Missed Amazon Premiere $49.99 Price!

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Resist, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Oct 8, 2011 #1 of 16
    Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    I purchased my Premiere directly from Tivo, via their special $450 three day deal they recently had. Then today I see Amazon was selling the Premiere during a lightening deal for $49.99, add the lifetime for $499 and the price would have been the same, only I wouldn't have had to pay my state tax. Oh the pain......had I only waited a week!

    Oh well, at least by purchasing directly from Tivo, I was able to add a lifetime to my older Series 3 for $99.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2011 #2 of 16
    innocentfreak

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    $450 = $49.99 + $499?

    Not sure what math that is.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 #3 of 16
    Resist

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    Sorry, to many beers today. :)
     
  4. Oct 9, 2011 #4 of 16
    davezatz

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    Just think of it as a charitable contribution to your state's roads and schools. The sooner Amazon collects state tax, the better. To keep it TiVo related, I suspect all these promotions are related to sluggish sales or perhaps an upcoming hardware refresh. Although I haven't heard any whispers of such...
     
  5. Oct 9, 2011 #5 of 16
    compnurd

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    It could just be time of year related. Fall TV is a huge event and this is a good time of year to push TV. This is Direct TV's highest promotion time period also
     
  6. Oct 9, 2011 #6 of 16
    jfh3

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    The Premiere spec sheets on the TiVo.com site show the Premieres as having 500GB hard drives, so that may be the refresh.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2011 #7 of 16
    innocentfreak

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    Where do you see that?
     
  8. Oct 9, 2011 #8 of 16
    Resist

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    My state collects enough money from our other taxes, so I have no desire in giving them even more of my hard earned funds. I'm also not a fan of giving what I worked hard and many hours for to charity. I believe in working for a living, not begging.
     
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    newsposter

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    Since when is building roads charity??? Don't you use them???
     
  11. Resist

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    Again, they already collect other taxes for the roads.
     
  12. Soapm

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    Asphalt cost extra and don't forget the signage, lights and transient pushing a shopping cart...

    Then there's the cop making sure you obey the laws of the road and we have to get him a donut to distract him in the event we break those laws (capitalism).

    Do you want grass along the side of the road, tress and other beautiful landscaping? How about a some lines for lanes and drainage for the rain?

    Then we have to sweep and maintain the road. Put in some sidewalks for pedestrians and we can't forget the bike lane in case you decide to get in shape. Your kids may have to cross the road so we need crosswalks and where I live we get snow so you have to throw in the deicing stuff that ruins your car.

    And what would a new road be without city cams and the red light enforcers?

    Roads aren't cheap so without knowing specifically what other tax you're referring to there always budget for more...

    Now if some would stop cutting taxes then the others won't have to figure out new ways to raise revenue and Internet sales would have remained tax free (unless we decide we need a new or wider road).
     
  13. Resist

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    All those expenses are already paid for via my State and Local taxes. It's not my fault they can't manage what they already get. I have no interest in voluntarily paying them extra, especially when they waste what they get.

    Just the other day my City paved a section of road, then not a month later they decided to tear out a section to replace underground lines. They really couldn't have done that prior to paving? And yes they knew about the underground work prior to the paving. Now we have a newly paved road that already has patch work done to it.
     
  14. jfh3

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    It's on the TiVo site with all the product PDFs and was changed in September. I will find a specific example and post later today when I get to my main computer.
     
  15. newsposter

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    tivos faq page states

    What is the size of the hard drive for TiVo Premiere, Premiere XL and Premiere Elite?

    * TiVo Premiere is 320 gigabytes
    * TiVo Premiere XL is 1 terabyte
    * TiVo Premiere Elite is 2 terabytes
     
  16. innocentfreak

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    Ok cool. I wonder if you saw the Virgin TiVo PDF since they offer a 500gb model. I tried the Premiere data sheet but it still shows 320gb.
     

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