Death of the Amazon $299 Roamio OTA Lifetime

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by heifer624, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. johnner

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    cant pm BC i only have 4 posts, can you pm me your email please?
     
  2. SomeRandomIdiot

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    They are available, but the price went up significantly.
     
  3. herzzreh

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    Not from Amazon but from a scalper.

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  4. mickinct

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  5. robnalex

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    As of today, seven sellers have them available on Amazon. I wouldn't call them scalpers, they're just asking what the market will bear. In fact the lowest price of $397 + $7.49 shipping and no tax is only $84.50 more than you'd pay from Amazon at $300 plus tax. Has anyone inquired of Amazon when/if they will have them again?
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  6. SomeRandomIdiot

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    Considering they are only making around $40 on these, they certainly are not walking off with huge profits.
     
  7. purwater

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    I got lucky and Amazon had them in stock last week for the $299. I ordered on Tuesday and it arrived on Friday. I hadn't used a Tivo in quite a while so I set up a new account, and the Tivo was easily transferred from Amazon's account over to my new account. I did all of this online following the instructions included with the unit. Several people on Amazon's reviews had listed instructions on how to get the service transferred, but the latest units had a paper with instructions. I'm guessing they figured it was better than all the CS calls and issues. Everything went smoothly, but I spent about an hour doing the setup and updates to the box.
     
  8. tucsonbill

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    Mine is arriving today. I plan to transfer to a new account online. I'm curious -- did you have to wait 2 days to set it up after the transfer -- seems to be the conventional wisdom from those who did it by calling CS?
     
  9. Scooter Scott

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    I did everything same day
     
  10. purwater

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    No I set everything up as soon as the Tivo finished it's initial boot up and download of whatever it wanted to update. After the complete update and installation of the files I set up the Tivo using the included instruction sheet. Then as soon as I finished that I used the sheet to register it to my account. Everything went smoothly.
     
  11. tonyh619

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    I was able to score on the Amazon deal for the Roamio OTA with lifetime box. Over a decade ago I had two Series 2 boxes with lifetime service and have had a hiatus with TiVo service due to cable HD boxes. I proceeded to cut the cord and the HD antennae by itself just wasnt cutting it. I feel lucky to come across the Amazon deal and have TiVo service again! Now if we can get some HBO integration life would be grand! lol:)
     
  12. lpax

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    Amazon screwed up on the shipping, my package seems to be lost. After waiting for a week I might have to take the refund. :( I was really looking forward to my first Tivo experience.
     
  13. Scooter Scott

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    Screw the refund...make them make it right. This is a great deal that you shouldn't miss out on because they screwed up.
     
  14. robnalex

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    I, too had a bit of a hiatus from TiVo, as you'll notice from my TCF join date! My first was a SD Sony DirecTV TiVo, my second was the first DirecTV HD HR 10-250 (Remember how crazy hot that box was when it was first offered?). Well, years later, DirecTV is gone from our house, but TiVo is back!
     
  15. Mikeyis4dcats

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    the one I had in my cart (and stupidly didn't buy) now no longer says available 1/26, but "this item is no longer available from the seller you chose".

    My guess is the last batch were returns from people who gave up trying to sort out the lifetime issue.
     
  16. lpax

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    I called them, they don't have any way to get another unit since this is a special deal involving Amazon and Tivo. I am not sure what else I can say.

     
  17. Scooter Scott

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    Who did you call?
     
  18. mickinct

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  19. lpax

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    I called Amazon to inquire about the delay in shipment. They said package is not trackable(lost?) so they can give me a refund since they don't have any in stock and there are no other sellers selling that item.(it was a few days ago). I said I do not want refund and will wait for couple of more days.
     
  20. lpax

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    Sorry I am not able to reply back to you since I can not sent PMs yet.
    I will let you know in a day or so. Thanks.
     

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