One possibility is that they acquired a bunch during eBay's recent 20% off sale (see Weakness post, here); another is that they're pulling a credit card scam. I have no idea which, or if another reason exists. p.s. Yeah, then I'd lean towards the latter, a credit card scam. Many people have come across them in the past, where the seller uses a stolen credit card to make the purchase direct from TiVo for shipment to the buyer, leaving the buyer holding the bag when the credit card purchase is challenged/cancelled by the owner of the credit card.