Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Jan 14, 2014 #861 of 3246


    Mar 16, 2006
    Glen Allen,...


    I did just that yesterday afternoon, took about 15min. (in chat) My new Roamio Pro will be here today...... Thanks anyway:up:;)
  2. Jan 14, 2014 #862 of 3246

    tivaulo Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    Got my new Roamio Pro from Amazon, thanks for the heads up about etailz!

    Now I need to get rid of my premiere+tivo2 setup.

    I think I read somewhere (maybe this thread?) that if you have a device active for more than two years that you can buy a lifetime subscription at a big discount ($100 final price?). Is that so? If so, does it work for both premiere and tivo 2?

    This way I could pass the older units to (non-tivo) friends and just charge them lifetime subscription.
  3. Jan 14, 2014 #863 of 3246

    dlongnecker Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    How do you all keep up with all these deals? I want to get a Roamio Plus, and of course don't want to pay the $399 list. My local costco's don't have it (at least when I checked Sunday). So is the best buy $389 and the $50 gift card the best deal now?
  4. Jan 14, 2014 #864 of 3246

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    You should be able to get $99 lifetime on Premiere and older models, but you have to call to get it, not online.
  5. Jan 14, 2014 #865 of 3246

    jwbelcher Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL


    Congrats dude. You should at least carve out enough to get the base unit. The speed improvement is worth it alone - you could auction off your premier to offset the difference. Honest, you wont regret it - my wife (and kids) love it.
  6. Jan 15, 2014 #866 of 3246

    todd_j_derr Member

    Jun 6, 2000
    I did get my $431 amazon order today, got it set up.

    After being un-impressed with the fact Verizon apparently wanted me to save some paper that came with the CC with an "activation code" on it so I could do the swap myself, I was very impressed with their support. I was able to get someone on chat at 1:30am and he re-paired the card on the first try with no problems. I have some real nightmarish memories of pairing Comcast CC's.

    Now, I just have to transfer 117 shows from my XL4 to the Roamio so I can sell it. I'm not very impressed with that, apparently the only way to automate it is taking an extra hop through a PC? It would be nice to have a "one click" transfer all - as well as the Channel Lineup (with selected channels), Wishlists, Manual Recordings, other stuff I'm probably overlooking, etc.

    Regardless, I'm definitely liking the speed and the new UI look.
  7. Jan 15, 2014 #867 of 3246

    tivaulo Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    Thanks ThAbtO. That makes me wonder if I should install a quiet notebook HD on my premiere and keep it for the bedroom instead of buying a mini...
  8. Jan 15, 2014 #868 of 3246

    alyssa Active Member

    Dec 7, 2003
    Sunny SoCal
    I used kmttg to port my season passes over- wicked quick & a great program
    Then went threw the roamio & transferred each show <sigh>
    Currently i'm looking at a bunch of non transferable shows on the premiere & doing the debate, if watching them is worth waiting to sell the premiere.

    call around to costco's that are located within 50 miles of a best buy. then call best buy online & get them to pricematch down to $350.
  9. Jan 15, 2014 #869 of 3246

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    Before spending $99 to put a TiVo 2 on PLS, you might want to check out Craig's List and eBay.
  10. Jan 15, 2014 #870 of 3246

    dbenrosen New Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    New Jersey
    I was able to get the Roamio Plus a couple of days ago from ABT for $350 by chatting them up and saying I had the email coupon from TiVo for $50 off the Plus. They don't charge tax in my state, free shipping and just 2 days from order to arrival.
  11. Jan 15, 2014 #871 of 3246

    tivaulo Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    I see. It doesn't make sense. Thanks.
  12. Jan 15, 2014 #872 of 3246
    Tom Pich

    Tom Pich Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    Received the two Roamio Pros I ordered from Amazon @431.29ea yesterday. Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to set them up till I can spring for lifetime on both boxes.
  13. Jan 15, 2014 #873 of 3246

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

    May 14, 2007
    Why not set them up as monthly initially which gives you 30 days to upgrade to lifetime, then if you still don't have the funds call again before the 30 days is up and ask for another 30 day extension, which they've always done. If after 60 days you still don't have funds, just cancel service. I'm sure if you called to cancel after that long with the reason being you didn't have money for lifetime, then they'd maybe extend your trial period again. Worth a try I think.
  14. Jan 15, 2014 #874 of 3246
    Tom Pich

    Tom Pich Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    So I can set them up monthly and buy Lifetime in say a few weeks and not be on the hook for the full year?
  15. Jan 15, 2014 #875 of 3246

    alyssa Active Member

    Dec 7, 2003
    Sunny SoCal
  16. Jan 16, 2014 #876 of 3246

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    FYI I ordered a Roamio Plus (as that Amazon Etailz canceled me and others for the Roamio Pro at $399) for $319 free shipping and no Tax, not quite as good a deal as Etailz, but close, and better than Amazon as I now have to pay tax at Amazon, see below, will be at my home today, order was on the 13th of Jan. Payment by PayPal, and PayPal told me the payment was covered under their buyer protection plan.
    The sight is

    Tracking Jan 2014 UPS (Free Shipping) 1ZW4946xxxxxxxx Unit coming from NY
  17. Jan 16, 2014 #877 of 3246

    tatergator1 Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Ugh, there's no stopping you, is there lessd. Another scam site, slightly different look.

    See the About us.
    Looks like the scammer missed that one "Walt's" reference.

    Where the it came from: Walts
  18. Jan 16, 2014 #878 of 3246

    midson Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    Thanks to Target's data breach, there are plenty of stolen CC numbers out there to use! Score for lessd!
  19. Jan 16, 2014 #879 of 3246
    Zu Nim

    Zu Nim Registerer Used

    Apr 20, 2012
    Anyone who buys from is participating in triangulation fraud. These sites all use to build a store with one of the stock themes and then they disappear a month later. and used the Classic theme. Nobody gets a printed receipt with their shipment except to say it was shipped by another retailer. The fraudsters can't even be bothered to complete the sites (or they lift the content from someone else) except for the database of products.
  20. Jan 16, 2014 #880 of 3246

    lapdog12 Member

    Dec 14, 2013
    Just got the roamio pro from Best Buy. I had them match the $499 price from this page:

    I did as someone else did, I explained that they discounted the box $100 as part of the deal and the manager gave it to me. I think it helped that I went early on a weekday morning when they were not busy at all.

    I also got the $50 gift card as well. I personally used that to pay for half of the 4 year geek squad warranty. I know some people don't bother with the warranty, but I wanted a bit of piece of mind. I like being able to go right to best buy instead of having to ship things back and forth with tivo.

    It's still in the box. Now I need to get a cable card from TWC socal. fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.

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