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Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gomezma1, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

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    Is there any way for me to get a reciever with a delinquent account activated. I bought a HR-22 DVR receiver thru craigslist only to find out when trying to activate it that D would not do it because the account was delinquent. Now I'm stuck with a receiver I can't use and out $50:(. Any suggestions!
     
  2. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    I would suggest going after the person you purchased it from.
     
  3. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

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    He won't answer his phone but I'm vigoursly looking for him.
     
  4. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    I can imagine. :mad:

    Does Craigslist provide any type of fraud insurance (like eBay does)?
     
  5. CJTE

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    Unfortunately
    "CRAIGSLIST IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification""

    http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams


    To the OP: Welcome here, sorry you got scammed.
    If you attempt to make another purchase, at least now you're aware that you need to call it in.
    I spent $1500 on a motorcycle off craigslist to find out it was worth about $600 so I understand your heartache.
    You could try filing a police report.
     
  6. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    I would be checking with things like:

    DirecTV (they have an address, and maybe, just maybe they might have some sort of help available.

    Return address on the box it was shipped in.
     
  7. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

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    That is next on my agenda. A friend of his posted it for him and that is the only communication I've had. I informed his friend that the cops were the next option.So hopefully he passes it on to him.
     
  8. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

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    I will call D to see what they tell me.
     
  9. CJTE

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    Definetly call DirecTV.
    Definetly do NOT expect them to give *YOU* *ANY* information about its previous owner.
    That would be a major privacy breach.
    Something that would require a Law Enforcements Subpoena
     
  10. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    This is why we always recommend that purchasers of "used" DirecTV equipment get the Receiver ID Number from the seller and verify its status with DirecTV yourself before completing the transaction. A reputable seller will have no problem providing that information.

    DirecTV's policy in this area is very clear, so don't expect them to bend the rules for you. Your only recourse is with the seller that scammed you.
     
  11. CCarncross

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    Well its $50 lesson learned if nothing gets resolved...always check the used equipment out with D* b4 buying....this info keeps getting posted and posted and people just arent getting it...
     
  12. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    To be fair, it's mentioned on occasion but if the OP didn't happen to see one of those threads he couldn't have known.

    Caveat Emptor.

    gomezma1: If you plead your case directly with the folks at DirecTV they may be able to give you a deal on another HR2x.
     
  13. coldsteel

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    You could always pull the drive and sell it...
     
  14. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    Much like removing the engine (and selling it) on a rental car, right?

    NOT a good idea.
     
  15. moghedien

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  16. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    I do hope the best for you gomezma1. It's most certainly a sale of stolen property.

    Do let us know the outcome.
     
  17. Justin23

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    Did the Craigslist ad make any mention that the receiver was "as-is" or something that the buyer bears the responsibility to make sure he can activate the receiver?

    J
     
  18. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    There are plenty of owned HR2x receivers out there that people received for free. So getting one for $50 is not out of the question.

    - Merg
     
  19. moghedien

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    Whether owned receivers are out there or not, you're not going to find them if you don't check the RID with Directv first.
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I wholeheartedly agree. Doing it by the numbers will always help you succeed.
     

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