Death of the Amazon $299 Roamio OTA Lifetime

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

  1. robnalex

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    There have always (since November) been a few other Amazon Sellers offering this same item. There are 5 right now. The one from S&Y Electronics is fulfilled my Amazon. Ask them if they'll credit you the difference in price if you buy one from one of these other vendors. They did something similar for me back in December when I returned my non-lifetime activated unit just before they (and TiVo) got it sorted out.
     
  2. robnalex

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    There may have been some of the returns included in their recent inventory, but the Amazon Rep I spoke with last month said that they would be getting more of them in January. They had them in stock for a good few days, so they must have had A LOT of them.
     
  3. lpax

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    It seems the package has been found and will be delivered tomorrow! This is good!
     
  4. Chris Gerhard

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    I sure don't get all of the complaints about this, activation was painless, it showed on my account before I hung up from TiVo. If it takes a couple of days before it functions properly as a TiVo on my account, I can sure live with that.
     
  5. heifer624

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    I'm not recommending this item but just passing the deal on to anyone interested. I received this email from them today:


    Dear Channel Master V.I.P's,

    REMINDER: This promotion ends this upcoming Monday, February 1st.

    A Black Friday price for a limited time! Your friends and family can purchase the 16GB DVR+ on our website and enter code CMVIP at checkout to get $50 off.
    That's a 16 GB DVR+ for $199!

    Thank you for being a Channel Master customer!
     
  6. Feb 5, 2016 #146 of 158
    jlac839

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    I purchased one of the Amazon OTA units and had the same experience as others. I had to call TiVo to switch it to my account but that took only a few minutes. However it took a couple of days after performing the initial setup for the TiVo to function fully. Fortunately the forum posts had warned me to expect the C501 errors so I just waited and about 48 hours after the switch it works fine.

    I guess I need to update my sig again... :)
     
  7. Feb 6, 2016 #147 of 158
    arewhy

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    Apparently the deal is not completely dead. It was available @ 5:30 AM PST and I was able to order one. It was gone by 6:00 AM when I went to get the link to post on the forum:(
     
  8. Feb 6, 2016 #148 of 158
    mickinct

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    Maybe you got the one I sent back.......
     
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    arewhy

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    Ha! Wouldn't that be something:)
     
  10. Feb 6, 2016 #150 of 158
    mickinct

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    I Sent it back with all the error problems not verifying, tivo people told to send it back, then got it working, but already had replacement being sent out.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2016 #151 of 158
    johnner

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    yea it was there on thursday morning at around 8AM EST as well, i added t my cart went to check out byt he time i finished, it was gone already!
     
  12. Feb 8, 2016 #152 of 158
    johnner

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    have you sold it yet?
     
  13. Feb 8, 2016 #153 of 158
    mickinct

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    no
     
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    johnner

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    eric102

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    Yeah, probably lots of folks had it in their cart waiting for it to return. Or it was an Amazon mistake.
     
  17. rippolito

    rippolito New Member

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    Mickint,

    I am not able to send private messages yet (too new a member).

    Is your Roamio OTA with lifetime still for sale?

    Thank you in advance...
    Ron
     
  18. mickinct

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    Hi sorry sold on e-bay $470.00. good luck.
     

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