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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.
Scam site. Only 90 days old and based in Panama.
This guy is selling a Roamio Pro for $500 shipped over in the seller area...
Just purchased a Roamio Plus at Costco. $349 + tax. Don't mind a few dollars more than ABT and others as Costco's return privileges are the best in case I can't get it to work with Comcast. I will not hook it up until I'm sure there aren't any super black Friday specials anywhere.
I did the same yesterday. I was going to wait for the new hard drive & Black Friday deals, but I found a spare 3TB (EZRX version) to start my upgrade today
If there is a better deal on the Plus on Black Fri, Costco would get that one as a return.
[update] I am sure these were already covered, but I have not had a chance to read through all old threads
1. unboxing was under-whelming -- main unit, power cord & remote (batteries included) no A/V or HDMI cables, I almost thought this was Costco-specific packaging, but I believe this is the new Roamio package
2. I put a NTFS partitioned disk directly from my Windows PC into this Tivo -- Tivo booted itself up, reconfigured itself for 476 hours of capacity. Very cool.
Its $320 free ship and they take PayPal for payment, good protection I think, I going to try, let you all know what happens.
I'm thinking of buying Roamio Plus from ABT, and this box would replace an HD 20 hr box. I'm currently on a yearly subscription renewal of $99. If I let this renew and try to activate this new Roamio Plus they are saying I need to pay more, unless I purchase from TiVo and they transfer the service. Is that true? Also, how are people getting a $99 Lifetime deal these days? Been a customer since 2001 on my 6th box and they don't seem to care.
You would not be able to get a $99 lifetime on Roamio, only Premieres and older models.
I just activated two new roamio's and the rep was impressed that i had been a customer for 13 years. So I asked what kind of deal they could give me on a mini with lifetime service - Nothing. But he said to look for sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and that there would be some good sales going on. We'll see.
The missing requirements that usually (almost always), apply, as you said, for Premieres and older models:
1. That you have purchased, a newest generation model, and have activated it, or wish to activate it, at the same time you bring up the older gen models.
2. That the older gen models have an ACTIVE monthly subscription.
3. That those in #2 have each been consecutively paid monthly for 3 years.
Don't expect $99 LTS on something that hasn't been active for at least 2 years, but you can always ask, hope, and/or try calling back and getting another CSR who is having a good day.
The quickest way to get to the right department (customer retention), and to have the best odds, is to specifically say you are calling to CANCEL service on a TiVo (I do believe it's one of the number buttons you can press on your phone, in the automated menus). Unless customer retention has too many calls on their queue, you should get right through to them.
Most success stories involve people calling with the actual intent to cancel (or being convincing that is the case), after buying/activating a newest gen model, not so much with those who go straight to "give me a deal", but it varies sometimes.
Lastly, there are specific threads devoted to TiVo service deals/offers/promos, and the stories range from $99 to $199 (with some only getting a best offer of $299, which is likely due to not making the 3 years of paying monthly service).
IMHO, it would likely be best to keep this thread for deals on the Roamio hardware (or bundled Roamio deals, including lifetime, which is pretty much a TiVo exclusive situation, AFAIK). After all, this is a "Roamio deals" thread, not an "unannounced/unadvertised deals you can get on Premieres, and/or older models" thread.
I'm still not ready to buy, but I checked today and my Costco doesn't carry any Tivos. So anyone looking for one may have to call around to find a location that stocks them.
Yeah, what's up with Costco and TiVos? I've seen several posts from people who bought their TiVo at Costco. I was in my Costco the other day and didn't see any and the employees said they didn't have them. Also, a search on costco.com returns zero results for "tivo".
What happens if you get to that point and no gift card is offered? Guess your only recourse would be to head over to the return counter.
Anyone know when this $50 gift card deal expires?
Been a TiVo customer since 1999. I haven't gotten any email from TiVo with the $50 off for the Plus. Anyone care to send me a copy of theirs?
If you search "Roamio" on Best Buy's web site, they have a separate SKU listed for each model TiVo, with the gift card as a bundled item. I'd say once those three extra bundle listings disappear, you might want to assume your chances of getting a gift card are slim to none, but not impossible. They were giving out the cards, before the extra SKUs appeared on their website (or I somehow missed them being there). Otherwise, the return counter isn't far to walk to, and the box will be still-sealed.
The TiVo Promo emails are linked to a specific TSN. How they decide who gets an email, or how they pick the TSN, I don't know. I got one, can't be transferred. Check your spam filter, perhaps...
Went to BestBuy last night.
Bought a Tivo Roamio Basic + Tivo Mini. PM them both to Amazon.com
I linked my Amex to the $25 credit for spending $250 at BB earlier.
Total was ~254 after taxes and got a $50GC.
Manager override was needed for the Roamio.
I haven't tried this (at least not yet), but I saw a 10% "Birthday" coupon for Best Buy floating around on SlickDeals. I didn't see TiVo listed in the exclusion list. I'm wondering if you could use that on the Roamio Plus for $400 - $40 (= $360) and still get the $50 Best Buy Gift Card promo they're currently offering.
Fell off the truck on their way from/to Tivo main office?
Two Costco stores I have been to had a stack of Roamio Plus. The first time I saw it last week, a couple people checking it out. I didn't pick it up then because I thought I should get a Basic initially.
Maybe only Bay Area Costco stores carry Tivo. I picked up one of my old Tivo there as well. Two stores I visited are closest to Tivo in Alviso
Per the display flyer at BestBuy, DC, $50 gift card deal valid through December 2, 2013.
Anyone seen anything for Black Friday/Cyber Monday yet? Was thinking of a Plus/Pro, but it's looking pretty barren.
Nothing that I've seen yet. I'm looking to pick up one more Roamio and a couple more clients, but will wait to Friday/Monday.
Just saw a post on slickdeals that Tiger Direct has the mini for $49.99 after a $50 rebate. For those of you who have the AMEX $30 of $100 at Tiger Direct or the $20 off paying with v.me, this would put the Mini at $20 or $30 + 0.01 filler. If you're paying by AMEX anyways, get free Shoprunner shipping.