Tivo Summer Sale 2019 is ON! Just transferred my Series 3 to a new Bolt Vox

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sender_name, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

    Feb 25, 2002
    Mobile, AL


    I upgraded my Tivo premiere. Even though I'm still sore about the Thumb ratings being removed.

    <grumpy> But it is still a good deal.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2019
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  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    [ducks-and-covers] I truly say this with affection: because TiVo's software engineers are running them? [/ducks-and-covers]
  3. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
  4. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    It's a slippery slope for someone trading in JUST to resell on ebay. Standard ebay and paypal fees come out to about 13%. Plus there is the shipping (they take the 13% on the shipping too). Sooooo, say you list a Vox 500GB at ebay for say $520. You would need shipping and insurance, would be in the $20-25 range. So fees would be like $70. You would end up with about $450 for your new 500GB Vox. You'd be paying $300 plus tax plus the value of your trade in box. Even if an S2 probably about $360-380 cost (say $310-320 for the Vox and just $50-60 for the S2). So quite a bit of work for $70-90 "profit". Even less if you do an S3 or a Premiere since they have quite a bit more value than an S2. And that's assuming you can get the $520 plus shipping for the Vox, after a promo like this there is usually quite a "glut" (good time to BUY if you don't have an eligible trade in box, maybe not to sell). Also need to consider that the Edge may be coming soon.

    My conclusion, if you want a Vox for YOURSELF and/or maybe your S2/S3/Premiere is iffy, works but problems, then the deal is GREAT. If you are doing it just to resell, well a lot of work for minimum returns (IMO).
  5. pdhenry

    pdhenry Ruthless

    Feb 27, 2005


    When I looked I also saw that someone had sold their lifetime TSN (just the TSN) for about $100, so there's also that route.
  6. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    I think that could be the way to go depending on which model you have. Great if local, if not have to deal with online payment sites etc. And maybe some fees. You would have to check to make sure your TSNs work (actually put them in like you were ordering), then transfer the TSN to the buyer, hopefully all would go smoothly, with time delays the promo could end or sell out. If I did it I'd do it local, that way can do everything on the spot, make sure everyone is happy, no issues with Tivo and TSNs.
  7. Joe3

    Joe3 Active Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Boston MA
    Well..., they figure, you might as well get use to it from the get go.
  8. Tobashadow

    Tobashadow Read over there --->

    Nov 11, 2006
    Still got two here for sale lol

    I'd be more willing at $50 just to let someone enjoy them and add to my 3D Printer fund on PayPal. And if someone is a decently active person on here, id even let them test them one at a time before payment.

    I know that's asking for trouble, but I trust this place more than eBay.
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  9. dishrich

    dishrich Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Springfield, IL
    Yep, that's what happened...oh well, worth a shot for a minute of work... :(
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  10. skaggs

    skaggs AlbanyHDTV

    Feb 13, 2003
    Albany, NY
    Just ordered a new Bolt VOX 500GB using my Roamio's TSN via phone call to TiVo.

    Shortly after my order was processed, I received an email with this subject line:
    TiVo Custom Support: Case Knowledge Article

    Attached to this email was a PDF file with the following filename:

    This file is the TiVo CSR Level 1 script for the Summer Breeze promo. It describes in detail which boxes qualify and what the CSR is to do when a customer calls in who falls just outside the 12 month window. FYI...if 13-18 months, a Level 2 CSR can provide the deal.

    There are a lot of additional offer details in the file. Have a read...
  11. Lurker1

    Lurker1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2004
    Why was this sent to you?
  12. skaggs

    skaggs AlbanyHDTV

    Feb 13, 2003
    Albany, NY
    I have no idea. It was attached to the email.

    Here's a portion of the text from the email:

  13. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Because somebody at TiVo messed-up. (That "vanity code" going public is going to cause problems.)

    I hadn't really looked closely at the deal, not looking to take advantage of it, but calling it a $99 service "transfer" is silly. The fee is $100 ($99.99).
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  14. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Way cool! Thanks for sharing-- :)
  15. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Given the info it contains, it shouldn't have been shared, at least not in full.
  16. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    I haven't read it yet, to know what, if anything, might be considered "objectionable." Really was thanking the OP for thinking of others,
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  17. the_Skywise

    the_Skywise Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    "Your TiVo Bolt will be delivered on Wednesday!"
    Checks today "Your TiVo bolt order is still processing"
    uh huh... :)
  18. babsonnexus

    babsonnexus Active Member

    Jan 13, 2016
    Oh ho ho ho ho ho! Just to give it a whirl, I added other TiVO's from the the Outlet to my cart with the "vanity code" as the promo code and--oh boy--it works perfectly!!!! Screen below:

    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
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  19. tgenius

    tgenius Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    I am tempted, but seeing as I only use my Roamio for OTA, I can't justify spending $300 just to get a little faster menu running OTA. All my OTT stuff runs on my Apple TV 4Ks
  20. arglebargle2

    arglebargle2 Member

    Mar 22, 2019
    I've been poking around ebay/craigslist looking at older units to buy for this promo.

    It's amazing how many people put pictures showing the TSN in their ad. I'd hate to buy one of those and end up having the TSN already used by someone else!

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