: 530 Price Drops!
2005-12-10, 08:28 PM
The Brick website has the 530 listed at $619.95 this weekend (Dec. 10th). Probably the lowest price in a while.
The Brick link. (http://thebrick.com/Application/Cart/BuyRoom.asp?TraderID=34DC92B9-3DBD-438F-AA0B-BD0F699D5896&Code=DVR530HD&ProductID=4C34F42B-A389-43C7-90B6-1D96EB10CE1C&SellOrderId=4F42F0F3-90C8-47A1-9A30-5D065C9AF648&CategoryID=F44FC278-38E1-4A46-A423-EACC1660790F&SiteCode=EN&CategoryTracking=AE1539B4%2D7527%2D4166%2DB37B%2DD731C2B514E E%2CF44FC278%2D38E1%2D4A46%2DA423%2DEACC1660790F).
Anyone else see any good sale prices before credits and rebates?
2005-12-10, 09:43 PM
I think I'll head to Best Buy and price match!
2005-12-11, 03:41 AM
The 505 is $149.99 at FutureShop. The 530 is $649.99.
I was in BestBuy today and they had a 315/205 bundle for $149.99 as well.
2005-12-12, 09:52 AM
Checked The Brick prior to heading out this morning, back up to $689.99.
Guess I'll keep waiting! :(
2005-12-13, 02:52 PM
So I go to the local Brick store and find the sale price still posted! In small print is the end of sale date of Dec. 11/05. So I'm looking for the box, don't see one. I ask the sales guy if they have any in stock, no luck. The sales guy says "I can order you one." I say okay and watch as he places the order at $699.99, then I point out the tag on the shelf that says $619.99. He checks and says someone forgot to remove it, so I get it for the $619.99 and pick it up tomorrow. Thanks Gary!:D
2005-12-15, 04:30 AM
Well as everyone will soon see, Starchoice themselves are selling the 530 for $599 plus taxes on their website from December 15th to January 6th. :cool:
2005-12-15, 12:14 PM
Funny that they waited until the BC code was released before dropping the price...
2005-12-15, 12:45 PM
I don't think its funny, I think its smart.
They've pretty much stopped all marketing of the 530 too, they've been focusing on the 505 @ $149 net.
However it's now on the website for $599. They've even got the demo back up there.
I gotta say, "$499 net" seems like a pretty attractive price for new subscribers too. It's brought it down into that "justifyable" category. Provided it works, I'm all for extra sales.
2005-12-15, 12:58 PM
I don't think its funny, I think its smart.
It was perfect marketing. The last thing they wanted was to increase the number of angry customers using the box. Now that it seems to be considerably more stable, hit the market hard...
But do those boxes come preloaded with the BC code? Likely not. So if someone picks one up right now they will still have a buggy box until Jan 3rd when the rest of us get the upgrade. So someone calls in to complain about their brand new buggy receiver and the CSR tells them "yes, we've fixed all those problems but you can't have the new code until January." Not very smart at all.
2005-12-15, 01:31 PM
I gotta say, "$499 net" seems like a pretty attractive price for new subscribers too. It's brought it down into that "justifyable" category.
$499 plus the installation fee of $99 would be my top price to pay as an existing customer, and I don't mean a discount with PPV credits either. The new download is encouraging, just meet my terms, $499 cash.
2005-12-15, 01:58 PM
But do those boxes come preloaded with the BC code? Likely not. So if someone picks one up right now they will still have a buggy box until Jan 3rd when the rest of us get the upgrade.
I bet they're tagging new activations for immediate upgrade.
2005-12-15, 05:35 PM
On the other hand, with the speed at which Star Choice ships out orders, it wouldn't be unreasonable to order the box today and receive it Jan 3.
2005-12-15, 06:03 PM
I know that Futureshop will price match on-line retailers, so maybe they would price match the $599 price that Starchoice has advertised. That way one could walk out with a unit in hand for $599 + tax.
I was in a Futureshop store here in Calgary (NE by sunridge mall for those who may want to check it out) and they had a shelf sticker on he 530 for $599.99, and then you dont have to worry about them adding the shipping for the price match.
2005-12-15, 08:22 PM
Likewise, I was just back from Best Buy and it is also listed as 599.99 then the credits on top of that. :)
2005-12-15, 08:34 PM
Maybe this isn't a sale at all. Maybe this is the new price.
2005-12-16, 03:34 AM
The price drop for the DVR530 is on from the 15th of Dec until Jan 11th
The new price will be 599(-100). Plus you will still get all your credits and programming if your a new customer. So that's just 499 net!
get them while there hot.
2005-12-16, 08:27 AM
Future Shop web site show this as $599, regular price. No discount or instant savings indicated.
2005-12-16, 12:04 PM
Best Buy is also showing $599.99 as a regular price now. The Brick is at $619.95 and The Source is still at $699.99 on their website.