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Hopper with Sling upgrade fees

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by VDP07, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. chriscpmtmp

    chriscpmtmp Legend

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    I think a good percentage of my posts were followed up by a P Smith post. This string really made me LOL.

     
  2. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    Mine as well
     
  3. fudpucker

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    So, I just saw a Dirt member post in another part of the board that they do not have the ability to discount the new Hopper with Sling.

    Does this mean that upgrading from my 722/612/612 to two Hoppers with Slings and a Joey would require me to pay $600+????? Is this just a way to keep all the Hoppers with Slings reserved for new customers?
     
  4. some guy

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    That means they can "work out a special deal". I think most upgrades for hopper w sling are between $200-300 depending on your account. They can offer you what your account qualifies for just like any Dish phone or chat agent. I'm sure they were getting asked left and right if DIRT could do special favors or extra discounts.
     
  5. fudpucker

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    Actually, the DIRT rep made it very clear they have no authorization to do any discounts on Hopper with Sling upgrades. Which I am assuming means Dish is holding the line on discounts.

    I'd be interested in whether anyone is getting any discounts on upgrades.
     
  6. some guy

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    I think that depends on what you mean. They can offer the price your account is eligible for($200/$300) they just can't go any further with it. They couldn't offer any special discounts when Hopper2000 launched last year either. They are required to follow company policy like all other reps.
     
  7. fudpucker

    fudpucker Godfather

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    Well, yeah - my point is that it looks like Dish is setting the upgrade price for current users (and we are higher end package, well over $100 per month, never missed a payment, etc. etc.) at around $200-300 per Hopper w/ Sling. The upgrade price for the original Hopper was $100, and a Dirt rep was able to make it $50, so my upgrade to two Hoppers was only $100 vs. what looks to be $600 for the HwS.

    So my guess is that Dish is wanting to make sure they have plenty of HwSs in stock and are reserving them for new customers, since I doubt many current users are going to spend $300 or $600 for an upgrade.

    Sucks to be a current customer. ;)
     
  8. some guy

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    Could you get away with 1 Hws? I thought I heard that's DISH's policy right now, limit 1 leased HWS. I could be wrong but I recall hearing that. I have one of each and I don't see a need as of right now that would compel me to get a second HWS.
     
  9. BrianB

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    Click on his user ID to go his page, then "ignore user." Works wonders. :)
     
  10. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    I know if/when I get HwS 1 will be all I will need. Only for the iPad functionality. The other 2 will remain as H2000s. I may wait it out to see if upgrade fees get lower. What worries me is what if they start releasing a new Hopper every year? Lol. Like iPhone/iPad, maybe I should just wait for next year's model?
     
  11. fudpucker

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    I could probably get away with 1 HwS, one older Hopper, and a Joey. But if they charge $300 for the HwS, that's still $350 or more for the upgrade.
     

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