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Most of you who've checked out the ReplayTV homepage recently have probably come across this:

http://www.sonicblue.com/shop/_templ...del=196&cat=22

It's a refurbished or "factory renewed" 5040 for $329 and the package includes lifetime activation. Considering these things retail for at least $250, and lifetime service will cost $300, this is a darn good deal.

Edited link to the sonicblue URL (see other posts for info)
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Sweet!! This is EXACTLY what will get me into a 5xxx!! Thanks D&M!

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good price - about $40 lower than i've ever seen

($120 amazon + $250 activation)
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And no rebates to deal with. :)

Or maybe if you are lucky the refurb package's box will come with UPC. :) :)
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replay this great im 2 rtv guy :)
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And no rebates to deal with. :)

Or maybe if you are lucky the refurb package's box will come with UPC. :) :)
Sorry no go on rebates :p

"Begins shipping on May 29th. Rebates are not valid for this unit."

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Ironically, this "bundled" price has achieved the purpose getting me more
excited about buying than the lower initial price + activation ever did.

With activation my mind kept saying, yeah that's a nice price, but it's really
$250 more, nah don't want to spend the money right now.

With the refurb "bundled" price I keep thinking, damn, I'm getting the unit
for $29 bucks (or $79), I've almost forgotten about the activation and
focused on what a great deal this is. My eyes see $329 on the website,
but my mind is transparently converting that to $29.

With activation separate, I kept focusing on what a hump activation was
regardless of what the sale prices on the units were which held back buying.
This seems like the opposite of the intended effect.

Or maybe subconsciously my mind is thinking about what I could get on
eBay for these units. :)
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I just ordered one! woo hoo!
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Has anybody been able to order one of these? I keep sticking it into my shopping cart but then when I go to the cart it says I have no items.
You have to start from the home page and then place an order.

http://www.sonicblue.com/default2.asp

The same thing was happening to me.

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EDIT:
I think I figured out the problem. The cookies for the store's shopping
cart only get sent to the domain which set them (ie if you add
the item to your cart from www.digitalnetworksna.com, they'll only
get transmitted to *.digitalnetworksna.com) and the checkout is at
secure.sonicblue.com regardless of where you entered the store from,
so if you came in via www.digitalnetworksna.com, the secure checkout
site won't see your shopping cart cookie.

So the moral of the story is, use www.sonicblue.com to get in on this
deal or the rest of us will beat you to it.

--

I think someone stole your shopping cart, kind of like what happens when
BestBuy has those after Thanksgiving sales and you put the $20 GeForce7
in your shopping cart, turn around to talk to your friend and someone
swipes it from under your nose. :)

Joking aside, I'm seeing the same problem with no items in shopping cart.
After it says no items in cart, I clicked "continue shopping" and re-added
the item to my cart and was able to checkout. Now when I go back to
the website I can checkout the first time, so I don't know if they fixed it
for all users, or my previous login is allowing me to bypass the problem.
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D@mn just to good of a deal to past up. Wish I did not already have two. I would have bought 2 at that price. hummm maybe I could sell the two I have on ebay then......naah to much work :D

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normal warranty is 90 days labor and 1 year parts

this deal has a "limited 90 day" warranty .. What does that EXACTLY mean?

I see no further details on this page, but elsewhere I see "limited warranty" to be 90 labor and 1 year parts.

I may be barking at nothing, but it would be nice to have it clarified on that particular page as manufacturers sometimes have a shorter warranty for remanufactured goods (sony Clies for example)

90 days on parts is not much.
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Thanks for the heads up on this deal.

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Makes me wish I didn't buy the second 5060 last week. I *could* go to all the trouble of returning one of them, getting my lifetime refunded and purchasing one of these, but the effort seems too great for the savings I'd enjoy....plus I already have the bedroom unit set up the way I want it.

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I'm in...I'm sick of waiting for my 4xxx to talk with my 5xxx.

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I've been on the fence whether to upgrade to the 5000 series (I currently have a 3060), but this was just too good of a deal to pass up. I was a little worried about the warranty. I put the purchase on a credit card that doubles the warranty, so I guess I get a "limited 180-day warranty". Also, note that shipping will be extra, starting at $12 for UPS ground to anywhere in the contiguous US.
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Did anyone else get charged Tax on this?

I checked out @ a little over $25 in tax... I live in AZ! I thought tax can be charged if living in the state of purchase (CA, if I am not mistaken)... anyone?

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I couldn't pass on this offer, had to buy one. 3rd Replay, 2 3000's and now a 5000!:D
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Did anyone else get charged Tax on this?

I checked out @ a little over $25 in tax... I live in AZ! I thought tax can be charged if living in the state of purchase (CA, if I am not mistaken)... anyone?

No tax for me. I live in MN. Total was 341.99, 329.99 for Replay and 12.00 for shipping. Shipping was for normal 3 - 7 day rate.
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No tax here.

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Mine came to almost $375!!

A couple more dollars and I would be paying FULL price (after MIRs)! Maybe I ought to cancel the order and just go to BB and just pay activation out right... That way I won't have to deal with that "limited" warranty, whatever that means!

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This is one sweet deal. Next week, this will amount to a $30 replay with no rebates. I've been limping along with my 2020 here waiting for a deal this good.

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I'm in. Awesome deal!
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That way I won't have to deal with that "limited" warranty, whatever that means!
Pick your poison, deal with rebate center or limited warranty.
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Pick your poison, deal with rebate center or limited warranty.
Come on guys. How many of us here are going to upgrade the HD on this anyways. ;) Who needs the warranty to last for over 90 days. It won't take that long to find out you had a lemon... and then baym... up the storage. ;)

The hell with the rebate center. And to just think I was in Costco today looking for a 5060.... i would have bought one, but they were out of stock. Good for me. :D

Seems like these are going fast too... based on the replies to this thread. I wonder how many they have.
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This is one sweet deal. Next week, this will amount to a $30 replay with no rebates. I've been limping along with my 2020 here waiting for a deal this good, and ordered within 10 minutes of seeing this.

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got e-mail saying 5040 Backordered WHAT!
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who ?

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if you got one look at e-m they sent says 5040 Backordered
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Yeah.... cause they said that they are shipping on the 29th... no? Sounds to me like a backorder. They are probably getting them in on the 28th or 29th and will be shipping them out then.

I wouldn't worry bout it right now.
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