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Old 02-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Selling old series 2 tips?

I have an old series 2 tivo that's just been gathering dust in our apartment. Anyone have any tips on the best place to sell or recycle it?

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Old 02-20-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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The real value in these is if they have lifetime-service on them as well (the service travels with the unit, in case you didn't know). A non-lifetimed S2 is worth much less...

Do you know if it has lifetime on it?
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:43 PM   #3
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It doesn't. We transferred the lifetime to our new series 3 when we bought that. I wish a site like gazelle.com would take it!
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:43 PM   #4
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I recently sold 2 series 2 540040s on ebay.

1. lifetime with 200gb hd upgrade:$245.00

1. no lifetime, 250gb hd: $45.00
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:50 AM   #5
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If you're going to get ~$45 for it, know that UPS ground shipping for a TiVo is on the order of $20. I sold an S2DT (no mods) for something like $50 shipped thinking shipping would be about half of what it was.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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Exactly regarding shipping. I learned early on Ebay to always specify a shipping cost in advance and guess on the high side. I used $20 bucks on both and ground shipping was less than that to both destinations although close.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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Go with Craigslist to avoid the shipping issue.

I went nuts picking up a few S2s and ended up getting the best deals through Craigslist by driving and picking them up. (The sellers almost always meet you at a fast food parking lot due the scare stories.)
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:10 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info. A couple more questions:

1. I can't recall how big a hard drive this tivo has - how can I find out the specs on it?
2. If someone buys it, is it just a phone call to tivo to transfer the account to them?

Thanks, again for the help!
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:23 AM   #9
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1. Look at the model # on the back. 540040 = 40 GB. 540080 = 80. That's all I know...

2. If you don't have lifetime there is nothing to transfer. The person that buys it will just contact tivo to set up their own account and activate the service # under their name. When I was selling my S2s I contacted Tivo just to let them know that they (the S2s) were being sold and would be transfered to new accounts. In the same call I also stopped service on the S2 I was paying for (the other was lifetime). The tivo rep said they flagged my account with that info.
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