Roamio Deals?

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

  1. tome_9499

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  2. hummingbird_206

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    Some people have had good luck calling back and asking for the slide remote. Didn't work for me, but did work for others. If you really want one, give it a shot. Worst that happens is they say no.
     
  3. foghorn2

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    Fry's has the Basic Roamio brand new $109.99 today only with promo code.
    Lowest price yet!
     
  4. tomhayes

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    I recently sold my lifetime Premiere XL and replaced it with a Roamio (basic) bought from Craigslist for $80 with a $10 a month plan. (It had 20 months of continuous service when I bought it.)

    I called Tivo today to see if I could get a new (or refurbished) the Roamio + 99 lifetime (and I'd sell this one.) The best they could do was a refurbished Tivo + Lifetime for $449.

    I thought that was a little more than I wanted to spend today.

    Then she asked "Are you thinking about cancelling service on the Tivo you currently have?" and I said "Uh, maybe??"

    Well, she went to talk to her supervisor and came back with a $199 Lifetime for the box based on my 5 years of being a customer and the box's payment history.

    So I'm very happy. The funds from selling my old box paid for this new one plus lifetime - almost exactly so.
     
  5. igirl

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    Hopefully we won't need to test if they extend the manufacturer's longer factory warranty option - but the base warranty is 1 full year on parts and 90 days labor. So 2 years/180 day worst case scenario.
     
  6. MikeekiM

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    Speaking of manufacturer's warranty, I want to test my understanding of how the TiVo warranty works...

    With lifetime, it comes with a one year warranty, but you can purchase (for a pretty low price) an extended warranty for up to 3 years total. After that, you are on your own...

    With month-to-month or annual pricing, hardware warranty is included as long as you are an active subscriber. As far as I know, there is no time limit.

    Do I have it right?
     
  7. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Speaking of manufacturer's warranty, I want to test my understanding of how the TiVo warranty works...

    With lifetime, it comes with a one year warranty, but you can purchase (for a pretty low price) an extended warranty for up to 3 years total. After that, you are on your own...

    With month-to-month or annual pricing, hardware warranty is included as long as you are an active subscriber. As far as I know, there is no time limit.

    Do I have it right?
     
  8. SmartiePants

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    With thanks to everyone here, I called up Tivo, and ordered a Roamio Plus with $99 lifetime service. Here are the offers that I got:

    *new Plus $399.99 + $99.99 lifetime + $49.50 tax = $553.98 (the numbers don't add up)

    *refurb Plus - $324.99 +$99.99 lifetime + $49.50 tax = $474.48

    *3-year extended warranty = $39.99

    *The slide remote is no longer offered, since that promotion ended

    I bought the refurb one, with the warranty - $514.47 out the door
     
  9. SmartiePants

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    TiVo Continual Care warranty
    TiVo’s Continual Care warranty covers your TiVo Roamio for the uninterrupted duration of your monthly or annual TiVo service subscription. With Continual Care protection, we’ll send you a replacement at no charge if your TiVo Roamio box needs repair within the first 90 days from your date of purchase.* After 90 days, you’ll receive a replacement DVR for just $49.00.** No one else in the industry offers protection like this.

    * Exchange exclusions and restrictions apply. Replacement DVR may be a repaired, renewed or comparable product, at TiVo’s discretion. Customer responsible for payment of shipping costs. See Limited Warranty Info for details.
    ** Exchange exclusions and restrictions apply. Replacement DVR may be a repaired, renewed or comparable product, at TiVo’s discretion. Customer responsible for payment of shipping costs and any applicable taxes. See Limited Warranty Info for details.
     
  10. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    What's the consensus here?

    Lifetime, or monthly with never ending hardware protection? Both seem attractive...
     
  11. CoxInPHX

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    Lifetime would be the consensus here, I bet.

    3 years @ 150/yr = $450 + $49 (replacement, if needed) = $499
    3 years @ 14.99/mo = $539.64 + $49 (replacement, if needed) = $588.64

    Better to pay $400 w/ PLSR + $40 (3yr Extended Warranty) = $440
     
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  12. Kracko

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    plsr?
     
  13. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Product Lifetime Service Rebate

    It's a code you can add and it will take $100 off of lifetime service fess.
     
  14. MikeekiM

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    Hmmm... I have a friend that works at TiVo who gave me a Friends and Family code...

    I wonder what sort of discount I could expect (he didn't tell me), and whether there is any way for me to combine with the PLSR code...
     
  15. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I think you can only use one code at a time on the website. You "may" be able to use the F&F code when you first purchase it and select month to month or annual service pricing, then go back in within the first 30 days and change your plan to lifetime using the PLSR code to save $100? Don't know for sure this'll work though.
     
  16. Kracko

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    Thanks for the explanation.
     
  17. CoxInPHX

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    You cannot combine promo codes,

    Friends and Family discount prices are the same as using the ebay discount code.

    Base Roamio DVR
    $449.99 (includes one-time service payment)

    Roamio Plus DVR
    $599.99 (includes one-time service payment)

    Roamio Pro DVR
    $699.99 (includes one-time service payment)
     
  18. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Oh, so all of the friends and family deals are lifetime offers?

    Hmmm...with just a $100 differential between the Plus and the Pro, I might avoid the DIY upgrade process and just get the Pro... Though a 6GB upgrade would be quite attractive... :)

    No F&F discount on the TiVo Mini?
     
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  19. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    That's my thinking. With just a $100 price difference, the Pro is the no-brainer if you're looking for 3TB; but that $100 becomes useful when you start wanting to go beyond the stock 3TB.
     
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  20. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    That's my dilemma. Do I spend $100 for 2 more TBs (minus the minor upgrade hassle factor)? Or do I use the $100 towards a 6TB drive? :)
     

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