Vote for a cheaper TiVo HD! Amongst other things…

Amazon is running their ‘Amazon Customers Vote’ specials again this year. Just hit the link and you can vote in six rounds for the product you’d like to see reduced in price as a holiday special.

 Item 1Item 2Item 3
Round 1Nintendo WiiSony PlayStation 3 (40GB)Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade
Amazon Price:$249.99Amazon Price:$399.99Amazon Price:$279.99
Winning Price:$79Winning Price:$139Winning Price:$99
Runner-up Price:$199Runner-up Price:$319Runner-up Price:$219
Round 2Panasonic L1 7.5MP DSLR w/ Leica LensPansonic SD-1 High-Definition CamcorderPanasonic FX-30 7MP w/ 3.6x OIS Zoom (Black)
Amazon Price:$1,149.95Amazon Price:$907.00Amazon Price:$197.49
Winning Price:$499Winning Price:$299Winning Price:$74
Runner-up Price:$749Runner-up Price:$599Runner-up Price:$124
Round 3Jakks EyeClops Bionic EyeLeapFrog ClickStart My First ComputerRazor E100 Electric Scooter (Red)
Amazon Price:$39.97Amazon Price:$49.97Amazon Price:$89.99
Winning Price:$14Winning Price:$17Winning Price:$29
Runner-up Price:$24Runner-up Price:$29Runner-up Price:$49
Round 4Samsung BD-P1400 1080p Blu-ray Disc PlayerToshiba HD-A35 1080p HD DVD PlayerTiVo HD Digital Video Recorder
Amazon Price:$339.99Amazon Price:$405.16Amazon Price:$254.49
Winning Price:$149Winning Price:$149Winning Price:$89
Runner-up Price:$249Runner-up Price:$249Runner-up Price:$149
Round 5HP Pavilion TX1305US 12.1″ Notebook PCMagellan Maestro 3140 Portable Auto GPS SystemPlatinum Diamond Stud Earrings (1 cttw, I-J Color, I1-I2 Clarity)
Amazon Price:$999.00Amazon Price:$249.99Amazon Price:$2,199.99
Winning Price:$299Winning Price:$99Winning Price:$499
Runner-up Price:$656Runner-up Price:$149Runner-up Price:$1,099
Round 6Samsung LNT4661F 46″ 1080p LCD HDTVKitchenAid Pro 600 Series Stand Mixer (Meringue)iRobot Roomba 4110 Robotic Vacuum
Amazon Price:$1,869.96Amazon Price:$299.99Amazon Price:$219.99
Winning Price:$719Winning Price:$69Winning Price:$69
Runner-up Price:$1,199Runner-up Price:$129Runner-up Price:$129

As you can see, the TiVo HD is in Round 4. It currently has 35% of the votes, which puts it in second place behind the Toshiba HD DVD deck, which has 42% – the Samsung has 23%. The TiVo has actually been gaining ground, so if enough people vote it could win.

Personally I voted on the PS3 (currently in 2nd place with 29% to the Wii’s 57%, the Xbox has 14%), the SD-1 (in the lead with 50%, to the FX-30′s 39% and L1′s 11%), the EyeClops (dead last with 12%, beat by the ClickStart’s 24% and Razor’s 64% – none of these really interested me, I voted for the EyeClops because it looks funky), the TiVo HD (of course), the HP (leading with 62% to the Maestro’s 28% and earrings 10%), and the HDTV (leading with 59% to the mixer’s 20% and Roomba’s 21%). I think the PS3 is a lost cause, the Wii is just too popular for the PS3 to catch up. But I think it is still possible for the TiVo to rally!

The good news is, even the ‘losing’ products will get a discount, to the Runner-up Price. So even the losers win a bit.

The quantities are limited, basically on the day for each round the winner is selected and voters are randomly selected and offered the product at the special price. So even if you product wins you may not be able to get it at the special price – in fact, considering the quantities and the number of users, the odds aren’t good – but you also don’t have anything to lose. There is no commitment, you don’t have to buy it even if it does win. It is a chance. So have some fun and vote. Worst case you save someone else some money on the winning item. :-)

And while I’m talking about Amazon deals, on Friday this page will show their Black Friday Deals.

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