Bracket Buster sale; ad tile now on carousel

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  1. wish_bgr

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  3. foghorn2

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    TED!!! TALK PLEASE!!!
     
  4. jlb

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  6. Dago Red

    Dago Red Active Member TCF Club

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    It's amazing how they can't get anything right anymore, the correct URL should be Tivo Bracket Buster Sale! Save Up To $350!

    eta: Sorry Joe, just noticed your post above with the correct link. I just wanted to comment on them posting the wrong URL.
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    @TiVo_Ted, you may want to have the web team create a redirect so both URLs work.

    Code:
    Working: http://pages.email.tivo.com/march-mania-sale-2019
    NOT: https://www.tivo.com/marchmania2019
    
     
  8. skypros

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    What does "bracket buster" suppose to mean???
    I am guessing that it has allot to do with Basketball and March Madness ??
    But wouldn't BUCKET BUSTER make more sense??
    Rim Buster
    Hoop Buster
    Actually BALL BUSTER would be the best choice :confused:
     
  9. stile99

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    I don't think the hoop is called a bucket, but in the early days of basketball, peach baskets were used. So maybe basket buster?

    But to explain brackets (and allow me a moment to express how delightful it is to find someone even less knowledgeable of sportsball than I am), the whole point of March Madness is, much like any other sports playoff, a series of games is played, with a team being eliminated each time. A brief explanation (I am sure google and/or wikipedia has a much more detailed one) is teams A and B compete, that is one bracket. Teams C and D also compete, that's another. Team A wins their bracket and proceeds to the next, team D wins theirs and also proceeds. Now Teams A and D play each other in yet another bracket.

    I understand there is great fun (and no small amount of money) involved in people making their predictions on who will win each game, and therefore fill out a 'personal bracket', much like they create teams in fantasy football.

    And with that, my knowledge of sportsball is pretty much exhausted.
     
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  10. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    It's not a question of beverages but the compulsion to waterboard threads with opinion better suited to threads hashing and rehashing the fate of TiVo. The current deals are typical TiVo deals, and I expect TiVo will get similarly quick results to what they saw during the Presidents Day Sale.
     
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  11. tommage1

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    Not as good as last deal. Which was $280/290 for the 500GB? $450 for 1TB not a bad deal but not nearly as good IMO, $160/$170 just to get 1TB as compared to 500GB. However these are last chance type deals too, probably last for the "regular" Bolts unless they have a few 3TB 6 tuner models around. Overall a decent deal, just not as good as the last one, but the last one was SO GOOD hard to match ;) By the way for people who can live with "just" 1TB if you want to stick with the best possible 2.5 I'd say the WD Black, around $70, those actually have a FIVE year warranty. Got find in open market, some big retailers still have some (Newegg for one) but no longer sold at WD site, in fact VERY few 2.5 internals sold at WD site. I think they are getting out of 2.5 internal market (probably because SSDs are so cheap now, very little demand for a 2.5 "regular" drive).

    By the way if you need one of the 500GB refurb Bolts with lifetime I bought two at last sale. One to experiment with (trying different drives), the other I have listed under TC marketplace (for $350). No shipping though, Chicago area pickup only.
     
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  12. JoeKustra

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    Every time I see a "doom & gloom" post/thread I think of Netflix.
     
  13. krkaufman

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    Netflix?
     
  14. foghorn2

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    I think the posters are expressing this is not a good value given the outlook of TiVo.

    I happen to agree, I love TiVO, but buying a new one at these prices seems to be not a good decision.

    The last deal on the refurb bolt 500 was good, this one is just as bad as the recent Weakneess ones.
     
  15. krkaufman

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    FYI... Looks like the VOX Remote is again a discounted add-on w/ this sale -- but just $15 this go-'round.


    edit: Hmm... this sale the VOX Remote is just $15 vs the previous $20:
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  16. JoeKustra

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    Just got email about the sale.
     
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  17. JoeKustra

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    They're the one that didn't go the way of Blockbuster. In September 2002 their stock was $.69. It's $365 today. Anything can happen.
     
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  18. cwoody222

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    These are good deals but not quite as good as last time's GREAT deals.

    I'm still not ready to retire my Roamio Plus with lifetime. Have no problems with it.
     
  19. OrangeTurtle

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    I agree with a couple of the previous posts- not as good as the $280 deal (which I am happy to have grabbed), but definitely a quality “2nd Chance” option.

    Also better than buying used on eBay- you can add the warranty option here.

    As for being on the way out- everything is on the way out eventually. This tech should last long enough for you to get your money out of it, maybe even longer.

    Solid pricing to buy your first and possibly for upgrading from a roamio. I was able to sell my roamio for about $275. Even if you have to pay $150 out of pocket, not a bad upgrade cost.

    Best of luck on your decision making process!
     
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  20. krkaufman

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    Interesting observation by a reddit user Re: the "$0 down" offerings...

    The sale web page states that the product includes "All-In" service, and that the $0 down plan is just an alternate payment method for the product:

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    But the actual item in the cart at checkout indicates a monthly service subscription rather than All-In:

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    The math is another indication that the checkout description is correct, since 24 months at $15 per is just $360 -- $40 less than the All-In option.

    Anyone unfamiliar with TiVo's subscription service plans selecting the "$0 down" option will likely not understand what they're getting based on this ad.


    cc: @TiVo_Ted
     

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