Tivo sales and shipping during Holiday

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Wiggum, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Wiggum

    Wiggum New Member

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    I just don't understand it! Tivo.com basically shut themselves down for the Holiday by not offering free Two day shipping during the holiday. December 15th being the last day to order without paying 45 dollars for Two day shipping.

    I know I can go to Best Buy, etc to buy it, but at least on Tivo.com you can get them to throw in a slide remote.

    I got a better deal on Tivo Premiere 90 days ago then they are offering for the Holiday's
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    They have free ground shipping. Free ground shipping is standard isn't it for a lot of companies this year, not free two day shipping?
    They are already losing money on the box, and two day shipping is rather expensive compared to ground shipping.
     
  3. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    The Factory-renewed TiVo Premiere is the same price as the new TiVo Premiere.
     
  4. shadowfrom88

    shadowfrom88 New Member

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    I noticed my local Best Buy has blown through a large stack of premieres in the past week at $79....ive never seen so many of them sold before.
     
  5. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure they were sold or could they have been xfer somewhere, like back to TiVo or another store.
     
  6. czazzara

    czazzara New Member

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    The Best Buy in my area has been running a special that gives you a Premier for free with the purchase of a ClearStream2 antenna at $105. I asked the sales folks about this because I couldn't believe the deal.

    I'm an OTA customer and I use a Clearstream Micron for my antenna, if I wanted to put something outside, I'd jump on this.

    CZ

    Btw: Merry Christmas!
     
  7. takeshi

    takeshi Member

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    Data to back this up or is this yet more expert armchair analysis?
     
  8. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    Hard to beat free (if you were going to get the antenna anyway), but I am not sure that counted the same as sales. How many people who wanted the antenna, took the TiVo and than later sold the TiVo.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    That free Premiere with the antenna deal was $99 only a few days ago.
     
  10. Wiggum

    Wiggum New Member

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    Most companies offer free two day shipping and some do add it the week before Christmas. It would not cost them much to include this the last week before a holiday. Businesses that ship a lot do get big discounts on shipping.

    The fact is that they lost out on me adding two more Tivo units to my account with lifetime service..
     
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Even with volume discounts two day shipping on a larger and heavier item like a TiVo is still twice the cost of ground or more. They are already losing money on the Premiere. No point in losing more money just for two day shipping. And a few days before Christmas there is still no guarantee it will get there in two days. I've had packages in the past shipped with one day and two day shipping not make it here in time, even with a couple of days to spare.

    No one I ordered from this Christmas gave free two day shipping. They all gave free ground shipping. I know I wish Amazon(most of my items were ordered from Amazon) gave me free two day shipping for all the items I ordered from them during the last couple of weeks. But it was only free ground shipping.
     
  12. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    It always seems to me TiVo doesn't really try to hard with deals on it's own store. My guess is they are careful not to undercut their partners.
     
  13. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Obviously.
     
  14. caddyroger

    caddyroger New Member

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    I have not seen 1 company as yet that offered free 2 day shipping. You should have most said most companies does not have free 2 day shipping.
     

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