Advertisements I've not had a "reason" to call TiVo with problems, my conversations with them have been regarding activations and on every occasion I've dealt with a very pleasant CSR. I purchased a Premier back in mid October for $99 with an HDTV purchase from a larger retailer. I activated that machine 10/24 and pricing was not an issue. I reacted to the 6th ave offer on the 13th, paid with Paypal and never "pestered" 6th ave about the pricing or the shipping. Mine was received the 23rd and I called to activate it. There were notes in my account from the 10/24 activation and the activation on the 6th ave box was maybe 10 minutes in length. There were "NO questions" regarding it's origin or for that matter it's purchase date. I've four life-timed machines presently. I'd guess you may have created your own situation with "YOUR CLIMB TO THE TOP"! I've read many of the posts and I'm guessing maybe some of the comments regarding pricing were "BAIT" and it seems you "BIT" on a few! I believe I'd consider just "QUIT WHINING" - You like many of us got a "terrific" buy on a Premier - enjoy it! Notice please, I've not mentioned the pricing of my two recent purchases! It's "my business" and there's certainly no way that I'd like to think that TiVo would "budge" on more favorable pricing for you! I would imagine you'd be a good candidate for a "STONING" from maybe several CSR's! I'd guess the "tags" on your account would make for interesting reading!