Where is the Stream for sale?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by Patrickcg, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Maybe they are both right. Production halted after they built a new batch, they shipped them via cargo ship, the ship was stuck off the port of Long Beach, and now that ships are being unloaded again, they will be on shelves in a few weeks.

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  2. telemark

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    WK listed a few on amazon.com today, above MSRP. I assume this is old stock.

    My pet theory is there's a parts shortage, specifically the main chip. The manufacturer Zenverge was acquired in Dec 2014. Such a thing could stall production as they move over to another fab/line.
     
  3. foghorn2

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    From Amazon:

    "Price: $186.99 + $4.99 shipping
    Only 12 left in stock.
    Ships from and sold by weaKnees DVR Superstore.
    Estimated Delivery Date: Feb. 26 - March 3 when you choose Expedited Shipping at checkout."

    How is it that this vendor has 12 and selling way above retail and no one else has any?
     
  4. Arcady

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    I did a search on Best Buy's site and a few stores more than 50 miles away from me claim to have one in stock. Buying one online for retail price seems impossible right now.
     
  5. A.VOID

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    I've been seeing a bunch on ebay. Decent prices too
     
  6. Arcady

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    There is only one for sale on eBay right now, with a bid of $168.50 as of this posting. I just sold one on there and people bid it up to nearly 200 dollars.

    The Best Buy in Cherry Hill NJ said they have one in stock, but when I went there, they couldn't find it.
     
  7. foghorn2

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    Maybe a new "Aereo Stream" device for cord cutters with the Roamio OTA? Just wondering :confused:
     
  8. Patrickcg

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    Weaknees has dropped their price to $150 on Amazon now. Maybe it will be back in stock soon and that's why they are dropping the price when they were selling them for $180
     
  9. foghorn2

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    I'd buy it from them if they sold it for $129.99 with prime shipping. Many of their products have prime shipping. They are selling them on their own website for $129.99 free shipping but I'd rather pay through Amazon. Don't trust paypal or direct credit card entries on most webstores.
     
  10. Patrickcg

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    They are not selling it on there store. If you click add to cart it tells you it is out of stock. They don't tell you it is out of stock because they are selling their supply for more money on Amazon. It's there right to do it, but it doesn't make we want to ever buy anything from them.
     
  11. foghorn2

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    Looks like WeaKness ( is it pronounced "weenies"?) has them in stock, $ 129.99 free shipping. If Amazon or BB does not have it in stock by the end of the week, I will order from them.
     
  12. davezatz

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    Yes. :)
     
  13. BigJimOutlaw

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    Freescale bought Zenverge (the makers of the transcoder) back in Nov/Dec. Wonder if something surrounding that could've disrupted supply at least temporarily. They're both fabless so maybe they stopped to transition to one of Freescale's fab partners. Just another theory. :p
     
  14. Patrickcg

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    Nope. See the post directly above yours. When you add it to your cart it is out of stock. For course, what they mean by out of stock is we are selling them on Amazon for 30-50 bucks above retail.
     
  15. bradleys

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    TiVo has them back in stock...
     
  16. foghorn2

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    New batch from Weaknees: made on FEB 12 2015.
    I'd buy direct from them! Not old/used stock on ebay.
    Impressed.
     
  17. Arcady

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    I wouldn't buy anything from a company that writes an image to a $65 drive and charges $200 for it.
     
  18. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    But we could buy an old one from you for up to $200, right!
     
  19. foghorn2

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    Gee those ebayers better watch the current bidders! They can get em cheaper and newer now!
     
  20. Arcady

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    Hey, I started mine at $99. eBay bidders drove up the price. Was I supposed to turn down the money?

    And for the record, I have shipped formatted TiVo drives to members on here for the cost of postage. So :p
     

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