New $99 lifetime transfer deal

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  1. wwu123

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    Had a 2-tuner Premiere that was eligible (last dialed in on Dec 9, 2016) but didn't receive an e-mail and my TSN didn't work with or without dashes. But called and was able to place a order by phone.

    Wish they'd done this last year - the 2-tuner Premiere was on the shelf because couldn't use Tivo Mini's with it, and jumped on a refurb Roamio basic w/lifetime to replace it. Will probably put the Bolt in its place and have the Roamio basic as a spare.
     
  2. sfhub

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    The old offer, the donor unit was both a boat anchor and could not be activated (because TiVo won't activate S2/S3 anymore) to undo that. The new offer the premiere will also become a boat anchor, but you can still activate it to undo that, so you could either activate it on monthly or sell to someone who wants to.
     
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  3. DVR_Dave

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    Bolt 500GB dropped to $146.02 at amazon.com
     
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  4. StrynBean

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    How do you do a price protection claim? I have never done it before.
     
  5. blackngold75

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    Got the email...tempted. Wish my Premiere's HDD would have waited until now to fail, instead of my having to replace that less than a year ago. :disappointed:
     
  6. computowne

    computowne New Member

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    Best Buy has the bolt for 150.00 is it possible to buy it from Best Buy then activate through Tivo with the lifetime? I received an e-mail and would like to save 50 bucks.
     
  7. worachj

    worachj Well-Known Member

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    Each credit card is different, so check the benefits of your card. Its basically...document your purchase, document cheaper price and then submit.

    Here's Chase's how to claim price protection (Page 12)
    Your Chase Credit Card Guide to Benefits
     
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  8. fcfc2

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    I just completed doing 3 of the $99 transfers but I had nothing but problems the first couple of times I tried to do any of them online. My email showed the correct 3 units but none of the TSN's would work so I eventually called Tivo. The CSR was....more than a bit dim but my patience held out long enough to get him to do the first 2 transfers but he claimed the last one was still active on another account, actually the guy who I bought it from about 2 years ago...eventually he checked and found notes on that account making reference to selling/transfering that unit, but he was still unable to do anything about it but sent it up the line to get it eventually sorted and that I should wait for an email from Tivo, this was Saturday.
    This morning, Monday, I decided to try the online option again and this time, it took my last Premiere TSN without any issue and all was completed in a minute or two. I had been contemplating selling the 3 [4tuner] Premieres, but after checking Ebay for the current prices, found several going for only a little over $200 and on a hunch decided to hold out for a deal from Tivo. It was the right guess for me, now I just have to decide which Tivos I want to hold on to, as I have a bunch already.
     
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  9. Sparky1234

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    Same issue of managing several different model TiVos. I'm considering upgrading Premiers. I really like the Bolt+ I have, makes Premiere performance speed look ancient. Would you mind sharing your arrangement / plan?
     
  10. captainkirk

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    I have a question about Weaknees upgraded Bolt+ with the added external drive. I received the email from TiVo and have a Lifetime Premier XL to replace. I am considering buying the Bolt+ 3TB and sending it to Weaknees for an added 3TB drive, so I'll have 6TB total.
    1) What are members' experiences with the added external drives? Years ago I ad trouble with the added Western Digital drive connected to a different Premier
    2) Any way to extend the warranty beyond Weaknees' 6 months?
    Thanks
     
  11. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

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    See post #75.
    New $99 lifetime transfer deal
     
  12. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    :confused: I have to laugh at my "arrangement", I have a hard time passing up a tech bargain and had originally bought the Premieres with a plan to give to family members who managed to switch to Directv or DISH, plus I picked up a bunch of the refurbed Roamio base and plus units to upgrade my own stuff.
    I currently have a Roamio Plus and a mini and a standard Bolt{3TB upgrade} which I actively use, I bought 2 transfers for standard Bolts, and the last one I went with the Bolt+. The Bolt+ will replace the non-lifetimed Bolt, which is probably only going to be worth about $100 bucks after the sub expires, I should sell a bunch of my other Tivos, Roamios with lifetime but I have been lazy about getting rid of them...and keep hoping I can pass them on to family but they are sat folks or "technots" and are too intimidated to even try a Tivo.
     
  13. Sparky1234

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    So you are managing Roamio Plus, mini and Bolt upgraded now and will add 2 standard Bolts and a Bolt+. For a total of 5 TiVos and 1 mini. Do I have that right?
     
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  14. worachj

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    Same thing happen to me. Since I remembered seeing you post I killed the browser window and then logged into my TiVo account and I can see my order on the order history page. My order was accepted!

    Thanks for posting this!
     
  15. pj1983

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    I have to wonder if this offer is TiVo's way of signaling that support for the Series 4 units will be eliminated sometime soon. I picked up a couple of Premiere XL units earlier this year and have had them on month-to-month in the hope that I'd eventually get offered a $99 or even $199 lifetime upgrade offer on them. I'm now thinking I might as well deactivate them but keep them connected "just in case" there's some other offer in the works for Black Friday.

    Fortunately, I already had 2 Premieres that are eligible for this offer.
     
  16. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    The Premiere will not get the updated User Interface, so it is certainly end-of-life in the context of software updates. However, there is no indication that TiVo is going to limit new accounts on the Premiere platform, so it can be considered a viable platform for some time to come.

    Tivo has only sunset the Series 1 and only because it was not worth the effort to convert to Rovi guide data. Even the Series 2 lifetime units are still up and running, they just will not allow you to create new accounts for them. So, it is pretty rare that TiVo stops providing service to a device.
     
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  17. Nightowl33

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    Not the answer I wanted but was what I expected, thank you.
     
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  18. ah30k

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    I suppose I'll keep my S2 and S3 dialing in periodically just in case they run a promo where the older devices are eligible.

    I did use this to replace my lighting destroyed Premier though. Lucky enough it had dialed in successfully within the year. Pretty generous timeframe for active dial-ins.
     
  19. zexel

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    I took advantage of this offer but my credit card shows two charges for $311, but I ordered only one bolt 500 gig. My order history only shows one charge of $311 for one bolt, Is this normal?
     
  20. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Well no, of course it's not normal, but don't discount one may be pending and not an actually charge, I'd just keep an eye on it until the status changes to shipped and the final charge is on the account.
     

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