I would’ve posted this earlier last week, but it was a really busy week. TiVoPony posted an update on Tuesday:
We know that there have been retail advertisements which refer to product lifetime, and there have been requests here for a longer opportunity to purchase lifetime before it’s discontinued. As a result, we have decided to offer product lifetime as a subscription option through 4/15/06, even for those that have purchased since 3/15 (you do have to call to activate lifetime service though, and lifetime is not applicable for systems purchased via a bundle plan).
Our customer service team is being updated today, so please wait until later today or tomorrow and call back once the message has been delivered to all the agents.
In other news, if you scour your local Best Buy you may find lifetime gift cards still on the racks. People are still finding them, despite instructions to Best Buy to pull them weeks ago. They’re good for two years, and will be honored for the Series3. And they’re showing up on eBay and selling for well over retail ($399, even $499 for a $299 card). So if you have time to check, you might make a buck.