Best DirecTV HDTivo deal

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

  1. swizzlest

    swizzlest Furry Cat Feet!

    Sep 13, 2003



    I am personally shocked at how little they wanted to keep me as a customer.

    Talked to a lot of people. Very nice. Expressed how much I wanted to say with DirecTV.

    Best I got was 499-$200 MIR, $100 credit over 1 year.

    Since TW is offering me 2 HD-DVRs for $15 cheaper PER MONTH, I gotta go.

    That sucks. I liked DirecTV.

    Plus when I asked about the MPEG4 upgrade, he said the HD-DVR I got would be capable of dealing with that. Heh.

    Edit: Called back:
    +30.20 (OTA)
    +14.95 (S&H)
    +1.01 (Tax -- stupid OH)
    -211.00 (Instant Credit & Some other random credit...I think for tax)
    -52.75 (Credit for a miscommunication in our conversation)
    -$100 Rebate

    I'm happier now. Plus, I think that $100 could easily turn into $200?
    Also got 6 mos free HD
    6 mos free SHO (big whoop)
  2. newsshooterderek

    newsshooterderek New Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Tustin, CA USA
    Two questions. I already have one HR10-250 and want a second one, but for now, I plan on using it only as an SD unit in place of a DVR80. Will it work that way and do you think D will give me the discounts and rebates?
  3. earl

    earl New Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    I only talked with Retention. If you can't get a deal with DIRECTV, you can still go to Newegg and get one for $479ish and then get the $200 MIR. That was the best deal going that I could find previously.
  4. Harrisment

    Harrisment New Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Ok, I just took the plunge. I called retention and got a much better deal than they offered me only a few days ago.

    $549 HR10-250
    $50 off-air antenna
    $14.95 shipping
    -100 instant discount
    -200 rebate

    - 6 months free showtime
    -$5 off HD package for 6 months
    -$10 off HBO for 6 months

    I think that's pretty good, considering I'm still under contract for 6 more months. I've been with DirecTV for about 4 years. They're coming to install on Saturday!
  5. vabrave

    vabrave New Member

    Feb 8, 2002


    :mad: I have been a DirectTV subscriber for 6 years:

    Talked to 2 different agents:

    $549 (dish, receiver, antenna)
    -$200 Rebate
    +$14.95 shipping
    3 months free HD programming

    Im not sure how others are able to get the additional discounts.

    Rep did mention that if I wait until a week or two before Christmas, prices typically drop then.
  6. Harrisment

    Harrisment New Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Call them back. That was similar to the deal they offered me a few days ago, except it was 499 with a 100 rebate. Less than a week later they gave me the deal I posted above.
  7. genenaples

    genenaples Scuba Master

    Jan 11, 2004
    Just off the phone and got the following deal from retention:

    $549 ($597 w tax) for the HR10250
    Free off air antenna with install
    164.95 Account credit
    3 months of the HD package free
    $100 mail in rebate

    so using the $597 # the unit ends up costing me $332.73

    It will be installed on 12/5 in the AM no less, not to
  8. ffrllc

    ffrllc New Member

    Jun 4, 2004
    I’m one of the many looking to get the HD Tivo and trying to get the “deal” people here have been discussing. Before today, I tried 4 different times and was unsuccessful each time. The only thing I was offered was the DVR for $499 with a $100 rebate (no extra credits, no programming discounts). When I asked for more than what I was offered I was told each time that that was the best they could offer.

    I tried one last time today, almost hung up when a guy answered the phone (as people here have mentioned on several occasions you’ll have better luck with a woman). I went with it and the CSR was very helpful and to my surprise, offered me a GREAT deal.

    So this post is to verify two things. 1.) these deals are real 2.) keep trying if you are unsuccessful the first few times

    For the record, my deal:
    $499 HD Tivo
    $200 Rebate
    $100 Instant Credit
    $5 off HD Programming package for 1 year ($60 value)
    $10 off HBO for 6 months ($60 value)
    Free Showtime for 6 months ($60 value)
  9. WaarrEagle

    WaarrEagle New Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    For everyone comparing these current deals, the rebate is now $200 regardless of what the person at DTV tells you.
  10. gordont64

    gordont64 New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    San Diego
    I called D today to "switch to Comcast"...been with D for 10yrs and spend 65/month. Here is what I got...

    $399 HD Tivo
    -$200 Mail in Rebate

    $5 off HD Programming Package for 1 year
    $2 per month combined cost for HBO and Showtime packages for 6 months...

