hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. Aug 26, 2005 #541 of 1232
    austinsho

    austinsho A repeated victim of Time Warner DBA Spectrum

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    If you think this guy's a rep, I've got some swampland in which you might be interested! :D

    Even if he/she/it should be, it's not worth baiting him/her/it.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2005 #542 of 1232
    n6idf

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    :) I like swampland!
     
  3. Aug 26, 2005 #543 of 1232
    slocko

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    man i really screwed this up. i bought a new tivo over 2 months ago during the bestbuy coupon craze. since i was in the process of moving, i never activated it until today.

    turns out that starting august 1st, all advanced receiver activations automatcially add a 2 year commitment to the account.

    the only good thing that came out of this was that i got them to give me $300 credit, hbo for 2 dollars for 6 months, 10 dollars off my hd and local package for 6 months, and free showtime. since my move already committed me for a year, i guess it's only one additional year commitment.

    to make matters worse, i lost my hd locals when i moved from ny area to tampa area. with my luck, an audit review will take it all away :(

    i think the new policy really sucks.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2005 #544 of 1232
    newsposter

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    Well since it's exactly how i got it, I do have to disagree. (of course we all know how likeable i am lol) After the 1st call that he gave me 299-100, i called back the next day and said that last night i talked to ..... and he gave me the deal but i was wondering if there was anything else he could give me and he instantly, without hesitation, said 20 bucks for 6 months.

    now 'maybe' the guy from the previous night put a note in for me? dont know. but i got it exactly as i stated, no BSing or threatening to leave etc. Just politely asking for more. Maybe my great payment record and longevity had to do with it? and i'm TCP for my entire DTV life.

    They got a happy customer for 2 years for sure

    Will they install in a light rain?
     
  5. Aug 26, 2005 #545 of 1232
    slocko

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    hmmm, i think i might be eligible for the $100 rebate. this deal might not be so bad after all!
     
  6. Aug 26, 2005 #546 of 1232
    Richard Chalk

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    Western...
    first of all if you talk the way you write i hope i dont have to talk to you because without pausing to take a breath i might find it annoying...

    Anyway, it doesn't work the way you describe, and if it is supposed to work that way, your CSRs are not following instructions. I know this because on my final call, the rep actually read me the notes from the previous call, and then said " I can offer it, no problem".

    In the meantime, all you are accomplishing by your remarks is to decrease your credibility. Either you are lying outright, or you have no idea what is actually going on, neither of which makes you a good employee. If, on the other hand, you are trying to discourage others from calling, I'm sorry, but you are SERIOUSLY Outnumbered!!!
     
  7. Aug 26, 2005 #547 of 1232
    Wilhite

    Wilhite ...no stinkin' title

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    Everyone, please don't feed the troll. It really serves no purpose at all.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2005 #548 of 1232
    dj4monie

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    This is great deal, but I have to make a few comments here that seem to get missed.

    Back on page 1, a board member who got one of the more outragous deals mentioned that the CSR said he was a "Valued Customer".

    That means -

    Long Term Subscriber, Payments on Time and Currently using all the services or most of them.

    That means for those of you still not getting the deal your looking for, has a bad payment history or what I have seen is most of the complainers are NEW SUBSCRIBERS. That means YOU WON'T GET THE SAME DEAL in most cases and most likely NOT on the first try.

    Back when D* was letting the SDTivo's go for $99, I first found out on this site, did what others have done and got a unit for $99. My father had called up a couple of days before and got his Tivo for full price. I told him that my mom just got her's for $99 and that to call up Retention and ask for a credit or rebate.

    He called up regular customer service and didn't get anyplace.

    What he should have done was call Retention, but since he didn't do that and this deal is just the one we are looking for to make the jump to HDTivo were going to do it tomorrow.

    After having D*Tv for 10 years, and never having a late payment, EVER, I have little doubt I can get the same sweet deal that others have gotten plus discounts on packaging.

    You never get something for nothing, so I wish people would stop assuming that...
     
