Value of Tivo HD new in (unopened) box w/Lifetime?
I have kind of a weird situation (but a good one, I believe).
I have two Tivo HDs that have literally never been opened. New in (unopened) box, they've been sitting in a closet for 3+ years. They came from Blockbuster's sale. Worst case, I was planning on using them for parts. As fate would have it, as part of a (much) bigger purchase (Roamios/Minis) I was able to talk Tivo into discounting lifetime on them - my argument was they're older boxes that otherwise won't generate any revenue. I'm sure it helped the argument that I hadn't yet spent anything but was willing to drop a bunch on Roamios & Minis if they did so.
Here's my question(s): What is each one worth? (I know, what someone will pay for them.) Looking mostly for ballpark estimates. I don't want to open & upgrade them unless absolutely necessary, as some people will prefer the notion of a shiny new unused TIVO, even if it's not the latest model. Worst case, I'll upgrade them & sell to someone who wants the expanded storage - even then I'd try to leverage the fact they haven't been opened & wait to do the upgrade until an agreement's in place.
The other question would be what's the best avenue for selling them? I'd rather sell locally & avoid shipping if possible. The catch is that people on Craigslist are flaky & often don't know what they're getting, they just know they want a lower price.
One more thing & this is a longshot, but I'll ask: If they're still in the 30-day money back guarantee window, is there a creative way to transfer the lifetime from one of the boxes to something like a base Roamio?
TIVO Roamio Pro 476 Hr (Lifetime)
2x TIVO Mini (Lifetime)
TIVO Roamio Base 476 Hr (Lifetime)
TIVO Roamio OTA 800 Hr (Lifetime)
TIVO HD 318 Hr (Lifetime)
Toshiba RS-TX20 300 Hr (Basic Life)