Question about selling a tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by billym99, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. billym99

    billym99 New Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    hey guys... maybe a dumb question here but just want to be safe. I'm selling my S2 Tivo with Lifetime Service and the potential buyer asked for the tivo serial number (i'm guessing he means the service number) to verify the lifetime subscription. Is this safe to give out?
  2. tfellad

    tfellad Who is tfellad!?

    Jul 7, 2006
    Tha Ville,...
    I would think it would be ok. Because the TSN is tied to the motherboard and the unit itself. So having the number does him no good without the box. I don't think Tivo will do anything or even give him any info on that number without the box.
  3. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    I've never been clear on how safe it is to give out the TSN. I want to say I remember stories about people getting the TSNs of Lifetimed boxes and then transferring the service to their own box (when those transfer offers were going on).

    Not sure, though.

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