  7. Nov 16, 2005 #47 of 493
    SteveWallace

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    I've called 4 times now and nothing each time. The best they will do is 499 - 100 rebate - 90 in programming. 299 ain't gonna cut it! I'm getting ticked now!
     
  8. Nov 16, 2005 #48 of 493
    g-man

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    Try this one. It just worked for me.
    800.824.9081
     
  9. Nov 16, 2005 #49 of 493
    WaarrEagle

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    What is your situation with DTV? Are you under contract, how long have you been a customer, do you ever pay your bill late, etc? Have you ever talked to a woman? I thought it was crazy but the first woman I talked to gave me the deal.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2005 #50 of 493
    superfro

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    Hello all! Brand new around these parts, but as of tomorrow, I'll have the need for it for the first time in my life. :D

    I've only been with DirecTV since Jan, with a 1 year commitment, and received the following deal in regards to the HR10-250.

    $499
    -$100 Rebate
    -$10 month for HBO (6 months)
    -$5 month for HD (6 months)
    -$5 month for channel package (12 months)
    Free Shotime for 6 months

    Ended up costing me about $177. The rep also waived the shipping fee without me even making a stink. ;)

    Everything should be up and running tomorrow. I'm sure I'll need this forum in the days ahead.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2005 #51 of 493
    midas

    midas I heard that

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    Just got done with retention.

    $499 base price
    $100 rebate
    $100 instant account credit
    $15 a month account credit for 6 months ($90)
    Free 5x8 multiswitch

    Bottom line, $209 plus tax and shipping. Unfortunately, tax is calculated on the original price.

    The only real downside is that they insist on "professional" installation. This also means I have to wait until Dec. 10th before they can get someone out here. Good thing this one is for my wife and I already have mine :D
     
  12. Nov 17, 2005 #52 of 493
    christoc

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    I got $499 base price, $100 rebate, 3 month credit, free 3lnb dish.
    Not bad, better than I was expecting as I'm a brand new customer as of two weeks ago.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2005 #53 of 493
    SteveWallace

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    I've been a customer since Oct of 2001, so not since the dawn of time, but a strong 4 year customer. My bill is automatically withdrawn from my bank account so it's always on time. My bill isn't huge though and I think that is the problem. It's like 60 bucks a month with no movie packages or HD package. I haven't talked to a woman yet. With my luck though, when I do I'll get a man hater who will end up raising my bill :) I'll just keep trying....
     
  14. Nov 19, 2005 #54 of 493
    LDLemu4U

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    I just saw this in AVS:

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    No, thank goodness. DIRECTV is now honoring existing customers as much as new activations since News Corp took over from GM.

    Beginning November 25th anyone who activate a HD receiver and HD DVR will get a $200 mail-in rebate certificate in their next statement. The $200 HD rebate is limited to one per account.
    end quote

    Just to update this thread
     
  15. Nov 20, 2005 #55 of 493
    DTV TiVo Dealer

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    That's my quote and I stand by it 100%.

    -Robert
     
  16. Nov 20, 2005 #56 of 493
    andbye

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    It appears that some are getting two new receivers; usually two R10s, or two R15s, or an HR 10-250 and an R10 or R15. Is it possible to get two mail-in rebates?
     
  17. Nov 20, 2005 #57 of 493
    endeitz

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    I just called retention and got this offer:
    499 HD-DVR
    -100 Rebate
    -100 Credit
    -30 Three free months HD

    Do you think if I wait until the 25th that they might boost the rebate to $200? I'm not one of those people that try to squeeze every last drop out, but I would like to get maybe $50 more off.

    Also, is the antenna that Directv sells decent (i.e. worth $50)? I might try to get them to throw that in for free and then pull the trigger. I already have the Triple LNB dish so I figure all the installer has to do is put up the OTA antenna for me and plug in the DVR.

    Anyone have advice?

    Cheers,

    Ed.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2005 #58 of 493
    DTV TiVo Dealer

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    You could get a one time, $100 DVR rebate on a SD DVR and a $200 HD rebate on a HR10-250. And that's through any dealer, not just by purchasing through DIRECTV. Going through a on-line dealer would save you the tax and shipping.

    -Robert
     
  19. Nov 21, 2005 #59 of 493
    WaarrEagle

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    DTV Dealer, the new rebate is done by time of activation, not time of purchase, correct? I bought a HD-DVR last Monday and it was supposed to be installed on Friday but the installer cancelled. The next time I am available for installation is Dec 1 - will I get the $200 rebate or the $100 rebate?
     
  20. Nov 21, 2005 #60 of 493
    lorick

    lorick TiVo 4 Ever

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    Eau...
    I was wondering the same thing. DirecTV is bringing my HR10-250 on 11/21. If they will hold off on activation until Friday will I get the $200 rebate instead of the $100 rebate?
     

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