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  1. noeltykay

    noeltykay New & Improved

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    My order shipped over the weekend from 6AVE with a delivery date of 11/29. When I receive it I will call Tivo and activate the lifetime for $299 prior to opening the box. I will have my Tivo case number in hand. I was told by the CSR that I qualify for lifetime on my unit. Let's hope they keep to their word.
     
  2. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    They will, don't worry, just be nice on the phone, TiVo has been easy to deal with if you have any upgrade offers on your account.
     
  3. dpalbsp

    dpalbsp New Member

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    Hi,

    I will also receive my Premire on 11/29 (ordered on 11/13), is the $299 lifetime plan is for everybody who ordered before 11/14? I am hoping I will also get the 299 lifetime service.

    thanks,
     
  4. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    Can't say much for the way it was packed. The poorly taped seals on the outer carton were open and it was leaking those work-of-satan Styrofoam peanuts. The shipping guys must have torn through the huge backlog stack.
     

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  5. rbendorf

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    I just received my Premiere from 6ave and it was packed OK. On the other hand I did not get the Beaujolais nouveau...oh, well, I guess that I will have to settle for a California Cabernet.

    Anyway, I just call Tivo and they offered my a lifetime for $299, which I took. They asked me to fax (no email) them a copy of the bill of sale from 6ave to verify that it was indeed purchased before the 14th.

    I will let you know what happens.
     
  6. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    Finally got lifetime on the pre-Nov 14th Premiere purchase.

    Rejected the first few times.

    Sent an email as someone suggested. Was asked to fax in receipt. and given reference number. Did that and called back today. And wha la.

    Now I have 3 Premieres. :confused:
     
  7. smbaker

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    Wrote them today and received a similar email asking for a receipt. Mine hasn't arrived from the ups truck yet, but I'm not worried anymore that I'm going to have problems purchasing lifetime. It looks like Tivo is gonna do the right thing.
     
  8. mec1991

    mec1991 Cranky old coot

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    Glad everyone is having good luck. :up:

    Mine is at least in transit now with a rescheduled date of 11/29.
     
  9. ~kyle

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    What email address did you use? Where you both offered $299 lifetime?
     
  10. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    I used the online form (somewhere under the section about contacting support). I explained to them when I purchased it (13th), listed the section in the terms (2.1) that mentioned the date of the 14th, let them know I was expecting to get lifetime for $299 (I listed the price), and asked for confirmation of this.
     
  11. ~kyle

    ~kyle Member

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    Thanks, I recieived mine today but haven't contacted them yet. I wonder if I should try calling first or just send an email.
     
  12. gespears

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    Well after sending more emails asking why they canceled my order, and 6th ave still saying there was a billing problem (not true, I paid by PayPal and they actually issued a refund to my PayPal account after they canceled the order,) I called them and they said the supervisor had canceled the order and they had to talk to him. Then they came back to the phone after several minutes and said they would reissue the order. They then transferred me to the sales department where after again going over everything the salesman said "oh I've heard about these PayPal orders." I'm not sure what all this meant but they did reinstate the order.
     
  13. GPT999

    GPT999 New Member

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    Huh! I paid with PayPal and had no problems. Me thinks they had some "problems" on their side and are not owning up to it. My unit is arriving today and I hope the activation goes smoothly as it has for some of you!
     
  14. ~kyle

    ~kyle Member

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    I paid with Paypal as well, got mine yesterday with no problems.
     
  15. andrews777

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    Anyone had any luck applying their "upgrade" offer to these units? I am about to buy another one and I have 2 (or perhaps 3 if you believe the Tivo site) upgrades still available.

    Brad
     
  16. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    I just activated my 6ave $95 Premiere with $299 Lifetime. No hassles whatsoever. I clearly said, "purchased on November 13th from 6th Ave Electronics."

    The rep explained that I have 3 of the regular MSD "upgrades" remaining where I could have a Premiere with lifetime for $468. This one time $95 deal cost me $394.

    I have never been offered the $199 deal because I have PLS on all except one S2DT on monthly.

    The scary part? I activated the box before I opened the box, knowing that I can cancel service in the first 30 days.

    When I hooked it up with HDMI, after the "starting up..." I got a green screen! I swore, damned my luck, power cycled and got a green screen again. Then I remembered I had the same problem with my recent S3 OLED. I connected the composite video to another old TV and there was the guided setup screen. WTF? How could a customer who didn't have my setup get past that? My HDTV doesn't even have composite inputs. I guess component works? [EDIT: I think I figured it out. My HDTV has three HDMI inputs and evidently only the first two have HDCP working, even though the Tivo said HDMI/HDCP was working. I swapped the cable at the TV and it worked seeing the TiVo. Just great. Defective by design.]

    I called Comcast and they're coming out tomorrow. $16 for the truck roll. The good news there is I'll get a 5th CableCard for only $1.50 a month. I'm paying $9.45 and $7.95 + $1.50 (also $9.45) a month for the two cards each in my two S3s now.
     
  17. andrews777

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    I wouldn't have "bought before the 14th" though. That is my concern.

    Brad
     
  18. radiusmax

    radiusmax New Member

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    Just received my 6ave.com Tivo Premiere today. Called Tivo and told them I purchased my 6ave.com Tivo Premiere on Nov 12th and would like to activate lifetime service on it. He went ahead and told me it would be $299.00 and activated the Tivo for me.

    I have a Tivo HD with lifetime and a Series 2 that I had already called in to cancelled monthly service at the end of December.

    No issues and simple.
     
  19. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    In your case, you would not be eligible. There are people on the SD forums that openly admit to lying about the purchase date to get the lifetime deal, which is probably why Tivo is now requiring us to fax in receipts to prove our purchase date.
     
  20. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Which is also easy to get around, because it's dirt-simple to edit the order and 'fix' the date before you fax it in. It's not like they're going to call 6ave and verify yours was purchased before the 14th. Not that I'm recommending it btw, but it's something anyone with Notepad could do.
     

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