Why are people bidding so much for these Tivos?

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  1. replaytv

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    Doesn't seem too outrageous to me. Two Premiere would cost about $200, the warranty another $30. Paying a $50 premium to get the reduced monthly fees and save $12/month seems reasonable to me. After 4 months the savings begin.
     
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    So that is $100 for two, but then of course there is the extended warrantee and reduced monthly cost. Not something I would buy. But obviously there are people that want it, or there wouldn't be bids.
     
  4. trade

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    There are people for everthing, realy so much apreciated.
     
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    Well, the winning bid was $280.00, so obviously there is a demand out there. Only two bidders, but that is all you need to raise the price up. Here in Denver a craigslist listing is for a Premiere with one year service and he is asking $350
    http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2758474290.html
    Maybe he could get that price on ebay with the demand indicated by the other listing.
     
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    eBay bidders aren't always smart. Sometimes they get caught up in the thrill and bid more then the item is even worth.

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    I gotta wonder why they spend so much for Tivos with lifetime that really won't do much anyway. They easily spend over $100 on a series 2 box. That makes no sense to me.
     
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    the ebay link you provided indicated the unit sold for less than $60.
     
  10. lillevig

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    Hey, I'm the proud owner of an S2. ;)

    Actually, I got it and a couple of others that I gave to my daughter because my company still sends out analog channels so I can record all of those B&W Twilight Zone marathons. My daughter lives in an apartment complex with only analog channels provided.
     
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    I really only use the features available on the Series 2 boxes even though I have 3 Premieres and one DVD Pioneer TiVo. I don't move programs around and I quit using youtube and other internet features. I didn't spend over $100 on any of the boxes, except the one Premiere with lifetime, and I only bought it to resale it.

    The main reason that I would use the Premieres only would be if I got HD TVs, which I haven't so far.
     
  13. Graymalkin

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    I wish I knew, because I've had barely a nibble for my HD TiVos, which are being offered at just the discounted price of lifetime service.
     
  14. poppagene

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    Many of the S3 and HD tivos on ebay got lifetime for $99 after adding a Premiere to an account.
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=475081

    If you're offering the TiVo HD at the discounted price of $99 and getting no nibbles I'm surprised. If you're offering them at a price of $399 and getting little interest, now you have one possible explanation.
     
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    Where are you offering them and for what price?
     
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