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TiVO HD Still with service from previous owner

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by buscuitboy, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    Well, its been almost 3 months since I got this TiVo HD and it STILL apparently has monthly service being paid on it. It keeps indicating its "in good standing" so somebody is paying the bill (probably $6.95/month) on this unit.

    I can't locate/contact the Craigslist person I got it from ($15). I tend to wonder if it was a unit from their spouse or a family member & they didn't care. Still can't use Netflix and/or transfer recordings to/from my other TiVos, but its in a work shop area so not used a lot & no biggie right now.

    I even paired up a Comcast cable card to the unit & receiving all my channels flawlessly. HD/SD channels, broadcast networks (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX), cable (TNT, TBS, A&E, etc.) and premium (HBO, NFL, etc.). At this point, I just wonder how much longer it will be "in good standing" :p
     
  2. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    till the credit card expires, perhaps
     
  3. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    Yea, I was thinking the same thing. Unless of course they have multiple tivos on their account and update it for those. Will maybe see at some point here.
     
  4. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    A few years ago I bought a series 2 at a yard sale for 5 dollars. The lady I bought it from told me it was a gift from her boss and the service for it was 6.95 a month being paid for by her boss. She no longer worked for the guy and no longer needed the TiVo. I too originally wanted it for the remote. I have called TiVo once each year for the last few years. I told them the deal, where I bought it and when and whats up. The last I called it was still being billed and since the cards not mine, unless I add it to my account it will continue to be billed until the guy who owns the card cancels service.
    I have not added it to my account, I also do not use it, except for the remote, German Shepherd puppies you know. So there lays/lies(?) the dilemma. I have done what I feel the honest thing to do and call TiVo, several times. I wont be calling again and wont be using the S2 unless someone builds me and addition on my house. I think the right thing to do in the op's case might be to ask local police if that box was reported stolen, but be cautioned, if it is, you are now in possession of stolen goods. Is a dilemma indeed!
    I was once told, long ago, by a judge, ignorance is no excuse for the breaking the law.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    So with my $6.95 a month Roamio, a new owner will be able to get that rate? If so that sounds like a good deal.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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