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

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  1. Jul 29, 2006 #81 of 172
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    Yes; I saw all that and did check out the lack of a link to the MOPS offer from either TiVo's or MOPS' websites. But so what; when TiVo accepts an "Add to cart" click to the offer it becomes a done deal! The "members" wording appears to be incidental to the offer.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2006 #82 of 172
    rdlaub

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    Based on everything I read, I went and ordered a dual tuner unit using the MOPS offer.

    I am now concerned because one of the posts on this thread mentioned that the unit was a refurb. Nowhere on the offer did it say that. Can anyone confirm whether this is or is not a refurb.

    I am also assuming that after one year I can call Tivo and convert to a multi service discount of 6.95 per month since this is my second unit.

    Can someone confirm both points. Thank you.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2006 #83 of 172
    etemple

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    I don't think this is a refurb. I checked out refurb deals and they all said "factory-renewed" both on the offer page, in the shopping cart and on the receipt/order confirmation. This one doesn't say it anywhere, so I'll be very surprised if we get refurbs.

    And, as people have mentioned above, once the year is over, you/we can call CSR to convert to the service-only plan with an additional year commitment. Right now that is $12.95 or $6.95, but there is no guarantee that the service-only plan will be the same in a year. If you don't call or want to stay month-to-month, you'll pay $19.95/month.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2006 #84 of 172
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    I'm still confused. I wish someone from tivo would post a definite responce. My receipt says this on it:

    Order Terms :

    - Includes 1 year TiVo(r) service prepaid and 80-Hour TiVo(R) Series2(TM)
    DVR

    - Money Back Guarantee applies only to initial activations if canceled
    within 30 days and DVR is returned for a full refund.

    - No refunds for cancellations, except as permitted under 30 day Money
    Back Guarantee.

    - After 1 year your TiVo Package will continue at the then-applicable
    monthly rate for a 1 year TiVo Package.

    - The parts portion only of your Limited Warranty for your TiVo DVR will
    be extended for the term of your commitment period.

    - Subject to full terms and conditions for TiVo Payment Plans.

    - Not Eligible for Multi-Service Discount.

    So to me it sounds like after 1 year they will charge you "the then-applicable
    monthly rate for a 1 year TiVo Package." If that is the case then I would most likely return it and get the 80 hour refurb deal because its a better price.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2006 #85 of 172
    mchips

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    Answered a few posts up:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4234256&&#post4234256

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4234302&&#post4234302
     
  6. Jul 31, 2006 #86 of 172
    ZeoTiVo

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    This means the deal is 155.40 for one year of service. Not eligible for MSD on this specific DVR for the term of the deal. No matter if you have a lifetime and could qualify for service at a lower rate and make it last two years instead of one.


    now once the year is up, it is standard practice for TiVo to just continue pricing the subscription as the higher rate month to month. Since TiVo will require another year of committment to drop to the lower rate, TiVo inc. needs you to call to lower the rate through the various pay monthly or 1,2 or 3 year prepay for service only plans. (this is a cell phone kind of jive practice, wish they would just lower the rate to whatever you qualify for and drop the next year committment. It would garner a lot of favorable word of mouth and simplify the heck out of these plans)

    anyhow I jumped on this fantastic deal and my 80hour DT is currently in Mississippi enroute. all for 155.40 charged to my credit card for a year of service. :) :) :) And yes I am looking to find some ways to volunteer with young kids at church, as I felt this was stealing otherwise
     
  7. Jul 31, 2006 #87 of 172
    c3

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    Being able to lock in the customer for another year is probably better for TiVo financially. I'm wondering if TiVo is losing money with this promotion.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2006 #88 of 172
    tomm1079

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    Zeo has never been wrong on these forums (at least thats how it seems). I am in for one.

    That will be a 5th box!

    I dont think i can get anymore
     
  9. Jul 31, 2006 #89 of 172
    etemple

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    my $250 80hr DT is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. The MOPS order won't get here until Thursday.

    I plan to compare both letter by letter, and if there are any differences or discrepencies, I'll post them here. So far, the confirmation is identical save the $100 difference in cost.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2006 #90 of 172
    rdlaub

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    Dropping to the lower rate after a year would include the MSD in your opinion?
     
  11. Aug 1, 2006 #91 of 172
    ZeoTiVo

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    That is correct. After reading the terms and what Dan203 and mChips have also posted I fully expect to pay the monthly rate of 6.95 after the first year since I have other TiVos that qualify me for the MSD rate. I will do this by calling TiVo and committing to a second full year of service.

    The new thing on the early termination fee (ETF)policy that makes this even more attractice a deal is that the new ETF policy is that it is the lesser of 150$ or what is left on the committment. So if I decide to drop the DT at 20 months for some reason(maybe sell it ) I would only have 4 months to pay as ETF and not the full 150$.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2006 #92 of 172
    rdlaub

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    How do you get to 20 months for early termination if the commitment is only for 1 year before converting to the tivo service only (MSD) option?
     
  13. Aug 1, 2006 #93 of 172
    rainwater

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    Because to get the regular 12.95 or MSD rate, you have to commit to a year of service at the end of the first year.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2006 #94 of 172
    rdlaub

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    Got it. Thanks!
     
  15. Aug 2, 2006 #95 of 172
    quarkman97

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    I am looking to get in on this deal.
     
  16. Aug 2, 2006 #96 of 172
    Mikeyis4dcats

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    anyone wanna trade?

    <.<

    >.>

    :)
     
  17. Aug 2, 2006 #97 of 172
    etemple

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    Okay, they're both here.
    (Tivo #2 arrived a day early).

    Both are identical down to the typo on the shipping page (thank you for your oder . . . that's rather unfortunate, but beside the point.)

    So if you're still wondering what the difference is, there is none.
    Except the MOPS deal is cheaper. A LOT cheaper.

    Both Tivos are new, both come with a year pre-paid, and both have the same month to month or recommit for a year at service only prices (or cancel).
     
  18. Aug 2, 2006 #98 of 172
    c3

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    Weren't some people complaining about the "new box odor"?
     
  19. Aug 2, 2006 #99 of 172
    scerruti

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    I need/want two DT 80 TiVos. The MOPS program looks good for the first one. Does it qualify as a full priced subscription so that I can get the second retail and pay $6.95/month?

    Is there a better way to buy two?

    My calculations show that I save about $2.50 over purchasing 2 3-year plans, but more importantly (to me) the cost is deferred. Of course the monthly subscription costs could rise.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2006 #100 of 172
    Einselen

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    How would I go about adding these tivos under my account to allow for MSD after the year ends? I have been addicted to Tivo after this summer and I need to now convince my parents to buy me one for school as they are addicted themselves and won't part with the lifetimed.
     

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