Black Friday Specials?

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

  1. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    A month or two ago TiVo was selling the 320GB Premiere for $99 with lifetime for $300, or for $300 with lifetime for $99, but either way you got a lifetimed Premiere for $400.
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    This. I've done business with them for years. I went to them for my first outside antenna/mast/rotor setup when OTA HD first hit our local market. Folks were looking at our house like I was nuckin' futs. But I still have that setup and it works like a charm when our cable goes out. SS is excellent to deal with...
     
  3. Kingpcgeek

    Kingpcgeek Couch Potato

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    Exactly how is that a ripoff?
     
  4. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

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    what's the least expensive you've ever seen Tivo swap a Tivo HD with Lifetime service for a Tivo Premiere with Lifetime service?
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    $400 for the lifetimed Premiere and eBay the S3 for as much as you can get.
     
  6. vurbano

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    its absurd when the everyday deal an existing MSD sub can get from SS is better than what Tivo offers on Black friday. the black friday deal on an Premiere 4 for an existing MSD sub was no different than their everyday deal. $249 MSRP+$399 Lifetime :rolleyes:
     
  7. vurbano

    vurbano Member

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    its not. still beats tivo.com
     
  8. cjgadd3

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    Don't know if anyone finds this interesting but I got a Premiere from TIVO for $60 during their sale and received it today. It has a "sudden Link HD" logo on the front. I guess they had some kind of deal to supply boxes for them. It is a brand new one and not refurb. Happy with it so far. This is my fourth TIVO and I currently have a HD which I upgraded to a 1 TB drive.
     
  9. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Geez....I was joking :rolleyes:
     
  10. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    TiVo tends to not out price their partners. That is why Tivo.com has always been the worst place to buy TiVos unless you are buying a refurb.
     
  11. MapleLeaf

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    I'm not sure what the exact wording of Tivo's Black Friday email was, but their Cyber Monday email was entitled "TiVo Cyber Monday Blowout" and in that email, the Premiere 4 was advertised as "$649.98 One-time payment". However, there was an asterisk after the word "payment", and if you follow the asterisk to the fine print at the bottom of the email, it says "Must be eligible for multi-service discount". Umm... so how exactly is this "blowout" any different from their everyday pricing???

    In fact, the pricing for all units offered in the email were similarly asterisked. Sure, they never actually mention the words "sale" or "special" anywhere in the email, so technically, they could argue that there weren't actually offering anything other than everyday pricing, but come on, it sure seems grossly misleading to me if you state the word "blowout" in your ad and yet everything being offered is priced at everyday prices. I know, I know, they never meant to imply anything with the word and anything I infer is my own problem...
     
  12. lujan

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    Yes, I don't think TiVo has any real blow-out specials anymore especially for lifetime service. That's why after waiting quite a long time for a "special" I finally got a 2nd Premiere when I saw it for $59.00 with the lifetime of $399.00. $59.00 is less than I've seen the Premiere anywhere else, even at Amazon.
     
  13. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

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    45 hour machine I presume?
     
  14. cjgadd3

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    At that time, Amazon wanted $120 for the 45 hour box. I grabbed one from Tivo for $60 also. I have a brand new WD 500 GB AV drive waiting on the shelf to replace the 320 GB drive if and when necessary.
     
  15. lujan

    lujan Active Member

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    Yes, I rarely go over 10 - 15% total in recording time so didn't feel I needed any bigger hard drive or recording capacity.
     
  16. jano18

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    I am debating buying one of these w/lifetime for my bedroom during their sale. I am kind of picky & would not want a box that had "Sudden Link" on the front. Has anyone else bought a new box for this price & did you get a box with or without this logo on it?
     
  17. Wingershute

    Wingershute New Member

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    For me lifetime comes out to $500 for the 320gb including tax and extended warranty.
     
  18. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    I bought the $59.99 320 GB Premier Black Friday deal and my box doesn't say "Sudden Link" on it.
     
  19. cjgadd3

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    Give them a call first and see what they say. It wasn't a deal breaker for me as it was for a second TV in a bedroom. For $60 it didn't matter to me. Maybe they can tell by a number on the carton or whatever.

    FWIW, I just looked at mine and it appears to be stick-on type of logo. Shouldn't be hard to remove if desired.
     
  20. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    It appears the offer for the refurb 320GB units is gone. Only new units for $99 now show up.
     

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