Did anyone receive the "Advisory Panel's" Roamio offer?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. ort

    ort Member

    Jan 5, 2004


    Ugh. I hate hearing stuff like this. I called three times and was vehemently and repeatedly told I could not do this... only to now read that they are doing it for you... argle bargle. I really wanted to get the Pro, but I settled because I figured it just wasn't going to happen. I'm feeling pretty annoyed right now.

    It's like some sort of mickey mouse operation. Get your **** together TiVo.

    Is it an option or not? Are we supposed to be haggling and begging? It's just such a lame way to do business. Set a price, set the rules and STICK TO THEM. Don't do things for one person you're not going to do for everyone. You either do something or you don't. STOP WITH THE GAMES.

    This whole thread is a perfect example of how rewarding random customers is not a good way to do business. All it does is make people mad and frustrated.
  2. juvi77

    juvi77 Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Alexandria, Va
    Anyone have Michaela's email address? Can't seem to locate it. I tried
    survey@advisors.tivo.com and that got bounced back to me. Going to try and plead my case. I had a email with a code and I can't find it now! Ugh!
  3. nyjklein

    nyjklein J-E-T-S JetsJetsJets TCF Club

    Aug 8, 2002
    Being extremely late to the game, anyone still have an AP code available. Looking to replace one of my XLs with a Roamio Pro.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. JWolff

    JWolff New Member

    Oct 29, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    With only two days left in the offer, if there's anyone who is not using their code, please PM me. I've been on the Advisory Panel for years and didn't get a code.
  5. mcharkowski

    mcharkowski Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    Epping, NH


    Another beggar here. Same deal, advisor for years (and beta tester, too) and yet no TiVo love.
  6. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

    Nov 9, 2002
    Maybe someone should start a separate thread asking for unused codes. There probably are people who have unused codes who aren't participating in this thread.
  7. rjbell4

    rjbell4 New Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    From what I've read poking around (trying to look for ways to get a deal), they are pretty willing to extend deals on existing TiVo units that have been already paying monthly for a year or more, essentially given you a deal closer to as if (but not quite) if you had paid for PLS at the outset.
  8. shadoh

    shadoh New Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    So I'm seeing a lot of people begging for codes - I got one and used it. But I realized the other day, I've been getting the usually annoying text ad on my main TiVo Central screen saying there was a Roamio sale. I blooped it, and looking at the prices on the screen, it looked identical to what I was offered in the postcard and email. Has anyone else seen that? It looks like they're essentially opening it up to everyone, from what I can tell?
  9. mpnret

    mpnret Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    People are begging for the advisory panel codes which price a pro at $399 not including service. The regular upgrade offer prices a pro at $499 which is what I think you are talking about. Then there's the regular price of $599. Not to mention all the in between price offers you can get depending on which CSR you talk to.
  10. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

    Jan 20, 2004
    Under a...
    The ad that you see on the TiVo Central screen is the same offer that was emailed back in November, again in December and snail mailed in a colorful bi-fold ad sheet.
  11. JoJetSki

    JoJetSki Member

    Jul 24, 2006
    Just in case someone wants to, I was able to use my advisory panel code to buy the Romeo and then after thinking it over I decided to get a mini also. Of course, online it says I already used the code. So I called and a CSR was able to let me buy a Mini for $50 with a credit of $25 so I get the same result. The only wrinkle is that I had to pay the $50 now and wait 30 days for the return window to expire and then call back with a code he gave me and my account will be credited the $25. Ya it's annoying to call back but at least I got the deal. So if your in the same boat and have changed your mind on the mini you should call Tivo.

    I was originally going to just use my S3 to watch TV, record things I want in that room and to transfer shows to my second viewing area but I then did the math and realized the cable cards for my S3 will cost more than a monthly service for the Mini and I am a lifetime type of guy so I bought lifetime and after a few years it will all be paid of and I will only have the one cable card in the Romeo as opposed to the 4 cable cards I had for my two S3's.
  12. juvi77

    juvi77 Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Alexandria, Va
    Just got a code from Michaela who checked my email address and couldn't find any recent surveys or offers going out for me. She confirmed my Advisors Membership though and sent me a code. If you're a member and not receiving a code it seems like something might be up with their emails going out. Check with her and she'll probably offer you a code if you want one.
  13. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

    Jan 20, 2004
    Under a...
    It seems everyone is now able to hop on this deal (in one form or another) :up:
  14. tivoboy

    tivoboy Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    If you buy the unit now, how long does one have to activate it? I'm not going to be able to get to it for nearly at month at the location I'm putting it into? Does one have to select plan at purchase?
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I transferred my $6.95 rate that was on a Premiere to a Roamio Basic. Originally the $6.95 rate was on a TiVoHD but transferred to the Premiere back in 2010.

    Although this was not under this specail deal. I got myRoamio Basic for $175 from TiVo back in November.
  16. humbb

    humbb Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2014
    Northern CA
    Oh boy, Michaela's inbox is going to be bursting at the seams today!
  17. RTPGiants

    RTPGiants Member

    Mar 12, 2007
    Durham, NC
    Not sure how long you have, but no you don't need a plan at purchase (apparently). They told me to wait until I got it and then to call them to transfer from an older unit.
  18. rlcarr

    rlcarr Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Arlington, MA
    I had previously logged in and had used the snail mail promo code in my shopping cart. I then was unable to get rid of that promo code to use the AP promo code.

    What finally worked for me was logging out of my tivo.com account, going to the "Shop" link while still logged out, adding the Roamio Pro and lifetime to my cart, then typing in the AP promo code. It applied the AP promo code and showed me a $900 total (as opposed to $1100). It then prompted me to log into my tivo.com account to see if I was eligible for MSD (I knew I would be). I logged in and it kept the AP code in place and knocked off the extra $100 for MSD, for a total of $800. I then placed my order and was billed for the $800+tax.
  19. yukit

    yukit Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    So it is probably too late to try to get the AP code now.

    I am thinking of replacing a TivoHD with a Roamio basic. I think the best price is $150 with the AP, CSR or Amazon, but if I can get the AP code, I would get another Mini as well.

  20. nycityuser

    nycityuser Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    New York, NY
    I got the great deal of a Roamio Pro for $399 with service transfer after being told no by the rep who gave it to me. Here's the story:

    I had the advisory panel letter and asked the rep if I could use it as well as transfer my $6.95 service from a TiVo HD. She was familiar with the AP letter but said it could not be used when transferring service. To do that I would pay $475 for a Pro. I said yes to that.

    I then said I'd also like to buy the Mini using the promo code in the AP letter. I asked if I should just order it online separately or if she could combine it with the Pro purchase. She asked me for the code and I read it off to her. She added the Mini to the order and asked if I wanted lifetime on the Mini with it. I said yes to the $150 lifetime.

    When she then read the order back to me she said that the Pro would be $399. I asked her if that still included a transfer of the $6.95 service and she confirmed that. I mentioned that she had originally quoted me $475 for the Pro but she said that putting in the promo code for the Mini lowered the price of the Pro from $475 to $399. I expressed my happiness about that and she processed the order. It has shipped and should arrive on Monday.

    Paying $399 for a Pro and $175 for a Mini with Lifetime is amazing. My monthly outlay for service will be $12 including the FIOS cablecard. Getting the same setup from Verizon would cost $30/month and would only include 2 tuners with much less recording capacity.

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