Roamio Deals?

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

  1. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Glad you got the money back. But if you don't call before the 30-day return window, I doubt they would refund the money after the return window is closed.
     
  2. delgadobb

    delgadobb Active Member

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    Since I may go OTA & cut the cord in the not-too-distant future, I called & ordered one of the renewed Roamio Base models with lifetime. Given my history with Tivo, I asked for a SlidePro remote "if I ordered today". (At that point, I was sounding ambivalent.) Thankfully, I got a rep who wanted the sale & he said if I ordered immediately he'd throw in a SlidePro remote. Done deal.

    The upside of this is that I now have two (2) new-in-box Roamios with lifetime that I'm likely to make available. DM me if interested. One is a Roamio Plus & the other is a Roamio Pro. They'll be about what they would've cost with spherular code & the actual unit, so for those who missed the oppportunity, here's your chance. Preference would be local or someone who can meet in person (I'm in Las Vegas & go to SLC/Utah regularly), but I'll do my best to make whatever work.
     
  3. TazExprez

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    I called today and asked about the Slide Pro remote. I did not order anything, but I asked if it was available to new customers who never purchased a TiVo before and I was told I could get one "if I ordered today." I talked about ordering 2 refurbished Roamio Basic boxes and I asked if I could get 2 Slide Pro remotes, but the CSR told me that they could only give out 1 Slide Pro remote.
     
  4. delgadobb

    delgadobb Active Member

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    I think that's as good a deal as you're going to get. I was surprised I got one, given the box AND lifetime were less than lifetime alone normally costs, even for repeat customers. Maybe my history with Tivo was a factor, I dunno - I just knew to take the deal while I could get it. It was the "you don't ask, you don't get" philosophy & it worked - wanted to post it here in case it helped others & it sounds like they offered you that.

    Why not order ONE Roamio Basic box & get a free Slide Pro remote? Keep in mind there's no guarantee the next rep will offer you the same thing. Make hay while the sun is shining/A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush/etc. Take it while you can get it. You can always call back later & see if you can do the same thing again with another refurb Roamio box ... just keep your expectations reasonable.
     
  5. TazExprez

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    I might try this since it would effectively lower the price to $250.00 for each one. If I would have taken the CSR's offer, each Roamio would have been $275.00, which is a phenomenal offer. I didn't take the offer because I really want to see what the Bolt is going to be like. I might wait a little longer to make sure I am within the 30 day return period in case the Bolt comes out by late September and it's considerably improved over the Roamio Basic. I would only consider the Bolt series if there is a model that gives you the option to use OTA or cable, just like the Roamio Basic currently does.
     
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  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    :eek: I wish I would have done that when I ordered my refurb this weekend. I could have used a fifth Slide Pro remote.


    EDIT: :eek: of course now I realize your post was made before I even placed my order. I completely missed it. :mad:
     
  7. TazExprez

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    I ordered 2 refurbished Roamio Basic boxes today. I only got 1 Slide Pro remote because I couldn't get one with the first CSR I called, so I had to call again. When I called again, I was almost shot down a second time, but I told the person I would order 2 boxes and he "worked his magic" (his words, not mine) and got me a free Slide Pro remote. I didn't want to end up making too many calls and having to create multiple accounts and possibly use different addresses and phone numbers. I could have done it, since I have all of those, but it would have been a hassle. I think I got a good deal since I effectively paid $275.00 for each box.
     
  8. Pnyklr

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    Tried 3 different CSRs on a new order of a Roamio and none of them would budge on a free slide.

    Perhaps they have caught on.
     
  9. Pnyklr

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    Tried 3 different CSRs on a new order of a Roamio and none of them would budge on a free slide.

    Perhaps they have caught on.
     
  10. Nora

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    Because none of them would be on the Internet, now would they? ;)
     
  11. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    My parents are interested in becoming Tivo users. SO, the refurb roamio basic seems like a good deal with lifetime. Since they have 2 other tv's they'll need, where is the best place to get minis? Doesn't matter if they are v1 or v2. I don't know all the differences but my v1 seems fine.

    And, not that this is a big deal but is there any kind of referral for me? :eek:
     
  12. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yup.

    Amazon or BestBuy* for either version.

    Amazon: v1, v2
    BestBuy: v1, v2

    * using Best Buy Price-match Policy to get Amazon pricing.​

    See this, this and this.
     
  13. tgrad

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    I just ordered a Plus yesterday on this deal. Assuming they still have them.:up:
     
  14. bobat

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    Ordered a Plus yesterday and politely inquired about a free Slide Pro remote. She simply said, "Sure!" and added it to the order. Probably since I've been a customer since 2001?

    Just got shipping confirmation for both.
     
  15. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    I ordered my Plus from them a week ago as well. Any chance if I call and inquire that they might send me a RF slide remote as well? Or only really work when ordering?

    I did get the $500 Plus with PLS deal from them, so they probably don't think they need to sweeten the deal for me any more of course.
     
  16. tarheelblue32

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    It seems like all the TiVo CSRs seem to have the ability to give out a free Slide Pro remote at their discretion, but they probably have some sort of quota limit to prevent them from handing them out to every person that calls in. If you call and are really nice you might get lucky. If you get shot down you can just keep calling back until you find a CSR that will give you one.
     
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  17. bobat

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    It wouldn't hurt to ask. But I'm guessing they have no real incentive to send you a freebie since they've already got your money. :(

    I got the Plus with PLS for $499.
     
  18. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Paradise...
  19. Thunderclap

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    Dammit! And I just bought the Mini 2 for $150 when I got the Roamio. It's probably not worth the hassle of returning it (and paying shipping) to get this.
     
  20. faulkton

    faulkton New Member

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    New Tivo customer here. I ordered a refurb online a while ago before i read this thread and found out i should have asked for a slider. Well today i was getting ready to order a mini and a couple sliders on amazon and figured maybe if i ordered the mini from Tivo they'd throw in at least one slide.

    Rep was awesome and tossed in both slide remotes free. Ended up getting a mini and 2 slide remotes with overnight shipping for $180.
     

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