TiVo is running a Black Friday Sale – that lasts six days. Yeah, marketing, what can you do? Anyway it starts today, 11/23, and runs through Monday, 11/28. They’d updated their home page with links, and a Flash app which allows you to hear the TiVo Guy ‘sing’ TiVo-ized versions of holiday songs.
It isn’t really much of a sale though, you can save $20 on the TiVo Premiere. So it is $79.99 instead of $99.99, but there is no discount on the Premiere XL or the Premiere Elite. Since Amazon has the Premiere for $69.99, I’d skip this sale.
However, I think a better deal is www.tivo.com/freeslide – you pay full price for the Premiere, but they include a free TiVo Slide remote, which is a $60 value – or $41.39 at Amazon. I use the Slide as my main remote and I definitely think it is worth it. With this deal you pay $99.99 for the Premiere and Slide, which is less than the $111.38 the two would be at Amazon. So if you’re planning to get a Slide Remote with your Premiere, this deal is worth it.
I think if they really wanted to run a holiday sale they could’ve offered the Premiere + Slide bundle for the $79.99 price. But they probably don’t want to upset their retail partners, like Amazon, by undercutting them too much.
TiVo is also running a new sweepstakes. There are a few prizes:
5. PRIZES. Grand Prize (1): Grand Prize (1): One (1) TiVo Premiere DVR, one (1) year of TiVo service, one (1) TiVo Wireless G Network Adapter, and one (1) 42” Insignia Connected TV. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of Grand Prize: $1,099.85.
Instant Win Prizes: Three (3) TiVo Premiere DVRs with three (3) months of free TiVo service, ARV: $479.88; Ten (10) Fifty Dollar ($50) Amazon.com Gift Cards, ARV: $500; One hundred twenty-five (120) three (3) month subscription to Hulu Plus, ARV: $2,876.40.
That’s worth an entry.