box + 1 year service, ST $83.40 or DT $155.40, no rebate

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  1. Jul 27, 2006 #1 of 172
    c3

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    Mikeyis4dcats

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    can one of the Tivo employees confirm that after one year this is eligible for the $12.95 rate?
     
  3. Jul 27, 2006 #3 of 172
    c3

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    It's the same as other TiVo packages. After the commitment period, you can call to change to service-only rate with another 1-year commitment, which is currently $12.95 or $6.95 per month.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2006 #4 of 172
    Mikeyis4dcats

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    c3...check your PMS
     
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    They don't have to. Just read the fine print from the link:

    Terms & Conditions: (1) This discounted pre-paid TiVo Package is only available to members who purchase, between July 1, 2006 and August 31, 2006, an 80-hr TiVo® Series2™ DVR w/1 year of service, or an 80-hr TiVo® Series2™ DT DVR with dual tuners, via a special landing page located at http://tivo.com/0.11.mopsaccommodation.asp. (2) Offer available only while supplies last. (3) Offer pricing is as follows: 80-hr TiVo® Series2™ DVR w/1 year of service for $83.40; or an 80-hr TiVo® Series2™ DT DVR with dual tuners for $155.40. (4) Please note, after your 1 year service commitment, your TiVo Package will continue on a month-to-month basis at the then-applicable monthly rate for 1 year TiVo Packages, currently $19.95 a month. TiVo Package terms and conditions apply. After the end of your 1-year prepaid service period, you also have the option to sign up for a lower monthly TiVo Service Only Payment Plan price for a longer commitment term or purchase a prepaid TiVo Service Only Payment Plan. In order to sign up for a lower monthly TiVo Service Only Payment Plan, please contact TiVo Customer Support at 877-367-8486 prior to the expiration of your 1 year prepaid service period. (5) One order per person; one order total per household. (6) All information requested on the special landing page must be provided at the time of purchase. (7) Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. (8) Receipt of TiVo service is subject to the terms of the TiVo service agreement. (9) TiVo service is accessed through a standard telephone line and is available as a local call in most areas. In some areas, local and long-distance toll charges may apply. (10) Not valid in combination with any other offers, including TiVo rebates. (11) TiVo reserves the right to substitute a different TiVo box of equal or greater value. TiVo reserves the right to terminate this promotion at any time, for any reason. (12) Offer valid only in the USA. (13) Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by Federal, state, or local law. (14) Any other use constitutes fraud. (15) Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change without notice.

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  6. Jul 27, 2006 #6 of 172
    Mikeyis4dcats

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    That says nothing about it being $12.95....only "lower" than $19.95, and does not define the length of contract required.
     
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    There's nothing which mandates that any of TiVo Inc.'s service fees or contract terms be the same a year from now as they are today!
     
  8. Jul 27, 2006 #8 of 172
    HDTiVo

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    So it looks like they dropped the box fee on the DT (from $30 to zero) and the cost of the ST by $72 for those deals - while they last.

    Thanks for pointing it out.

    BTW it does not look straightforward to find this page just by going to the Buy TiVo area.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2006 #9 of 172
    c3

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    More than those amounts. Regular prices are $224 for ST and $254 for DT.
     
  10. Jul 27, 2006 #10 of 172
    HDTiVo

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    But aren't these MOPS basically refurbs/dealer returns which were $155.40 for 1yr service?
     
  11. Jul 27, 2006 #11 of 172
    jmace57

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    This appears to be a pretty hot deal.

    Thanks
    Jim
     
  12. Jul 27, 2006 #12 of 172
    ZeoTiVo

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    no idea if they are refurbs or not - the word refurb was not on any page of the process so I actually doubt they are.
    It is some product accomadtaion program for someone

    the final sale was authorized by High Definition Entertainment, Inc
    but that might be TiVo's fulfillment contractor.


    anyhow the DT was 155.40 total (free shipping even)

    so if I went to a brick and mortar or Amazon I would have sent subscription money of (6.95 * 12) or 83.40
    so my hardaware cost from my perspective is 155.40 - 83.40 or 72$ with no mail in rebate I personally hate mail in rebates.

    for me personally I am confident I will have use for this for at least two years - not jumping into HD right off - so I will have no problem agreeing to another year to lower my rate to 6.95 after the first year is up. So I for one welcome my new MOPS accomadation overlord ;)
     
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    HDTiVo

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    I could replace 2 of 4 TiVoes saving $13.90/mo ($166.80) the first year plus $6.95/mo ongoing for a cost of $155.40, plus a big HD. They're almost paying me to do it, I think?
     
  14. Jul 27, 2006 #14 of 172
    Dan203

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    This is a sweet deal. I wish they would have had something like this when I bought my Mom's DT back in May. Then I wouldn't still be waiting for my $150.

    Dan
     
  15. Jul 27, 2006 #15 of 172
    c3

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    I'm not following your numbers. The ST deal is basically MSD rate of $6.95, except that TiVo gives you a free box. I can do better than the DT deal with Amazon discounts and MSD rate, but I have to go through the rebate process. For existing TiVo owners, I don't think you can save money, unless you're talking about replacing two ST units with one DT unit, which can be done even without these deals.
     
  16. Jul 27, 2006 #16 of 172
    rdlaub

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    I currently own an 80 hour Humax and have lifetime service.

    I am in the market for an additional Tivo - an 80 hour dual tuner box.

    Am I better off buying the box at retail with the current rebate (price will come to $99) and activate my multi service discount for $6.95?

    Or am I better off taking advantage of the this MOPS deal? Its all a little confusing to me.
     
  17. Jul 27, 2006 #17 of 172
    Dan203

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    $99 + ($6.95 x 12) = $182.40

    So this deal is better and you don't have to wait for the rebate check. However you do have to make sure you call after the initial year is up, otherwise you'll end up paying $19.95/mo for service on that TiVo. (to me this is less hassle then dealing with the rebate process)

    Dan
     
  18. Jul 27, 2006 #18 of 172
    c3

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    The MOPS deal is definitely easier, but not necessarily better.
     
  19. Jul 27, 2006 #19 of 172
    Dan203

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    This deal also costs less out of pocket. Normally you would pay $225-$250 for the TiVo then wait 10-12 weeks to get $150 of that back, all the while paying $6.95/mo for service. This deal is $155 out the door and you're good to go for a year.

    Dan
     
  20. Jul 27, 2006 #20 of 172
    c3

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    BTW, is tax charged for this package (for CA and a few other states)? With previous "free box" deals, there was no tax because hardware was $0 and service was not taxable.
     

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