where did you buy your Tivo box from?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jtodd929, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. jtodd929

    jtodd929 New Member

    Oct 24, 2004


    I was wondering if there's a favorite place to get the Tivo box from. Could you list where you bought your box from and if you'd buy from that place again if you could do it over?
  2. supasta

    supasta Active Member

    May 6, 2006
    Circuit City. Bought both of my DT boxes there. Only bought there because they only had one store that had the DT units in stock. No one else had them.
    Other than being quite far from the house, I had no problems.
  3. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

    Feb 23, 2006
    Salt Lake...
    First one, the S2, I bought at Best Buy.

    2nd one, the R10, came with my inital DirecTV install.

    3rd one, the HR10, I got online at Sixth Avenue Electronics, 6ave.com.

    4th one, the S3, I also got online, from the TCF Store.

    Can't say anything bad about any of the purchases.
    Except maybe the S3, but that complaint is with DHL not the TCF Store.
    Leaving a $700 delivery that required a signature on my front porch in the middle of the day :thumbsdown:.
    I was home at the time, never heard the doorbell or door knock.
    Heard a vehicle driving away and checked the front porch.

  4. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    I bought my TiVoHD from Costco. Although Amazon had it for $30 less (which Costco has since matched with an instant rebate), I like the fact that it comes with a very generous return policy, which I feel is more than worth the extra money I paid for it.

    Amazon is also a good place to buy electronics, and if their price goes down within 30 days of your purchase, they will gladly refund the excess, as what recently happened with my Toshiba HD-DVD player.
  5. Bsteenson

    Bsteenson TiVo is no BS

    Jul 30, 2000
  6. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    Historical Boxes:

    AT&T branded Series 2 - Direct from TiVo

    40 Hour Series 2 - From JCPenny/Dockers deal, shipped from TiVo

    Series 2 Dual Tuner - Ebay Seller

    Current Box:

    TiVo HD - Purchased from Best Buy
  7. leeherman

    leeherman Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Bought my S2 and S3 at the same time from Amazon in early November 2007.

    Prices were good, delivery when promised.

    No complaints.

  8. hybucket

    hybucket Member

    Nov 26, 2004
    TiVO HD - Best Buy. 299.00 minus a 12% discount coupon from the mail, and a $50.00 gift card rebate. As of last Friday the 11th.
  9. shane_pcs

    shane_pcs New Member

    Jan 2, 2008
    Frisco, TX
    I got my Tivo series 2 DT for free like the poster above from Tivo.com

    I got my Tivo HD from Vann's. Quick delivery and was $260 with no tax and no shipping.
  10. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    The Series 1s I had I got from private online sellers.

    My first Series 2 I got from an online liquidator.

    I have a small collection of Series 2s from various private sellers, some for parts, including a Product Lifetime 140.
  11. Rev. Noch

    Rev. Noch New Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    My first TiVo was a Tosiba SD-H400 which I got as a X-Mas gift.

    My Second Tivo was a Humax DRT800 which I got for free from Tivo Rewards.

    My newest is a S3 that I bought from CompUSA during their current store closings.

    I completly agree about the DHL thing. I try to avoid them at all costs after they left a $500 Dell computer monitor in my driveway hugging my garage door. They never even bothered to ring the door bell. I wonder what they would have done if I had backed my car out of my garage and hit it because there would have been no way to see it.
  12. dirtypacman

    dirtypacman Coming and going

    Feb 3, 2004
    Gift , Personal Sale from previous owner, Gift, Gift
  13. lastdeadcat

    lastdeadcat 22 years in Alaska

    Mar 14, 2005
    Duvall, WA
    From tivo.com--Series 2 240--40hr
    From tivo.com--Series 2 240--80hr
    From ValueVillage (a thrift shop) Series 2 540--40hr (moved the sub to next TiVo)
    From amazon.com--TiVo HD (took sub from previous TiVo)
  14. JaneiR36

    JaneiR36 New Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    wow, reading all this I feel like my deal sucked!

    TiVo phone support sold one to me for $99. But they also threw in a refurbished wireless adapter for free. (New = $50?)
  15. rambler

    rambler Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    I've bought and sold many over the years. Currently I have Humax w/ dvd burner bought off eBay. I put lifetime on it.

    2nd one is a 80 hour S2 that I upgraded to 250 or more, I forget. Got that at Circuit City when they had them cheap about a year ago. Got lifetime on that by buying a really cheap S1 w/lifetime off eBay and transfering the lifetime over during one of those times when they allowed that for $199 or whatever it was.
  16. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    Target - S1
    ebay - S1
    ebay - S1
    ebay - S1
    ebay - S1
    ebay - 540 S2
    ebay - 240 S2
    rummage sale - 140 S2
    ebay - 140 S2
    ebay - 240 S2
    tivo.com - 540 S2
    Best Buy - 540 S2
    tivo.com - 540 S2
    tivo.com - 649 S2
  17. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    Too many to remember... but I bought the last one from Fry's. They price matched Costco and had a good price for the 4 year warranty.
  18. rbeauch

    rbeauch New Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    The last four that I purchased:

    Series 3 - Weaknees
    Tivo HD's & a series 3 from Amazon.
  19. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    S2 - Circuit City
    S3 - Dell

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