what is a lifetime S3 worth now?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jltx, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. jltx

    jltx New Member

    Nov 27, 2006


    I am so sick of Tivo f'ing me over instead of treating me like a loyal customer for the last seven years. I want them out of my house and my life. :mad: I will sell to the first reasonable offer. In perfect condition, includes tivo wireless and Antec MX-1, and obviously lifetime sub.
  2. wickerbill

    wickerbill Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Tulsa, OK
    I guess I'm not understanding what tivo did to "f" you over. Did you expect the price of the series 3 to never come down? That they would never release a cheaper HD product? Welcome to technology and being an early adopter.
  3. hutchca

    hutchca New Member

    Oct 23, 2000
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Good luck finding anything usable to replace it.

    You might want to give the comcast dvr a try first before you sell the S3.
    You might just decide that TiVo isn't all that bad.

    To answer your question though...
    I'd guess an S3 with lifetime is worth no less than $700, possibly as much as $1200

    $300 for the DVR. After all not many will pay 800 for a S3 with a $300 equivalent available.
    Home theater pros might pay full price for the S3 though, for installs where aesthetics or THX are important.
    $400 for the lifetime sub. Maybe more to someone who expects to keep it more than 3 years.
  4. dig_duggler

    dig_duggler Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    A reasonable person might put it on eBay to get a reasonable offer.
  5. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004


    I thought TiVo update broke your S3
  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    same it was last week...

    I just fail to see how Tivo has wronged you, everything works the same as it did last week, and even last month.

    You've had second thoughts since you bought the unit, previous threads show that.

    Have you never bought anything new and shiny before? The minute you walk out the door they depreciate, just like cars, you buy them so that you can enjoy them!

    Face it, any Tivo (or DVR) is a frivolous purchase we buy them because they make us happy. This isn't a utility such as water housing, or electricity here...

    If you're buying them as an investment, you're in the wrong field.

  7. Martin Tupper

    Martin Tupper Pontiff Emeritus

    Dec 18, 2003
    Wow, you really know how to sell, you silver-tongued devil.

    Here's a little tip; don't trash talk the item you are trying to sell.
  8. Lazlo123

    Lazlo123 New Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    I'll put $50 up for it!
  9. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    I bought my 50 inch Panny 6UY for $6K four years ago and I am really pissed now that they are below $2.

    And my Denon let me tell you!

    And when the OLEDs hit the market I think I will just give up.

    On the other hand I have really enjoyed 13 months or so of great HD DVR from Tivo.
    If you can afford the all the other stuff I don't see the extra for Tivo as a big deal.
  10. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

    Sep 21, 2005

    I'm sure Tivo will really hurt once you get that evil box out of your house. Really, like everyone else has said, how did Tivo "f you over" by releasing a newer product?
  11. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

    Dec 26, 2002
  12. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    <Dr. Evil> 1 miillliioonn dollars</Dr. Evil>

    oh wait that is unreasonable. oh well guess you can't accept it.
  13. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

    Nov 24, 2006
    845 New York
    400.00 for the box - 200 for the lifetime. It's worth $600.00

    I'll give you $601.333r
  14. hutchca

    hutchca New Member

    Oct 23, 2000
    Santa Rosa, CA
    IMO the lifetime service is worth at least 3 years of service.
    That's $300 right now (normally 400) if you buy 3 years at once
    or $466 if you pay monthly.
  15. susani8

    susani8 New Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    If you get a "reasonable" offer does that mean that you will keep your whining and moaning out of the forum??? Quick!! Someone offer him whatever he wants - it would be worth it!

    I already have an LT S3, love it , keeping it - worth every dime I paid for it!
  16. Jolt

    Jolt Disgruntled Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    hahaha :D
  17. Conodor

    Conodor New Member

    Apr 13, 2006
  18. jltx

    jltx New Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Well, I guess my language was a little strong, but I am very unhappy with Tivo. I have two basic complaints: they won't support their "cadillac" product and they raped me to the tune of $500. Why should I be happy?

    Well, I expected most of your responses. Thanks to those who attempted to value it for me.

    Of course I expect it. I have been an early adopter my whole life. See my next post.

    Good point and I agree. Watching tv itself is frivolous.

    I didn't trash talk the product. I am angry at the company selling it.

    Really, Susan? Are you referring to my *two* other posts trying to get help with an issue that Tivo will not address? Your skin may be a little thin to be reading any forum.

    I always find it odd how defensive tivo owners are to any negativity. No product/company is perfect.
  19. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    I just don't get it - if you were so unhappy with the value that an S3 and a lifetime transfer offered you at the time, why did you do it?
  20. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    I'll give you a 2 fer 1 deal. 2 Directv Tivos for that lousy S3... now that's a deal.


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