SA Spurs1 wrote:
Thats a great deal. I wonder how long the Roku 3 will be on sale for 89.99 and will the coupon be allowed if the Roku 3 is already marked down.
I put the roku in my cart with the coupon and the discount was applied. The coupon is good until 11/1. (start at shopdiscover and join staples rewards for 10% in cash back and rewards; pay for your purchase with staples gift cards purchased with discover cash back for another $10 off.) The price is a 'special buy' but I suspect that and the FTV $84 price are permanent. In fact, I expect both to be available at this $60 level going forward.
I don't think OTT has been as successful as suggested by the media. Antennas are sprouting like dandelions right now. I have yet to talk to a cable cutter who has even heard of a Roku or a Fire TV never mind bought one (except those for whom I have purchased or recommended a device). In the real world, people are buying Magnavox DVRs at walmart not Simples, tablos, DVR+s, or even TiVos.
I gave my BIL a Roku and a year of Netflix. The Netflix gift certificate remains unused. The Roku is probably still in the box. I was at my mother's Wednesday. I wanted to check out my STV2 on her Roku, but she could not find the remote. I was talking to a guy who was very excited about his new antenna. It turns out he simply ran a coax from the antenna to his TV (he only has one!) -- no amps or splitters, no DVR or streamer. The antenna was 'the biggest one walmart sold'. He didn't even care about an EPG. There seems to be a huge gap between the perceived market for these toys and what the consumer really wants (free tv).
The reality of having too many products competing for too few consumers is price pressure. Enjoy it while it lasts. Did you get a $90 two tuner Simple DVR?