New Mini Pricing Coming Soon?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by magnus, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Sep 9, 2014 #81 of 288
    tsheley

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    I called in and asked if I could get Lifetime on the Mini I bought in January for $49. I had been paying monthly. I was told that I could not do this. I asked for a Supervisor and after a bit to discussion they sold me Lifetime for $149 and then did a $100 Credit back to my Credit Card.

    What a mess for everybody.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2014 #82 of 288
    rx8

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    I bought a Mini at Best Buy two days ago for $99 and activated lifetime service on TiVo.com for $149. TiVo is still processing the charge, apparently. I called TiVo this morning and they said that they will indeed give me a $100 credit on the lifetime service once the 'processing' stage is complete. I suppose I could cancel lifetime totally since I'm within the 30 day window and then try to activate it for free, but I don't mind supporting the company.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2014 #83 of 288
    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Just called. They told me the $50 is only for people within 30 days of their term.
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    She put me on hold to see what she could do.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2014 #84 of 288
    megz1623

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    Just purchased one from Frys for $88. Fingers crossed as I already have 3!
     
  5. Sep 9, 2014 #85 of 288
    tsheley

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    I was told the same thing. Then I told them I was going to contact Executive Relations and I was sent to a Supervisor immediately and he set me up.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2014 #86 of 288
    Big Boy Laroux

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    Now should we rehash the "is an extended warranty worth it on tivo minis" conversation?

    The only reason i say this is that this appears to be a temporary deal (now through January). What if tivo views this as a failed pricing experiment and then goes back to a more expensive lifetime pricing?
     
  7. Sep 9, 2014 #87 of 288
    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Well, she ended up saying there was nothing she could do.

    Guess I might call back later and ask for a supervisor, etc.

    :(
     
  8. Sep 9, 2014 #88 of 288
    uw69

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    I purchased lifetime on 8/31 for a Mini that was purchased in January 2014 and because the lifetime purchase was within 30 day they gave me a $100 refund.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2014 #89 of 288
    PatGmac

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    I wonder if the reseller employee pricing (eBay Tivo code) deals will change at all? Currently, they're still listing saying the Mini is $175.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2014 #90 of 288
    tarheelblue32

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    You can just use the code to buy the Mini for $50 and you will either not have to pay anything to activate it or you might have to pay the $50 for lifetime service on it.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2014 #91 of 288
    Kingpcgeek

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    Just ordered one off of Frys.com for $88. We'll see what happens when I get it around October 1 since they are on back order.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2014 #92 of 288
    tarheelblue32

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    If this whole thing was a strategy by TiVo to get rid of old Mini stock before the "new" Mini comes out, then it seems to be working well.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2014 #93 of 288
    eric102

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    Best Buy will price match Fry's if you don't mind paying a few bucks tax and they are available today.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2014 #94 of 288
    aaronwt

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    The Mini I ordered from Amazon yesterday is on the way to me. Hopefully I can get in on the good deal.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2014 #95 of 288
    rainwater

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    I think their strategy is to not charge for Minis anymore. They are trying to make the Roamio the center piece in the living room and support it with lots of different streaming clients. And the Mini happens to be the only streaming client that they create the hardware for. I don't think a updated Mini is going to see any major changes.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2014 #96 of 288
    trip1eX

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    Signs still point to yes. I just activated 2 Minis and got 2 emails back each with a $0.00 total for the Mini with lifetime.

    Now to return the Minis I bought from Tivo a few weeks ago.
     
  17. Sep 9, 2014 #97 of 288
    leiff

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    looks like its safe to now cancel my best buy orders since my amazon are currently on route.
    BTW- california residents will save from buying at abt for $85 with no tax and %2 fw cb. I was afraid only bestbuy ones would come eith lifetime or i would have saved $ with abt
     
  18. Sep 9, 2014 #98 of 288
    waynomo

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    So people purchasing for $88; that us the total cost with lifetime activation?
     
  19. Sep 9, 2014 #99 of 288
    Keen

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    $88 for new activations (i.e. free lifetime). If it's an old Mini that's already been activated, it seems that some are charged $50 for lifetime, others are charged nothing. It seems like if the Mini isn't currently active, it's free, if it's currently subscribed, then it's $50.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this has been a mess to follow.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2014 #100 of 288
    PatGmac

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    Best Buy only price matches competitors that have it in stock. Or at least that's been their policy.
     

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