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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.
......and direct prime from amazon is down to $145.40 as well!
Stopped by BB tonight and got the roamio for $145.40, plus the $50 GC. Price matched amazon.com. Even the clerk was surprised by how good the deal was... Thanks all!
Has anyone been able to get Best Buy to PM TiVo's promo email for a Plus at $350 and get the $50 gift card? I'd like to do that to upgrade our other TiVo HD to a Roamio Plus. Why not get a Mini you say? Because.
Seems unlikely, Tivo is not on Best Buys list of price match competitors.
I must have too much money or something. Find all this flailing and energy wasted over saving ten to a hundred dollars both not worth it and no longer amusing.
Eh.. It's way more likely than you think. Your local Best Buy manager really has final say in what gets matched and what doesn't. Sometimes if the amount isn't too great it boils down to the employee.
Either way, I see the tougher challenge being that it's an "upgrade offer" vs. a flat out sale. Somewhat akin to the not matching membership club prices on like items. If it weren't so damned close to Christmas and I didn't just buy a new Samsung 60F7100, I'd be all over this. Oh well, maybe I'll get some gift cards for Christmas and I can get one!
Yah know, it's different for everyone. Sometime I'd agree with you. Other times it's the thrill of getting the deal. I personally find enjoyment in getting a good deal. $10 though, not worth it. I don't understand people who are getting a Plus to just upgrade it with a 3TB drive when you can get a Pro for basically the same price with TiVo's $100 of, which makes the Pro $500. But that's how I see it.
And yet you're hanging out and posting in this thread.
I could *maybe* see $10. But even though I can afford it, saving $100 is WELL WELL worth it to me, and I also sort of like "getting a deal". (Yes, I realize they do that on purpose.)
So much for hoping people would ignore, or at least not quote, a post, essentially taking a swipe at those who don't have money to burn, while essentially admitting they are here for their own amusement.
How about hoping for that we show we are not stupid, and not provide the amusement...
Grandpa is that you?
I just used WeaKnees price of 349.99 with RPLUS coupon code and they said initially they don't match that site. But having called earlier, they said they would. So, I just repeated that with confidence and he gave it to me. Then I mentioned the $50 gift card to which he knew nothing about. I informed him and he gave it to me. Very happy with the whole process!
It is policy for best buy to match price and give a 50 gift card?
I just went to best buy and they had no clue
i just got back from Best Buy in Riverside Ca. and they refused to give me the $50 gift card and price match Amazon $149.98 price. The sales guy said it looked ok but had to ask his supervisor and he rang it up and the card came up but he then said he needed to talk to his store manager who refused to do it. Said I could have one or the other but not both period.
Well, I actually got lucky I guess. Went to my local Best Buy to get my Dad the base 4-tuner Roamio. They honored the Amazon price AND gave me the $50 gift card. No hassles or anything. Pretty good deal!
I too just got home from Best Buy. They matched Amazon on the Basic price as well as the Stream price, and gave us the $50 GC. Not bad! Now it's time to prep for a hard drive upgrade...
What a deal. I too, went to Best Buy this morning and got a new Roamio for $143.99 plus tax and a also received a $50.00 gift card.
As a rule I never buy the extra warranty on new items as I feel if it is going to fail it will during the manufacturer's warranty period, but, since there was nothing else I wanted from BB I opted for the four year warranty for $34.99 which I paid with my gift card. Still have $15.00 left.
These stories are frustrating! It's amazing that *I* am always the one who is denied the "deal." Guess I need to keep trying -- eventually I'll hit the right store, though will have burned through more than $50 worth of gas at that point!
What I did was I went to Best Buy web site, printed out the page showing the Tivo purchase and gift card.
Then I went to amazon, printed out the page with the lowest Tivo price.
I also printed out the page on this site showing others getting the deal.
Do the same and present the Amazon page first, then, if necessary, show the Best Buy page. Finally, if necessary, show the page from this site.
Let us know if it works.
Thanks for the tips. I did have items 1 and 2 when I went in -- this was AFTER the sale -- they were prepared to match the Amazon price until they called up the transaction and saw that I received the gift card. They said I could have one or other, but not both. Perhaps their system won't let them do this after the fact -- but I don't see why I couldn't return it, and then buy it again, to get around this. That would be a big hassle for all involved, so hopefully it doesn't come to that. I definitely plan to print out some messages in this thread!