Roamio Deals?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. delgadobb

    delgadobb Active Member

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    Which Roamio? An existing model you already had or one you purchased from Tivo as a bundle including $99 lifetime?

    I have a base Roamio sitting new in box (unactivated) & I'd happily pay $99 lifetime to add another box, even if I (for now) only use it as a Mini on steroids. My guess is - barring some freakish loophole - this ain't happening.

    My understanding is all the loyalty deals are tied to buying a box directly from Tivo & bundling the lifetime with it at time of purchase. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  2. chrishicks

    chrishicks Tivo Junkie

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    I just bit on the Pro after losing my second S3 within 2 days of my first. When I called today there was no mention of renewed so I have no idea what I'll be getting. I don't really care now that I've read your responses stating that the renewed were just fine. However today my pricing was different(same total just divided up different). This time my pricing was $399.00 for the Plus and $599.00 for the Pro with Lifetime for $99.00. I'm guessing new boxes?

    By the way, thank you all for easing my mind on the whole "renewed" thing. I appreciate the feedback.
     
  3. chrishicks

    chrishicks Tivo Junkie

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    I just bit on the Pro after losing my second S3 within 2 days of my first. When I called today there was no mention of renewed so I have no idea what I'll be getting. I don't really care now that I've read your responses stating that the renewed were just fine. However today my pricing was different(same total just divided up different). This time my pricing was $399.00 for the Plus and $599.00 for the Pro with Lifetime for $99.00. I'm guessing new boxes?

    By the way, thank you all for easing my mind on the whole "renewed" thing. I appreciate the feedback.
     
  4. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Refurbs are a crapshoot from Tivo - you had a chance of getting a bad unit that they just reboxed without testing it because that's how they roll.
     
  5. Nolansdad

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    Maybe I have just been lucky, but I have gotten 3 or 4 Refurb Tivos and had very good luck with all of them. Only issue I ever had was hard drive dying and I upgraded those so can't really blame Tivo.
     
  6. LBCABob

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    My Basic Roamio is up for subscription renewal next month. Since have a HD w/Lifetime on my account, website gives choices of $13/month for 1 year, $130/yr single payment and $399/lifetime.

    Have read elsewhere that if you buy a new unit (with Lifetime?) AND you have an existing unit, they offer you $99 Lifetime on existing unit. If true, would be a great way to get $99 Lifetime on my Basic and get a Pro w/Lifetime for $499 for a friend who wants a Roamio (has HD units w/Lifetime now - does not like monthly payments).

    Friend, however, wants the Pro put on his account, not mine, to ensure no problems with moving shows between his units, using iPad, etc. Can easily see the TiVo CSR balking at doing this (i.e. $99 old unit deal is to encourage keeping it active). Or, just say nothing and then call back in 2 weeks and have it moved from my to his account for whatever reason (they do that, right?).

    A workable plan or asking for trouble?
     
  7. chrishicks

    chrishicks Tivo Junkie

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    I've seen this mentioned a few times and would love to know how this is being accomplished. If I could get this pricing I'd buy a second Pro(mine was $770.00 with warranty) in a heartbeat even though having 12 tuners of recording capabilities is beyond what I'd ever need.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2015 #2268 of 3246
    Valdier

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    So, I just called and the Customer Rep was pretty great about being upfront on everything.

    Refurbs are $75 less than new units. The slide remote is not an automatic option, but is based on account history, problems, and agent discretion. In addition, the slide option requires the approval of a supervisor to even be able to offer.

    I just got a new Roamio Plus+ lifetime for the $499 with my 15 years as an owner.

    (Edited to correct the name)
     
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  9. Jun 2, 2015 #2269 of 3246
    buddhawood

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    Did you get the Slide Remote included?
     
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    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Are you sure it was a "Premium" (I assume you mean "Premiere"?). The loyalty deal you're describing is usually for a Roamio Plus, not a Premiere.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2015 #2271 of 3246
    Valdier

    Valdier New Member

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    I did, after explaining I had already paid for lifetime service twice now, and had two partially functional peanut remotes that I have to switch between. He did have to get approval from a supervisor though. (And there was the qualification question of "Are you getting a refurb or a new one"? before he asked)

    You are correct it was for a Plus sorry about that. (will edit the above post to remove confusion). Later I will probably get a mini or two for other rooms.
     
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  12. Jun 3, 2015 #2272 of 3246
    bholzm1

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    Just called and mentioned the 10-year loyalty deal, and was offered $99 lifetime. I mentioned the free slide remote to the CSR. The CSR first said he wasn't aware of anything, but then said he had to check what deals were available, and then threw it in.
     
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    mae

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  14. Jun 9, 2015 #2274 of 3246
    bfwk122

    bfwk122 A Tivo owner from the beginning.

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    I also called today and received the lifetime offer for 99.99 plus tax and they also shipped out a slide remote free of charge to me also.. What a great sales rep. Her name was Angela and she was fantastic...
     
  15. Jun 9, 2015 #2275 of 3246
    jim2011

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    For you guys calling in getting lifetime for $99, think if I buy the 79.99 model from Woot, they'll offer the lifetime that cheap for a 10+ year customer? Currently have premiere with lifetime.

    Thanks!
     
  16. Jun 9, 2015 #2276 of 3246
    wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    Just got my last HD deactivated, played the loyalty card and picked up a refurbed Roamio Pro with Lifetime ($599), a mini ($149) and two slide remotes (for free). Rep was great about it, didn't have to do anything other than ask for better deals.

    Upside here is I'll be rid of the aging interface on the last HD, swap a Roamio basic for the Pro (and get a component output) and use one of the tuners on the Pro for the new Mini. Wins all around. Heck, I can probably even decommission a Stream that's hanging off a Premiere.

    Hmm, might have to call back and add the component cabling kit... don't know if a Pro includes them or not... Nevermind, the Pro has RCA jacks on the back for component (whereas the Roamio basic does not). It's only the mini that supports component but requires using a special 3.5mm to component RGB cable.
     
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  17. bfwk122

    bfwk122 A Tivo owner from the beginning.

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    Great deal.. They have been very nice to all customers of 10+. I can't believe I been with Tivo for 16 years...Bob...
     
  18. MikeekiM

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    What is the criteria for getting the loyalty deal (I understand that my mileage my vary based on the agent and their mood)...

    Is it being a registered customer for 10+ years, regardless of whether or not you were a lifetime or a monthly subscriber?

    Is it being a TiVo user for 10+ years, even if all of those years was under the DirecTV subscription?

    I was a month-to-month DirecTV TiVo user from 2001 through 2011+... Does that do anything for me at all?
     
  19. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    What is the criteria for getting the loyalty deal (I understand that my mileage my vary based on the agent and their mood)...

    Is it being a registered customer for 10+ years, regardless of whether or not you were a lifetime or a monthly subscriber?

    Is it being a TiVo user for 10+ years, even if all of those years was under the DirecTV subscription?

    I was a month-to-month DirecTV TiVo user from 2001 through 2011+... Does that do anything for me at all?

    My guess is no... but I had to ask! :)
     
  20. CIP54

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    Just called Tivo, asking about loyalty lifetime. I just purchsed a Roamio Plus through their upgrade promotion.

    Best they could do was $400 lifetime. Disappointing.

    They only have me as a Tivo subscriber for 9 years because my 5 years with DirectTivo don't count. Felt a bit cheated.

    If I want to I can return my new one and then buy a refurbished unit for 325 plus 200 lifetime. Go figure.
     

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