hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by suncom3, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Aug 13, 2005 #1 of 1232
    suncom3

    suncom3 New Member

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    I just called retention and got a hd tivo for 299 bucks with a 100$ mail in rebate with a 100$ credit on the account with free hbo and showtime and hd packge for 6 months, WOWWWW anyone do better than that????????
     
  2. Aug 13, 2005 #2 of 1232
    bgthom01

    bgthom01 New Member

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    Too good to be true....
     
  3. Aug 13, 2005 #3 of 1232
    Dave E H

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    this would be cheaper/better than buying a SD Tivo and modding it w/ a 250GB drive almost.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2005 #4 of 1232
    Arbys_Night

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    Is the $299 price after the two rebates you indicated? Or did you essentially get a $99 HD Tivo?
     
  5. Aug 14, 2005 #5 of 1232
    TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    How did you manage to get the extra stuff? They would only do the 299 for me. I'm pretty happy with just that, actually, and a free install with a free multiswitch is included, so that's pretty cool. I also heard that these were refurbs, but that isn't a problem for me either since I will swap this for a MPEG-4 box when the time comes.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2005 #6 of 1232
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    You have to remember... Now with the 2 year commitment, that is a good chunk of time for DirecTV to make some of their money back on the box.

    So it is not "too-far" out there..
     
  7. Aug 14, 2005 #7 of 1232
    suncom3

    suncom3 New Member

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    No the 299 is the starting price,then add the rebates and credits to that,Im not sure if its a refurb or not,who cares,they come with 1 yr warrenty anyway,the mpg4 will be out by then

    I just kept pushing for the other discounts I had already been offered on prev calls,he eventually said ok,if you order it right now, alrighty then!!!
     
  8. Aug 14, 2005 #8 of 1232
    Cwaters

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    Between...
    I just called and whined about having paid $549 online on Friday (activated the box last Tuesday) and got a $200 credit.
    I was told by the retention CSR that the $299 deal was not to be coupled with the rebate. Now, it seems like the CSRs don't have any kind of team meetings or even daily updates of the deals they have available and how they're to be used so I'm sure some of us will get the rebate and the $299 price but sheesh... they really need to get on the same page. And I thought my workplace had poor communication skills.
    It seems like I've paid about $60 for my 10-250 if all my credits and programming discounts come through. AND I got it online with a 5 year extended warrenty (though I still haven't read on paper just what that covers)

    Cory
    installed his first season passes today! No more missing F1 races :)
     
  9. Aug 14, 2005 #9 of 1232
    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Is this going to be applied to retail, or only through DirecTV? Today's Best Buy flyer is still showing $500 after rebate.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2005 #10 of 1232
    lmurphy

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    I just got the $299 deal this morning. Also, I was told they are new units and the $100 rebate does apply. I also received $5 off the HD package for 6 mos and free Showtime for 6 mos. The guy I talked to seemed pretty knowledgeable and knew all about the upcoming mpeg4 and said they would swap out existing receivers when needed. I read alot of post here everyday but usually don't reply to often.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2005 #11 of 1232
    slapshot

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    Also got in on this, $299,with $200 credit and $100 mail in rebate.Only charge is 14.95 for shipping.Sweet! Was already getting the HD pack for $5 off for 6 months.
    Good deal!
     
  12. Aug 14, 2005 #12 of 1232
    k.Trout

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    Many thanks for this thread. I had been waiting to get a HD-Tivo and $299 with a $100 rebate is more than enough for me.

    Just called retention and they will be sending it out soon.

    I saw this thread last night and had called retention and was told the best deal they had was the $599 blah blah blah. I was wondering if this thread was for real so I called again today and sure enough she had to "check" but came back and said "Yep, 299 with a 100 rebate. I'm in.

    Love it. Can't wait to record hd football.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2005 #13 of 1232
    k.Trout

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    BTW - The retention lady said that a 2 year committment was necessary and that it would be pro-rated at $12.50 a month. So if you leave D* 10 months early you have to pay them $125. My biggest complaint about them was that I couldn't record HD and that is solved so I will likely be a long term customer. No problem. She also said that the plan is to add 30-40 new HD channels by November. I can live with that.

    Happy Trout.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2005 #14 of 1232
    Charlutz

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    Just called retention and was told the price was $549 with $100 rebate. I just used the rebate on an SD Tivo. I'll probably try again.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2005 #15 of 1232
    alant40

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    Ok. Who and what is retention and what is there number. I called sales at DTV and the only offer they have is 649, with a 100 dollar rebate. So that means 549, not this 299 stuff I'm reading. Just got off the phone at 5:40 EST. So what is this all about before I buy anything. Thanks...

    Alan


    Update:

    Got thru to retention after CS transfered me. I purchased the unit on the DTV website, so I get the rebate. When the receiver gets turned on, I get a 250.00 credit. Since I've been with them from day 1, I also get 20.00 dollars off my Platinum package for 6 months. I also got 3 months off the HD package. Not bad....
     
  16. Aug 14, 2005 #16 of 1232
    Smthkd

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    I just got mine for $299 plus tax! WhooHoo! :D
     
  17. Aug 14, 2005 #17 of 1232
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    @!#$#%, I just paid $549 at ValueElectronics.com

    What should I do?
     
  18. Aug 14, 2005 #18 of 1232
    Scrib

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    yep, me too...

    Got it this past Tuesday from Robert. :mad:
     
  19. Aug 14, 2005 #19 of 1232
    wes000

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    Call D* and see if that they cant credit your acct the $250. Worth a shot.
     
  20. Aug 14, 2005 #20 of 1232
    Big Daddy P

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    Gots' mine for $299 from retention too.

    Rep Stefanie says $100 rebate is only for new customers! She's obviously wrong...isn't she? Gave me $5 off for 6 months on my account too.

    Got to wait a 'til Tuesday Aug 23 for install...man, time is gonna crawl til then!

    Installlation is free.

    Anyone want to buy my Samsung t-160 HD Receiver? Or it's Ebay...

    Yeah Baby!
     

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