Once in a lifetime PLS transfer coming back?

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  1. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

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    FWIW I had a cancel button for 25+ days for the previous PLS offer. When I ordered a Mini recently, the cancel button was there in the beginning. I called to check on something the next day, the cancel button was gone, but the rep said on his screen it was still there. My order shipped 3 hrs later.
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    FYI... The current price of the Roamio Pro as part of the Summer Meltdown Sale is $450, though the sale certainly started with the Pro priced at $700.

    Value of PLS transfer offer, relative to Summer Meltdown Sale pricing...

    BOLT+ (new) $600 vs $800 ===> $200
    BOLT 1TB (refurb) $325 vs n/a ===> ???
    BOLT 500GB (refurb) $250 vs $500 ===> $250
    Roamio Pro (refurb) $400 vs $450 ===> $50

    Basically, you'd be spending $50+ to maintain the Lifetime service on your qualified S2/S3 device, were you to choose a Roamio Pro.
     
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  3. Millionaire2K

    Millionaire2K Active Member

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    Seems like a good marketing ploy.

    "Hey I could just buy the Roamio Pro via the Summer sale, it's only $50 more. I can then use the S2/S3 to upgrade to the Bolt 500. Cool I got 2 dope boxes for cheap."

    And TiVo gets the extra $300.

    Seems like they trying to unload stock of Roamio Pros. For them to drop it's price $250 more for the summer sale screams ploy/slow sales.

    NOTE: I went with the S3 to Roamio Pro transfer. S3 was just sitting in storage since a few months ago. No point of handing them $50 just to keep service on it. I was gonna get the Bolt 500 but then thought I would most likely upgrade it's HDD. So I figured I should just get the Pro for only $150 more.
     
  4. DawnW

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    What do you mean by double dip? You were able to use the same code twice?
     
  5. dprichter

    dprichter New Member

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    Has anyone had there new units shipped yet? Mine said delivery by Saturday 7/1.
     
  6. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    i have one series 2 that I could use for this offer.

    Question to those who have both the Bolt and Roamio plus. Is there a big speed difference between the two? I never use my premiere any more, since it's so much slower going into netflix, amazon, than my bolt. But if I lose that 4 tuner, spending about 70 more for 6 tuners and 300+ more HD recording hours seems like a no brainer, if the unit isn't as slow as a premiere.
     
  7. amyf

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    Mine shipped yesterday - just a few hours after placing the order.
     
  8. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I posted some info about apps here: Is the BOLT faster than Roamio ?

    Basically Bolts are faster than Roamios when it comes to apps especially Netflix.

    There are some other comments also.
     
  9. worachj

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    In April they had a similar lifetime transfer deal that I took and my qualifying S3 was never deactivated. I'm still able to use the same S3 again for this promotion (double dip).

    By the way I never went though with the purchase, I really don't need another Bolt and was only thinking of getting it for resell.
     
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  10. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, $450 outright for Roamio Pro is what I would consider a decent deal. That $700 before was something else.

    Tomato Tomahto, rather than paying $50 to maintain lifetime, I look at it as valuing one's S2/S3 lifetime at $50 vs valuing it at $250 for the 500GB offer. So if you could get $200 (net) for your lifetime S2/S3 on ebay, valuing it at $50 not worth it. Valuing it at $250 saves you the trouble of selling it and gives you $50 in your pocket and some spare parts.
     
  11. doopstr

    doopstr New Member

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    I'm pretty annoyed that my TSN isn't working. It's a valid TSN for a TivoHD that has been running for about 10 years. I called customer support yesterday and all they said was "yeah we see it's not working, will call you back." I'm going to be upset if I can't take advantage of this upgrade.
     
  12. lpwcomp

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    As expected, they lied. The order has not been canceled. FedEx shows it "In Transit".

    Talking to yet another CSR. She says the problem "was escalated" when I called the second time yesterday, which is completely useless information.

    Once again, they claim that it will be canceled but if it does show up, I can just send it back, which means I will have to make the effort to get it to a facility that can do that. Also means a delay in getting the refund.

    Edit: Just checked. The 1TB Bolt is now "OUT OF STOCK".
     
  13. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The 1TB Bolt has been out of stock for about 12 hours now.
    I just tried calling again and was told that because I did not get the email notification of this offer, I do not qualify for the deal even though I do have a S2 that would otherwise be a qualifier.
     
  14. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if they have already allocated my "cancelled" one to someone else.
     
  15. PatEllis15

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    Well, I'm getting a new Bolt+. I was not able to convince anyone at Customer service to allow me to do the transfer off my Series 2 (which connected on Tuesday, but was outside their 12 month proscribed window).

    Though I didn't get the $99.00 transfer, after spending about 45 minutes on hold yesterday, and 45 minutes on hold today, they finally offered a $100.00 additional credit. So, I'll end up with the Bolt + at ~$699.00, rather than the summer melt down sale of ~$799. I'm a little disappoint to not get the transfer, but they are not deactivating my Series 2, so I have the ability to potentially get a further credit if they sunset S2's, or do another lifetime transfer down the line.

    Pat E
     
  16. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Then try it anyway . . . .
     
  17. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    And if TiVo catches the double-dipping . . . .
     
  18. Millionaire2K

    Millionaire2K Active Member

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    The terms of the original sale said they will charge you full price if you don't have a qualifying box to disable.
     
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  19. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Gosh, never thought of trying more than once :rolleyes:
    That was my 4th call with no success (5th if you include the time I waited over 20 minutes for a rep before being disconnected) and I only called because a dozen attempts to order online failed to recognize my TSN as a valid promo code
     
  20. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Well, how was I to know that, and that you had tried doing it online (really, my suggestion)? ;)
     

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