TiVo HD For $269 at Circuit City

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  1. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    It is very likely that those coupons are photoshop jobs that have had those words taken out.

    The $40 off coupon is in wide circulation on eBay and is delivered in the form of a PDF file that the user prints out and takes into the store. You will notice that in the auction it says "print the coupon but we don't take responsibility if the store does not accept the coupon".

    Many times these coupons get flagged by CC and a code gets put into the system that requires a manager override to accept the coupon. If the manager sees that it is an obvious print out then he will likely reject it and you could get some verbal tongue lashing over it.

    I think a lot of it depends on the store where you are. In some areas they are more than happy to get the sale, and in others they are more than happy to deny people with fake coupons from getting a discount.
     
  2. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    I am amused byt the fact chimpware used it twice right there at the register when the coupon clearly states may only be used once.
    The clerk obviosuly did not read it or else was not oncerned and then the software did not catch the same UPC code being used twice.,
    Obviously not very tight policies about these coupons :)
     
  3. stujac

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    :up:
     
  4. DocNo

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    Think again. I used such a coupon on my Xbox 360 HD DVD player. I was up front about where I got the coupon from, asked about the fine print and the store manager, no less, said no problem. it took them about 10 times to get the coupon to work, at one point I told them just forget it, it wasn't worth the hassle - and they insisted it wouldn't be a problem.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, the coupon was printed from circuit city's website - no photoshopping.
     
  5. bicker

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    Neither. Stop trolling.
     
  6. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Technically any Coupon from online regardless of how you get it: in an email, from an online Catalog, EBay etc is a Photocopy or Reproduction. You do not physically hold the Original Paper Coupon.

    So those that argue that reproductions or photocopies will not be accepted do not know anything they are talking about.

    The Stores also do not care, as long as they are making a sale.
     
  7. DocNo

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    Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner!
     
  8. jmpage2

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    Funny, my local CC rejected this coupon pointing out that it was a printed coupon. Apparently they don't want sales that badly.
     
  9. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    You answered your Post above right here from your own Mouth.

    Its called "Right to Refuse Service". Maybe they did not like the look of you so denied you service. Maybe they could not be bothered. Maybe the Manager was having a Bad Day and took it out on you.
     
  10. jmpage2

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    Well from your own Mouth you said that "stores do not care" but obviously some do.

    If Circuit City didn't care then they would not print "no photocopies or reproductions" on the coupon.

    Obviously some have had success and that's great, but it's no guarentee that everyone can get the same deal.
     
  11. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

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    so THAT'S why you're pissing in this thread...
     
  12. jmpage2

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    Why, because I pointed out that not everyone might get in on this deal? Wow, so sorry to have offended you oh mighty coupon expert. :rolleyes:
     
  13. cr33p

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    Just went to BB today and had them price match my CC $40 off coupon ;) All I can say is it was as easy as taking food from a baby. They first said they couldnt price match non specific coupons but then I told them I would have to return my TivoHD and they kindly said ok sure we will allow it :)
     
  14. pattont

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    just 2 let you guys know the markup on the unit... i work for a retailer :) I can get them for $236 with the normal series 3 being $550. Thats 5% over what my retailer payed for it. Thats what our discount is.

    :)
     
  15. moyekj

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    So for the TivoHD retailer pays $236/1.05 = $225 meaning the markup currently is 33% (299/225).
     
  16. jmpage2

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    Not too shabby for retailers. I have a hard time believing Tivo is making much if anything on this new box.
     
  17. pattont

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    yea... well any subscription based service is making if not all their money the majority of it through the fee based subscription.
     
  18. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have received coupons from CC in my email that I printed out and used in the store. So not all say cant be copied. Mine was for 10% off. I also found out that a lot of times when it says web sale only the store will match the price since a lot of times the people will be picking the item up at the local store and taking it from their instore stock.
     
  19. alansplace

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    i used a web-scanned $40 off coupon on saturday when i bought my 652 from circuit city. the scanner at the floor register wouldn't scan it and neither would a second register's scanner that the sales person tried. then she typed it in a half dozen times and it errored out each time. the error said that the total purchase was less than what was needed for the coupon. this was incorrect as the coupon specified 'purchase greater than $199'. so she called over another salesperson who tried scanning it with a negative result and then tried typing it in another half dozen times with that same error as a result each time. so they called over a manager and he also tried scanning it (same problem) and typing it in (just once). finally he said 'i'll just take $40 off the ticket'! so i paid $259.99 for my new 652!! :)

    i'll certainly shop there again with that kind of caring effort by the employees and the management.
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  20. TechDreamer

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    What store in SoCal was this?
     

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