  9. Aug 27, 2005 #549 of 1232
    BillyT2002

    BillyT2002 Crush!Kill!Destroy!

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    Hey it's a verb as good as any, and if I'm a thief, I'm a thief who currently pays DirecTV $103.48 a month for service (so apparently I'm not a very good one). You sir, are a disturbed individual. ;)

    Also, I didn't originally post the phone number, but I'm going to make it my mission in life to share the phone number, along with the information regarding the deal(s) on every relevant web site possible. Why? I don't know, I just get a kick out of making you angry, I guess. ;)
     
  10. Aug 27, 2005 #550 of 1232
    newsposter

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    Hey why haven't i gotten a notice about the 5.99 tivo fee? Even though i have TCP shouldn't they have put a stuffer in everyone's bill by now?
     
  11. Aug 27, 2005 #551 of 1232
    bidger

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    If TCP= Total Choice Premier, then you don't have to worry about DVR fees at all.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2005 #552 of 1232
    rickmccamy

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    It is rewarding, isn't it?
     
  13. Aug 27, 2005 #553 of 1232
    raaj

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    Just got off the phone with the retention dept, and I got a very co-operative CSR, and right off the bat, she offered me $299-100 MIR + S&H for the HR10-250, with $50 OTA antenna and free install, plus free Showtime for 3 months, $5 off on TC+ and $5 off on the HD package for 6 months.

    That is the best she said she could offer, and that there were no more offers on HBO package at the moment. I told her I was very interested in the package, but would need some time to consider. I will try again later to see if I can get an additional $100 credit on the account. I am not really interested in the HBO/Cinemax offers and would really like to get some other offer. Hopefully I will be offered something else like further discounts on the TC+ and HD packages.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2005 #554 of 1232
    ort

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    What happens if you decide that you want to back out of a two year contract? What do they charge you?
     
  15. Aug 27, 2005 #555 of 1232
    raaj

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    Quoting from https://www.directv.com/see/landing/dvr_rebate.html

    I think you need to send back the HD-DVR, the HD-Antenna and everything associated, if you want to cancel the commitment before the 2 years, and you don't want to pay the monetary penalty.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2005 #556 of 1232
    Dave Dirnberger

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    Just got off the phone, call retention direct and got this deal:

    $299.00
    less:
    $100.00 mail in rebate
    HBO $10.00/month credit for 6 months ($60.00)
    Free Showtime 6 months ($72.00)
    $5.00 credit per month for 12 months ($60.00)

    Net cost to me $7.00

    Free installation this Friday!

    Thanks to this group!!

    Now, when will I get HD network programming through DTV?!?!? My CSR said by the end of 2005, which is coming up pretty quick here!
     
  17. Aug 27, 2005 #557 of 1232
    JoeSchueller

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    So the thinking must be that if your market is going Ka/MPEG-4 soon, they'll swap you the new HR15, or whatever they're going to call the KA/MPEG-4 HD DVR?

    I'm so close to pulling the trigger!

    EDIT:

    So I did call, got offered $649 less $100 rebate less $250 programming credit for a grand total of $300 :-( They also talked about Showtime and some other useless crap. I also asked why I couldn't just go to BB and buy it for $599 less the rebate and get the $250 credit. He said he could offer that just the same. So I can't get it down to $199, but at $250 it is still a pretty nice deal. Decisions decisions.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2005 #558 of 1232
    jim tressler

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    Question - have any of you that have gotten more than the standard $299 - rebate price also recieved credits from them in the past?? IE.. I recieved my hughes HTL-HD reciever from them last year for $99 - so I already got some credits.. just wondering if its worth going to the well again?

    thanks

    jim
     
  19. Aug 27, 2005 #559 of 1232
    slocko

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    It's a crapshoot. I had one woman check my history for 2 years and tell me I was maxed out at $600 in credits.

    The next day I got $300 right off the bat with the next rep, not including programming credits.

     
  20. Aug 27, 2005 #560 of 1232
    jcthomas

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    I and others have been to the well serval times including twice on the HD TiVo. Give it a go.

    Regards,
     

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