Welcome to DBSTalk
- Start new topics and reply to others
- Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
- Get your own profile page and make new friends
- Send personal messages to other members.
Returning 721 Receivers
Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:58 AM
On the other hand, these receivers are still going for around $100 on ebay. If Dish is planning on replacing the 721 receivers, why are they still going for so much on ebay? I'm inclined to sell this on ebay, and see what happens - caveat emptor...
By the way, I really like the 522 - the name based recording (which I also have on my 508) is great. And my newest bill is the same as the old bill - they did not make any mistakes with the lease fee.
Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:22 AM
Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:47 AM
Further, they, along with 921s and 942, have been prohibited from being activated on other accounts for several months already.
People selling them on eBay are just taking advantage of the ignorant/uninformed.
Posted 04 October 2008 - 02:28 PM
Posted 04 October 2008 - 03:00 PM
Better do that with open eyes: get S.M.A.R.T. data and run low-level diag before re-use it in PC !
Posted 04 October 2008 - 03:14 PM
Posted 04 October 2008 - 03:18 PM
Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:00 PM
It must have been that CSR's first day. She couldn't get the computer to work (her description) and had to get help selecting my address for shipping out the new receiver.
The entire conversation was the following:
That is literally the whole conversation although not exactly verbatim. Nothing about the receiver being leased even though i own my 721, no mention of any fees or waiver of fees, nothing. I wanted to ask about them, but honestly, I was worried that she would mess up my account if she had to do anything else.
CSR: I'm calling tonight because we need to replace your 721 receiver.
CSr: We will be sending you a 522, in a minute I will give you an ra number which is like your receipt.
CSR: Do you want to have it shipped to you or would you like it installed for you?
Me: Just shipped to me would be fine.
---5 to 7 minutes on hold ----
CSR: sorry about that wait, I has having problems with selecting your address. Is there anything else I can do for you?
Me: Didn't you say you were going to give me a RA number or something?
CSR: Oh, yeah. let me get that for you.
---another 5 to 10 minutes on hold ---
She came back on and gave me the number and that was it.
I do not have a lot of confidence that this will be a problem free transaction. time will tell i guess.