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Selling a receiver on eBay.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by rdowdy95, Mar 13, 2006.

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  1. rdowdy95

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    Hey have a Hughes Directv DVR SD120 I think is the model. How would I got about selling this on eBay. I figure I cancel the receiver off my bill first. Then do I give them the access card when I sell it to them. I have seen some people sell the card with the receiver and some sell with out. There are no PPVs owed on the thing, and I own the receiver?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Rdowdy95
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Keep the Access Card.

    95% of the time the other user can't activate it.
     
  3. rdowdy95

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    Thanks for the quick response. Tonight when I activate the new R15 I got I will tell them to cancel/disable the one I am going to sell on eBay. Anyone else want to chime in. Or has anyone else ever sold a receiver off of eBay.


    Thanks,

    rdowdy95
     
  4. harsh

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    Isn't the access card property of D*? If so, it wouldn't be polite to keep it.
     
  5. carl6

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    I would probably hold onto the Hughes for at least a week or two after I got the R15 up and running.

    As for the access card, it's kind of csr roulette. Some will activate a used card, but I think the official policy is that you have to get a new card from DirecTV in order to activate a used receier you got from someone else. I think they charge $20 for the card.

    Carl
     
  6. Wolffpack

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    I've purchased 2 DTivos via eBay with the access card included. DTV activated them without any question. I called, told the CSR I was activating a new DVR I purchased off eBay and they did it. Without the card the buyer will be forced to spend another $20 on an access card they may not otherwise need to spend.

    I know others have mentioned the CSRs are not suppose to do this, but it's worked for me 2 outa 2 times. Why keep something you don't need and will never use?
     
  7. CCarncross

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    As long as there is no outstanding balance on teh access card, I always think they should go with the receivers that people sell....
     
  8. rdowdy95

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    thanks for the info guys. Hey for the above poster you said you purchased two off of eBay. were these used or new?

    Also to the other poster. I might just keep the receiver as backup. I am testing out the R15. I won't be using the R15 much just to record some Wiggles and to record stuff that I back up to DVD-R.

    R15 is a bed room receiver. We don't watch that much in bedroom. Like I said mainly for Wiggles for the 2 yrd old.
     
  9. Wolffpack

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    Mine were 2 used HDVR2's (40 hour) with access card. Working just fine. But you do need to beware of the eBay deals.
     
  10. Kheldar

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    D* will not allow the buyer to activate an access card that has been active on your account, but will allow you to use the access card in a different receiver on your own account. Keep the access card: it won't help the new owner in any way.
     
  11. cabanaboy1977

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    that's what happened to me. I bought an open box HD tivo from bestbuy. The card was still active and I was getting programing but D* said they couldn't active the card becuase it was on someone elses account. (It was weird because she couldn't deactive the card either). So they told me that I needed to by a new card from them. I was upset and asked why I couldn't use the access card out of the old HD reciever, she had to put me on hold. When someone came back to the phone it was a manager and she was able to make my old access card work.
     
  12. Joe C

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    I have bought and sold both new and used DTivos and regular receivers on ebay with no problems at all. I recently added a used SDDVR40 from eBay with the original owners access card onto my account with no problems. The r15 sucks ass big time, so I would keep the Tivo unit just in case you want to go back but if you must sell the Tivo sell it with the card, you'll get more $$ for it and the card CAN be used by the new owner.
     
  13. Earl Bonovich

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    That's the problem.

    It is inconsitant... As about a month ago, I gave my boss one of my old DTivos.
    He activated, with my access card, that was well over a year old.

    "The Rule" is not to activate a previously activated card, but they do it sometimes.

    As for the card... yes it is property of DirecTV, and only once in 10 years have they requested I send it back to them (when they thought it was defective). The rest of time you are just told to destroy it.

    I miss the "card swap" periods... those where always fun days.....
     
  14. rdowdy95

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    I too remember the card swap days. LOL!!! So if I do sell it on eBay I will just tell the bidder no card, and to make sure and call Directv when they get the receiver so DTV can send them a new card for the $20 fee.

    Thanks Earl! Good info as always!

    rdowdy95
     
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