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Old 07-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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FS: TiVo Series 3 (OLED) with Lifetime and 1TB

I have an original Series 3 (TCD648250B) with OLED display, lifetime subscription, and 1TB hard drive for sale. The unit was factory refurbished in September 2010 (date on back sticker is 08-Sep-10) and is still in excellent condition.

The unit is upgraded with a 1TB hard drive and includes the original 250GB drive as a backup.

Items included: TCD648250B Series 3 TiVo w/Lifetime Subscription and 1TB drive, 250GB original drive, TiVo peanut remote, and power cord.

I am in Nashville, TN for pick-up or buyer pays actual shipping charges.

PM with offers.

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Old 07-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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How much?
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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How much?
You tell me. Make an offer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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I didn't receive any offers so it is now listed on eBay. Opening bid is $0.01, Buy-it-Now $350.00.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320939488321...84.m1555.l2649
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:03 PM   #5
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Ya gotta love eBay... The three of the first four bidders bid $10.00, $11.01, and $12.01. The $12.01 wasn't enough so he upped the bid to $13.01 before giving up.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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He may have bid more and ebay only raised it enough to beat other bidder.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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It's now up to $158.27. Most people like me dont even bid until the last few seconds of an auction. If its something I really want then I sit right here and wait until the last few seconds and throw a bid out there to get it.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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He may have bid more and ebay only raised it enough to beat other bidder.
No, those first three low-bidders have all been out-bid so you can see what their actual bid was. It's only the current high-bidder who's actual bid is concealed.

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Most people like me dont even bid until the last few seconds of an auction. If its something I really want then I sit right here and wait until the last few seconds and throw a bid out there to get it.
Yep... No point in ever bidding with more than a few seconds remaining. Luckily for us sellers, everyone hasn't figured that out yet.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #9
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I have always wondered about those early, days ahead bidders marking territory I guess.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #10
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I'm always surprised when one of my auction ends without any last second snipes but that's how it usually happens.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:03 PM   #11
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The best way to list an auction that I have learned over time is to have your auction end at a really great time. I always try to list mine to where they end either on a Thursday or Friday night, maybe even a Saturday, around 9pm central time. A lot of people get paid the end of the week, and then the hardcore Ebayers are online looking for great deals. If you cant be home at a certain time to list your auction where it ends this way, just use that option to have it start at a certain time, its only 10 cents to do so.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #12
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I time my auctions to end in the evening, after dinner time on the west coast but not too late on the east coast. I hadn't thought to pick the days, though.

Anyone use any good eBay tools? I use Turbo Lister 2 for listing and www.gixen.com for bidding.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #13
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It sold for $347.99 plus shipping so I'm happy.

Seems strange to me that a 1TB Series 3 brings a relatively small premium over the stock 160GB TiVo HD I sold last month for $314. Seems like people are overpaying for the TiVo HD because it's newer.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:51 AM   #14
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It sold for $347.99 plus shipping so I'm happy.

Seems strange to me that a 1TB Series 3 brings a relatively small premium over the stock 160GB TiVo HD I sold last month for $314. Seems like people are overpaying for the TiVo HD because it's newer.
Maybe it's the two cable cards in the S3 vs only 1 in the TiVo HD, but your right people just don't put a premium on drive capacity.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:22 AM   #15
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Maybe it's the two cable cards in the S3 vs only 1 in the TiVo HD, but your right people just don't put a premium on drive capacity.
Could be, but do enough of the bidders really know that? Other than that, the Series 3 is the better box with the OLED display and THX. I guess they don't realize how big a difference it is going from 160GB to 1TB.

Well, my goal was more than $300 each and I got that, and a bit more.
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