Originally Posted by radtechy
I was thinking about that they let me lifetime one of my premiers for the 99 and I could do the HD like you said but I don't wanna invest 100 bucks to maybe sell it for 200 if it's not a sure thing
Being that the HD is over 3 yrs can anyone get that lifetime deal? Or just me cause it was my box or another current customer if they are adding a box?
We don't know for absolute certain beyond any shadow of a doubt "this is in writing and sits in plain view of every customer service rep" what qualifies you for $99 lifetime on which TiVo, because TiVo has never made any sort of official announcement about it.
I can't find the original thread about $99 lifetime on pre-S4 units, and the stories from people who got it on the various S3s and S4s are scattered throughout the site.
If you've been paying monthly on that S3 HD for at least 3 years, you can probably get the deal if you call to cancel--mentioning that you're going to buy a Roamio probably wouldn't hurt, although you may have to call more than once--what we call Customer Service Roulette--you keep trying 'til you get a rep that'll give you the deal.
As to whether you can turn around and sell it afterwards or not, no one can absolutely guarantee that, but I'd be surprised if you couldn't sell it for at least enough to get the $99 back, whereas not lifetimed you'd probably need to find someone looking for one for parts.
But I'd really rather it didn't wind up in a landfill.