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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.
Do you know if that includes Product Lifetime service?
Every Mini at retail includes free lifetime.
But does that legally include lifetime service since TiVo CSRs have said that it's for Minis bought ONLY direct from them?
Anyone know for sure?
I noticed that Amazon has the same deal for $124.99:
HarperVision was trying to make a joke.
Any TiVo Mini that you buy from any retailer includes free lifetime, at least until May 4, 2015. The only Mini you'll find that doesn't would be a used unit that was activated with monthly service, and the contract hasn't run out yet.
I bought one Mini from TiVo directly, one from Amazon, and one from Best Buy. All of them activated with lifetime without issue. The one from Best Buy was actually bought last year when they were $99 and I didn't activate until this year, and I still got the free lifetime.
Thanks again, Arcady!
FYI, Roamio Pro is down to $449.99 at Amazon right now.
And the Plus is $299.99. These are the lowest prices for the Plus and Pro that Amazon has ever had.
I wonder why so low - could they be having a hard time moving them?
BTW, I believe I saw Sam's Club listing the Mini for $115. Of course, that's if you're a member, which I'm not.
Seems like natural price reduction to me. Technology gets cheaper over time.
I've Sam's Club's price for a TiVo Mini at $115 for at least 3-4 months now. It's 10% more for non-members, so it's not really all that much cheaper than elsewhere, all things considered.
I see Best Buy is also offering a slightly discounted package deal for the Roamio Basic and Mini:
Which is $30 more expensive than buying the 2 separately on Amazon. You'd be better off getting Best Buy to price match Amazon's prices on the Roamio and the Mini.
I got the Basic Romeo for 127 @ Frys and the Mini from Amazon for 124.99, way cheaper than Best Butts price.
Hey, don't shoot the messenger. Just passing on what I saw for the community brah. I agree on the price match, but I don't have any Best Buys here on this island. You'd be surprised how much you miss being able to browse some things live in person before you buy them via price match or back online. I miss it, even Best "Butt".
Thanks for posting this. Bought mine at $320 last Friday and just got Amazon to credit my acct $20
Has anyone still having success getting the long-time customer TiVo Roamio + Lifetime deal? I just called and was told by the rep I spoke to that it wasn't showing up as being an available promo. I'm thinking about picking up a Roamio Plus for $300 via Amazon (or Best Buy price match), but before I do that I want to make sure there isn't some way to still get the better deal. Seems like different reps give different stories sometimes, so maybe I'll try calling again tomorrow.
Yes, keep calling. Others have reported being told the same thing while many others were still getting the deal. How long have you been a customer?
Well, it depends on how you/they count the years.
- My oldest TiVo was activated in August, 2000 and was deactivated in November, 2009 (I might still have it in storage).
- I had a 2nd TiVo (also deactivated) that was activated later and deactivated before the 1st one (I might still have that one, too).
- My 3rd & 4th TiVo's (HD) were activated in November, 2008. One of them got fried due to an electrical issue, and I guess I officially deactivated it in October, 2011. The other one I stopped using around that time (and I switched to using Windows Media Center w/HDHomeRun PRIME cablecard tuners), but I later got an email offer for cheap lifetime service and reactivated it. So my account page shows it as being active November, 2008 and still active. But I never really made use of it even after getting the lifetime service (I had figured at the time that I could probably pay for the cheap lifetime service and resell it for a profit, but I've just kept it lying around). The rep I spoke to on the phone told me that it hadn't dialed in for about 2 years.
So how do you interpret the above? If you just look at the active lifetime TiVo, my account has been active since November, 2008. So about 6+ years. But my oldest deactivated TiVo and currently active TiVo overlapped in time, so do I get credit for the oldest activation date of August, 2000? If so, I've had an account for 14+ years. What's odd, is that the rep I spoke with claimed that my account was just a couple of months shy of 10 years. Not sure how they came up with that number. He claimed that he could probably still get me the 10-year deal if it was still being offered, but later said that promo wasn't showing up as available to him.