New $99 lifetime transfer deal

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  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It was hard to read the email from my phone since it's blocked from out PCs here at work. So I might do something with this or maybe wait for possibly another offer.

    I do wish I could transfer it to one of the yearly Bolts I still have. Since I've needed to get rid of them since I got the two lifetime Bolts from the previous deal this spring.
     
  2. pdhenry

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    Looks like the going price for a Bolt+ with all-in service on eBay is several hundred above the price in this deal. I'll have to consider that over the weekend for my idle Premiere. With two Bolts the most I'm likely to need on any other TVs is a Mini.
     
  3. brentsg

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    So this doesn't include Series 3 correct? Mine's been diligently phoning home since a few days after the cutoff for the last offer.
     
  4. Mikeguy

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    Correct--Premiers. But who knows what could come down the pike--stay tuned.
     
  5. dmurphy

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    Would love to get a similar offer for my Roamio (base cablecard) models.... but I don't see that anytime soon. :(
     
  6. StrynBean

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    I am on the edge. My Premier is humming along fine. I also have a Roamio that is fine. Decisions decisions.
     
  7. mike-d

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    The offer says "while supplies last". Does this imply new hardware could be coming? Soon? I would hate to shell out $588 for the Premiere to Bolt+ upgrade, only to see new hardware arrive anytime soon? I called and the rep would not say, of course...
     
  8. pdhenry

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    In April certain Bolt models (I don't remember which) went in and out of stock during the offer. I think that offer had a high uptake rate due to the donor models being older SD TiVos with limited utility compared to any of the HD TiVo models. Even though a Premiere with Lifetime is arguably worth more than an S2 with Lifetime, TiVo really didn't sweeten the offer for Premiere owners*. I personally don't expect this offer to be as popular as the April offer so it might not sell out before expiration (the April offer also went on for several weeks).

    *An unsubbed Premiere has some resale value since a buyer can activate a new subscription, but the street price of a 500 GB Bolt is low enough that the Premiere really isn't worth very much IMO.
     
  9. Mikeguy

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    If you use both units and have the funds, the answer is easy: take advantage of the deal while you can.
     
  10. Mikeguy

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    Unlikely new box equipment is coming/soon. The "while supplies last" language covers TiVo's exposure, including to present inventory (if it wants). The same or similar language was used for the promotion 6 months ago and the Bolt still is here.
     
  11. shwru980r

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    Seems like lifetime premieres are selling for $200 - $300 on ebay and lifetime 500G bolts are selling for $500 - $600. This deal doesn't seem to be much of a savings.
     
  12. bbrown9

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    Does anyone know if you have to be home to sign for it when it arrives? I didn't see anything in the confirmation or shipping emails about that.
     
  13. UCLABB

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    I didn’t get an email and I think I want to get a Bolt+. What do I do?
     
  14. Mikeguy

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    Call TiVo and ask for the deal; have your Premiere TSN.
     
  15. UCLABB

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    Thanks.
     
  16. pdhenry

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    Go to the TiVo.com page linked in this thread somewhere and enter your unit's TiVo Service Number (no dashes) in the coupon code box after putting your choice of Bolt in the cart. If it's an eligible Premiere you should see the discount.

    My email only listed one of my two Premieres but either of the TSNs work.

    EDIT: This page: TiVo BOLT
     
  17. UCLABB

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    Thanks, I’ll give it a try.
    It worked, but I didn’t pull the trigger. I’m going to chance waiting for a Black Friday type deal and then sell my xl4. Id do it on a plain Premiere, but I think the xl4 has enough resale value to keep it and wait. Hope I’m not making a mistake.
     
  18. moyekj

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    If it weren't for the prospect of having to call Cox to activate a cable card I might have gone for it in exchange for a 2 tuner Premiere, but honestly it seems hardly worth the hassle of dealing with pairing cable card to a new unit or dealing with Cox in general, plus the 6 tuner Roamio is plenty good enough for my needs.
     
  19. Sparky1234

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    It's going for $129 now and probable the best internal option for Bolt.
     
  20. Sparky1234

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    I usually have to walk the Cox reps through the pairing process. Just call during normal business hours when the "A" team is working and you should be fine.
     

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