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Getting an Extra Receiver


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#1 OFFLINE   kzziboy

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Question...
Other than directly from Directv, is there a good way to get an extra receiver?
I know you can buy them from people on ebay or craigslist...obviously you want one that is owned...
I've seen people refer to Solid Signal on here. Aren't they just selling you a receiver that is leased? Do they have ones you can own? IF they are leased, how can they sell them when you can't activate a leased one that someone else has in their posession?
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#2 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

If you want owned at leased prices ebay and craigslist are really your only places to go. You can purchase one as owned from DirecTV but that's more than twice what you'd pay elsewhere and there's no guarantee of what unit you'll get.

Of you want to go leased then go Solid Signal.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Your other option is to look for a receiver in the Buy/Sell forum in DBSTalk [link].
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:13 AM

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#5 OFFLINE   kzziboy

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

So you can buy a leased receiver from Solid Signal. How can that be activated on MY account if its leased? Isn't that the same as buying a leased receiver on Ebay? You can't activate a receiver if it was leased by another person right?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

So you can buy a leased receiver from Solid Signal. How can that be activated on MY account if its leased? Isn't that the same as buying a leased receiver on Ebay? You can't activate a receiver if it was leased by another person right?


It's not leased to anyone until you pay solidsignal. They are a dealer for DirecTV and have been trusted by dozens and dozens of people on these forums. They don't lease previously leased sat boxes, only new ones. They lease them, because they can't be purchased, due to how DirecTV set things up.

The lease is between you and DirecTV, not between you and solidsignal. They are an authorized dealer. Who knows about the occupants of eBay?

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#7 OFFLINE   kzziboy

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:44 PM

Okay...that's the answer I was looking for. I wasn't sure of the setup. I hear ya on the Ebay and Craigslist thing.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

So you can buy a leased receiver from Solid Signal. How can that be activated on MY account if its leased? Isn't that the same as buying a leased receiver on Ebay? You can't activate a receiver if it was leased by another person right?


You're not "buying" a receiver. You are paying an up-front offset fee to get a leased receiver. Because of the high price of manufacturing, they ask you to offset the cost - just like Cell phones! You don't get an iPhone for free do you? You pay an offset fee. D* is the same. Since 2008 I believe, all receivers are leased.

If they say you are buying it, blame Bestbuy, etc. for poor or misguided advice.

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