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

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

  1. TigerTony

    TigerTony New Member

    Jan 8, 2007


    Just a regular code for $100 off.
  2. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

    Jan 20, 2004
    Under a...
    Nice of you to share :up:
  3. moonscape

    moonscape Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Well, ordering my Roamio Pro was an adventure ...

    Got a code from Michaela ASAP yesterday (thanks!) and called today to order because online my multi-service discount came up when selecting the Pro, but disappeared in the cart.

    Was on hold with Tivo CS forever, and the very nice woman came back after speaking w/ supervisor and said I couldn't get the discount because that would be taking advantage of 2 discounts. Told her lots of people here got multi-service discount, and obviously Tivo Advisors have a Tivo already! Without that discount the deal is no better than the widely advertised public one.

    She went back to the supervisor, came back and said because I had 5 boxes on my account (3 Series 2's and 2 S3's), I was starting over with Tivo boxes and there was no discount.

    Okay, that sounded not right and I protested. She was trying to get a good answer, on hold again, came back and said because the S2's hadn't connected in a couple of years, and my S3's had been discounted, I couldn't get another discount.

    Told her that was a deal-breaker, and she went digging for other workable specials. Then, suddenly, somehow, the discount showed up for me in my order cart where it hadn't before. So, I got the Pro life-timed for $800 - shipping Monday - after 3 different reasons why I didn't qualify.

    Curious if anyone else had lifetime multi-service discount issues ...

    addendum: Discount didn't show up in my confirming email, so now on with another CS rep. Glitch in the system somehow. I don't qualify for the multi-service discount so I cancelled my order. Shows shipped (just ordered within the hour!) - I'll refuse shipment and wait for another deal.

    Anyone ordering, be sure and check your email confirmation.
  4. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

    Jan 20, 2004
    Under a...
    Interested in hearing how this turns out.. GL!
  5. humbb

    humbb Active Member

    Jan 27, 2014
    Northern CA


    Have you tried to connect to TiVo service with one of your S2's? I hadn't used my S2 since 2008, but reconnected just before my Roamio purchase just to get the MSD.
  6. tivoboy

    tivoboy Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    I don't think this is an AP code, since the AP price is 399$, and the lifetime is 400$, making it 799$, not 899$..Seems to be just regular pricing, no?
  7. alarson83

    alarson83 Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    West Des...
    I only went partially with the advisors panel deal because it was actually better to go with the discount they offered because i could transfer service and they lowered the service charge on one of my boxes to make it a really good deal.

    Lowered my tivoHD (which will now exit service and service transferred) to $6.95
    Adding Roamio plus for $325. Throwing in a moca adapter and a poe filter for free (can use that for my premiere if i want.. or for any other network devices id assume). Added 3 year warranty for $40.
    Added tivo mini using advisors panel code for $25 (plus first month).
    Total price: $390 plus ~13/month

    Was paying $25 a month (15 for premiere, 10 for HD). Now (if i remove the premiere) will be running at $13. Add in the removed cablecard and the upgrade pays for itself in about 2 years.

    Plus, if i want i have the option (and have been given a code to verify) of lifetiming my premiere for $99. Might be worth doing if i could sell that for a profit.
  8. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

    Nov 9, 2002
    ;) Ty
  9. az1097

    az1097 Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Any last minute AP Promo Code donation? I would greatly appreciate it!
  10. javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2006

    I purchased the Pro online (yes, I procrastinated till the last minute) and I was so excited about placing my order that I forgot to add an extended warranty. Does anyone know if I can add it later, or does it need to be in the cart at time of purchase?
  11. nycityuser

    nycityuser Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    New York, NY
    You have 90 days to add the warranty. I ordered earlier this week a Pro and Mini. I included lifetime on the Mini so it already shows up on my account with the offer to add the warranty within 90 days. When I get the Pro I have to call to transfer my $6.95 service from another box - I'll add the warranty at that time.
  12. javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Ah, thank you!
  13. moonscape

    moonscape Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    No - one S2 has a funky HD and I never installed the new one. Another was stolen. The 3rd I gave to a friend in NC who never set it up. She just did, it called in fine, and now I'll see if there's any way to rescue the discount after the fact. Doubt it.

    What I'd really like to do (obviously) is now order a new Pro - but it's a one-use code.

    Too many people are begging here for me to have a chance at this late hour, but, um ... anyone not using theirs and can help out? I really want a Pro but it's a financial stretch as it is and I can't justify it if I can't get the MSD also.

