Background info: I have been a customer of DirecTV since 2002 I started out by doing the whole 2 year lease agreement to receive their programming under the current contract, etc. When HD became available, I upgraded to the H20 (standard HD receiver) and DirecTV came and upgraded my dish so I could receive the programming. I am not sure of the exact date I did all of this, but it was in 2006. When DTV came out with the HR 20 HD DVR Receiver I decided I also wanted in on the DVR in HD. However, at the time, DTV did not have any available through them because they were all backordered, but I happened to find one at Best Buy and paid with Tax, $320 and some change. Brought it home and called DTV and got it all set up, and didn't sign up for any lease or any year terms - just the basic HD DVR Service in which I was VERY pleased with and very pleased with the HR 20-700 and got involved in some of the software testing and it was very cool. This happened in October of 2006. In August, 2008 I was moving to Indiana from my home in NC and not knowing what jobs I would have, I just put my account in suspension so I could keep the same prices when I wanted to start it back up. Well, 6 months is all they let you keep is suspended so I had to finally cancel everything because I am still not back to where I can have DTV with all the HD and stuff. So, upon canceling, I was promptly told that I would have to return MY HR 20-700 in which I argued valiantly with several CSRs and Equipment Dept. people, to no avail. Each time being told that in Jan of 2006 all equipment bought through Best Buy or other places, are considered under a lease program. I argues I never saw this, never signed on to this. They said is should have been on my receipt and all over the box that this was being leased. It isn't on the receipt and it isn't on the box. It isn't anywhere. I never received a letter of them telling me is was a lease - not even an e-mail. In fact, one DTV equipment tech guy even told me that when I swiped my credit card at best buy, it was "probably" on the little things where I signed my name to accept the charges that there was a thing on the screen saying I was agreeing to the lease - well, I can't really remember that, but I don't buy it at all. Anyway, I told them I would return it if they would reimburses me from my $320. To no avail, they said I had to return it and they even sent me a box with all the postage paid - just put it in the box and send it. Well, I got the box, and I haven't shipped it. So today I get a notice in the mail, I owe $488.55 for the equipment that wasn't returned. Is there anything I can do? Do I just send the box back and forget about everything? What can I do to argue more? Thanks for your help or helping me understand why I have to send it back!