Farewell, adios, au revoir...

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Philnic, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Philnic

    Philnic New Member

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    It's time to go: I've lived without TiVo for a couple of months now, and not missed it as much as I thought I would. As a final act, I hooked it up to AltEPG via dialup, just for fun...

    ...and then put it on eBay!

    Anyone looking for a 250GB Tivo, start your bidding!
     
  2. johnscott99

    johnscott99 New Member

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    Bid
     
  3. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    Mine is probably going soon, I will follow this with interest ;)
     
  4. Fred Smith

    Fred Smith Still learning

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    This you would be better following it on Ebay as it appears to all ready on there.
     
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    Philnic

    Philnic New Member

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    29 people following with interest, apparently :D; but only one bid so far :(!
     
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    johnscott99

    johnscott99 New Member

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    Did you see the two going for £15 each with £19 postage? - noone bid
     
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    Philnic

    Philnic New Member

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    :eek:
     
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    SolidTechie

    SolidTechie New Member

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    The last one I bought for £17.47 plus P&P of £12.50 - the previous one was p&p of £6.95.

    I wouldn't bid on them with a p&p figure clearly OTT
     
  9. Philnic

    Philnic New Member

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    Well, it went for £38, with delivery set at £10.:)

    Delivery is a bit of a problem, since the Tivo is quite heavy (packaged, mine weighed in at 6.6kg, and the cheapest tracked delivery I could get at the post office was about £14. I could have got a lower price from a courier, but I wanted to minimise the hassle.)
     
  10. Richard Loxley

    Richard Loxley New Member

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    Have a look at http://www.parcel2go.com/ - very easy to book online, they pick up from your door, and you should be able to send a Tivo for under a tenner. They just re-sell service from all the major couriers without you needing an account with the actual courier.

    I've used them a couple of times and was very happy with the service.
     
  11. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    +1 for parcel2go. Use it myself all the time now for anything too large/valuable for second class packet.
     
  12. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    and they're also handy for getting holiday luggage home when a ryanair/easyjet type flight is your daughters last leg home - given her luggage weighed nearly as much as she does :)
     
  13. Philnic

    Philnic New Member

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    ...and after all that palaver of putting it on eBay and watching the bids slowly trickle in, boxing the thing up, schlepping it to the post office, paying £14 to ship it...

    Parcel Force somehow manage to lose it:eek::eek::eek:.

    One Tivo, lovingly boxed, is on the loose somewhere in the Acton region. It will probably end its life in a skip (as the a*** of a postal worker who stole it discovers it ISN'T a DVD player, and can't figure out quite WHAT it is...:mad:)
     
  14. johnscott99

    johnscott99 New Member

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    I bought one from eBay for £11.50 and postage was only £6.95 for 48hour signed for.
    Get me!
     
  15. Philnic

    Philnic New Member

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    In that case, you're doubly lucky you didn't win the one I was selling. You would never have received it!
     
  16. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    I was sent tracked wasn't it ?

    Always send ebay items with a tracked service requiring a signature,
    they often don't "arrive" otherwise and the buyers get a free item. :rolleyes:

    [edit] Ah now read the thread fully, and see you did send it tracked !
     
  17. Philnic

    Philnic New Member

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    The purchaser asked Parcel Force about the missing parcel, and they said something like "the seller can claim for the lost item, and they will then be able to send you a replacement".

    Ha! If only life were so simple!
     
  18. ...coolstream

    ...coolstream New Member

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    So how much is a tivo 'worth' for insurance purposes?
     
  19. Nimbus

    Nimbus New Member

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    how much it is worth, and how much he will get, will be two very different things I suspect..

    Given that ebay seems full of people 'working' the system, I suspect it wasnt lost at all, and Philnic has been 'done'....

    Did they pay by paypal by any chance ?
     
  20. davesh

    davesh New Member

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    If it was a lifetime subbed machine perhaps you could consider legal action against Tivo :D

    Dave
     

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