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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jksellman, Dec 7, 2012.
Is there a way to check if a DTV HR20 is leased or owned before buying it???
Get the 12 digit RCVR ID number and call DirecTV to see if it's leased or owned.
Call the access department directly at 877-887-7994 with the receiver ID and they can tell you.
Who are you buying it from?
If it is on Ebay they normally tell you if it is Owned or Leased.
I'll call DTV to check...
And you trust them? Way too often someone got one at Best Buy and thought they owned it.
And to the OP, be sure to go with Josh's suggestion, do not talk to the regular CSR's, only talk to the Access Card department.
Well, Ebay has been cracking down on sellers who fraudently try to sell a Leased as Owned DVR but No I don't Trust them but I get the RID # and call the Directv Access Card Dept. and ask them if it is indeed Owned and then I buy an Access Card and they also check to see if any balance is due on the Owner's Account which is why you need to buy a New Access Card.
I just bought a nearly new 24-100 on eBay. That makes 9 owned. $105 including shipping. Now if the card would just come...
That is the ONLY number you can call and be assured of the receiver's status. Trust no one else. I've got that number on speed dial.
I think he meant calling ACT was the best way to check on an eBay item.
You certainly can't trust the people selling the HRs, most of them don't have a clue, some don't care. I talked to a guy who had 3 or 4 24-500s that he claimed were owned, but wouldn't give me the RID#. Claimed I'd be able to activate it. If he would have given me the numbers I would have bought them all.
His loss. Its possible some think you can do something nefarious with the RID before you buy it, but that's a stretch.
There are a few members on here I'd feel ok buying from without asking for the RID but generally a moot point as they'd likely put it in the for sale posting anyway.
Not the first time I've had this happen, I just write it off to either stupidity or the guy's trying to put one over on people. I did explain to him I needed the number to buy cards for them. No answer. Scum.
You have to get the RID# to buy the card. I'd trust anyone on the forum and I'd sure as hell let everyone know if I got screwed.
When is that number :manned:
Did you mean where is that number? If so, it's right above the access card slot on a green sticker.
Sure sounds like it. They might have been units that "fell off of a truck"...
Actually I was asking - What Days/Hours does the Access Card team work ?
I have added this link to my FleaBay Inquiries for RID's
Sometimes even the ACT doesn't understand where HRs have been. Seen that several times. And they won't activate them.
I think they're there 24/7, everyday of the year. Might be wrong about that.
Right, we found out about that a year or so ago. No RID#, no activation.
Yeah last week I called the Access Card Department and said I wanted to verify that a receiver was owned prior to purchasing. The guy said I am great at that. I said good because its a HR34 that I am interested in. The call went from him being great at looking a receiver up to lasting 30 minutes and being told it was not approved to buy versus it was approved to buy.
Not to mention I had to remind them that if the box was on an account before 2012 that it was a beta tester and should be owned as I understand it. Most of the time they are pretty good at what they do but if you call and ask the oddball questions I do, it usually throws them for a loop.
From what they told me when I worked there, the majority of recievers on their are leased and not owned. Ebay is a shady site, check out solidsignal.com