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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 9, 2012.
There is a heart rating, that certainly helps.
Pay for the equipment and do it yourself. . I'm the same demographic as you, customer since 1995, Premiere, ST, MLBEI, 225 a month. I don't call Directv except to activate a receiver. Don't need the hassle, so i spend the money and I do it myself.
Well, one way to get a good deal is to actually go through with it and cancel. This is what I got:
I've been away from DirecTV for about two years or so. I've been getting offers to come back since about 6 months after I cancelled DTV. This month's offer was a free Genie, up to 4 rooms connected to the Genie free, plus the standard free HBO/Cinemax/Starz/Showtime for 3 months + $5 off for 12 months, plus no HD fee for autopay/email sign up, $30 off for first 12 months, $10 off for second 12 months, $10 discount for 24 months on the advanced receiver fee (normally $20). Oh, and they are also going to give me up to $200 cash rebate to pay my ETF with charter.
When I left DirecTV, I had been a customer for about 3 years and had one HD DVR and two HD non DVR boxes. I had choice xtra and no premiums. I never in my life bought a PPV movie. Some of the stories here of people spending half their paychecks with DirecTV and not getting a single penny is kind of insane.
It worked for me. Installed yesterday.
Worked for me as well with an install yesterday. Called last weekend to see about replacing my OLD HR20 with a Genie and ended up getting my whole system updated. New Genie and 4 clients with install for free. Install was straightforward and working great so far. Really like having DVR abilities from clients and having central management of all recordings.
Told my father about it and he called, got retentions, was quoted high, spoke to a manager and got new Genie with install (no clients, keeping existing boxes), MRV install, etc. for only $20.
Usually just being nice goes far with them. BTW, both of us had CSR's in Utah ironically.
Just called and only got it down to 99 plus free install. Going to hold out for something better!
$99 I would get it in a heartbeat. I just got a quote of over $500.
So are people already getting the Genie? Directv's web site says "available soon" in reference to the Genie.
People have been getting them since the first of this year. But I think they are still in short supply. I have a feeling you will see it show as available on the web site when they are more plentiful in supply, which is what has been the case for other past hardware, like the HR24.
Lol well i had to call back and take em up on the offer! There coming friday to install the genie. And the wifi deca. Im keeping the two hr24s and the hr21. So hopefully they will all work together!
Very nice! Enjoy!
Great deal. You were wise to listen to yosoyellobo. Especially since you'll also need the SWM16 which retails at around $279. Enjoy.
Yea i counted all the tuners up and it looks like imma have 11 total. My wife loves to dvr stuff lol.
Don't we all?
Is there a time of day or day of the week that is best to call DTV (retension) to try and get a deal on a HR34? I wouldn't mind a $99 deal some are getting but others seem to get a somewhat better offer while others are getting far worse deals.
No specific times, days, phrases, etc. It's just all in who you get on the phone, how generous they feel and what power they have.
I just kept asking about the genie and the guy kep saying 299. I ask him how long i had left in my contract and he told me and came back with the 99 dollar and free install offer.
I called using the "cancel, cancel" approach and got a free upgrade to a HR34 Genie. No hardware costs and no install costs. Only thing was I had to agree to renew my 2 year commitment (which had long expired).
Good deal! Glad it worked out for you. Seems like they want the genie out there i guess for the hopper
Just got me one through retention for $148.00 installed, she quoted $348.00 at first and I asked if that was the best she could do. Then $200 discount...install is tomorrow