hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. dwynne

    dwynne New Member

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    Reading the fine print of the new rebate form, it looks like you could get $200 for the first HDTivo you buy and $100 for the 2nd one. Looks like Robert has a decent price on them, plus you get extras. They are now $525.06 shipped at 6th Ave (they were as low as $469.06 at one point).

    Dennis
     
  2. DTV TiVo Dealer

    DTV TiVo Dealer Snr. Member/Retailer

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    Yes, that's true. If you purchase two HR10-250's you will get one HD $200 and one DVR $100 rebate for a total of $300 back.

    I just added the DIRECTV pdf rebate form on my home page

    -Robert
     
  3. tbh999

    tbh999 New Member

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    Sorry but I did no such thing. I called the Retention Department and asked, "What kind of deal will you give me for a HDTivo."

    No lying, no threats, etc.

    The deal wasn't bad, $299 less the $100 rebate ($199 net). I think some people did better (Free HD for X months, etc.) But I thought it was a good deal, and this is the same thing that my father and uncle did...no cheating required.
     
  4. treznor

    treznor New Member

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    Same here... called Customer Retention and straight up just said "I just got an HD-TV and I'm looking into options. I'd love to stay with DirecTV but the cost is a bit high compared to cable because of the initial fee. Can you help with that?".

    Called 10 minutes ago to setup my installation and they certainly were still signing people up for the HDTV Tivo.
     
  5. Harrisment

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  6. Harrisment

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    Robert,

    How does this work though, when both rebates say they require the original sales receipt to be included when you send them in? I just bought an HR10-250 today....I'd love to get $300 in rebates if possible, I just wasn't sure how to get around the receipt requirement.
     
  7. DTV TiVo Dealer

    DTV TiVo Dealer Snr. Member/Retailer

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    We email receipts to all of our customers when the order is placed. If you somehow did not get your receipt just call, PM or email me and we'll send another copy. Sometimes we send a second receipt with the order or when we ship the shirts and 5 yr. warranties.

    Their is one DVR $100 rebate and one HD rebate, but a HR10-250 would not qualify for both rebates. However, if you purchase one H20 and one HR10-250 you would get $300 back, or one SD DVR and one H20 or HR10-250 would also qualify for $300 in rebates.

    -Robert
     
  8. chs4

    chs4 New Member

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    Robert,

    This may be a dumb question and you may or may not know the answer, but I'll ask anyway...

    Can we submit the PDF version of the rebate form to DirecTV or do we need to wait for the mailed copy? Looking to get it turned around as soon as possible and would rather not wait on the form from DirecTV.

    Thanks!
     
  9. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately when I played nice the best they were going to give me was $499 -$200 MIR. I told them no. I set up an installation for cable and honestly would have switched. I told them I was cancelling because of the HDTivo price. I was 100% serious. So the retention lady gave me $399-200MIR and some programming credits including 2 free months of all the premiums (I currently only have Total Choice). I took the deal. I don't think it was a great deal but it was good enough to keep me from going to cable. My installation is going on right now with my wife at home. The installer doesn't understand why I want an antenna mounted since I can get the NY feeds anyway from Directv. I just told him to do it anyway. This way I get WB and UPN (though I never watch those channels except for the occasional Met game) HD and I can still use my HR10-250 after they switch to Mpeg-4. I figure that's worth $50.
     
  10. BluesFan44

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    Robert,

    For the HD DVR, what determines if the rebate is $100 or $200?

    Thanks....

    BluesFan44
     
  11. dwynne

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    Reading the fine print of the form, the $100 rebate requires "DVR service activation" and the $200 rebate requires "HD Package activation". Limit is $300 per account. So I ASSUME if you do not have a DVR and you buy one HD Tivo you could claim $300 in rebates by turning on HD and DVR on your account.

    If you already have a SD Tivo, then the max you could get back is $200.

    It SEEMS that if you already had a DVR and the HD pack on, then you would get back nothing. It is not very clear.

    The form also says "Customers receiving instant rebate(s) from DirecTV not eligible". So if you purchased direct from DTV at a discount then it would seem no additional rebate under this promotion.

    I don't have a copy of the previous (and still current?) $200 rebate form handy, but it did not require the HD pack to get the rebate. These were SUPPOSED to be mailed out to folks who added an HD Tivo or HD tuner to their account, but it was posted elsewhere as well.

    Dennis
     
  12. DTV TiVo Dealer

    DTV TiVo Dealer Snr. Member/Retailer

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    If you buy a HR10-250 you would get the $200 HD rebate and not be eligible for the DVR rebate. Of course you could apply for the $100 DVR rebate, but not both for one box.

    -Robert
     
  13. DTV TiVo Dealer

    DTV TiVo Dealer Snr. Member/Retailer

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    DIRECTV requests an original copy of the rebate from, but I have heard of may customers using the downloaded rebate form from my site with no problem. You will need to gat your next bill showing the activation of the HD or DVR prodcuct to include with your rebate request.

    -Robert
     
  14. BluesFan44

    BluesFan44 New Member

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    Even if I already have the HD service, and I also have a DirecTiVo box on aonterh standard-def set, I get $200, correct?

    This is waaaaay too confusing..... :confused:
     
  15. DTV TiVo Dealer

    DTV TiVo Dealer Snr. Member/Retailer

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    Yes, you are correct. If you purchase and activate any HD receiver or the HR10-250 between 11/25/05 - 2/28/06 you are eligible for DIRECTV's $200 HD mail-in rebate.

    -Robert
     
  16. BluesFan44

    BluesFan44 New Member

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    Robert,

    Good man, you....... Thanks.... :cool:

    BF44
     
  17. toneman

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    Doesn't the above quote contradict the following statement (quoted below) you made back in post #1122, or am I misunderstanding something? :confused:

     
  18. toneman

    toneman This space for rent

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    Does the HD receiver need to be purchased from any legitimate retailer other than directly from D* itself? I mean, if somehow I managed to get D* to offer me a HD receiver for $99 (which BTW they did indeed make that offer to me back in September), would that receiver purchase be eligible for the $200 HD MIR and thus net me a profit of roughly $100?
     
  19. waja

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    I just bought the HR10-250 on 11/17/05 and I am only eligible for the $100 DVR mail-in rebate. The receiver was activated on 11/25/05 (the date I actually received the unit). I called DTV, spoke to customer retention and I was given a $100 credit on my account to make up the difference. That was nice. No begging or pleading needed. So am I still eligible for a $200 HD rebate for getting another HR10-250 or H20 Receiver? Is there a limit to the number of receivers in a single home? If the H20 is free, I might as well get one.

    Rick
     
  20. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    No, his first quote was trying to say that "a HR10-250 would not qualify for both rebates..." meaning one box, did not qualify for a combined rebate of $300. ;)
     

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