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I called on Friday to inquire about receiving credits towards the purchase of a Directv HD DVR. The customer retention rep told me that starting today they arent offering credits but are dropping the price for the unit + install to $299...
 

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I called on Friday to inquire about receiving credits towards the purchase of a Directv HD DVR. The customer retention rep told me that starting today they arent offering credits but are dropping the price for the unit + install to $299...
Does that require the two year committment? Getting closer to compelling price points.
 

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I just got the deal too. They billed it directly to my CC. Installer will be out on Wednesday to install (I got them to note on the order that running a second line, which will include a wall fish, will be free).


$299 HD-TiVo

$14.95 s/h

$21.98 tax

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$335.93

- $100.00 MIR

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$235.93

-$30.00 ($5 off HD Pack/6 mo.)

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$205.93 effective cost


Yes, a two-year commitment. No biggie for me, though, because I'm in a Charter Cable area that is very poor with HD offerings.
 

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I just got the deal too. They billed it directly to my CC. Installer will be out on Wednesday to install (I got them to note on the order that running a second line, which will include a wall fish, will be free).


$299 HD-TiVo

$14.95 s/h

$21.98 tax

__________

$335.93

- $100.00 MIR

__________

$235.93

-$30.00 ($5 off HD Pack/6 mo.)

__________

$205.93 effective cost


Yes, a two-year commitment. No biggie for me, though, because I'm in a Charter Cable area that is very poor with HD offerings.
Geting it close to $200 effectively! Nice work.
 

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I just got this too. They could have been out to install on Wednesday, but I scheduled it for Friday AM!

Sweet, I will be selling my Symbio and my LSS3200a now and should end up with money in my pocket!
 

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this makes me glad i told them to take a hike on friday night when they tried to sell me one for $649 before rebate, etc. the CR that i spoke to didn't even mention that there would be a price drop.
 

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well i just called to talk to CR about this and they quoted me the $649 price. this time they added $50 to when i called previously so they told me that they could get it to me for $413.95 after the credits and mail in rebate.


i mentioned that i had a "friend" who got it for $300 and she said that wasn't possible. i made a point to ask about credits, etc and she said that she was giving me the best deal possible on "the best reciever on the planet". re: the $150 credit, she said that it was to cover the cost of installation, and i asked her if it cost $150 for someone to come out and hook up a box. she said yes. that seems a bit much to me. anyway, long story short, i will give it one more try this afternoon, though i am not hopeful.
 

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I finally figured, "what the hell" yesterday and ordered the HD Tivo. I did it with the CR department -- at the $550 price. I just called and changed it, annoyed to say the least that I was not offered this yesterday. In any case, all is right again with the world. I held off forever because of the $999 price, but now, after the $100 back, I am very happy.


So, thanks everyone for the public service announcement. Now, anyone have a great lead on a 5.0%, 30-year, jumbo loan option?


-D
 

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$299 HD-TiVo

$14.95 s/h

$21.98 tax

__________

$335.93

- $100.00 MIR

__________

$235.93

-$30.00 ($5 off HD Pack/6 mo.)

__________

$205.93 effective cost
I got the same deal this morning minus the $5 off HD pack. Even if DirecTV doesn't do the MPEG4 swapout for free I figure it's worth it. :)


Mike
 

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It seems like everytime I call DirecTV I get a representative with a different story about this $299 deal, but perserverance paid off.


Saturday AM - I called to say that I am quitting DirecTV since Comcast cable was offering HDTV DVR for much less. I had fulfilled my prior DirecTV contract. They offered it to me for $299 - $100 rebate.


Saturday PM - I called back to confirm this offer and they said the $299 is OK but no $100 rebate. What?


Sunday AM - I called DirecTV and they said that the best price was $649 eventhough it was noted in my account that I called and I was offered the deal for $299. Anyhow, after much debate the rep put me on hold and then offered it for $299 - $100 rebate. I placed the order right then and there. It is for a 2 year commitment renewal.


I am located in the Los Angeles area.
 

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On the phone getting the deal right now. It took the CSR some time but he finally found the deal. $299 + $14.98 S/H. Installer coming on Wednesday. He never mentioned a 2 year committment though. I am sure we will have at least one year.
 

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Just got the deal as well. $299.99 + tax and shipping= $336.71. Installation included as well as 6 months of showtime. 2 year commitment and I still get the $100 rebate.


Be sure to call the retention hotline. 1-800-600-8977.


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The rep told me that over the air attenna is $50 but they expect to have local HD channels by the end of the year. I assume that I can still watch local channels through my other DirecTV receiver. But local channels are not that important to me, as long as I get the networks from somewhere.
 

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Does that require the two year committment? Getting closer to compelling price points.
Didn't take long for the price to really start plummeting.. :)
 

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Will they let you break the payments up over 4 installments to your bill or is the money all upfront?
 

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FINALLY!!!! i just called and spoke to someone else and asked about the deal. she mentioned about the notes in my account and then i said that i really wanted an HD DVR and if she couldn't give me the deal that i could go to dish instead for $250. so she said that she could give me the unit for $299 plus the $100 rebate so i am a happy camper. install is coming on tuesday morning. :)


papernut,


i believe that they require a CC to charge it to. at least that's what they did for me and everyone else from what i have heard.
 
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