TiVo Forum Special Member
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Northern VA, USA
Originally posted by Morris Herman
I received the following from WeaKnees:
Here's the link:
What a bargain!!!! $1299 No thanks! I will wait for my $899 unit.
Heh... My diatribe on this. Can someone, um, elucidate for me on WK?! I've not been around the TC world for long (as the veterans know), but had gathered an impression of Weaknees as a reputable outfit, who did good work for drive upgrades for those that didn't want to tackle it themselves (buy drives, seek out their own instructions, etc.,). (Little ol' ladies from Pasadena, equivalent, want a plug and play TiVo and/or upgrade with more storage, etc.) Is this is a case of 'what the market will bare'? AFAICT NO else is gouging (is there a better term?) in this manner. The price is VE's $899 before Robert got shutdown (plus the shirt and gift certificate) and everyone's $999. WTF?!
Okay, so now: 1. I see this $#&$# email and, I, also, had added myself to their 'HD TiVo' list several weeks ago. I've not received the email referenced above. Perhaps they are behind. You never know how long an email distro takes.... I run email systems and know how they can bite you.
But, do we have to be 'special' to get this, heh, special official deal, if we 'want' it? Not that I ever would pay $300 or $400 over VE's prices. Sheesh. Really. I agree with those who feel like writing Weeknees off forever because of this policy. For this, I really feel like going the do-it-yourself route (and I know there's a lot of great help here!), and the heck with WK. A 30% surcharge from my calculation? (Sorry, I think that's right it's only it's 8:00 AM and I've been up with a voice mail issue at work since 0600 ... )
So, am I crazy or what?
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