Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Dec 6, 2013 #621 of 3246

    karlegas Karl Egas

    Dec 3, 2013


    I made the same, but I forget share I was on other site the code and get the a different more update version drive
    WD AV-GP WD30EURX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive.

    Also shipped today my Roamio Plus maybe you can ask for the $339.99 price for the Roamio Plus
  2. Dec 6, 2013 #622 of 3246
    the block

    the block Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Got my roamio plus and mini today. Been on hold now with twc's cable card support now for 45 minutes waiting for them to pick up. Wish you could activate cable cards online. This is getting frustrating.
  3. Dec 6, 2013 #623 of 3246

    jterwelp New Member

    Apr 27, 2004
  4. Dec 7, 2013 #624 of 3246

    MarkSFCA Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    When you click on View Full Features it says this:

    Special package savings of $50 (discounted from individual-item total: reg. price $199.99 DVR + $50 gift card = $249.99 - $50 gift card instant savings = $199.99 final price)

    It's confusing to say the least. Amazon has the Roamio for 149 again:

    TiVo Roamio HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player (TCD846500)
  5. Dec 7, 2013 #625 of 3246

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002


    BestBuy is crazy sometimes. WHo knows why they do some things. I purchased a Dell PC from them on Thanksgiving for $400($200 off the normal price). I get free expedited shipping from Best Buy for Reward Zone Elite. So the PC was shipped by two day air. But the package was required to be delivered to my home address. BestBuy had restricted the package from being held at the local UPS Depot. After three delivery attempts it would have been sent back and the order canceled. And that is just crazy since to pick up an item you need to show ID. So I have no idea why BestBuy does some of the things they do.

    But the combination of BestBuy restricting the package and the temp UPS drivers being incompetent, I almost didn't get it. The two UPS people couldn't even read a map. And then once I flagged them down in front of the street sign they passed multiple times looking for my street, they didn't even know there was another package from BEstBuy to deliver to me. That also would have been sent back if not delivered on that third attempt. I spent literally hours on the phone with BestBuy and UPS trying to get these two packages. What a PITA.
  6. Dec 7, 2013 #626 of 3246

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    It wouldn't matter. I received the e-mail also. If you look closely, you'll see that the offer is tied to the TSN of an older Tivo on your account. No one else would be able to use that promo code.

    It's the same upgrade offer that was emailed out before, just under a different heading.

    Yeah, not really worth it. MSD is included with the price so you're really only getting $25, $50, or $100 off depending which model you choose.
  7. Dec 7, 2013 #627 of 3246

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I don't know of a better deal on the Pro, though.
  8. Dec 7, 2013 #628 of 3246

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I not sure what that has to do with my post, what you call crazy is more protection for Best Buy and a PIA for you, so why would Best Buy fall for a simple CC scam on a drop shipment that, buy the way, did not need anybody home to deliver.
  9. Dec 8, 2013 #629 of 3246

    CloudAtlas Bryan

    Oct 29, 2013
    New York, NY
    So breaking out the multiple-discount Lifetime price of $400 (reg $499) gives:

    • Tivo Roamio : $174.99
    • Tivo Roamio Plus: $349.99
    • Tivo Roamio Pro : $499.99

    Free shipping and buying directly from TiVo makes it hassle free on the discount Lifetime. Now I just need TiVo to send me the promo email and Christmas present shopping for my parents is done!
  10. Dec 8, 2013 #630 of 3246

    joy_division Member

    Nov 22, 2007
    But Tivo charges tax. ABT doesn't, right? So right there, about $40 savings on the Pro.
    Or does Tivo give you a hard time if you bought the box elsewhere to get the Multi Service Discount?
  11. Dec 8, 2013 #631 of 3246
    the block

    the block Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Abt only charges tax to Illinois residents as far as I know. They didn't charge me tax and I live in New York. I don't know about calling TiVo and dealing directly with their reps, but I had no trouble activating my bought-from-reseller plus and mini through their site and getting my multi service discount. They do however charge tax for the see service, but that was to be expected and no way around that.
  12. Dec 8, 2013 #632 of 3246

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    We don't have tax in my state, so ordering from Tivo is no different for me than ordering anywhere else. It seems like I am just going to use the coupon from Tivo for the $100 off the Pro... I was waiting for a while to see if there would be any better deals, but there don't seem to be any.
  13. Dec 8, 2013 #633 of 3246

    pshivers Retired

    Nov 4, 2013
    Lubbock, Texas
    I put a Roamio on my Amazon "Wishlist" about a week ago, Amazon emailed me a couple days ago to let me know the price had been reduced to $149 from $199. Ordered and it is being delivered today (Sunday) by USPS along with my 3rd and final Tivo Mini.

