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Sold S3 but buyer has not xfr to their account?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by atomarchio, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I sold my S3 on Ebay about a month ago. The buyer rec'd and provided positive feedback.

    Just checked my account and noticed the box is still on there. Should I call Tivo and tell them I no longer have this box?

    Should I be concerned that new buyer has not activated this box on their account yet?
     
  2. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    I personally wouldn't worry about it. If they have the S3 and are happily using it then I'd say you've fulfilled your end of the bargain.
     
  3. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I understand that.

    I am just concerned about the S3 being linked to my account while someone else uses the product.

    Does that put me in a comprised siutation in any way? Could they purchase items from the S3 and bill me somehow? Things like that...
     
  4. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Good point, didn't think of that. FWIW, my parents ordered a new ir blaster for their TiVo that is on my account a year or two ago and I did get a shipping confirmation email but the charge was put on their credit card.
     
  5. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    You could create a new account with a new dummy email and move the unit over yourself. I've had an old S2 on my account for years now that I sold. But I worry about it once in a while.
     
  6. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    Tivo will not remove a box from your account until the new owner requests that it be transferred to their account. No harm, no foul normally but if you had the box connected to use things like Amazon VOD or Netflix then make sure you go into those accounts and remove the tie in to the sold Tivo. Hopefully you also did a Clear and Delete Everything on the Tivo before you shipped it.
     
  7. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    If the new owner has not transferred the Tivo to their own account, you can encourage them to do so by going to the online scheduling and set up that Tivo to record a bunch of religious programs. :p
     
  8. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    No, I did not do the clear and delete. How do I cancel the amazon before the buyer figures this out?
     
  9. daveak

    daveak Series 3 Novice

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    Maybe you could manage their season passes for them and add a few shows to their ToDo list that you just love. ;):)
     
  10. greggt007

    greggt007 New Member

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    the s3 i bought off ebay still had the guy's credit card on the account and it prob would have charged him if i didnt change it. it's also funny to see the previous owner's history, like paying 12.95/mo for almost 8 years. it also has his pandora info on there. so i've been listening to some of his good stations.
     
  11. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    The buyer is only using the S3 with an antenna so I am probably safe. I did go ahead and record several season passes though. Hopefully this works!
     
  12. daveak

    daveak Series 3 Novice

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    He will be on the forum soon complaining that his TiVo is mysteriously recording all these shows. :)
     
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    That would be hilarious! :D
     
  14. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    Log into your Amazon account then go to: www.amazon.com/pin

    At the bottom of that page it should show your registered devices. You can click to unregister them.
     
  15. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

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    Finger...
    Maybe I'm in the minority here, but personally I think scheduling recordings on his machine is rather juvenile. And not guaranteed to get the result you are looking for. He very well won't make the connection.

    Do two things. Unregister your apps, and then contact him. You can send a message through ebay if you don't have his email address.

    And next time do a clear and delete first. Not necessarily you, but anyone reading this thread about to sell their machine.
     
  16. Ed_Hunt

    Ed_Hunt Pokerpro

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    If the Tivo doesn't have lifetime on it it most likely will not be removed from your account page. This doesn't mean the person can use your old subscription, Tivo just doesn't remove the numbers from your account. i was on with Tivo yesterday because I sold a couple of HDs' with lifetime. I was told they generally only remove lifetime enabled units. Not a problem, just makes your account page busy.
     
  17. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    The TIVO I sold does have lifetime. It's been a month and buyer has not switched yet.

    Probably not a big deal since he's only using with Antenna. Just thought I would check here to find out if I should have any concerns.

    I turned off video downloads and sharing. I also removed this unit from Amazon account so I am feeling like I am covered.
     
  18. chiguy50

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    When you say that the DVR is still "on your account" do you mean to say that it's still active?

    Check the number of units listed under "Active TiVo DVRs on this account:" on the My TiVo home page and compare this number to listing on your "My Account" page. Can you select the sold DVR on the pull-down list under "Selected DVR"?

    If you can't select the sold unit and the number of active DVRs is less than the number shown on your "My Account" page, then the service was successfully transferred from your account.
     
  19. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    The sold DVR is still listed under both.
     
  20. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Why do you think that makes any difference?
     

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