Number of Premeire Pricing & Service Offers Crazy or Not?

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  1. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I thought it would be interesting to list out all the published price & service combinations I have seen for the Premiere over the last year.

    "Normal" available to general public (No MSD or Upgrade Prices) Offers

    1. $299 box & $399 lifetime service
    2. $299 box & $299 lifetime service with discount code
    3. $299 box & $129 for 1 year service
    4. $299 box & $12.95/mo service with 1 year commitment
    5. $99 box & $19.99/mo service with 1 year commitment
    6. $0 box & $19.99/mo service with 2 year commitment
    MSD only pricing (Non-upgrade) Offers
    1. $299 box & $299 lifetime service
    2. $299 box & $99 for 1 year service
    3. $299 box & $9.95/mo service with 1 year commitment
    Upgrade with MSD Offers
    1. $199 box & $299 lifetime service
    2. $199 box & $99 for 1 year of service
    3. $199 box with $9.95/mo service with 1 year commitment
    4. $270 box & $199 lifetime
    5. $270 box & $99 for 1 year service
    6. $270 box & $9.95/mo with 1 year commitment

    I know some people were able to get some non published deals (lifetime on sub $99 boxes etc.) but I am going to leave them out. I am also leaving out the various discounts retailers had off the $299 price or the $99 price.

    Did anyone see any other published offers?

    I find this fairly interesting what do others think?

    Thanks,
     
  2. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

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    I think this is one of the reasons Tivo has such a hard time selling, the pricing model is quite confusing!
     
  3. casperc65

    casperc65 New Member

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    I got it for free with the 2 year plan. Was shocked when I saw that offer.
     
  4. JimboG

    JimboG New Member

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    $479.76 over the course of two years is hardly "free". It might be "no money down", but I seriously doubt you got a TiVo Premiere and two years of service for the cost of nada.

    Kind of like the "make no payments until June 2013" deals for a new bedroom set actually cost a good bit of money. Plenty of people fall for it, but it isn't "free" unless you have some terminal condition. Even then your estate will have to pay for it.
     
  5. casperc65

    casperc65 New Member

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    It's EXACTLY what I would have paid in monthly fees for a cable DVR with less space and less features
     
  6. casperc65

    casperc65 New Member

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    And everyone, except those who bought lifetime deals, pays a monthly fee.
     
  7. TWinbrook46636

    TWinbrook46636 Member

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    Well, if it's normally $12.95 a month and you're paying $19.99 a month then that's $7.04 more per month. There is your cost for the TiVo. It cost you $168.96 or at least that's how much it will have cost you after the two year commitment is up. Still better than $299 but not free.
     
  8. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    And for a new customer trying to active a non TP all the web sight will show is the $12.95/month price, even if the TiVo is a Series 1 !!, Even an existing MSD customer trying to active a non TP they just purchased from say E-Bay will only see the $12.95/month price. You must call to try to get any better deal.
     
  9. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    Have they come out with a consistent, believable, documented, true answer yet to whether or not a unit purchased under a deal requiring the $19.99/month payment for a specific period is then eligible like any other unit for any then-available regular pricing, potentially benefiting from MSD discounts, on service once that specified period is over?
     
  10. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I just took the TSN from a Premiere I got from one of the first woot deals.
    I was given the MSD rate, but monthly was the only option. I can't see why MSD wouldn't apply to an older Tivo, I think your mistaken here.

    Back to service plan options...
    I've read that you can initially do the monthly deal, then within 30 days go to your account and do a service plan change and lifetime would then be available.

    No. We won't find out until sometime around November (?).
     
  11. casperc65

    casperc65 New Member

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    Get over it. I said the BOX was free. Not the service
     
  12. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    OK try to active this series 2 and see what price you are offered, the TSN is 595-0001-C035-EFB0, TiVo may be giving you a better deal than I can get, I and others would like to know that.
     
  13. MrSkippy53

    MrSkippy53 New Member

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    That's not a valid TSN and it would be 12.95 or 9.95 for MSD. Dude it's a S2 so the 19.99 would not apply
     
  14. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    When I tried that TSN I was offered the MSD rate. The only reason you're not able to get the MSD rate when you try to activate it would be because you have reached the limit on Tivos per account.
    How many active Tivos do you have on your account now? I think the max is 5 Tivos per account.
    lessd's issue is with getting the MSD rate on any qualifying Tivo whether it be the Premiere or an older Tivo.
    For some reason, he's unable to get MSD rate for an S2 Tivo which given the same number, I was able to get the MSD rate.
     
  15. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    This is a valid TSN (595-0001-C035-EFB0 remember 0 is zero not the letter o) and you were correct my account has 5 TiVos in it so I may not be able to get the MSD rate, just logged into one of my kids account and did get the $9.95 monthly rate, but my account only has 5 TiVos all with Lifetime Service so I would think I was eligible for the MSD pricing and when i got to special offers the sight does say I am eligible for the TP at MSD pricing $267 + $199 for lifetime. I don't want to active this TiVo anyways so i not going to call TiVo on this.
     
  16. nukleuz

    nukleuz New Member

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    Back to service plan options...
    I've read that you can initially do the monthly deal, then within 30 days go to your account and do a service plan change and lifetime would then be available.



    This is very true since i was able to do just that
     
  17. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    actually I think it is the opposite. we have so many pricing models since none have produced results that makes it a clear way to go
     
  18. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    Yeah they went with cable company pricing. Confuse the customers until they give up and cave.

    consumer electronics does it with 69 models of every tv and stereo and camera etc.

    So much choice that you get dizzy and just buy whatever the sales person says to buy.
     
  19. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Brushy...
    I'm thinking of doing the upgrade option that gives me the box + lifetime for $486. After that maybe I can sell one of my lifetimed S2s, I hope.
     
  20. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Can't be too crazy, you listed them from memory. You certainly didn't get them directly from tivo.com, the $0 box has not been an option in about three months.
     

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