Roamio Deals?

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

  1. solstice

    solstice New Member

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    I have a similar dilemma, am a long time TiVo customer with two upgraded premier XLs which replaced series 2's a couple years ago. They are slow. I missed the opportunity back in early October to get a Roamio Plus with lifetime for existing customers - that would have been a good cost effective fit as that unit also has built-in MoCa and streaming capabilities. Can't get my arms around paying $400 for a basic Roamio, three year old technology without MoCa, or streaming. Can't see spending the extra $200 for the Pro even though the MoCa, storage, and the streaming capabilities justify the added expense. Hopefully the next generation Bolt Pro with faster processor, 4K, MoCa 2.0, more efficient apps like Netflix, Skipmode, etc will be available by this time next year. Current Bolt is interesting, but more a tease for what's really to come. I know the old adage that there are always better technologies in the pipeline, but for now, I think my $600 will make a great down payment for the future Bolt Pro.
     
  2. NoVa

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    Shoot no Plus LT offer. That's really Goldilocks' porridge for me.
     
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  3. mbkintner

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    So I could buy a Roamio OTA tomorrow, activate it same day, and show as an Existing Customer in time to qualify for Pro w/lifetime for $600?
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    The "renewed" Plus *is* available online, here: https://www.tivo.com/sale/Holiday, and here: https://www.tivo.com/sale/Thanksgiving

    It's just not available "new," as part of the "Existing Customer" offer (with the $100 All-In/Lifetime service plan).
     
  5. krkaufman

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    I would think that would meet the M-W definition of existing customer, but I don't know if it would meet TiVo's threshold for "Existing Customer." (e.g. They may require that you were an existing customer at the start of the sale.)
     
  6. mbkintner

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    I was thinking that might be a possibility too. I'd call in and ask but I'd be surprised if I could get a consistent answer.

    I know I can get the renewed Pro as a new customer but can get a new Pro from Amazon for about the same price as. It's the existing customer all in deal that is attractive.

    I wish they'd bargain on a package deal. I'm willing to buy a Pro, Lifetime, and 3 or 4 Minis all at once if the price was right.
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Do you know anyone who *is* an existing customer?

    NOTE: Also, I need to make a correction. I was able to get the "Existing Customer" deal with just ONE and 1/2 years on my account. (Would've been kinda hard to get a Roamio in May 2013!)​


    I expect the Amazon unit wouldn't come with the 1st year of service included, as it does with the Holiday sale refurbs, but I'd need to review the Amazon product page to have a better idea. And if we're looking at the same product description, here, I'm reading it as NOT including any service with the purchase:
    Requires subscription to the TiVo service - as low as $12.50/month with annual plan


    No argument from this quarter. One plus of the "new customer" sale is, of course, access to the Plus -- which would offer a cost savings to anyone looking to go the subscription route, especially if they wanted more than 3TB of storage.


    When I asked about "Holiday sale" discounts and deals for any *other* gear in the lineup, specifically asking about the Mini and Stream devices, the rep commented that the Mini *is* discounted -- the extended "Lifetime Included" pricing. ($150 retail for a Lifetime'd Mini, rather than $250) I know there's no way I'd have the setup we currently have (8 Minis) if their pricing had been the same as when I setup my mom w/ a base Roamio and Mini back in early 2014.
     
  8. Harleyjoe43

    Harleyjoe43 New Member

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    I must have been on that site all night....but I finally got in.
    Got two Roamios plus Lifetime for $800 total !
    Found out that putting in zeros instead of "o" for the promo code finally worked for me. :)
     
  9. Jay2tak

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    I just got the Pro/lifetime service $599 by calling.:D
     
  10. NoNose

    NoNose It's complicated...

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    Not sure if Amazon has a handle on the demand for the OTA "Lifetime Service" deal for $299. I ordered on November 9th, 2015. I got a message saying that they would deliver on the 27th, they say they came in on the 24th, and they would ship "soon"...then flipped back to out of stock in the item description the next day. The CSR folks don't think that any stock has been received in the last several weeks, and can't/won't predict what to expect. I gotta wait, but I ain't likin' it! :eek:
     
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  11. mbkintner

    mbkintner New Member

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    Unfortunately I don't. I sure wish I did though! Anybody live in or near Indiana that wants to make a new friend? :)
     
  12. Photo_guy

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    Yup. I placed an order on 11/13 and got a notification a week ago that it was expected to be delivered 11/27(today). It has been stuck on that status since then on my orders page. It also says 'shipping soon' and I have not had a CC hit yet so I doubt it has shipped.

    Strange thing is someone posted an order placed later that was shipped. I think Amazon is having inventory control issues.

    UPDATE: Shipped today 11/28 for delivery 11/29(Prime)
     
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  13. krkaufman

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    What's the activation date on the oldest TiVo on your account? (I got the "existing customer" deal as a 1 1/2 year-old account.)
     
  14. mbkintner

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    Well I must have been having a lucky day today!

    I decided to call today and ask if there was anything I could do to qualify for the $600 Lifetime deal on a Pro. I figured why not give it a shot.

    After truthfully explaining why I was calling the CSR put me on hold to see what could be done. To my surprise he came back a few minutes later and said "no problem, let's get your order placed."

    I was so surprised that I asked him several times to confirm what I was getting. It was exactly what I wanted. I've already received the confirmation and shipping notifications.
     
  15. Jay2tak

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  16. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Just got a Cyber Monday email deal:
     

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  17. Jrr6415sun

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    I have a 2nd account that I transferred one of my tivos to and the activation date is 10/13/2015 and I got the email deal for the lifetime deal. Only a month old account.
     
  18. Robin

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    I have a friend who wants to get a first TiVo. Is there any reason I can't buy it on my account and sell it to him?
     
  19. snerd

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    Any TiVo that you buy is yours to do with as you please. You can sell it, gift it, or throw it away.
     
  20. JPA2825

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    Cyber Monday email today:

    Roamio + All-In = $399 (online w/ Promo Code)
    Roamio Pro + All-In = $599 (must call CSR)


    Interestingly, I tried to order it under my father-in-law's account (he's replacing a Premiere that has gotten cludgy) and it wouldn't process. The Promo Code must be tied to the login (which is where I received the email). Went back and did it under my account and it worked like a charm.

    I won't have any trouble transferring the Roamio w/ All-In to him like I used to do with PLS, will I?
     

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