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New Customer: How can you get the H24 equipment?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by fatpug, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Jun 24, 2010 #61 of 101
    xceebeex

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    You know what I meant since I pointed that out in many of my previous posts. I usually put "buying" in quotes, but did not in the last post. I fully understand that I would not own a unit regardless of how I obtain it (for the most part, I understand there are ways to get certain owned receivers but they are significantly more expensive).
     
  2. Jun 24, 2010 #62 of 101
    hdtvfan0001

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    I have not gone back and read all your posts....sorry.

    If you are leasing you are leasing...if you are buying you are buying. Using those terms seems to eliminate any confusion.

    I understand your further clarification, as well as your point that if you are paying for either a lease or purchase, you expect your own input into the results of that finanical "investment".
     
  3. Jun 24, 2010 #63 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    at the expense of others...
     
  4. Jun 24, 2010 #64 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    I think we'd all like a program where what we have would be replaced with the same model. Unfortunately at this time that's not possible.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2010 #65 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    And if in the course of you being "satisfied with my transaction" you "screw an installer" it doesn't matter right? Not cool at all.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2010 #66 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    I completely agree with this. However if they did this then you'd still have people bitching because they had to wait for their install.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2010 #67 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    That is what we call comparing apples to oranges...

    And as far as how the installers are paid they are paid by install. If you cancel on them because you don't get the box you want they aren't making that money for the day. You also have to take into account the gas that they used to get to your place so you could refuse.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2010 #68 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    You pay the $5 per month whether the box is leased or owned. So let's say you purchase the box outright and pay about $450. You're now paying $450 up front plus $5 a month compared to a lease which is $200 up front and $5 a month.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2010 #69 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    Then don't... No one is holding a gun to your head telling you that you have to. If you don't like DirecTV's policies then don't sign a contract with DirecTV.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2010 #70 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    This is true regardless of if your box is owned or leased.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2010 #71 of 101
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    Now there is a string of replies folks..... :lol:
     
  12. Jun 24, 2010 #72 of 101
    paragon

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    Yea, he's too busy trying to keep riding his high horse to realize that people don't need to bend over to DIRECTV and say "Thank you for the HR20, may I have another?"
     
  13. Jun 24, 2010 #73 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    No high horse here, just facts. And you're right, you don't have to bend over, you can get your TV service from another provider, that's your choice.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2010 #74 of 101
    Xsabresx

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    You're absolutely right. They dont have to sign up for Directv at all. At the same time, if you do sign up with them you can't blow a gasket if you dont get the particular model receiver you want.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2010 #75 of 101
    paragon

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    I'm not blowing a gasket. Whenever the time may come that I need a new receiver I will calmly and kindly explain the following to the CSR I order the receiver from:

    "I understand that you personally are not able to guarantee specific receiver models, however due to the fact that I will be entering into a 2 year agreement upon activating a new receiver, I am only willing to accept the latest model and will not accept installation under any other circumstances. Please make a note for the installer to call me before he comes to my house, so that I may verify with him that he has a new receiver model available and reschedule with him before he arrives if the latest model is not available."
     
  16. Jun 24, 2010 #76 of 101
    Carl Spock

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    paragon, I think you are definitely on the right track. At the time of re-commitment, I think it is foolish not to leverage the only good negotiation position you ever get with DirecTV into the most and best free gear and services that you can. God knows I have in the past and will again in just over another year.

    Just to be clear, I have no grief with your stance.


    That said...

    I have to reveal to the board here that back in college, one of your fraternity brothers set you up on a blind date. Before the date, you gave him this note:

    It was a short night.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2010 #77 of 101
    hdtvfan0001

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    After I read this post twice....I promised myself I wouldn't laugh.

    Sorry.... !roling !rolling !rolling

    Let me add that my ROTFLMAO is for this post only, and not any other post derivative or predecessor.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2010 #78 of 101
    rahlquist

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    And they will nod and say yes like a bobble head and ignore you. I say this as the husband of a former CSR. You don't seem to get one point.

    What you want is irrelevant.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2010 #79 of 101
    rahlquist

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    Carl Spock...
    I am not worthy LOL.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2010 #80 of 101
    paragon

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    I'm the customer, what I want most certainly is relevant. You don't seem to get that for some reason.
     

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