Tivos for sale

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by spitfires, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Does freedom of speech mean you can walk into the bosses office and question how he runs his busniess? I wouldn't think so. This is and always has been a private forum which has rules you agreed to on becoming a member. Follow those rules and there will be no need to question anyone about anything :)

    However, specific forum-related topics can be posted here:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=20

    I'm sure that ozsat wouldn't mind you PMing him with a question, but there is no reason to do it in the forum itself.
     
  2. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    This forum has always has pretty hard line moderation rules compared to most, but the moderators apply them with a pretty gentle touch on the whole.
     
  3. scoopuk

    scoopuk TiVo from week 1

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    As someone who paid the £400 in week one, I don't remember signing anything with BSkyB, although I do remember calling up a TiVo activation line.
     
  4. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    BSkyB had (big) a stake in TiVo a long time ago.
     
  5. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    And here they come...the fleece-u-bay flood gates have opened! 5 Tivos listed on ebay yesterday alone! Some claiming to have lifetime subscription but "has been in a box for a while so needs updating". Hmmmm...

    I know there's caveat emptor but I don't think it helps when people deliberately don't mention something they know to be true (viz. Tivo stopped taking subscription money and we don't know what that means for Tivo's long term future). Is it any wonder people get into arguments about "not as described", "ad didn't say it only had 3 wheels!", "well you could've asked (if you'd known what to ask)", blah, blah. :(


    So there's another 17 of you getting your shiny VM TiVo installed tomorrow (the 15th)... wow fleece-u-bay is going to be busy. ;)
     
  6. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    There's no market for TiVos except for spares these days really is there?
     
  7. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    I agree. I can't help thinking some people are buying them in order to "qualify" for the VM "S1 upgrade" offer - might cause a few complaints when one is sold with lifetime sub but has already been used to get the VM upgrade. VM checks the serial number to check eligibility..."sorry, that number has already had a VM upgrade". :eek:


    There's even a couple being sold with an alleged "lifetime sub" and, after questioning, they say it says status "3: Account in Good Standing" - err, that's not lifetime sub dude! ;)
     
  8. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Tivos only for spares? Lol - not my experience.

    Did VM check the serial number to see if they were lifetime subs or not ? Don't think so.

    That aside from the fact that there really isn't/wasn't any specific TiVo S1 "deal" - all pre-register lists got the same price. Thanks for your efforts though, royfox.

    We don't know what will happen to the service - though I suspect it will continue unsupported (sky/tivo CS number disappears - guide data continues)
    - but any predictions are just assumptions.
     
  9. djqster

    djqster New Member

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    I like this one.
    Advertised as having a lifetime sub, but the seller helpfully posted an image showing account status of 8 'Closed' :rolleyes:
     
  10. PhilG

    PhilG New Member

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    Personally, I have registered with Virgin for a new Tivo - even though I KNOW I CAN'T HAVE ONE (and will never be able to have one either - the chances of Virgin cable HERE (SK17 8LS) are as close to nill as makes no difference!)

    I'd recommend EVERYONE to register their interest - I'd hope that a lot of potential customers who can't be turned into real customers might attract someones attention :)
     
  11. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Ooh that's a good one - hadn't seen that one before! :D

    I mean they're not lying as such... they didn't say the lifetime sub was still "valid", just that it had one :p
     
  12. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    15 and counting.....

    Should be able to get one for 99p plus postage soon ;)
     
  13. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    He he he - nice one!
     

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  14. velocitysurfer1

    velocitysurfer1 Proud S1lifer

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    This is a link to the above information.
     
  15. Duncan

    Duncan New Member

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    I see that someone on ebay is selling a Tivo soft toy.

    Tempted to buy it to stick pins in.
     
  16. Tony Hoyle

    Tony Hoyle Geek

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    I've lost my plushie :( Disappeared when I moved house.
     
  17. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Should really have included a link to the official site notification for this.
     
  18. velocitysurfer1

    velocitysurfer1 Proud S1lifer

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    ? I was linking to the eBay item that spitfires was referring to, and not the official notification.
     
  19. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yes. And I meant that it would have been a good idea for the ebay member who posted that message to include a link to the official page as he could just be making it up; was my point :)
     
  20. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Someone managed to pick one up for £2.20 !
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