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Is it normal to get a sunday install?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by booboo, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    Got our conformation DTV call today from a very kind lady. They were calling because we thought we needed to pay $20 fee to ship the receiver. Which we were not prepared to pay several days ago. During the call not only did they go ahead and waive that 20 bucks they also said we should be installed and watching TV Sunday. I was blown away by this. I've NEVER gotten an install inside of two weeks of a order. Don't get me wrong I am not complaining one bit! I've just never heard of a Sunday install have ya'll?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Of course. Sundays is just like any other day. I usually 3 to 4 installs on those days


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  3. booboo

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    Didn't know. Here in the Deep South of Mississippi they usually shut down on Sundays. I'm glad they are working this Sunday lol
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Didn't know. Here in the Deep South of Mississippi they usually shut down on Sundays. I'm glad they are working this Sunday lol


    Unless is a city code prohibits it, DirecTV always works on Sundays


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  5. booboo

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    I spoke to soon :-( after she said Sunday we got a phone call. The installers called with the much hated automated phone call. They said it would be Monday NOT Sunday when they did the install. Which is no big deal really. I just hate when the right hand doesn't talk to the left. All in all I'm happy and on track to get rid of this page of my life.
     
  6. markfp

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    I'd be surprised if such regulations are valid anymore. Here in New York, the state had so called "blue laws" which governed what could or could not be open on Sunday. Even what products could be sold.

    It was crazy how the state thought.For instance, you could buy a roll of toilet paper because it was considered a "personal hygiene" product, but if you washed your hands you couldn't buy a roll of paper towels to dry them because those were classified as a "household cleaning" product. Gas stations could sell only gas and oil and then only if they were poured into the car at the station. If you wanted to get some for your law mower you got it on Saturday. Even movie theaters weren't allowed to show a film before 2pm..

    Fortunately the courts struck down "blue laws" in the 1970s.
     
  7. trh

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    In wild and crazy Miami you can't buy beer before noon on Sunday.
     
  9. jimmie57

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    Same is true here in Houston, Texas.
     
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  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I'd be surprised if such regulations are valid anymore. Here in New York, the state had so called "blue laws" which governed what could or could not be open on Sunday. Even what products could be sold.

    It was crazy how the state thought.For instance, you could buy a roll of toilet paper because it was considered a "personal hygiene" product, but if you washed your hands you couldn't buy a roll of paper towels to dry them because those were classified as a "household cleaning" product. Gas stations could sell only gas and oil and then only if they were poured into the car at the station. If you wanted to get some for your law mower you got it on Saturday. Even movie theaters weren't allowed to show a film before 2pm..

    Fortunately the courts struck down "blue laws" in the 1970s.


    Yep, when this topic comes to mind, I always remember of Paramus. I once was doing a project for Best Buy and we could not work on Sundays. even up to this day, that store closes on Sunday
     
  12. acostapimps

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    It sucks to be in your states with all those restrictions, but its not surprising.

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  13. peds48

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    It sucks to be in your states with all those restrictions, but its not surprising.

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    Not sure is not that bad. Almost everybody (except emergency personnel) gets Sunday off
     
  14. Brandon Wedgeworth

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    Can't buy it at all around here on Sunday. Better stock up on Saturday if you plan to drink on Sunday, because they cut off sales at midnight.
     
  15. lacubs

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    when i had mine 34 installed a year ago, it was a Sunday
     
  16. badbubba

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    Yes, it's certainly ashamed that those states have such foolish laws like that. Imagine how awful it is in those states it must be to have to actually relax on a Sunday or maybe spend time with your family. Such foolishness.
     
  17. dpeters11

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    In my opinion, that should be up to the business, not required by law.
     
  18. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    But that is the "issue" If they leave it up to them, well we know the results....

    I wish we had this "Law" where I live. no more 3 to 5 installs getting home by 9 PM on a Sunday night. :sleeping:
     
  19. trh

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    In the places I've lived (and currently live) that have had some form of blue laws, the 'restrictions' were voted on by the people.
     
  20. longrider

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    I have sen the truth of that here in Colorado. In recent history we have had 2 blue laws - motor vehicle dealers and liquor stores. The people wanted liquor stores to be able to open on Sunday so the law was repealed over the objections of liquor store owners. They argued (correctly) that sales increases will be miniscule while overhead increased noticeably. Car dealers want to open on Sunday (somehow not understanding that all it will do is spread the same sales over 7 days instead of 6) and get bills introduced to repeal the law but they are always voted down due to public pressure. People want the chance to walk the lot and look at cars without being pressured by a sales person
     

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