TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
GoEagles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 125
Imagine my surprise..

I wanted to buy another Premiere that I could replace a hard drive and have it store a lot more shows. Someone was selling one for $50 near me that he says he won at Best Buy while his worked there. He has Comcast with a nice promotion and didn't need the box.

He said it might have a few months left of free service, but didn't know how many. I still took the deal anyway since a practically new unit for $50 was great. I called TiVo to transfer to my name, and they tell me it has some kind of internal PLS and no need to pay for anything. SWEET!
GoEagles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
lillevig
Hot in West Texas
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Angelo, TX
Posts: 1,758
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoEagles View Post
I wanted to buy another Premiere that I could replace a hard drive and have it store a lot more shows. Someone was selling one for $50 near me that he says he won at Best Buy while his worked there. He has Comcast with a nice promotion and didn't need the box.

He said it might have a few months left of free service, but didn't know how many. I still took the deal anyway since a practically new unit for $50 was great. I called TiVo to transfer to my name, and they tell me it has some kind of internal PLS and no need to pay for anything. SWEET!
Nice, but you should verify what kind of "lifetime" it has. Seems like there are some with "11:Evaluation" (or something like that) lifetimes that could be terminated by Tivo at their whim or possibly be non-transferrable. The good one is code "5:Product Lifetime Service".
__________________
"I'm just one story in a two story town." Bon Jovi
lillevig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
GoEagles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by lillevig View Post
Nice, but you should verify what kind of "lifetime" it has. Seems like there are some with "11:Evaluation" (or something like that) lifetimes that could be terminated by Tivo at their whim or possibly be non-transferrable. The good one is code "5:Product Lifetime Service".
Excellent suggestion!
GoEagles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
Chris Gerhard
Registered User
 
Chris Gerhard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: AR
Posts: 4,966
Wow, always cool to see someone get a great deal but Premiere with lifetime service for $50 is the best deal yet.
__________________
Home Theater - OTA TiVoHD/1.16TB/NSZ-GS8 GTV
MBR - OTA TiVoHD/660GB/NSZ-GT1 GTV
Den - OTA TiVo Premiere/2TB/NSZ-GT1 GTV
Chris Gerhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
Test
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,421
Were they able to transfer it to your name?
__________________
.
Test is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
Series3Sub
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 636
I thought there were some that are Evaluation even if it shows a "5 Product Liftetime Service." Unless TiVo has changed what is displayed for all evaluations, there are several post from angry TiVo Evaluation boxes with "5" code who, when the Evaluation ended, had to pay full price subscriptions or Lifetimes (or MSD rates) for the boxes. What was upsetting was that the TiVo nor calls to CSR's BEFORE the end of the evaluation NEVER gave any indication that they were other than "5" Lifetime. If this has changed, then great.

What usually happens is that the evaluation Lifetime runs out, and you are forced to set a new payment plan. However, MSD does apply, but, financially, it is as if you just got the TiVo and need to add it to your account. You are given NO CREDIT or additional discounts. If you want Lifetime, you will have to pay full price either as first Lifetime or subsequent Lifetime box if you already have another on your account.
Series3Sub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
GoEagles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 125
This is odd to me. It says Product Lifetime Service on the My Account page, but the service is listed as Code 11 on the box. I would like to sell this to someone because I don't need the ability to record 6 shows at one time, but morally I couldn't sell a lifetime subscription box if says "Evaluation" on the front. No one at Tivo can tell me when it ends either, or when it would be removed. I'll use it till the proverbial wheels falls/subscription ends.
GoEagles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #8
lillevig
Hot in West Texas
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Angelo, TX
Posts: 1,758
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoEagles View Post
This is odd to me. It says Product Lifetime Service on the My Account page, but the service is listed as Code 11 on the box. I would like to sell this to someone because I don't need the ability to record 6 shows at one time, but morally I couldn't sell a lifetime subscription box if says "Evaluation" on the front. No one at Tivo can tell me when it ends either, or when it would be removed. I'll use it till the proverbial wheels falls/subscription ends.
Still, not bad to have a Premiere for spare parts. I bought an unused one for $51/delivered for just that purpose. You actually need a Premeire hard drive to make a new hard drive because WinMFS and WinTools can't make a truncated image of a Premiere.
__________________
"I'm just one story in a two story town." Bon Jovi
lillevig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #9
GoEagles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 125
I'm definitely keeping it around and it seems to have a subscription on it so I'm using it now. Plan to use it a STB in my bedroom and if I can finally get my Elite to transfer shows to other Premiere boxes.
GoEagles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 01:00 AM   #10
tootal2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 936
How do you know that tivo was not stolen? seems like to good of a deal.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoEagles View Post
I wanted to buy another Premiere that I could replace a hard drive and have it store a lot more shows. Someone was selling one for $50 near me that he says he won at Best Buy while his worked there. He has Comcast with a nice promotion and didn't need the box.

He said it might have a few months left of free service, but didn't know how many. I still took the deal anyway since a practically new unit for $50 was great. I called TiVo to transfer to my name, and they tell me it has some kind of internal PLS and no need to pay for anything. SWEET!

tootal2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 09:40 AM   #11
Joe01880
I love my TiVo
 
Joe01880's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 524
Quote:
Originally Posted by tootal2 View Post
seems like to good of a deal.
too good!
__________________

Roamio Pro- $99 yearly grandfathered MSD
Premiere- 2TB w/PLS
TiVo HD- 2TB w/ PLS For Sale $350
Series 2- Just sittin around
DVR40- yours if you want it
Connected via Ethernet
FiOS

Joe01880 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #12
Orthanos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe01880 View Post
too good!
I imagine its a true deal, do Grats on a great deal

If my Tivo was stolen I would be sure to contact Tivo and report it, in hopes they would turn the unit off from any subscription.
Orthanos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 08:52 PM   #13
GoEagles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 125
I am sure it's not stolen, I knew where it came from, nothing shady like that going on. I think you can report it as stolen of course and I would have run into a major problem, but it was a good deal though, lucky i guess in this case.
GoEagles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #14
Joe01880
I love my TiVo
 
Joe01880's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 524
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoEagles View Post
I am sure it's not stolen, I knew where it came from, nothing shady like that going on. I think you can report it as stolen of course and I would have run into a major problem, but it was a good deal though, lucky i guess in this case.
those are the deals we all hope to trip over..congrats
__________________

Roamio Pro- $99 yearly grandfathered MSD
Premiere- 2TB w/PLS
TiVo HD- 2TB w/ PLS For Sale $350
Series 2- Just sittin around
DVR40- yours if you want it
Connected via Ethernet
FiOS

Joe01880 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump




Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements

TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2013 Magenium Solutions - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 PM.
OUR NETWORK: MyOpenRouter | TechLore | SansaCommunity | RoboCommunity | MediaSmart Home | Explore3DTV | Dijit Community | DVR Playground |