New Mini Pricing Coming Soon?

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  1. Sep 8, 2014 #21 of 288
    tsheley

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    I called Tivo and was told for customers on the current 1 year monthly commitment can call tomorrow and get Lifetime for $49. Was told if you do it online the change won't happen until after your current 1 year commitment. If you call in they will be able to make it happen right away and you will get rid of your monthly $5.99 charge. We will see.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2014 #22 of 288
    bradleys

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    $50... Seems pretty good.

    You want to feel sorry for people, what about people that purchased lifetime under the old program? I am good, I do not feel ripped off on my Mini and applaud this price change moving forward.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2014 #23 of 288
    dswallow

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    Those who bought lifetime for a Mini 30 days ago or later will be able to get a refund and buy it at the new price. Just the usual 30-day refund policy in play for that.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2014 #24 of 288
    spaldingclan

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    I'm trying to decide if I should get rid of my 2 tuner lifetimed premier for my bedroom and get a Mini...I think I could get around $350 for it (along with the WiFi adapter) on ebay...I could then put that $150 towards lifetime on my Roamio....what to do, what to do?
     
  5. Sep 8, 2014 #25 of 288
    bradleys

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    I am trying to decide the same thing - but I have that thing upgraded to 2TB...
     
  6. Sep 8, 2014 #26 of 288
    malba2366

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    Amazon is now "out of stock" but shows as shipping in 2-4 weeks still with price of $85. I just jumped on that deal for 3 minis...hopefully amazon does't cancel the order and it should be fresh stock with TSNs that won't require subscription.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2014 #27 of 288
    dswallow

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    Considering they refer to it as a "TiVo Mini and Lifetime Service Bundle" I would anticipate a different package/SKU for the Mini that includes lifetime vs. the Mini requiring separate $50 lifetime purchase.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2014 #28 of 288
    malba2366

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    I thought about that too...I think amazon will change the ASIN number and this one will never ship. Just got off the phone with Best Buy and they matched the $85 price...rep told me her supervisor told her that she had approved a bunch of these price matches today. Well see how it plays out.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2014 #29 of 288
    steveliv

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    I am in an area where Comcast is moving to MPEG-4 for their HD channels in late October, so i have been forced to purchase a Roamio Plus, since the TivoHD doesn't support MPEG4. I ordered a Mini from BB a few days ago, and they don't price match after the fact. I gave BB a call and had them place a new store pickup order. They price-matched to Amazon for $84.99. My first order will be delivered tomorrow, so i will bring it back for a refund when i pick up the new order. Hopefully the new pricing will be in effect when i install my new Roamio and Mini on Wednesday.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2014 #30 of 288
    tarheelblue32

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    Amazon has now removed their listing for the "out of stock" Mini at $85. They must have finally noticed the unusual spike in orders. I put in an order for a Mini before they removed the listing. So far it is still in my orders list, but we'll see if Amazon cancels these orders at some point before they ship.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2014 #31 of 288
    JayBird

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    I bought a mini about a month ago from Amazon for around $85, but I have yet to activate it. So what will be the cost for lifetime on this unit? $49?
     
  12. Sep 8, 2014 #32 of 288
    tarheelblue32

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    Probably. You'd have to call TiVo and ask to know for sure.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2014 #33 of 288
    tarheelblue32

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    Amazon has updated their TiVo Mini description page to include the following:

    "For a limited time ? get TiVo Mini with service for only $149.99! (reg. $249.98) Offer ends Jan. 6, 2015 or while supplies last*"

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    "* TiVo reserves the right to terminate or change this promotion at any time without notice. TiVo Mini ($99.99) and Product Lifetime Service ($50.00) bundle, regularly $249.98."

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BUCLVZU/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=
     
  14. Sep 8, 2014 #34 of 288
    bradleys

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    Looks like we are going to have to see what TiVo says in their press release tomorrow.

    Just a WAG? 4 months of this and the old cheaper inventory should be gone and they can make the $150 price permanent. That way they don't have to track when and where you purchased it... Maybe?

    Hard to say.

    But it looks like if you have an un-subbed unit you can sub it for $50... Not a bad deal for some people.
     
  15. Sep 8, 2014 #35 of 288
    ejasons

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    I don't understand why they didn't just keep the price at $100, and reduce the service to $49. Perhaps the reason will become clear soon...
     
  16. Sep 8, 2014 #36 of 288
    TazExprez

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    So I guess that the $85.00 units will probably turn into $135.00 units, with the $85.00 price tag + $50.00 PLS?

    Right now you can get them at Amazon for $130.00. I think these units include PLS.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2014 #37 of 288
    nooneuknow

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    Maybe they realized that the MSD pricing language could read as if you paid full-price for lifetime service on a Mini, you might be able to use that to get MSD pricing on full-feature TiVos?

    If you buy a Mini, that comes w/service at no cost, it eliminates people using full-price PLS on a Mini as a MSD anchor sub, and this $50 conversion business will also not count as full-price LTS?

    I don't know. I'm more "asking", than "stating".
     
  18. Sep 8, 2014 #38 of 288
    malba2366

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    They probably went with the flat 150 rather than 100+50 to make it less confusing for customers, and to make the value proposition obvious. If they can add all the functionality of roku plus live TV they will be in a great position.

    I picked up the boxes I ordered from the local BB today and the Manager told me that all kinds of people were coming in to try to get them to PM amazon...but they had no stock. He was wondering why nobody ever used to buy these and all of a sudden there is so much interest....LOL

    Just called and activated all three with no problems...had to get in before the rush of amazon orders come in!
     
  19. Sep 8, 2014 #39 of 288
    trip1eX

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    OH really? Got all with lifetime for $85ish per? You sure you aren't getting charged a lifetime fee? Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2014 #40 of 288
    malba2366

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    No charges. Got the invoices from TIVO showing 0.00 balance. All three appear in my account with lifetime service.
     

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