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S2DT lifetime .. sell w/ 80GB or upgrade to 1TB first?

Discussion in 'Buyer/Seller Area' started by audiodane, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Feb 8, 2013 #1 of 13
    audiodane

    audiodane New Member

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    So I have an S2DT (w/ lifetime) that needs a new HDD.

    I *have* a spare 80GB drive from an old S2 "nightlite" model that I have since sold..

    Options:

    1. use the spare 80GB drive to repair, and sell w/ 80GB.
    2. buy a new 1TB drive w/ pata adapter to repair, and sell w/ 1TB.

    Weird thing is, it doesn't seem like eBay prices right now have ANYTHING to do with the size HDD .. A 1TB HDD will cost me around $100 right now.. So to make it worth my time and effort of course I'd need to mark up the resale cost more than that.. say $125 ish .. but given that it's only an S2DT, not an HD model, I'm not sure the market would bear the price hike. Given that current eBay sales are ranging between $150 and $275 largely regardless of HDD size, I'm wondering if it really matters?

    I'd love to gather some replies about what I should do (and why)..

    And in case anyone's interested, I can have it ready to ship in a couple days using my spare 80GB drive (just say the word)..

    cheers,
    ..dane
     
  2. Feb 8, 2013 #2 of 13
    lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    No brainer - sell it with the 80GB drive. You will never get the $100 cost of the 1TB drive when you sell it.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2013 #3 of 13
    audiodane

    audiodane New Member

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    Thanks for your input..

    Next question, I plugged it in this morning to double-check its status, and ... oh, "Product in Good Standing." :( I am going to call tivo later this morning to see if it even qualifies for a $99 lifetime upgrade. I have no money in this tivo, it was given to me with a bad HDD. If I can fix and lifetime it for $99, and sell for $150, great. But my margins are shrinking.. :( Guess now I know why they didn't want any money for it. :)

    thanks,
    ..dane
     
  4. Feb 9, 2013 #4 of 13
    PCurry57

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    The series 2 isn't going to support a 1Tb drive anyhow, at best maybe a 500-750Gb drive
     
  5. Feb 9, 2013 #5 of 13
    cannonz

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    SHHHHHH! don't tell my two S2DT's that do.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2013 #6 of 13
    audiodane

    audiodane New Member

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    well at this point I'm about to throw it out. it's *NOT* lifetime'd like I thought it was.. :( And I spoke with Tivo this morning and apparently the $99 lifetime option is not available for this unit..
     
  7. audiodane

    audiodane New Member

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    apparently they can still fetch around $50 on eBay even without subscriptions.. I'll use the spare 80 that I have, and go from there..

    cheers,
    ..dane
     
  8. moedaman

    moedaman New Member

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    How much was the lifetime price for this unit then? Honestly, I can't see you getting $50 out of an old series 2 if the buyer has to pay for a subscription afterword. I just bought a complete 40gb series 2 with lifetime and the wireless G adaptor for $50 in December. And my local craigslist has a few series 2 w/lifetime for $75 - $100. The $100 series 2 has a 750gb hdd, but is missing the remote.

    I feel that non-lifetime series 2 models are only worth what the parts are worth. All of the non-lifetime series 2 I see for sale locally are priced $35 or below.
     
  9. audiodane

    audiodane New Member

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    Yeah, I did some more looking.. $35 + shipping is a more typical price on eBay. $50 were for "new in box" units without subscription. A ton of units sold in the $30-35 + sh range.. broken and non-broken.. all without lifetime.

    New plan. Sell the box as-is for $30+sh. Sell the tcd540 80GB drive as-is for $25+sh (based on past sales) .. As you suggested, the parts are worth more than the whole..

    ..dane
     
  10. lillevig

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    Hopefully you can get something out of it. I tried to give away a perfectly working unsub single-tuner S2 and found no takers. Good thing, 'cuz I just had to cannabalize it's power supply for another unit.
     
  11. audiodane

    audiodane New Member

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    Ha! Now that's an idea.. Strip it down and sell it for parts! I think you're on to something here.. :)
     
  12. lillevig

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    The problem there is that about the only thing worth much is the power supply.
     
  13. audiodane

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    Oh well, seemed like a good idea to me. :)
     

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