If you've been following my TiVo migration you probably noticed that I had a lot of equipment that I took out of service: 2 TiVo Premieres, a Western Digital 1TB My Book AV DVR Expander, and a Linksys WES610N.
When I called TiVo to ask them to discontinue service on the 2 Premieres they told me that they were eligible for lifetime service for a one-time fee of $99 each. So I suspended the service on the 2 Premieres and went to eBay to see what a Premiere was worth with lifetime service.
Let's just say I was inspired.
In the end I sold the 2 TiVo Premieres upgraded to lifetime service, the Western Digital 1TB My Book AV DVR Expander, and a Linksys WES610N (new in the box) and netted over $500 after all charges and fees.
This improves the business case on my Roamio upgrade to being in the black from the start with a long term savings of more than $37/month ($50/month for the the first year). And I doubled my recording capacity and added TiVo capability in the kitchen.
That was fun!