Best option to minimize cost?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by NatasNJ, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    I have two Tivo HD units.
    Currently paying $10/m on one unit and $6.95/m on the other.
    The $6.95 is about to expire.

    To get lifetime on these units it will cost me $499 for one and $399 for the other.

    Doing a quick search on ebay it seems I can get a used TivoHD with lifetime for $300 or just above. Then assume I can keep my current Tivo's as backup or sell for $50+ each.

    So why in the world would I pay Tivo for lifetime vs buying a used model with lifetime? Right?

    Trying to figure best method (Cheapest) to go from my current setup to 2 TivoHD's (don't see benefit to Premiere models) with lifetime.

    And would calling up Tivo offering them a lesser $ for lifetime for both my units vs going the ebay route possibly offer me any success?
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The $6.95 price should stay in place. My monthly box contract expired last year and the monthly price stays at $6.95 as long as I don't sign up for a contract.
     
  3. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    I had $6.95 on both boxes but the first one expired and I called and the best they would do is $9.95/m. I expect the 2nd box to do the same.
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That should be only if you sign up for another commitment. When it expires it should go to monthly at the same $6.95 price. Unless they have changed something. I'm still on monthly and mine is still $6.95. If I were to sign up for a 1 or 2 year commitment then the monthly price jumps to $14.95.

    Had I known this a few years ago I probably would not have purchased lifetime on most of the boxes I had then. But in the end the resale value is better with lifetime anyway.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people have called to cancel their HDs and gotten offered Lifetime at $99.

    There's at least one thread about it around here somewhere.
     
  6. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Are you using them in multiple rooms, or with OTA?

    If NOT, then an Elite (with lifetime) might fit your bill. (No, I don't have an Elite, and I'm not purposely trying to sell them.. I just like the idea of a lot of tuners in ONE device.)
     
  7. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    2 DIFFERENT ROOMS. No OTA.

    And the ELite woudl run me $1000. F that. :)
     
  8. dell_axim

    dell_axim New Member

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    What he said... agree.
     

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