    Free install is tomorrow afternoon...
  11. EMoMoney

    EMoMoney Big and Tall

    Oct 30, 2001
    I got my deal from just a CSR. She originally said $649. I simply asked if that was the best she could do, sha said she would check. Typed a few things on her computer and gave me the $499.
  12. treznor

    treznor New Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    Just called Customer Retention 10 minutes ago...

    $500 base price
    -$200 mail-in rebate
    -$100 instant rebate (the rep made it sound like it was because I've been a subscriber for over a year and paid my bill on time)
    = $200 total price

    She also threw in free Showtime for 6 months, $10 off HBO for 6 months, and free HDTV package for 3 months. Also, the cost of the satelite is free (which sounds silly, but the cost on the DirecTV website is $50). $14.95 shipping and handling fee not included.

    Installation is Sunday... can't wait :)
  13. vabrave

    vabrave New Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    OK, I posted earlier about my trouble getting a decent deal on the HD DVR, well finally tonight I had some luck.


    $549 for receiver and antenna
    -$100 savings
    -$200 rebate
    $249 total

    Maybe not the cheapest possible, but I'm pretty happy with this deal.

    Installation is Monday :)
  14. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

    Feb 23, 2001
    Eugene, OR USA
    :eek: HFC, they gave you a satellite for free? :D
  15. avoiceoreason

    avoiceoreason New Member

    Dec 7, 2001
    I got a great deal back in August ($299-$100 rebate+$10 off HBO for 6months+free HD pack for 3 months+$5 off total bill for 12 months+free Starz for 3 months+free OTA antenna). I didn't have to beg or threaten or anything, the very nice and knowledgeable (yes you read that correctly) CSR just kept adding stuff on and I certainly didn't stop her.

    Since then I have acquired a second HDTV and of course need (some may say want, but I think we all know that need is the proper term) another HDTivo.

    So I called back today, again didn't threaten to leave, didn't use the C word, didn't say I was disappointed with service, but simply told the CSR that I got a new TV and needed another Tivo. I even told her that I had gotten a good deal on one back in August.

    She was very polite and honest, and this is what she told me. She said she understood that given what I paid a few months ago I probably wouldn't be happy with what she could offer ($649-$200 rebate). But she very openly told me that the deal I got in August and those that many of you all are getting today are referred to as "Shopper offers," or deals that they are able to offer existing customers in good standing.

    She went on to say that they are only able to offer those types of deals once every 6 months. She even walked me through the current "shopper offer" which is the $499 that all of you have been stating, and various potential credits, and apologized that she could not offer me that today. She even took the time to verify with a supervisor that she couldn't make an exception. She went even further and calculated the exact day my 6 months would be up and made a notation on my account to offer me the deal should I decide to call back at that time.

    And in reference to the quote above, she did double check and said that yes I am eligible to receive the $200 rebate even though I previously received the $100 rebate, even if I were to buy the Tivo at retail.

    I was honestly shocked at how honest this CSR was, particularly since all I did was say I got a new TV and needed another Tivo. But even though I came away empty handed, I came away pleased.
  16. treznor

    treznor New Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    Well, the satellite dish anyway :)
  17. Dec 1, 2005 #117 of 493

    edouble New Member

    Dec 16, 2004
    How big is the OTA D* is bundling with the HD DVR?
  18. Dec 1, 2005 #118 of 493

    zitrom27 New Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    Here's the deal I got last night. About the same as everyone has been getting.

    $549 HR10-250 w/ OTA includes new HD dish
    -$200 MIR
    -$150 Instant Credit on my bill
    6 months free Showtime
    $5 off Total Choice Plus for 6 months

    They also offered $10 off HBO for 6 months but I didn't take it.

    By the way I talked to a woman.
  19. Dec 1, 2005 #119 of 493

    jwhee0615 New Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    Plano, Tx.
    The deal I got last night was:

    $499.00 HR10-250 plus $14.95 S&H + Tax
    $50.00 credit to my account
    $200 MIR +
    $100 MIR
    3 months free HD pkg
    6 mo Free showtime
    had to agree to two year commitment with D*

    I wonder if I call back I can get a bit more off since others are. I also wonder if I should call Best Buy and see if they will swing the price match thing.
  20. Dec 1, 2005 #120 of 493

    Harrisment New Member

    Nov 23, 2005

    How do you plan on getting both the $200 and $100 rebates? You can only use 1 rebate per receiver.

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