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#21 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:06 PM

Another hit-n-run troll...er...poster. Mods, close this thread please. It can't lead to anything good.

I don't think it should be close because of what might happen. IMHO, as long as it's a civil discussion it should stay open. :)

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:00 PM

Just out of curiosity, didn't DirecTV already charge the $400 fee on the original customer who "sold" the DVR on Ebay? After all, he didn't return a box and he would have been charged for it. If this is the case, why does DirecTV get to charge two people for one not-returned receiver?


Generally speaking they won't let you activate the receiver in that case. Most likely this was some one "selling" a box that have never been activated and was activated as a lease for the OP.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:08 PM

Not every receiver sold on eBay is gray market or used. There are several authorized D* dealers that use eBay as a marketing tool. Basically, if the receiver comes with a sealed access card, it is most likely coming from an authorized dealer and will be a lease, just like if you acquired it from BestBuy, Costco, or D*.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:58 PM

Just out of curiosity, didn't DirecTV already charge the $400 fee on the original customer who "sold" the DVR on Ebay? After all, he didn't return a box and he would have been charged for it. If this is the case, why does DirecTV get to charge two people for one not-returned receiver?


Maybe he "bought" it new on ebay from a retailer who leases DirecTV boxes the same way that other retailers such as Best Buy leases them, and he just didn't understand that he wasn't really buying the box. From all reports I've seen, DirecTV won't activate a leased box that has been sold or otherwise transfered to a different DirecTV customer.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:04 PM

Maybe he "bought" it new on ebay from a retailer who leases DirecTV boxes the same way that other retailers such as Best Buy leases them, and he just didn't understand that he wasn't really buying the box. From all reports I've seen, DirecTV won't activate a leased box that has been sold or otherwise transfered to a different DirecTV customer.

Could very well be....that's why a number of folks here recommend avoiding any eBay receiver/DVR purchases altogether.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:12 PM

Or have D* and E* check the receiver first, before bidding.
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#27 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:15 PM

Could very well be....that's why a number of folks here recommend avoiding any eBay receiver/DVR purchases altogether.

Not to mention it's tough to police all the various sources where people can get receivers.

There have been members with stories about trying to cards for their receivers they bought somewhere after the seller assured them they could activate it "no problem".

We'll have to wait until the OP returns to find out the source of the receiver in question but let this be a warning to all considering getting a receiver from anywhere other then a retail outlet or DirecTV. Of course none of this may apply to the OP's situation. :)

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:36 PM

Could very well be....that's why a number of folks here recommend avoiding any eBay receiver/DVR purchases altogether.


And also to not purchase via ebay until after confirming with the ACT that the receiver is in fact owned and free and clear of any balance.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:11 PM

had the same problem got a box off ebay and when i left directv to move to new place i was told i had to return it. rather than fight and eventually have to pay for the box just returned it and ended it

new place will not allow dishes at all totally not happy with that but not willing to put up a huge fight over it currently but living with it. just send it b back and end the fight easy thing to do. and all is done once and for all.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:36 PM

had the same problem got a box off ebay and when i left directv to move to new place i was told i had to return it. rather than fight and eventually have to pay for the box just returned it and ended it

new place will not allow dishes at all totally not happy with that but not willing to put up a huge fight over it currently but living with it. just send it b back and end the fight easy thing to do. and all is done once and for all.


You may already know this but if not, look into OTARD. Federal law gives you rights that override HOA's and landlords when it comes to installing a dish and/or OTA antenna to receive TV.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:30 PM

Hitn'Run thread. The OP disappeared.


**I hope he has a home phone to avoid E*'s $5.00 charge for no return path :contract:


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