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?