$499 or $0

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lowepc

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I ordered Voom 3/3/04 went with the purchase price of $499. I'm wondering now if I made a bad choice? At the price of 9.50 a month it would take almost 4 1/2 years to get $499. Should I try to change to the lease program or stick with what I have? I haven't been charged anything yet; installation is set for tomorrow. :confused:
 
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WLong

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When you buy for $499 you get free programming right? Add that to the cost and see if it is worth it to you.

Bill
 
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madpoet

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Also, if you buy from Sears, it's only $399! :)
 
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bitwise

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Waiting for PVR

I leased, figuring I'd do a purchase when the PVR unit comes out.

I know, they "say" they will "buy back" standard receivers or offer some form of discount, but as my lawyer says, if it ain't in writing, it don't mean squat.

PVR will be out later this year, so my calculation is:

6 to 9 months @ $9.99. I can deal with that. If I'm wrong, I'm out less than $100.
 
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lowepc

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I still pay $39.90 a month for programming. It only costs $399 at Sears :shocked. I'm going to call Voom on that one.
 
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Mr. Biggles

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Go for the $0 down. Chances are you'll want to upgrade to a newer and better STB when it becomes available. Why get stuck with a $500 brick?

Bill
 
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StingyScotsman

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That was my philosophy. $9.99 a month, just until the PVR unit is released.
 
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lowepc

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I called Sears and asked how much they are charging for Voom, get this, the guy said $750. I guess up here in Maine they didn't get the memo.
 
sprinklerguy

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If you pay 399 through sears..how long of free programming?
 
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lowepc

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Has anyone actually paid $399 at Sears? Is anyone getting free programming that bought Voom after the price drop? Just want to get my facts straight before I call Voom :D .
 
sprinklerguy

sprinklerguy

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So....assuming 399

39.90 x April and May = 80 or so

Still better to lease
 
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lowepc

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I think I got it :eureka . To get the $399 and free programming deal I need to: 1) Go to Sears buy the $50 Voom card. 2) Wait for it to get into the system. 3) Call Voom back. :yikes
 
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stevo714

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It would be $79.90 for April and May so $160 in free programming. You get the Va Va Voom Programming Free.
 

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