My order for this got delayed for a couple of weeks. My friend started trying to order it at the beginning of the month and ran into a bug in their order system, affecting a very small subset of employees, wherein it sends the company address in Alviso to his bank as his billing address, which the bank rejects. He spent quite a while trying to get around this by banging on technical support for that system to no avail. He finally consulted their internal discussion forums and discovered that the trick was to use my
account to order, while on TiVo's internal network; if you're ordering from a computer attached to Tivo's LAN, the system figures that you must be an employee or a contractor, so you get offered the employee deals. He called me Saturday to get my account password with which to do this--the order is finally in and should be here in 4-6 business days after they ship. (If they ship from somewhere in California ordinary ground will get it here in a couple of business days--ground ship from a warehouse facility in an LA suburb is almost always overnight delivery to San Diego. Of course, if you pay for 2 or 3 day delivery, it might arrive overnight but they'll hold it for a day or 2 to deliver it at the speed you specified
Once I get it installed I can sell the old S3 (hopefully I'll only have to re-pair one of my current CableCARDs and send the other back, keeping the Tuning Adapter. Of course, the likelihood that it will be that simple is low
Has anyone tried selling one of these for a fixed price on Amazon? I notice some similar S3's with PLS offered (I should probably track one and see how quickly it disappears). I love selling through Amazon--it's a super-smooth and well designed process.