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Are HR20's from Costco owned or leased??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jksellman, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. jksellman

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    Costco has the HR20 for $269... Is this leased or owned by the buyer?
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    It does not matter where you get it from. It will be a lease.
     
  3. Ken S

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    You would have to look at the documents that come in the box. My guess is they are leased...but read the agreement you never know.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Unless you're paying $900 for it, it's going to be a lease.
     
  5. sbl

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    Lease. Even says so on the box.
     
  6. quickfire

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    Please dont tell me IF I were to buy a HR20 from COSTCO.......I would have to send it back to D* if I wanted to terminate my 2 year contract!!!

    I WOULD NOT send it back!!!!!

    NO way....it will be hard enough sending back the HR20 i received from D* themselves!!!!And I just paid $19.95 for the HR20.....
     
  7. Michael D'Angelo

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    Even after your 2 year contract is up if you left DIRECTV you would have to send it back to them or you would get a bill for it.
     
  8. Earl Bonovich

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    Exactly correct.

    It is a lease box, being sold by an authorized reseller.
    Doesn't matter if it was from DirecTV, Best Buy, Costco, ect...

    It is a leased box.

    If you don't send it back, if they request it..
    You will be billed the $800 per DVR
     
  9. rahchgo

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    I was in Costco on Monday. There was prominent signage around the HR20's explaining that is was a leased item.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    I don't remember seeing that signage in my local Costco but what I did see were two pallets of HR20-700s so if you're on the Cutting Edge or like your DVRs warm, head on over!
     
  11. Smuuth

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    There is a sticker on every box that states clearly it is a lease.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    In that Costco where other one HR20-700 bought, some of boxes have the sticker, some - not. Checked by myself recently.
     
  13. LR308er

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    What of the plethora of them on ebay going for ~$250?
     
  14. Earl Bonovich

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    All of them are Leases...

    Unless you are paying $800+ for the unit, or can convince DirecTV that it is an OWNED receiver (which is very difficult to do especially on the HR20).

    Lease
     
  15. Drew2k

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    I just "acquired" an HR20-700 at Costco a couple of weeks ago, and it was very clear that it was a lease, and nothing but a lease.
     
  16. St Louis Cardinals Fan

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    When the installer came out to install my 5 LNB dish ( 2 weeks ago) he stated his paperwork lists my HR20 as owned. The CSR I talked to on the phone earlier also stated that my records show the HR20 as owned.
    I purchased the HR20 from Best Buy in November. ( Who knows ???):confused:
     
  17. karnac

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    I got mine on ebay and I own it. Directv does not charge me a lease fee on this unit.
     
  18. pdxBeav

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    How many receivers to you have? I believe you'll only see a lease fee on additional receivers. I think anyone with a single leased receiver doesn't pay a lease fee.
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    That is correct.
     
  20. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    Also you may have not notice the lease fee because it is not a extra charge. DIRECTV just changed the name from mirror fee to lease fee and it is the same price.
     
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