What's a good price for a TiVo HD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jhawkstew, May 5, 2008.

  1. michman

    michman New Member

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    Has anyone seen any good deals lately? The last few posts are a little outdated. Buy.com has TiVo HD's for $230 with free shipping...not bad.

    I would like to find one of these other deals you guys are talking about that are closer to the $200 range.
     
  2. jhawkstew

    jhawkstew Cheapskate

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    The factory refurbed TiVo HDs are great. They currently run $179 from TiVo.com. https://www3.tivo.com/store/webspecials.do
     
  3. michman

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    I think I would rather buy one new. I would just feel a little better about it.
     
  4. Ziggy86

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    I noticed that Costco was selling them when I was there this week for $279. I know it is not the best price but they do have the best return policy.
     
  5. jhawkstew

    jhawkstew Cheapskate

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    The factory renewed units carry the exact same warranty that a brand new unit does. The reps I spoke with said that most of them are simply TiVos that a customer bought, then returned within the first 30 days. They can't legally resell those units as "new". So, it's likely that a factory renewed unit is just a 15 day old brand new unit.
     
  6. DrewTivo

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    $230 at Amazon right now (or a few minutes ago, which bears little relationship to the price now). You could take a gamble that hte price will drop w/in 30 days to $210, where it was earlier this summer.
     
  7. michman

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    I am really leaning that way right now. It just seams like I should be able to find some sort of Amazon coupons to take off a few extra bucks but no luck yet. Looks like I might just have to bight the bullet and pay the $230.
     
  8. tlphipps

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    what a ripoff. I just bought mine last week for $240 from amazon. Unfortunately they discontinued their 30 day price match on September 1.

    My advice: Buy it quickly before price goes back up.
     
  9. whalene

    whalene New Member

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    I purchased one of the refurbed HD Tivos for 179 + 1-year service about a month ago. I have not had a single problem with it. I purchased one of the WD DVR expander for $135 to add 60 hours of HD recording space.
     
  10. chg

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    I just bought one from Amazon. By the time I checked out, it had dropped another .60 to $229.00
     
  11. michman

    michman New Member

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    Just checked it again on Amazon and it went down again!!! $224.95 now. What is up with their pricing?
     
  12. Crrink

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    Call them and tell them they can refund the difference, or you'll order a new TiVo and replace the one you've been using for 22 days.
    If they're smart they won't want to deal with a return. If they aren't, then you can decide whether saving a few bucks is worth ordering a new one, getting a RMA for the one you bought earlier, and shipping the new one back in it's place at your expense.
     
  13. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    That's 6th Ave, not Amazon. The 5% off coupon AFL5 for 6ave.com still works at this time.
     

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