Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Nov 29, 2013 #441 of 3246
    lentiman

    lentiman Ocassional User

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    Was able to PM the Roamio Pro at Best Buy for $499.99 and get the $50 gift card. No problems. Brought in a copy of the TiVo email with the promo pricing.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2013 #442 of 3246
    headless chicken

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    I never got a promo email from TiVo, but I did see the offer on my Tivo though it's been since replaced by a crappy Premiere deal. Could someone kindly forward me a copy of the promo email?
     
  3. Nov 29, 2013 #443 of 3246
    nooneuknow

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    As a few have already pointed-out, every time the promo email comes up (Besides being a non-transferrable offer):

    1. It is linked to one of the recipient's SPECIFIC TSNs, contained in the email.

    2. You should never give your TSN to anybody except TiVo, or your warranty provider.

    3. It has a promo-code, specific to the customer, as well.

    4. It has the customer's name in it.

    I received mine on November 4th. Check your spam filter, if you own a Premiere product and didn't receive the email.

    I would never send a copy, without blacking-out all personalized/personal information, which wouldn't result in something you could use to walk into Best Buy with.

    At least one person already posted it here, with the personal info blacked-out. So, I'd look around Nov 4th. I saw somebody else post their full personalized emailed version, with all their details. I doubt that one is still around.

    Thanks for reminding me about the email. I forgot about it, then couldn't find it, but I try to help when I can, so I looked. I may use mine at Best Buy.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2013 #444 of 3246
    innocentfreak

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    For those buying at Costco, be aware at least in the past, their return policy doesn't count as an extended warranty. There have been complaints in the past from people who returned units and were unable to transfer lifetime.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2013 #445 of 3246
    pwlcheng

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    Just went to Best Buy trying to PM a Roamio Plus but they said no more PM until next Tuesday.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2013 #446 of 3246
    emax

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    Same here, gotta wait til Tuesday
     
  7. Nov 29, 2013 #447 of 3246
    Sixto

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    I was hoping for some better deals today, but it seems the same.

    I need another Roamio and two more Mini's. Was hoping for some super Black Friday deals but not seeing anything different.
     
  8. Nov 29, 2013 #448 of 3246
    the block

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    No price matching? Why? What was the reason? I planned to go over there later today.

    Edit: I just called my local bb and they're not doing it today either, though the rep I talked to says it resumes tomorrow.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2013 #449 of 3246
    tomm1079

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    yeah all best buy's stop price matching from Thanksgiving to The tuesday after. so they dont get screwed for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2013 #450 of 3246
    Sixto

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    Just price matched a Roamio and two Mini's a few minutes ago. And got the gift card to use on one of the Mini's.
     
  11. Nov 29, 2013 #451 of 3246
    nooneuknow

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    Unfortunately, if you look at today's and recent past prices, on TiVos from Amazon, and hard drives from anywhere, they pretty much all end MONDAY Dec 2. Weaknees Black Friday deals are today only.

    Very big possibility, that those who waited to buy, hoping for best deals, or hoping TiVo would announce some super-secret today-only deals, and/or if they wanted to go for a Best Buy price match, are going to be very disappointed, and mad that they waited (Like me, for example).

    If it's so well-known about not price-matching Black Friday to Cyber Monday, I'm surprised nobody said a word, until today.

    If I had known, I'd have made sure to mention it here (likely, several times), for those who didn't know, didn't remember, or live in a cave/under a rock...

    I had several candidates to try and get Best Buy to price-match, today. Big waste of time and printer paper/ink, now that this comes to light... :( :confused:

    Also, Monday Dec 2, is the last day of the Best Buy gift cards... Excuse me, while I go make a noose (just kidding).
     
  12. Nov 29, 2013 #452 of 3246
    the block

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    I'm in the same boat :(

    Had I known about the price matching blackout I would have bought it Wednesday. From what I'm reading it seems pretty hit or miss on which stores are still doing price matches.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2013 #453 of 3246
    lentiman

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    Yeah, but if you are just pricmatching the gift card is the only thing you're missing. TiVo's promo prices are good through January-ish.
     
  14. Nov 30, 2013 #454 of 3246
    nooneuknow

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    It currently breaks down to this:

    Amazon's base Roamio price: $149.99 was = to BB price match of $50.00 (plus the prior ability to maybe get $50 GC)

    TiVo's Roamio price discounts, adjusted to remove the TiVo service:

    Base: $25 off (this is $25 less than $50, & bye-bye $50 Best Buy gift card) So, bye-bye at least $75 in savings.
    Plus: $50 off
    Pro:$100 off

    It's a store by store matter, if they will even touch this. Valid arguments against are:

    1. TiVo's promo email is a BUNDLE, including TiVo service. So, it's not the exact SAME PRODUCT, if they go by the letter of their law (Best Buy).

    2. Disseminating how it breaks down, based on the email promo's fine print, is not obvious. Why take the customer's word for it?

    3. Best Buy makes no mention of matching a manufacturer's price (probably so they can decide if they will, or won't, per case, per store, etc.)

    4. It's a personalized, non-transferrable, offer for (apparently only some) current TiVo subscribers only, not a public advertisement.

    Also, TiVo's email promo, makes it appear like more of a discount, than it is, when you further look at the LT service pricing, and realize you get the same price as using MSD, or the PLSR code, and the fine print specifically states you can't use MSD or any other promotions in conjunction with the offer.

    I NEED the ability to fallback to OTA, so the Plus and Pro aren't an option for me.

    TiVo sent out a more recent "sweepstakes" email that gives you a personal discount code, if you enter the sweepstakes, that breaks down this way:

    Base: $20 off
    Plus: $40 off
    Pro: $60 off

    Check your spam filters if you didn't receive it.
     
  15. Nov 30, 2013 #455 of 3246
    headless chicken

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    I don't see anything about the GC deal expiring 12/2 on the website. Are you checking the circular?

    In any case, why not buy now and get the GC, and then price match with print out after 12/2? If you buy with Discover, they have a low price guarantee and will honor the lowest price for the product by crediting a refund for the difference up to 90 days after the purchase. Other credit cards may have a similar policy, but I'm not sure.
     
  16. Nov 30, 2013 #456 of 3246
    Burnout143

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    Hey man hows it going? Just want to know how things are going with your purchase. I too bought a TV from them at a very good price, and i too am wondering if it was a scam or not. I used Paypal too so, i should be covered if it a scam. i would however like to avoid going through all of that. Please let me know how things turn out.
     
  17. Nov 30, 2013 #457 of 3246
    Burnout143

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    I hope not
     
  18. Nov 30, 2013 #458 of 3246
    Burnout143

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    Hope not as i bought a T.V from them. They had PayPal so i felt alittle better as to buying one. I also sent them an email and they responded.
     
  19. Nov 30, 2013 #459 of 3246
    the block

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    I just tried best buy. They were willing to price match, but would not price match my online chat with Abt, or my shopping cart at weaknees because neither price could be confirmed on either website. He wouldn't do the chat with Abt to confirm, and weakness requires you to enter the coupon code for it to work and he wouldn't accept that. All in all a pretty frustrating day. I'll probably just order from Abt now.
     
  20. Nov 30, 2013 #460 of 3246
    Bluesfan77

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    For those price matching...what are you price matching to? I'm looking at getting the Roamio Plus.
     

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