    My house will finally be fully Tivoized! :)
  14. Dec 8, 2013 #634 of 3246

    clorox New Member

    Nov 5, 2003
    Just chatted with ABT and they gave me the $339 immediately on the Plus, no hassle at all. I just said my friend got it for $339 can you give me the same and they said they would be happy to honor that price.

    I had synced my Amex to the deal and got an email from AMEX less than 1 minute after they charged my card saying "Thank you for using your synced card!"

    So in the end it was $319, cheaper than Sophiamart with free shipping, no tax. Saved me $62 vs. TiVo's offer for me to upgrade at $749.99.
  15. Dec 8, 2013 #635 of 3246

    alyssa Active Member

    Dec 7, 2003
    Sunny SoCal
    $339 (price from abt) + $399 (LT multi service discount) = $738 minus $350/375 (price i can get for my 317 hr hd premiere w/lt on ebay) = $388/363 (depending on what i can get for the premiere on ebay) I gotta get this to below $300 before i can bite.

    I'm holding out for a $250 (ish) pro. My wait may be long.
  16. Dec 8, 2013 #636 of 3246

    Carlos_E Member

    Mar 12, 2007
    Is there anyone who offers a trade in for the a Tivo HD or Tivo Premiere XL?
  17. Dec 8, 2013 #637 of 3246

    jwbelcher Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Just did this today, w/ PM amazon, still going strong.
  18. Dec 8, 2013 #638 of 3246

    nooneuknow Well-Known Dismembered Member (Lurk Mode On)

    Feb 5, 2011
    Whitewater, WI
    I tested the link you posted, and the Best Buy website came up stating: "WE'RE SORRY - We couldn't find what you are looking for", which is exactly what I've been getting on every try since 12/2.

    Regional differences, perhaps? Are you posting a link while logged-in, or logged out, of Best Buy's website? Have you tried both, to see if the link you'd paste here changes?

    I don't need the deal, anymore. I'm just tying to be helpful.

    I'm also curious why I see at least one other person posting it works, with a quote of the same post I just quoted.
  19. Dec 8, 2013 #639 of 3246

    jwbelcher Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
  20. Dec 9, 2013 #640 of 3246

    delgadobb Active Member

    Mar 6, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    FWIW, I just purchased a base Roamio tonight in Las Vegas at Best Buy's 'private shopping' event. I tried (unsuccessfully) to price match Amazon's $149.99 price last week at the Best Buy @ Decatur & 215 (Las Vegas) but the store manager there got super anal about 'double dipping'. Since Decatur & 215 was not doing the 'private shopping' event tonight, my buddy & I went to the Lake Mead & Rainbow store instead. The event was getting most of the attention but the store wasn't THAT busy; an added bonus was that most people didn't sign up for their drawing(s) since you had to register online (smartphone) while at the store, so we both won $25 gift cards.

    Since they were more focused on the event tonight, I just grabbed a Roamio, went up front with the Amazon price printout, the guy did the checkout then called manager over for the pricematch override, manager was busy so he hurried over & entered his user info & approved. In addition, I had an e-mail $10 credit sent from Best Buy (CEO) to be used by December 24th. It took a little time, but all worked out well.

    My total:

    Subtotal: $149.99
    Sales Tax: $ 12.15
    Total: $162.14
    less ($10.00) Best Buy CEO $10 offer
    less ($25.00) gift card won in drawing
    less ($50.00) gift card included - yet to be used
    Net cost $ 77.14

    Plus, tonight they were offering 2x reward points, whatever that happens to get me ... despite my reservations about Roamio after the recent outage, I couldn't pass this one up ... hope it helps someone out there still wanting to try the Best Buy deal ...

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