Black Friday Specials?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by RockinRay, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Dr_Diablo

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  2. RockinRay

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    I picked up a Premier at Best Buy yesterday for $78.00.
     
  3. vurbano

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    Frankly they should charge $0 for the premiere if you pay the lifetime fee.
     
  4. RockinRay

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    +1

    I totally agree...
     
  5. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    What the heck if they are going to lose money with every sale they might just as well not charge for lifetime either that way they can go bankrupt sooner. :rolleyes:
     
  6. ltxi

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    Ok, DIY is cheaper. That wasn't my point. And preconfigured 2TB drives for a Premiere go for $170 or more, at least from a reliable source.
     
  7. vurbano

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    :rolleyes: that ignorance is why they are dying. Its about gaining subs and selling them the newer product.
     
  8. ncted

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  10. lujan

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    I took the plunge with a 2nd 45-hour Premier with lifetime service. I have been with DirectTV and Dish and nothing beats the TiVo for both hardware and especially customer service so it's worth every penny IMHO. :)
     
  11. atmuscarella

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    Besides the fact that you jumped into a year old thread. If you sell a product at a loss selling more of them doesn't make you profitable. Yes TiVo wants to gain subs, and yes they can sell the hardware at a loss and still make money if they can get enough money from subscriptions. But my post was pointing out that proposing that lowering the cost of a product that they were already losing money on even with subscription earnings wasn't going to help TiVo unless you wanted to help them into bankruptcy. So while you may think it is ignorance to believe companies need to be profitable I don't.
     
  12. vurbano

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    Apologize that it took me a year to respond but please stop crying about it.
    You can already get a refurb from TiVo for zero plus service. What they need to do is to be competitive and stop bleeding subs which seems impossible with the zero hardware costs of the service providers. they are losing subs because of their ridiculous upfront hardware costs.
     
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Got an e-mail from TiVo offering "Black Friday" deals on new and refurbed Premieres.

    Upfront was "one time payment" with the available monthly sub listed as a FPN.
    I like this approach. I've always thought that putting a subsidized price on the hardware with the caveat that involved a subscription was a bit misleading.
    As an electronic device, I consider a Tivo no different than a DVD/Blu-Ray player. I wouldn't buy a Blu-Ray player that required a subscription to function, that would be ludicrous.

    Nothing unusual about the pricing. Looks like an offer to get $100 off for new subscribers.
    Question is, would those new subscribers still be eligible for future MSD purchases?
     
  14. atmuscarella

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    Crying about what? That it took you a year to come up with a dumb a** response? I think not.

    Cable companies can use DVRs as loss leaders to compete with the Satellite companies that are doing the same thing. When that happens there is zero chance TiVo can be cost competitive and also be profitable.

    It is even questionable if any company can profitably provide stand alone DVRs so far no one has been able to do it and TiVo is the only company left trying. Obtaining more subs where they loose money on each one is not the answer, providing a product that people are willing to pay a premium for is. Just ask Apple how that works.

    For TiVos part they have tried many pricing options ranging from no up front money with high monthly service costs to paying all upfront with lifetime service, with little success. Frankly I think their failure has more to do with the product than the pricing. The Premiere needed to be an outstanding product and it was/is not.

    If it were not for their law suite settlements and working with cable/satellite companies directly it is likely TiVo would be bankrupt now.
     
  15. mrsean

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    I just picked up a Premiere 4 for $210 shipped. You want to know how I got it for this price? Check out the "hot" forum on that really slick deal site.

    It's not the $199 that I was predicting but I still think we may see it at this price (or lower) by the end of the year.
     
  16. jcthorne

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    Tivo was offering $0 refurbs with 19.99 a month service. Would not allow lifetime at that price.

    If anyones sees a Tivo Premiere for $400 deal with lifetime, please post.
     
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    SolidSignal has had the TP4 for $209 for months.
     
  18. Bierboy

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    A couple of days ago, I believe SS was shipping for free, but now I see ground is $7.95.....RIPOFF!!!
     
  19. mrsean

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    I've never heard of Solid Signal. They don't even come up on price search engines. It might be a good idea to call and ask if they could do $199 the next time they offer free shipping on TiVos.
     
  20. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    They have been around for years I think the first time I bought stuff from them was back in 2006. Back then they were primarily a site that sold antennas (OTA, Satellite, ect.) and various supplies you would use with antennas. They have been the goto site for antennas for many years. Over time they have expanded what they sell which now includes TiVos. I have always found them reliable and would have no issue buying more stuff from them.
     

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