Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Oct 5, 2015 #2821 of 3246
    JBinSD

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    Thanks Harper, I came to the dance a little late, but the main attraction to me would be the lifetime subscription, I was kinda stupid not to pull the trigger last week, but I had never used Tivo before (still haven't), but my HTPC is becoming too high-maintenance, and I've heard good things about Tivo, so I'd like to jump into the game. I also think I may be able to pm now, since I have 10 posts.

    Still interested in a cablecard lifetime sub box, :)
     
  2. Oct 5, 2015 #2822 of 3246
    HarperVision

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    OK I'll let you know if it becomes available.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2015 #2823 of 3246
    TazExprez

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    I ordered the $300.00 refurbished Roamio that had been in my cart since August today. I hope that they actually ship it.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2015 #2824 of 3246
    TazExprez

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    They shipped my order!
     
  5. Oct 6, 2015 #2825 of 3246
    JBinSD

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    Nice Taz, this tells me they still have some on hand, and just don't want to let one go to a newbie like me (insert eyeroll).
     
  6. Oct 6, 2015 #2826 of 3246
    tarheelblue32

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    Not necessarily. I assume if they run out of refurbs after you have already ordered one, they would just ship you a new one instead. My "refurb" that I ordered after the sale was over will be here tomorrow. Anybody know if there is actually a way for me to tell if it is truly a refurb or if it is a new unit?
     
  7. Oct 6, 2015 #2827 of 3246
    MikeBear

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    NOPE, unless it comes to you looking beat up! I ordered the refurb, and it looks absolutely brand-spanking NEW. It even still has the peel-off plastic protective layer stuff on it, to keep from getting scratches.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2015 #2828 of 3246
    cjgadd3

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    Back when they were selling refurbed HDs, the second set of numbers in the TSN were different for new and refurbed.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2015 #2829 of 3246
    HarperVision

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    Well, if it comes in the retail Roamio box that's all colorful, it's new. My refurb came in a plain brown box. It did look new though, so maybe they will put a new one in the refurb box, if sold as such?
     
  10. Oct 7, 2015 #2830 of 3246
    lpwcomp

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    Why does everyone expect a refurb to look as if it has been in a war zone?
     
  11. Oct 7, 2015 #2831 of 3246
    dmurphy

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    No idea. I have two of the Roamio S refurbs, and best as I can tell, it was a brand new enclosure. Only part that looked like it may have been recycled was the HDD, as mine had a 2012 manufacture date. Didn't make a hill of beans of difference to me, as the first thing I did was drop a 4TB HDD in them.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2015 #2832 of 3246
    jwbelcher

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    Partly due to seeing what the STBs look like that my local cable co recycles after coming out of peoples homes. Sounds like TiVo does a solid job refurbing though.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2015 #2833 of 3246
    sheshechic

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    It's entirely possible that some of the refurbs were returned.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2015 #2834 of 3246
    NickTheGreat

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    My refurb was in the factory box and with the protective plastic too.

    I like refurb stuff . . . it means somebody else had the problem and it got fixed.
     
  15. Oct 7, 2015 #2835 of 3246
    javabird

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    I agree. I've had 2 refurbs and they have all looked and performed like brand new.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2015 #2836 of 3246
    MikeekiM

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    My Roamio Pro refurb didn't look like it came out of a war zone...but it also wasn't perfect either... Mine came with a minor surface scratch on the face of the receiver... You can see it under close inspection, but I don't even notice it when I glance (or even stare) at my AV rack...
     
  17. Oct 7, 2015 #2837 of 3246
    gigaguy

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    Refurbs can mean many things. Many think it's only repaired units, but it can also be a damaged retail box, a demonstrator, trade show or promo models, used or unused returns, an overstock, a discontinued item etc.
    With Apple you can often get an upgraded item as a refurb as many of the refurb Macs used to have upgraded RAM or HDD; also Apple says refurbs can be better since they are checked out more thoroughly. Many refurbs are repackaged without the retail box for a variety of reasons.
    The Sony Outlet near me used to see lots of 'refurbs' that fit all these scenarios.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2015 #2838 of 3246
    MikeBear

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    Look at the comments on Amazon for the Roku 3 refurb. From the comments, many look like they were rolled across a floor.

    So, it really depends on the company that is selling them. Personally, I've always had good luck with refurbs.
     
  19. Oct 7, 2015 #2839 of 3246
    HarperVision

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    I bought 3 of those from Woot a little more than a year ago for $6X each and they were all in like new, great shape, FWIW.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2015 #2840 of 3246
    tgenius

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    What is the likelyhood that Roamio Basic units with Lifetime will be going up for sale again? I'm tempted to get one if I can get it relatively cheap (300-400ish) and keep it until I decide if I want to switch from DirecTV.
     

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