Advertisements Here is a warning to all to NOT buy any TiVo with Lifetime Service on eBay. Yes, do NOT buy any. This coming from someone who has bought several of them, and used them as gifts. Why? Well, My S3 just told me I no longer had Lifetime. Yet, I bought the S3 when it first came out, and had an old S1 that I purchased from eBay way back when (probably about 2002 or so) and paid the "transfer" fee to TiVo to transfer the Lifetime from the S1 to my S3. All was well for about 15 months. Now, Jan 2008, My S3 says that Lifetime is no longer on this unit. I called TiVo, and the CSR told me that they did an audit and found about 1,000 TiVo's that were illegally using the Lifetime. My old S1 was one of them, thus removing the Lifetime from the S3, making it void. I mentioned that that was 6 years ago. I was told to go to eBay and request a refund, or something like that. The bottom line is that the CSR said that Tivo does not validate the Lifetime during transferring, and that when they find out they remove lifetime from that box. If you find out past 30 days from time of purchase, eBay will do little to help you. Unless someone can show me the error of my logic, then one should never purchase a TiVo from a third party (eBay, Craig's list, garage sale) that you do not know personally. comments from anyone, please?