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Old directv System prices


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#1 OFFLINE   pez2002

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 05:39 PM

i remember looking @ a News paper clipping from 1996 And it says Directv $499 And this was a one room system Now you can get a system for $99 @ best buy and curcit city And be Happy Boy How the price has come down I even seen some systems going for $49
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#2 OFFLINE   pez2002

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 05:40 PM

Opps Move this to the directv Area
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 08:10 AM

Yep, initial cost is why I initially signed with Primestar in 96 or 97, I just paid for the installation (I think it was $100 or $150), and the equipment rental was part of the monthly fee. We were worried that buying such expensive equipment that it might break ...

#4 OFFLINE   Mike Richardson

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 04:03 PM

I remember old TV infomercials selling a one room DirecTV receiver and a dish for $699.
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 06:00 PM

I remember old TV infomercials selling a one room DirecTV receiver and a dish for $699.



Let me tell you a little story from May 4, 1995. We really got tired of all the outages and bad channels on our our cable, so we decided to switch to a BUD. However, the first sales person sold us a bill of goods telling us that we could have multiple receivers in the house and be watching different channels. Well, we found out that was a sales pitch, so we just happened to receive in the mail a flyer on DirecTV. Called the company that was located about 250 miles away about the deal. I had a sales person the next day sign me up. What seemed to be a great deal in 1995 is a laugh to many people today. We ended up getting two receivers, the dish, a two year warranty, and one year of their Total Choice package. Adding in the installation cost of $250.00 and taxes, our total came to $2568.54. This doesn't count the $400.00 of damage the installers did to our walls in trying to feed the wire through the walls to the outlet. Our wall looked like swiss cheese and they still couldn't find a way down the wall without hitting a fire break. Plus the company wouldn't pay for the fix action. Just think of what we could buy in todays market for that amount of money!!!

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 08:09 PM

Hehe, wow. Do you still have DirecTV?
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 09:41 PM

I remember old TV infomercials selling a one room DirecTV receiver and a dish for $699.



I remember the old infomercals they uesd to play them in philly on ch 61 i should know i watched one in the summer of 1995 In my old 2 bedroom Apt
on a hot summer night Yeah I wish i could go back to 1996 all over agian

But thats a different post and a different story :)
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Posted 18 September 2003 - 02:53 AM

Hehe, wow. Do you still have DirecTV?


Mike -- Nope! Switched to Dish several years ago and haven't looked back.

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 03:18 AM

i remember when it first came out in sept of 94-95, i found out that lowes was going to sell them, so i made sure i was the first one there at 7am to get one, i paid over 1000 for my dual system when they were first available.




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