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Old 08-06-2005, 03:32 AM   #16
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I disagree, I think that the $399 Lifetime deal is the best. It's what I paid in 03
Alas, the 399 deal is gone, never to return.

I never suggested that 499 was the best deal they EVER offered. But it is the best deal one is going to get now or in the future.

After January, look for the price on the lifetime to go up again.

So my advice is still good. Those who have not purchased a lifetime sub need to do so before the end of January.
Actually, believe it or not $499 is the better deal, as offered.

When we got the $399, it was for the life of a single, rapidly obsolescing, receiver. The sub wasn't a no-brainer, it was a risky and questionable proposition. Heat is the enemy of electronics, and our chipsets generate a lot of it. For audio quality and reliability, my first receiver, the Jensen SSR2000, would have been absolutely unworthy of a lifetime sub.

We earlybirds got lucky after the fact; but $499 for a lifetime sub that accepts three replacement units, and discounted add-ons after that, is a sweet deal from the start.

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Old 08-06-2005, 10:13 AM   #17
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My subscription ends on Aug 15th and I was wondering if anyone knew of any "deals" that Sirius is currently running. I know on this past subscription I was able to get 15 months for the price of 12. Anyone got any info? thanks!
I just talked to Customer Service yesterday (had to change my address and billing info because I moved and changed banks), and I was asking about when my subscription would be renewed. I knew it was coming up soon, and sure enough it is this August 23rd. I also originally signed up for the 15 month plan for the price of 12. She told me I would automatically be renewed for that same plan (15 for price of 12), even though that is no longer available to new customers. I thought that was pretty cool.
Back in May, they renewed me for a year's charge as well. When I called they said they gave me 15 for 12 as well and confirmed my new expiry as Aug 2006.

But the CS rep I spoke to said it was a mistake, and that he would overlook it. I got the impression it would not be that way next year?

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Old 08-12-2005, 10:42 AM   #18
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We earlybirds got lucky after the fact; but $499 for a lifetime sub that accepts three replacement units, and discounted add-ons after that, is a sweet deal from the start.

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Ok, here goes -- I'm probably way off base here but...I to am trying to decide between the lifetime and the other plans, and this point here concerns me. Not to complain, it's definitely a great deal! But...that's when you consider that $500 will truly last you a lifetime, which is doubtful if you think about it. I replace my cars every few years or so, and I know I can tear out my old Audiovox PnP2 and pay to have someone re-install every time I upgrade ($$) (I am completely mechanically mis-inclined), but beyond that I might also want to buy a car with Sirius as a factory option as part of the OEM head unit someday. Or, if I decided to stick with my Audiovox PnP2 forever, as was already mentioned, can it honestly last a lifetime? I can cook eggs on that thing... :\

According to the Sirius customer service rep I just spoke to, yes you can enjoy account swaps to new OEM or store bought units for $75 each (only up to three, though), so that adds another $225, so we're up to $725. But she also said that the fourth swap will cost me $500 again. I've had three cars since 1999, so just for argument's sake had I signed up for this deal way back then I'd be stuck with whichever unit I had installed at the moment, unless I wanted to cough up another $500. I'm looking ahead another 5 or 6 years, and even if I trade in only twice between now and then I'm at or near the end of my lifetime subscription rope. I hope to live till I'm 100, and I hope that Sirius is around and going strong then, and the thought of sticking with the same old unit as new and improved models come out every few months is just not practical, IMO. Maybe I'm just a gadget hound that likes to have maybe not the latest, but at least up to date equipment....do any of you life'ers plan on keeping your existing equipment forever? I'm asking honestly, not to sound negative.

I'm a bit confused on the whole thing, and probably totally misunderstanding how the lifetime subscription angle works, so hopefully someone will set me straight.
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:04 AM   #19
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Ok, here goes -- I'm probably way off base here but...I to am trying to decide between the lifetime and the other plans, and this point here concerns me....
Sure, if you go out of your way to make the lifetime an inefficient purchase, you won't have any trouble doing so. Your PnP2 won't last a lifetime, but you take it as long as you can. Your next-gen PnP will run cooler. If you want the built-in look and like to trade up vehicles frequently, then you'll use up your receiver count quickly. How will you be listening at home? You can always use the PnP there and use add-on subs to maximize savings on the in-dash OEM receivers.

My lifetime sub is a PnP1 which moves from home to vehicle (trips over 20 min only.) I think TX said his was OEM on a truck he'll be keeping for seven years. You have to choose wisely which receiver to marry to a lifetime sub or it won't pay.

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Old 08-12-2005, 11:06 AM   #20
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can you upgrade your account? i would like to move to the lifetime membership as it really makes sense if you have the radio for 4-5 years...and i will have it at least that long...so can you upgrade? do you have to call customer service or can you do it online? i couldnt find it online in my member account, maybe i was missing something?
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I am as new as they get, so please pardon my ignorance. Today I bought the Xact Stream Jockey kit at Costco after doing much research so I'd make the right choice for my needs. And since I figured a lifetime subscription would pay for itself in a little over 4 years, I signed up for that when I activated my receiver. It was only AFTER the money was on the table and the unit activated that I discovered how HOT these run. Now I'm wondering if the Xact's lifespan isn't going to be considerably less than the minimum of 4 years that I'd planned to use it. What kind of experience have folks had with the longevity of this unit? Someone else here said they could cook eggs on their receiver, and I sure do agree -- I am horrified at how hot it runs. Will my Xact give out in just a few months with steady daily use? I'd sure appreciate some input on this.

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I have an "old" JVC SR1000 that is over a year old now. It runs really hot, but I have not had any problems with it and plan to keep it 'til it burns itself out. My first subscription (I think I originally signed on for 13 months because it was some kind of deal) is running out, and I've opted for the lifetime subscription. I don't plan on swapping out receivers that often so in 4 - 5 years (depending on if I swap receivers once or twice) the lifetime pays for itself. Seems like a good deal to me.

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I am as new as they get, so please pardon my ignorance. Today I bought the Xact Stream Jockey kit at Costco after doing much research so I'd make the right choice for my needs. And since I figured a lifetime subscription would pay for itself in a little over 4 years, I signed up for that when I activated my receiver. It was only AFTER the money was on the table and the unit activated that I discovered how HOT these run. Now I'm wondering if the Xact's lifespan isn't going to be considerably less than the minimum of 4 years that I'd planned to use it. What kind of experience have folks had with the longevity of this unit? Someone else here said they could cook eggs on their receiver, and I sure do agree -- I am horrified at how hot it runs. Will my Xact give out in just a few months with steady daily use? I'd sure appreciate some input on this.

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They all seem to run hot, but it doesn't seem to be causing anyone any problems. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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I have an "old" JVC SR1000 that is over a year old now. It runs really hot, but I have not had any problems with it and plan to keep it 'til it burns itself out. My first subscription (I think I originally signed on for 13 months because it was some kind of deal) is running out, and I've opted for the lifetime subscription. I don't plan on swapping out receivers that often so in 4 - 5 years (depending on if I swap receivers once or twice) the lifetime pays for itself. Seems like a good deal to me.

I have one of these too. I play it heavily and the heat doesn't seem to bother it.
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