Roamio Deals?

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

  1. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    My assumption is that a MoCA adapter is a MoCA adapter... There should be no difference between a TiVo branded MoCA adapter and any other brand...

    Am I wrong?
     
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  3. wkearney99

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    Definitely call on the phone and speak to a person. When you're fishing for a deal it's much more effective to sweet talk a CSR over the phone instead of just text chat.
     
  4. DEC2955

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    Does anybody know if they still have any of the "Plus" units?

    Side note: I feel that they should sell the "lifetime" service to current subscribers for the sales price of $249 I don't need another DVR.. but it just may be worth the purchase if the price holds till Friday and sell my two none "lifetime" devices on eBay to somebody that does not know better.

    :David
     
  5. thefisch

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    with 30 day free returns, I wouldn't wait if you're thinking about the basic.

    When I called last month they said it was over for the plus and pro, not coming back under the sale as it was a limited quantity. Since those options are not ever listed as sold out in the super sale I would say they are totally excluded from it.
     
  6. gespears

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    4tb Red Drives at Newegg for 145
     
  7. Northerner26

    Northerner26 New Member

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    hey everyone, i need your help please!
    im trying to figure out what is the best deal for me?

    i have two old tivo's with PLS that i can no longer use so i ended up getting a premier box from my cable company a few years ago and the monthly payments are adding up big time so im wondering about this Roamio refurb special i heard they have going on and is it cheaper to get one of those or is another way better since i have PLS accounts in the past as i remember sometimes they have deals for PLS account holders?

    thanks for any help!
    KG
     
  8. gespears

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    On the TiVo site they are 50 bucks, but charge 9.40 for shipping and then add tax. Amazon has them for about 59 bucks plus tax with no shipping so they are about the same price. I bought one through the "Amazon Marketplace," one of the "New" units for 50 bucks with free shipping and no tax.

    TiVo's would be a good deal if they didn't charge so much for shipping.

    Mine definitely was NOT new even though it said it was. But I did connect it and it's working flawlessly. Hopefully that will continue.

    They have one on there right now for 39 bucks with 5 bucks shipping. Supposedly new but "out of box" whatever that means.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2015
  9. thefisch

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    That $9 shipping is steep. I added one moca adapter to my order for the basic to avoid that free.
     
  10. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Unknowns...
    • Loyalty?: How long have you been a PLS owner? If close to or more than 10 years, you might be able to get a deal from TiVo. Ask around or search the 'Roamio Deals?' thread (this one!) for "loyalty" posts.

    • On Demand?: Does your provider-supplied Premiere unit give you access to the provider's On Demand library? If so, you could possibly lose that capability if you were to shift to a retail TiVo. This isn't a cost issue, so much as a value concern.

    • Relative Muscle?: What model Premiere do you have, 2-tuner or 4, and how much hard drive capacity does your Premiere have? The relative gains/losses in tuners and storage may be a value consideration.

    • Mini compatibility?: Is your provider-supplied Premiere compatible with the TiVo Mini?

    • Other restrictions?: Does your provider-supplied Premiere have any restrictions that limit its usefulness, relative to a retail base Roamio? (e.g. mobile streaming, Netflix and other streaming app access, ...)
     
  11. jonw747

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    With everything in flux, give 'em a call, tell them your situation and see if they can give you a great deal to upgrade.
     
  12. beachhead

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    So, 29 days ago, I took advantage of what seemed like a pretty good price on a refurb roamio basic. And then today read this thread, seeing they had lowered the price another hundred bucks. So, I called customer service and said that I either wanted a price match, or I wanted to return the unit, so I could take advantage of the better price.

    I was told they made an annotation on my account, but they wouldn't give me the price match until day 31, so I have to call back. They said that was their policy, since if they gave me a refund of the $100, I could then turn around and send it back in, and get the full price refund? Seems pretty stupid to me, but he said not to worry, as they have awesome service.

    Should I be worried?
     
  13. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yes ;)
     
  14. thefisch

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    Do you have a case number?

    I have a similar situation where I ordered my plus with the annual commitment and then changed it to PLS while it was in route. But by then there were no more refurb plus in stock so they couldn't select the $350 summer sale PLS for me. So they charged me $350 to upgrade from $150 annual to retail $500 PLS and notated my account with instructions to credit me $150 on day 31. Thing is I have to call back then to get it. Since refurb pluses were OOS I was SOL. I have called twice since then with case number and reps have confirmed the notes in the system both times.

    Let us know what you decide and, if so you decide to wait, what happens in two days. It may also take some time for the credit to post from what others have said.
     
  15. Imageek2

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    I ordered my refurbed Roamio Basic about 4 days before the sale. I called and they told me the same thing, I had to wait till the 30 day return period was up. I did get a case # and had the CSR send me a confirmation email. I guess I'll see what happens!
     
  16. MikeekiM

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    No...you shouldn't feel worried... Be sure you get a name and have them document in the case notes... I had a similar issue...

    I was overcharged for my lifetime because I should have gotten an additional $50 off with my friends and family code...

    They recognized it, but told me that they would not be able to credit me until my 30-day moneyback guarantee was over... Otherwise, I could ask for the credit from my original invoice and be ahead by $50. So they basically told me to call back 31+ days after my purchase date.

    I told them that I didn't want to retell this whole situation, and she told me that she fully documented in my account notes... Sure enough, on day 31 when I called, she looked at the notes and said that she would apply the credit immediately...

    It seems to be standard practice for them to wait until day 31+ to issue any price adjustments...
     
  17. beachhead

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    Yes, I did get a case number (didn't think about a confirmation email..next time!), as well as the CS reps name/employee id numer, and the approving supervisors name, for future reference.

    Others in the same boat definitely make me feel better! I'll give it a shot, as worst case I still got a good deal at the time! Seems like a cheap way to find out what this company is really like, since I'm coming from a 15 year old "ultimate tv" box on directv. (cant use the tivo until I move in a couple months)

    And I almost forgot...thanks to those who post the deals here in this thread...saving money is a wonderful thing!
     
  18. MikeekiM

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    Yes...but the downside is saving money, usually requires spending money! ;)
     
  19. beachhead

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    Just a follow up....called in a few minutes ago, and they credited me the $100 difference. If you bought during the original sale, I'd give them a call and ask for a price match, and not worry if you're outside of the 30 days period. Since they make you wait until after it's over anyway, seems like it's worth a shot to save $100.
     
  20. thefisch

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    Glad to hear there was no issue on them following through on day 31. I've got my calendar marked!
     

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