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Getting an Extra Receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by kzziboy, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. kzziboy

    kzziboy Cool Member

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    Question...
    Other than directly from Directv, is there a good way to get an extra receiver?
    I know you can buy them from people on ebay or craigslist...obviously you want one that is owned...
    I've seen people refer to Solid Signal on here. Aren't they just selling you a receiver that is leased? Do they have ones you can own? IF they are leased, how can they sell them when you can't activate a leased one that someone else has in their posession?
    Confusing.
     
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    If you want owned at leased prices ebay and craigslist are really your only places to go. You can purchase one as owned from DirecTV but that's more than twice what you'd pay elsewhere and there's no guarantee of what unit you'll get.

    Of you want to go leased then go Solid Signal.
     
  3. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

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    Your other option is to look for a receiver in the Buy/Sell forum in DBSTalk [link].
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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  5. kzziboy

    kzziboy Cool Member

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    So you can buy a leased receiver from Solid Signal. How can that be activated on MY account if its leased? Isn't that the same as buying a leased receiver on Ebay? You can't activate a receiver if it was leased by another person right?
     
  6. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

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    It's not leased to anyone until you pay solidsignal. They are a dealer for DirecTV and have been trusted by dozens and dozens of people on these forums. They don't lease previously leased sat boxes, only new ones. They lease them, because they can't be purchased, due to how DirecTV set things up.

    The lease is between you and DirecTV, not between you and solidsignal. They are an authorized dealer. Who knows about the occupants of eBay?
     
  7. kzziboy

    kzziboy Cool Member

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    Okay...that's the answer I was looking for. I wasn't sure of the setup. I hear ya on the Ebay and Craigslist thing.
    Thanks!
     
  8. goober22

    goober22 Godfather

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    Sunny...
    You're not "buying" a receiver. You are paying an up-front offset fee to get a leased receiver. Because of the high price of manufacturing, they ask you to offset the cost - just like Cell phones! You don't get an iPhone for free do you? You pay an offset fee. D* is the same. Since 2008 I believe, all receivers are leased.

    If they say you are buying it, blame Bestbuy, etc. for poor or misguided advice.
     

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