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Returning Equipment - Told I will pay $15 for return shipping label


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#51 OFFLINE   Jhon69

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:50 AM

Except it'll still be considered a leased receiver; so if you sell it, it will be worthless to the buyer.


It would seem to me if I don't return it ,and I'm charged for it,then I would own it?.:confused:


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#52 OFFLINE   4HiMarks

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:47 PM

If you lease a car and tell them they can come pick it up when you're done with it; they'll come get it... but YOU WILL PAY for it. Guaranteed.


If you are leasing (or making loan payments on) a car and you stop paying, they will come pick it up. You don't have to do anything. Guaranteed.
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#53 OFFLINE   pitflyer

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:11 PM

I returned one of my receivers last month. The return box clearly said 'If you are terminating service, it will cost $15 to use this return label". As I was not terminating service, I did not (and so far have not) gotten charged. If I do terminate, I could ship it back at my own cost -- but for such a big and relatively heavy box $15 is actually a fair price to ship, so I don't think I'd save much.

It's a little ticky tacky for sure to get customers on the way out, kinda like cable, where I have to pay to disconnect.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:55 PM

Just canceled as was also a little surprised by the fee. Wonder how they are going to charge me? My receiver is 5 or 6 years old at least and they have no credit card on file for me.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:02 PM

I have one owned receiver, so if I were to cancel (when they discontinue HD Absolute) I'll reduce my stable to that one owned 211 and then a month or so later cancel.

I've heard just reducing your # of receivers does not trigger you paying to return them.

I guess we'll start finding out soon.

To be truthful, I shipped a 510 to someone who bought it from me on eBay and the shipping (USPS) was over $18, so $15 is not unfair.

What's unfair is us having to pay them to return their equipment to them.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:01 PM

Just canceled as was also a little surprised by the fee. Wonder how they are going to charge me? My receiver is 5 or 6 years old at least and they have no credit card on file for me.

They will bill you ... and perhaps send you to collections if you don't pay that final bill.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

What's unfair is us having to pay them to return their equipment to them.


Perhaps... but did you have to pay shipping to get the receiver initially when it wasn't yet in your home? OR if you have to swap for replacing a failed one?

While I don't "like" the fee... at least it is an out-the-door fee and not an unreasonable one at that based on shipping costs only... so I can think of worse things.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:05 AM

Reading this thread arguing over an insignificant $15 return fee is 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back! :nono2:

Really! :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:01 AM

Really! :rolleyes:

And yet you're still giving your life to the thread. :D

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 01:23 PM

After convincing the rep I am not going to return the LNB because its 2 stories up, they waived that requirement


Interested to see this. Chap who works for me switched to Direct and was told to return the LNB - he made it clear that at 63 years of age, he wasn't climbing a ladder to get it, and they backed down. They made no mention of a charge to return his box, however.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:32 PM

They can have my $15, but they are not convincing me to get up on my roof to get their LNB back. Unless the D* installer rips it down for me, and if it will fit into the receiver box.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:42 PM

They can have my $15, but they are not convincing me to get up on my roof to get their LNB back. Unless the D* installer rips it down for me, and if it will fit into the receiver box.


If you send back multiple LNBs, do you start getting multiple helpings of $50 refunds? :)
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:53 AM

bumping this thread as it is now relevant to my interests :(

so...any way to avoid paying the full $45 to return 3 DVRs?

I told the CSR that i wanted one box for all 3 to avoid paying 3 separate shipping charges. He said fine. Sure enough, 3 separate boxes and labels come anyway.

i may take one of the 3 boxes they sent me with all 3 DVRs in it and see how much fedex would charge me to ship that...since i assume i won't be able to just slap the shipping label provided on a box that is now 3x the weight.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:53 AM

I think the consensus was to not say anything about canceling and return two boxes, which they would pay for, then cancel and only have to pay to return one.
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:22 PM

When I called to cancel Dish, I was told that it would be $15 total to return my two boxes and four remotes. It will be interesting to see if that is really the case or if I will end up getting charged $30.

It was sure "interesting" trying to cancel with Dish. They transferred me to someone that I guess was higher up the food chain, who did everything short of driving over here to house to keep me from canceling. She offered free movie packages - I did not budge. She offered monthly discounts - I did not budge. Then she tried the approach of slamming DirecTV, telling me that DirecTV has an "F" rating with the BBB, are unethical and all that stuff. I still did not budge. I get the feeling the cancellations are alive and well at Dish!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 02:10 PM

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It was sure "interesting" trying to cancel with Dish. They transferred me to someone that I guess was higher up the food chain, who did everything short of driving over here to house to keep me from canceling. ...

This is certainly not an approach unique to Dish.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 02:49 PM

Just canceled as was also a little surprised by the fee. Wonder how they are going to charge me? My receiver is 5 or 6 years old at least and they have no credit card on file for me.


Old topic I know.

The only way they wouldn't have you credit card and/or checking account number is if you have always paid by Money order or cash.

DirecTV is well known to keep every credit card number ever used to pay on file and ding them if need be for a ETF. They've even done it to people that never had an account and only made a payment for a friend one time.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:47 PM

They sent me three boxes but I got everything into two--three receivers, two LNBs, and four remotes. I had a credit coming that was around $30, so it should be pretty close to a wash.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:34 PM

When I called Dish to cancel the first thing I said was the Dish was no longer on the roof. At that point they saw no need to talk me into staying.

This is what Dish sends when you choose to disconnect.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:56 PM

"A $15.00 charge will apply if you use a pre-paid label and empty box provided by DISH in returning your equipment; this charge is subject to change at any time."

$15 for a shipping box and pre-paid shipping label seems VERY reasonable. I do a lot of shipping in my business. Has anyone priced UPS shipping with insurance lately? That alone is almost $15. Then they provide the box, which costs them money to ship to you, as well as, the box itself with padding. Also if it gets damaged in shipping, they can't come back to you, because it was packaged improperly.

I really don't see what anyone has to complain about. I wish I could ship everything I need to for $15.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:03 PM

I purchased my equipment throught AT and T 4.5 years ago, it was a bundle deal with the telco who partnered with Dish. They pissed off my wife on the phone yesterday and she cancelled service. Now they are saying they own equipment and i will need to pay for shipping.
Trying to convince my wife to call them back since acct is hers; not sure if i want to switch to Direct.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:05 PM

:welcome_s

I purchased my equipment throught AT and T 4.5 years ago, it was a bundle deal with the telco who partnered with Dish. They pissed off my wife on the phone yesterday and she cancelled service. Now they are saying they own equipment and i will need to pay for shipping.
Trying to convince my wife to call them back since acct is hers; not sure if i want to switch to Direct.

Her account, her cancellation? She can pay for shipping. :)

She needs to read her contracts. She'll find the equipment is leased and if she does not return the receiver(s) she will be paying a hefty fee (and the receivers will still not be resalable - so it isn't a case of paying DISH's non return fee then making up the loss on eBay).

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:06 PM

The OP is right they do charge. I just canceled yesterday and was told the same thing.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:31 PM

The OP is right they do charge. I just canceled yesterday and was told the same thing.

Every single poster has agreed, but thanks.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:41 AM

Glad I read this thread.

Good to know what I'm in store for when I FIRE Dish.

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