    You'd be my hero(ine)! :)
  14. az1097

    az1097 Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Thank you for the Promo Code!

    If you ordered from California, I'm curious how much tax you were charged?!
  15. Punker1234

    Punker1234 New Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Looks like I waited too long. Got home from work, called the number and no one there. Tried via chat and that was probably theeee worst chat person of all time. "Sorry, that question is not answered in the database, I cannot help you."

    The deal I got in the mail was only $50 off, so I will wait and see if something better come sup int he next 3-6 months months. Crosses fingers.
  16. rjbell4

    rjbell4 New Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    Just bought a Roamio Pro + Mini. Nothing like the last minute, right? :)

    I'll probably get the PLS, but decided not to at the moment, since I have 30 days to decide without "double paying". That'll spread out the cost, and give me a chance to see if there's any special lifetime offers in the next month. I just figured out I kept my TiVo HD for 6+ years, so PLS is probably worth it to me.

    I skipped the extended warranty. After chatting with a CSR online, I basically figured that it's $40 for a 2-3 years extra coverage, versus a maximum payout of $150 for an exchange. I figured if my maximum loss was ~$700 (Pro + PLS), I might do it, but at a maximum payout of $150, I'll "roll the dice".

    I wasn't originally planning on getting the Pro, since the advantage over the Plus is "just" a bigger hard drive, but the escalating discount (an extra $100 off the Pro) got me -- just like I'm sure they planned! :)
  17. styre

    styre New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    Had somewhat similar issue with MSD was seeing it when I added the TiVo but it disappeared in the cart.

    I first called on Tuesday and asked for a better price than the $399 based upon what some others had gotten in this thread(I did not mention the website issue). The CSR checked with a supervisor and said no $399 was the best. Anyway I said I would think about it and maybe call back.

    So I called back yesterday gave the advisory panel code and then that CSR quoted $499 lifetime in the total. I said I had been told Tuesday it was $399 and she actually saw a note about it( I think the CSR Tuesday may have made the note from the price I told her).

    I held and was told the same thing about a broken TiVo with lifetime I no longer have not calling in for 2 years making the website quote MSD incorrectly. I held again since I had a concrete offer that was noted and mentioned they should honor the $399 the website continued to display. Finally what I was able to get is a confirmation# and a supervisors name I can call back with after the 30 day trial and get $100 credited back to my card. So I placed the order for a pro with the advisory code for $399 and $499 lifetime set a reminder for myself to call back first week of March.

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  18. Feb 1, 2014 #438 of 661

    ort Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    So far this activation process has been super annoying.

    Called Charter to arrange for a cable card pickup.
    Reserved one and a tuning adaptor to be picked up.
    Went to pick it up, waited in line for 30 minutes and... they didn't have any.
    Scheduled a tech to come out.
    Called TiVo to activate my Roamio and transfer my old $7 plan.
    Was on hold for 25 minutes.
    Was told there was some sort of glitch in the system and my service wouldn't be activated for 24-72 hours.
    Asked about getting $99 Lifetime on my old TiVo HD I'm replacing. CSR acted like he had no idea what I was talking about.
    Got transferred to someone else. On hold for 10 minutes.
    Explained everything, told her the salesperson on the phone offered my $99 a week ago.
    Put on hold for 10 minutes.
    Finally told they couldn't do it today, but if I called back after my Roamio finally gets activated they can do it.


    So anyway, no I have this fancy brick and a cable tech coming out tomorrow to put in a cable card and a tuning adaptor and I can't even check to see if they are working right.

    Plus, I want to put this thing in my entertainment center (which currently houses a Premiere) but I can't really do that, since it's not active yet. And my whole entertainment center is wired up for cable and internet and all that jazz, and now the cable tech is going to have to wire everything up to a TiVo 3 feet off to the side while I wait for the service to come on.

    It's going to be a complete mess of wires and confusion.

    And have I mentioned that I have a 13 month old who is completely bonkers and will just LOVE to be screwing with all of this stuff which will have to be right out in the open for this whole process.

    It all adds up to a whole lot of annoyance.

  19. Feb 1, 2014 #439 of 661

    tlwizard New Member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Thanks so much! Ordered a pro with lifetime. Thanks again Worf!
  20. Feb 1, 2014 #440 of 661

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    No problem.

    I did it to have a little fun with it as well - I got the idea from steve614's post. And consider yourself lucky you were online at the time to take advantage of it (I was partly worried no one would participate before I close it).

    Good to know it's been put to good use.

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