TiVo HD For $269 at Circuit City

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by gatorbait, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. gatorbait

    gatorbait Member

    Feb 10, 2000
    Salt Lake...

    I picked up my TiVo HD last night at Circuit City for $269. They are listing it at $299 like everyone else but you can purchase a 10% off coupon for about $1.50 on ebay that will be emailed to you instantly.

    Simply do an ebay search for "circuit city coupon". There are a bunch of coupons out there available for purchase.

    Very easy way to take $30 bucks off the price, and score the device at retail. :D

  2. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
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  3. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

    Jun 20, 2000

    I just knew something like this would happen a day or two after I bought it for $299!

    Does this mean I get to start my own "Feel ripped off By Tivo:Bought a TivoHD for $299.00!" thread?


    I'm just joking. It's still a hellofa deal at $300!
  4. lawilson2

    lawilson2 New Member

    Oct 6, 2005
    Pretty much. :p
  5. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger Tivo Pony =)!

    Apr 10, 2002
    Coupon is freely available on fatwallet.com's forums.

    This deal is scorching, I'm getting one for myself, and my mom is grabbing one for her HDTV as well.
  6. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    I just bought 2 today from Circuit City using a $40 off coupon I found on the web, so cost was $259 each plus tax.
  7. snitm

    snitm Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Can you share a link for that coupon? Thanks.
  8. chg

    chg Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    I have a 10% off CC coupon, but it will not work on the TiVo HD. Works fine on the series 3.
  9. CCourtney

    CCourtney Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    El Dorado...

    Search on Fatwallet.com for 'Circuit City $40 on $199 purchase'

  10. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

    Jan 30, 2002
  11. wizzy

    wizzy S1, (2) S2, TivoHD

    Nov 11, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    You can't use it online because they have a "3 month, no interest" promotion associated with the TivoHD. Very stupid, the phone people couldn't accept the coupon even though I didn't want the financing promotion. By the time I could physically get to the store, CC was sold out in my area.

    I bought a 10% best buy coupon off of Ebay, and bought it there instead.
  12. chg

    chg Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    I picked one up at BB, also. I used a bunch of gift certifiacates I had and only ended up paying $4.99 out of my pocket.
  13. JamieP

    JamieP Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    "Reproductions/photocopies will not be accepted." So someone scanned their original coupon and is sharing the scan so others can make a counterfeit copy.

    Might be worth reading this better business bureau article: link.
  14. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

    Jan 30, 2002

    Uh Oh, I hope the BBB does not join ranks with the RIAA and come after me :eek:
  15. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    I suspect they won't. However, it's a pretty sad statement about the degradation of our society's morals when folks don't feel any shame about doing that is dishonest, and it is even worse when they have no shame about doing something that is also illegal. "Because they won't catch me" is a horribly selfish rationalization for transgressive activity.
  16. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Interesting that you fancy yourself the moral compass for this board, or is it all of America?

    I, in no way, misrepresented the coupons I used in Circuit City, and in both cases told them I got the coupon off the internet. It is then their decision whether to accept it or not. Very much like using an outdated coupon, which the store decides they want to honor. It is not illegal to use a photo copy, or reproduction of a coupon, it is however illegal to knowingly modify a coupon and then attempt to use it as in this case a deliberate deception is taking place. I in no way attempted to defraud CC.

    My "joke" about being caught by the RIAA and the BBB, was obviously just that. The BBB does not have any legal standing to come after anyone regarding coupon use, nor the resource or capability. The BBB is an organization set up to police businesses, not consumers, in case you were not aware.

    May want to spend some time researching and thinking before posting. The real issue in this society is the arrogant and ignorant, who want to stand in judgement of others without any basis in fact. In case you cannot tell I take umbridge with having my morals questioned.
  17. mike_camden

    mike_camden New Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    It doesn't take much time to research the fact that the coupon was only intended for the person who had the hard copy based on the "Reproductions/photocopies will not be accepted" statement. You can use all of the justification you want (they accepted it, I didn't modify it, etc), that doesn't make it a morally responsible act.
  18. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

    Jan 30, 2002

    So, now we are off the OP's thought that this was illegal, and therefore not moral, and have fallen back to justfiying our criticism of others based on the easier, and much weaker position of "Well it is definitiely not moral".

    Soooooo, if I print a coupon off the internet, go into the store, tell them where I got it and they decide to accept it, my behaviour is not moral? Interesting and somehow laughable perspective. So if I go to a store, and offer less than the selling price for an item, becuase another store has a lower price is this immoral (PC Richards habitually encourages this type of buying behaviour in my area, but has no written policies on it)? According to your logic it seems it might be. They have advertised their price, and yet I have offered something other than the written, advertised agreement for the merchandise, much like using a coupon on which they have printed "no copies or reproductions will be accepted". It is not immoral to openly offer a coupon you print off the internet, regardless of someone's view of the stores "intentions", provided no fraud occurs and it is not represented as anything other than what it was, a store coupon I printed off the internet.

    As a last note to the morality police, as this will be my last response to criticisms of my behaviour in this matter, try the mirror when looking for areas to improve society, rather than the Tivo Community board.
  19. snitm

    snitm Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    I'm surprised CC actually accepted it. Must've been a checkout person who could give a damn about reading the fine print. I'm willing to bet that 9 out of 10 times CC would reject the use of this purely because of the "No copies" clause.

    It really doesn't hurt to try but you'd think the chances of success are low.
  20. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

    May 26, 2001
    I've received coupons by email that were sent directly to me and they had the do not copy or reproduce wording. How would I redeem such a coupon? By bringing my laptop with me to show them the email?

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