Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Jan 23, 2014 #941 of 3246
    lesliew

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    Didn't notice the survey at the bottom of my email before reading the last couple of comments, but just completed mine. Hopefully I'll get the offer discount. Been itching to get the Pro, this would definitely satisfy my craving.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2014 #942 of 3246
    twhiting9275

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    I did this as well for my Roamio (basic). Price dropped from $199 (from TiVo directly) to $150 (from Amazon). They also have the Pro at $523 as opposed to $599 on TiVo directly right now

    Personally, I'm loving my Roamio. This thing is just faster than anything I've had from TiVo in the past and I've been around for a few years ;)
     
  3. Jan 24, 2014 #943 of 3246
    jtrain

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    I'm curious if anyone has brought their 'advisory panel' promo code e-mail to BestBuy and asked if they'd match the price? I've got BB gift cards to use up from Christmas and would break for either a Pro or Plus at this price point, but i was curious if anyone had even tried a price match at BB.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2014 #944 of 3246
    alburtis

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    I mentioned this in another thread, but figured I would add it here.

    As far as I can tell, Amazon is currently offering the base Roamio for $149.

    Best Buy is offering it for the normal price of $199 with a $50 gift card with purchase this weekend. This seems to apply to both online and in-store purchases.

    While I cant confirm that you can receive the gift card and the price match, I will try it tomorrow and will report back. I will simply go to the register with the Amazon print out and the Roamio box. I will not mention the gift card and will hope it will just show up...since that is their offer this weekend.

    If I do get the giftcard, I will then hand it over to my wife with an Amazon printout for a $97 Tivo Stream at Amazon ($129 at Best Buy) and will then use the gift card on the stream. That would be $149 + $97 - $50 = $196 for the retail cost of $129 + $199 = $328. (Edit: You would still have the $50 coupon if you went to Best Buy to put towards the stream which would be $278 but my point was against no promotions).

    If Tivo is abandoning its hardware, I would like to take advantage of a weak consumer electronics holiday season to push my obsolescence date out as long as I can!
     
  5. Jan 25, 2014 #945 of 3246
    Qwijib0

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    This works, I did it. At the register, I had them PM amazon and they did-- I was about to ask about the gift card and look like a real cheap guy but the register just tacked it on before I had the chance. I also had the advisor code to get the $175 mini with lifetime and $175 for a mini with lifetime was too good a deal. The call center also transferred my ancient $10.99/mo TivoHD contract to the Roamio so with the great bby deal I went from single room 2 tuner to multi-room 4 tuner with double the storage for $275 up front with no change to my monthly fee.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2014 #946 of 3246
    chicagobrownblue

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    This is what I did and it worked fine.

    They will not design any new hardware, but the new Roamio line is great. I think it will work for me for 4-5 years. I might buy a spare from BB with PM and gift card just to have one on hand. M cards only support 6 streams, so there is no point in adding extra tuners for cable.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2014 #947 of 3246
    HeatherA

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    Did I miss something? What's all this about?
     
  8. Jan 25, 2014 #948 of 3246
    Keen

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    HeatherA

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    twhiting9275

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    The internet always loses it's damn mind, every time something happens.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2014 #951 of 3246
    HoOn

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    oh no! I was going to get the $50 gift card promo from Best Buy and it's not showing up anymore online! :(
     
  12. Jan 26, 2014 #952 of 3246
    HarperVision

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    Yeah, their prior week's sales usually end at COB Saturday and new ones start on Sundays.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2014 #953 of 3246
    chicagobrownblue

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    Be patient. Just like on "Poltergeist" it'll be back. Maybe.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2014 #954 of 3246
    murgatroyd

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    I read the fine print yesterday when debating whether or not to go for the Best Buy deal. Apparently customers can either price match or get a Best Buy promotion, but they aren't supposed to get both.

    If Amazon or one of the other online retailers on their list is still offering the $149.99 price, call customer service and they're supposed to do the price match for you. It won't be the same as getting the gift card, but you'll still get something off.

    (Yes, I know some people got the PM *and* the gift card. But the fine print says that shouldn't have happened.)
     
  15. Jan 26, 2014 #955 of 3246
    Keen

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    Okay, I'll bite. Which fine print?
     
  16. Jan 26, 2014 #956 of 3246
    murgatroyd

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    The page which explains the BB policy on price matching:

    Best Buy Low Price Guarantee

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I interpreted that to mean that you could either price-match or take a BB promo, but not both.
     
  17. Jan 26, 2014 #957 of 3246
    lpwcomp

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    It could also be interpreted to mean that they won't match another retailer's gift card offer.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2014 #958 of 3246
    Keen

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    That's the way I've always read it. Otherwise, they wouldn't let you use Best Buy Credit Card financing on purchases that involved pricematching (i.e. 'financing' right before gift card offers), which would be ridiculous.
     
  19. Jan 27, 2014 #959 of 3246
    Luckyluc

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    I have 2 current 45HR Tivo Premiere's. One with Lifetime and one on ASP. I am looking at the F&F plan offer which seemingly offers lower monthly service on a new Roamio Pro vs the AP offer. Difference is about $45 upfront but the lower monthly plan makes the F&F plan seem better.
    Problem is then I have 3 TIVO's when I only need 2. I tried to get on the phone with Tivo to get the $99 offer to upgrade the Tivo to lifetime and the CSR wouldn't budge. Any recommendations or advice?
     
  20. Jan 27, 2014 #960 of 3246
    pricebri

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    Roamio Plus for $325 and I xfer my existing monthly service to the device at the normal rate. I'm guessing that in 3 years they may have yet another new device or I may finally dump cable all together so I'm hesitant to go the lifetime service route. With my upgrade history I would not have broken even on anything other than my old SD DirectTV Tivo, every other Tivo I have upgraded within 3 years.
     

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