Warning about Series3 and eBay

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by classicX, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

    May 10, 2006
    Miles away...


    Be warned.

    Some people are selling Series3's with lifetime on eBay. Others are selling just the transfer to a series3, but are using the picture and language that leads you to believe that it's the actual unit.

    Be careful and read the fine print if you plan on bidding!

    Currently I saw only two actual Series3 units with lifetime for sale, one currently going for $950 and the other for $1025. I expect them to go for more like $1300-1500 at the close of bidding.

    Good luck and be careful!
  2. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    You can count on EBay to take advantage of people on new products :)
  3. tunnelengineer

    tunnelengineer New Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Tivo should monitor ebay and keep a tight grasp on what is legal to auction or not.
  4. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

    Jan 18, 2004
    How does "EBAY" take advantage of people ?

    It's it more like people buying the Series3 and re-selling it on EBAY ?

    If people want to keep on bidding on it till it gets up in the $1300-$1500 range how is that taking advantage of anyone ? Some people are willing to pay practically 2X what it's worth, so what.
  5. tunnelengineer

    tunnelengineer New Member

    Jul 21, 2006


    I think he was saying people are passing off just the lifetime transfer as including the unit itself in the auctions by showing pictures of the S3. Just like people sold XBOX 360 boxes by showing the unit but just saying box in the title.

    I agree with him. people are being taken advantage of in this regard. If you aren't selling the unit you shouldn't be able to post pictures of it.
  6. snathanb

    snathanb New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Maybe I should sell my S3 box. I'm sure I could word it carefully enough to make people think they were buying an S3.
  7. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    And no one seems interested in the BIN prices for those boxes with lifetime or just the the S3 by itself.

    Hope that no one gets taken by some of these "sell my lifetime only" deals.
  8. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci TiVo Bolt 500GB - TE4 UI

    Jan 30, 2003
    I can't wait until the Playstation 3 comes out. Ebay should be very interesting. :)
  9. pyrosas

    pyrosas New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    Wow... I can make quite a lot of money on my S3, if I want to sell it.

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