BRAND NEW TIVO Premiere $ 95 + FREE SHIPPING!

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Wingershute, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. rbendorf

    rbendorf New Member

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    Welcome aboard. I have 2 Tivo machines and have enjoyed using the Tivo's over the years. I have a Series 2 and an HD machine and the new machines, i.e. HD and Premiere have nicer interfaces and much more capacity. Actually, I think they are a better buy than when I bought my first Tivo.

    The 19.95 monthly fee may change at the end of your current subscription, so depending on whether or not they have the lifetime service, it might be a good deal.
     
  2. ~kyle

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    Actually they started selling them at that price early evening of the 12th. It showed up before 8pm est on slickdeals.
     
  3. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    just got off chat with 6th ave.
    me; got an eta on my order?
    them; 24-48 business hours.
    me; so it'll ship 10 to 11 days after the order was placed?
    them; yes, we've got thousands of these shipping.
    pause....pause
    me; I've got nothing more to say. (what could I say, it's obviously abysmal)

    eta; Has anyone who ordered a TP after 9:30am on Sat the 13 gotten a shipping notice?
     
  4. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    Yes.
    http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8231373#post8231373

    Don't have it as of Friday PM.
     
  5. Pasty

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    Just posting on my experience with TiVo, but first, I want to thank all of you that came before, both here and on SlickDeals, who no doubt made this easier for me.

    It took me one call, 10 minutes, on the phone with Kevin and then Dave, his supervisor. Kevin was friendly and helpful. I told him that I had bought it Friday before all the TOS changes, and that I was advised by Customer Service to do a "Service Number Replacement" on my old S2DT box, which was costing me $9.95 with the MultiSubscriber Discount.

    He got the number, typed it in, and we were done.

    So, why the conversation with Dave the supervisor? I spoke with Dave because I wanted to make sure Kevin got credit for his hassle-free transition. I told Dave that I knew they've had a lot of headaches in the past weeks, and in light of that, I wanted to praise Kevin for his helpful attitude and doing the right thing.

    I hope my experience is the same that you will have, but with 5 minutes to get done and 5 minutes to thank them for their service, I can't have asked for a better transition.

    Good luck, all of you!
     
  6. mec1991

    mec1991 Cranky old coot

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    Just received the official email with the tracking info; UPS says it will be delivered 11/24.
     
  7. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    netringer,
    I'm glad you've at least gotten a shipping notice.
    I ordered a unit about 9 hours *after* you did, at 9.30am ish. I'm wondering if the entire warehouse is so horrendously backed up or if they're deliberately slowing down the shipments.
     
  8. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    Send them an email asking status. I did and got a shipping notice 30 seconds later. Unfortunately, mine isn't going to be here until the 30th! Of course, it's not like I actually need it.
     
  9. lessd

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    I ordered at about 2PM on the 13th and the unit arrived today VIA UPS Nov 19th, It was very well packed in a large box with popcorn packing and a nice invoice dated Nov 13th.
     
  10. hirschma

    hirschma New Member

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    I wish I had some of your luck :(

    I ordered on the 12th from 6ave; I have an existing (admittedly, unused) lifetime activated 02/2000.

    First attempt to activate: they agreed to offer me a lifetime at $399. Nothing else. Told me that it didn't matter when I ordered the unit, nor if I had proof - just that they were going to treat it as a $99 unit, and they were "doing me a favor" by offering up a $399 lifetime.

    Second: they agreed to do a $12.95 monthly, or a $399 lifetime. Nothing else.

    Is this really the best that I can do? I really want to start using Tivo again, but man - they're not making it easy :(

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  11. overFEDEXed

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    I ordered at 11pm on the 12th, got my tracking number on the 18th. Delivery date is Monday the 22nd. I guess that they have so many people processing orders that there is no logical system in place.

    I did buy one at Bestbuy yesterday for the heck of it. I will post my results after I go a couple of rounds with the Tivo csr's. I have a $6.95 HD that I wanted to swap out.
     
  12. alyssa

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    :up::up:
    I ordered early morning of the 13th & just got a shipping notice. No eta, just a notice. I wonder if other items they've sold are as backed up on shipping. Some how I find that hard to believe. But stranger things have happened.

    eta; now I've got to decide between swap out for a 6.95 unit, life time or add a unit for 12.95.....Hey, with MSD, can I get lifetime for $199? or is it $299? How can someone get the 199 price?
     
  13. kidvicious1973

    kidvicious1973 New Member

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    From what I understand, at the end of one year, I have to call to change it to the plan where I am not subsidizing the cost of the DVR.
     
  14. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    That not what TiVos T&C say as of today, once a $99 TP is on the $19.95/month it always will be $19.95/month, just no commitment after the 1 year is up, just month to month. BUT 1 year from now all can change as it has from a year ago in the TiVo service plans, so we can all guess away but it will never produce an answer except $99 + $239.40 paid monthly for 1 year of service on $99 TP now.
     
  15. ex007

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    Does anyone think this "special" is going to attract customers? It seems insane that someone would commit to a $20 p/month obligation. It makes no sense at all to me.
     
  16. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Yes, because it's cheaper for the first year. and then you only have a month to month commitment after that.
     
  17. ebf

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    I think it would work IF the price was just a bit less than the standard cable co price. They had been touting how much better, and cheaper, TiVo is versus the cable co dvr up until this new change. If the monthly price had been $16.95, with a $99 box, even for two years, I think it would be more appealing to new customers.
     
  18. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    But will it be at $20/mo. after the year as Tivo says, or can you switch to another plan? This is the big unknown with these 'marked' boxes.
     
  19. mec1991

    mec1991 Cranky old coot

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    I went to do some online banking this morning and noticed my account was still $99 over, just like it was back on the 17th.

    I then went to UPS to check the progress of the shipment and learned the status had not changed; although they still say it will be delivered 11/24 it is still in the "billing information received" state, meaning UPS does not have possession of the TiVo yet.

    So despite my receiving two emails from 6ave and a third one from Amazon Payments informing me the order had shipped, it has not?

    And yes, I have emailed 6ave.
     
  20. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    yeah, I checked the shipping status of my order & no change. My last communication stated 24-48 business hrs for shipment, ie tues or wen.
     

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