Worth selling a Premiere with Lifetime or has the market crashed for them?

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  1. Tobashadow

    Tobashadow Read over there --->

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    I was debating on putting mine up on Ebay and using the money towards a couple of the Tivo Stream 4K dongles.
     
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    A visit to eBay.com will quickly answer your question.
     
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  3. tommiet

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    Just a little late...... Some available for as low as $25.00 on ebay. Add shipping to the cost and I can see why zero bids on any of them.
     
  4. clueless88

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    There probably is a market for your TIVO Premier. What model is it? Size hard drive? Does it include remote? You can check ebay--just put it the relevant info in the search, then go and select the "sold" modifier box on the left column and you can get a list of the sold items and see what they have gone for. It looks like the prices vary from about $50 to $150 plus shipping, maybe more. I know it is quite a hit from retail, but some cash is better than none.
     
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  5. Tobashadow

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    It's a 500gb 2 Tuner with multiple remotes TCD746500
     
  6. clueless88

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    Looks like a few of these have sold—prices are all over the place. Just plug in “TCD746500 500” in the ebay search box, hit search, then select “sold” from the column on the left and you’ll see some of the sold items like yours (not all will show up due to variations on how the seller enters the information).

    If you are patient you probably could get around $130-$150 with the buyer paying for shipping. The lifetime subscription definitely adds a premium to the price.

    Good luck!
     
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  7. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Some people liked the Premiere to combine cable and OTA at the same time, if you could get the cheapest basic cable service that might have TBS and/or USA and have good OTA reception to add OTA subchannels, plus it has commercial skip. This is the last Tivo that had the capability to watch OTA and Cable at the same time. You might want to add this to your description.
     
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  8. convergent

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    Which is something Channels DVR has picked up the baton on and is doing it very well.
     
  9. powrcow

    powrcow Active Member

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    I'm jealous whenever anyone gets to fully use Channels DVR. Cox encrypts everything but locals so Channels isn't a 100% replacement. Yes, TVE recording could work, but not every channel is available and many sports streams are 30fps.
     
  10. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Current auctions seem to be doing a bit better than that for "lifetime" models. (link)
     
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  11. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Boy, if you can get lifetime Premieres, any model, for under $100, what a nice backup solution. Put in a big drive, then when your main Tivo/Tivos start getting full transfer to the Premiere. Even if other Tivos are on TE4 can still stream/watch shows on the Premiere through the main Tivos. Or use Tivo online to transfer back to the mains.
     
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  12. Tobashadow

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    I've got one for sale lol
     
  13. zangetsu

    zangetsu this NEW MEMBER has been here a decade

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    a working tivo premiere with lifetime all in service would have some value.

    but less than you might be hoping for.
    less than the ROAMIO's with all in service, and less than the BOLT's with all in service.

    at most it would have less than $50 of value.
     
  14. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    objectively false
     
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  16. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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  17. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    That was a best offer and feedback shows order cancelled. I would GUESS for this model seller would end up with $50-70 after fees/shipping, buyer probably end up paying $80-100+ with shipping and tax. Maybe a tiny bit more but not too much. Heck if they lived next door I'd probably pay 50-70 as a backup device. If Premieres this cheap hate to think what lifetime S2/S3 worth now, maybe not enough to ship.
     
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  18. wbrightfl

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    If I needed another TIVO I would consider it. I still have a fully operational Premiere and it stills works great (knocking on wood). 1 Premiere and 2 Roamios all working well. They were built to last and worth the lifetime service. I would think someone would want it as long as it's still fully operational.
     

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