TiVo Elite Missing from BestBuy

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  1. Jan 2, 2012 #1 of 10
    sbiller

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    Although you can still google search for the TiVo Elite at BestBuy if you try to find the TiVo Elite from the main BestBuy web page it doesn't show up.

    I was in my local South Tampa BestBuy earlier today and I couldn't find any of the Elite boxes although they are available in the store. When I spoke to a Sales Associate about it he said they only carry the XL and the Premiere. He didn't even know what the Elite was.

    Normal search for TiVo at BestBuy --> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=7684951488779448826&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=tivo&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=&qp=q7469766f~~cabcat0100000%23%232%23%236~~nf401%7C%7C5469566f26233137343b&list=y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n

    Direct link to TiVo Premiere Elite --> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/TiVo%26%23174%3B+-+Premiere+Elite+High-Definition+Digital+Video+Recorder/3438692.p?id=1218402123343&skuId=3438692&st=TiVo%20Premiere%20Elite&cp=1&lp=1&AID=10597222&PID=5375377&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FTiVo%2526%2523174%253B%2B-%2BPremiere%2BElite%2BHigh-Definition%2BDigital%2BVideo%2BRecorder%2F3438692.p%3Fid%3D1218402123343%26skuId%3D3438692%26st%3DTiVo%2520Premiere%2520Elite%26cp%3D1%26lp%3D1&ref=39&CJPID=5375377&loc=01
     
  2. Jan 2, 2012 #2 of 10
    compnurd

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    I believe only the Magnolia best buys are carrying it
     
  3. Jan 2, 2012 #3 of 10
    sbiller

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    That's true but it used to be available on the BestBuy site. The store I actually went to earlier today was a Magnolia store. I'm guessing its some sort of database issue or perhaps BestBuy is intentionally hiding the Elite from a search for "TiVo".
     
  4. Jan 2, 2012 #4 of 10
    replaytv

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    They had some elites last month, but now were they were is not even a blank space for them to sit.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2012 #5 of 10
    xbr23

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    8 out of 10 local stores show them available to me.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2012 #6 of 10
    dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    sbiller

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    Someone on twitter mentioned that this was already being discussed but I couldn't find it. The search capabilities on TCF are limited. My apologies for starting a new thread!
     
  8. Jan 2, 2012 #8 of 10
    dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    No denying TCF search isn't always valid, I always figure it's worth pointing to the original so we're not all retyping what we typed a week ago :-D
     
  9. Jan 2, 2012 #9 of 10
    aaronwt

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    It's showing on the BestBuy site that 14 out of the 20 stores near me still have the Elite in stock for in store pickup.
     

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