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


    Again, I'm glad you got the offer, but why on earth was I told three times I could not do it?

    It's just horrible customer service to give every customer different prices and policies. What a crappy way to run a business and treat loyal customers.
  2. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

    Nov 9, 2002
    Well with an attitude like that no wonder. /joking
  3. Lensman

    Lensman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Hoboken, NJ...
    This actually more closely matches what happened with me as well. I was told that no, I would only be able to transfer my monthly plan to a $499 Roamio Pro but when she entered my full order the price was $399.

    I would like to posit another theory: They don't give different customers different prices but rather the agents have a different view of the offers compared to what's programmed into the system. This is consistent because basically everyone who has called in is told they can't transfer the $6.95 MSD to a $399 Advisory Panel Roamio Pro. But it seems that if you accept their $4xx offer and add a mini the Roamio Pro price goes to $399.

    It's a different kind of inconsistency and I hope you find it less frustrating.

    What did you end up getting anyway? And did you order a mini? All in all, you might have ended up with a better deal than I did since I ended up ordering a mini that I don't really need.

    How much did you pay for lifetime on your old unit?
  4. gilbreen

    gilbreen Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    Very late in the thread, but if anyone has an unused code, I would appreciate it! Feel free to PM if you have one available.

  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX


    I am willing to give up my AP code, but I don't want to just randomly choose someone, so here's what I'm going to do...

    Similar to a radio call in prize, the 7th person to PM me with the message "I swear on my life I have not received an AP code from any other source." gets the code.

    Only one PM entry per person. If you try to PM multiple times to reach #7, you will be disqualified.

    I would prefer that only those who did not get a code participate.
    I reserve the right to deny the "winner" the code if my research leads me to believe they already received a code via another means.
    Obviously, there is only so much research that I can do, so I can't guarantee that the "prize" will go to someone who didn't already get a code.

    If for some reason PM #7 becomes ineligible, the "prize" will go to #8. And so on, and so on...

    "Contest" ends today (1/30/2014) @ 4:00pm or at the time I next check in and have already received the winning PM, whichever comes first.
    May be extended if I have not yet received the 7th PM by 4:00pm.

    I will reveal who the "winner" is in this thread, so make sure you are on the up and up (so to speak) if you don't want to get flamed. :p

    Good luck! :cool:
  6. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    7...7...7...7 7 7 7 7 7...7

    - Friends reference ;)
  7. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

    Jan 20, 2004
    Under a...
    LoL!!! Love it ;) :up: (Monica on the sofa... 7, 7, 7!!) :D
  8. KevinG

    KevinG Member

    Sep 3, 2003
    Mt. Laurel, NJ.
    When the first 6 of you guys have finished PMing steve614, would you please post here? Thanks in advance. ;) :cool: :rolleyes: :D
  9. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    I PMed him. I'm probably first.
  10. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    Or did I?
  11. az1097

    az1097 Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    When I entered a promo code at the online check out, the Pro was dropped to 399.99 but the Mini dropped to 49.99 rather than 25. Any ideas why or how to correct it? I have yet to go through with it.
  12. mpnret

    mpnret Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Think about it. You are posting in a Roamio thread where the amount of participants with an available code is limited. I posted here without success. Then yesterday it hit me, post over in the XL4 thread where there are probably a lot of participants with an available code that never even venture over to the Roamio thread. Within hours of posting I was PM'ed with 2 codes and had my order placed. The post I created is still over there in the XL4 thread but I don't think there is anything in the S3 thread yet. (or elsewhere?) It worked for me.
  13. rjbell4

    rjbell4 New Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    I'm not sure, but I just used my code again (I still haven't pulled the trigger, but I anticipate doing so), and it dropped to $24.99 for me.
  14. ort

    ort Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    I wanted to get a Pro for $399 and transfer the $7 monthly to it.
    Was told it would not work, but I could buy one (not using the code) for $477 (or a Plus for $324)
    I asked if I could get that offer and also use the code to get a Mini and was told I could not, the best they could do on a Mini was $50
    Thinking that was dumb, I bought the Roamio Plus for $324 on the phone, and then later used my coupon code to buy a Mini w/lifetime online.

    Sounds like I totally screwed that up. But then again, why couldn't I use the coupon code? They screwed it up.
  15. tivoboy

    tivoboy Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    I just tried putting in my code, gave 399$ for the PRO and 25$ for each of three minis.. seems to work.

    Only question is. I can't seem to order anything with a sub tied to it. I'll TIE A sub to them in the future, but won't be able to install or transfer for a month or so. Any thoughts on doing it that way without having sub's activated at time of purchase?
  16. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

    Nov 9, 2002
    I think the answer is yes, but I want to verify.

    We can purchase the Roamio we want today using the AP code and decide upon a service plan for it after we receive it. Is this statement true?
  17. rlcarr

    rlcarr Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Arlington, MA
    Yes and no.

    I believe you will have to select a service plan in order to complete and submit the order.

    However, during the first 30 days you can change the service plan.
  18. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

    Nov 9, 2002
    I have 2 lifetime TiVos. Would I be eligible for the MSD (I think that's what it's called) for $6.95 a month or do I need a more expensive plan.
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    MSD is $12.95/mo these days. The only people paying $6.95/mo are those that were grandfathered in a long time ago. Some people have said they've had success talking CSRs into giving them a $9.95/mo MSD plan on a new TiVo though.

    However keep in mind that to get the MSD you have to keep the lifetime unit. If you sell it and it's transferred to another account then you'll lose the MSD and your service will jump to $14.95/mo.
  20. larrs

    larrs Movie Fan-Addict

    May 2, 2005
    Glad I found this thread. I got the offer in my mailbox and chatted with a CSR a week or so ago and they told me I could not get the discount and transfer service from my $7/mo. Premiere. Looks like maybe I can.

    With 6 boxes, I need to do some math to see how this works best for me.

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