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Selling a receiver on eBay.


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#1 OFFLINE   rdowdy95

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:13 PM

Hey have a Hughes Directv DVR SD120 I think is the model. How would I got about selling this on eBay. I figure I cancel the receiver off my bill first. Then do I give them the access card when I sell it to them. I have seen some people sell the card with the receiver and some sell with out. There are no PPVs owed on the thing, and I own the receiver?

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#2 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:37 PM

Keep the Access Card.

95% of the time the other user can't activate it.
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#3 OFFLINE   rdowdy95

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for the quick response. Tonight when I activate the new R15 I got I will tell them to cancel/disable the one I am going to sell on eBay. Anyone else want to chime in. Or has anyone else ever sold a receiver off of eBay.


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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:05 PM

Keep the Access Card.

Isn't the access card property of D*? If so, it wouldn't be polite to keep it.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:48 PM

I would probably hold onto the Hughes for at least a week or two after I got the R15 up and running.

As for the access card, it's kind of csr roulette. Some will activate a used card, but I think the official policy is that you have to get a new card from DirecTV in order to activate a used receier you got from someone else. I think they charge $20 for the card.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:50 PM

I've purchased 2 DTivos via eBay with the access card included. DTV activated them without any question. I called, told the CSR I was activating a new DVR I purchased off eBay and they did it. Without the card the buyer will be forced to spend another $20 on an access card they may not otherwise need to spend.

I know others have mentioned the CSRs are not suppose to do this, but it's worked for me 2 outa 2 times. Why keep something you don't need and will never use?

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 07:02 PM

As long as there is no outstanding balance on teh access card, I always think they should go with the receivers that people sell....

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 11:30 PM

thanks for the info guys. Hey for the above poster you said you purchased two off of eBay. were these used or new?

Also to the other poster. I might just keep the receiver as backup. I am testing out the R15. I won't be using the R15 much just to record some Wiggles and to record stuff that I back up to DVD-R.

R15 is a bed room receiver. We don't watch that much in bedroom. Like I said mainly for Wiggles for the 2 yrd old.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 12:01 AM

thanks for the info guys. Hey for the above poster you said you purchased two off of eBay. were these used or new?

Also to the other poster. I might just keep the receiver as backup. I am testing out the R15. I won't be using the R15 much just to record some Wiggles and to record stuff that I back up to DVD-R.

R15 is a bed room receiver. We don't watch that much in bedroom. Like I said mainly for Wiggles for the 2 yrd old.

Mine were 2 used HDVR2's (40 hour) with access card. Working just fine. But you do need to beware of the eBay deals.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:58 AM

As long as there is no outstanding balance on teh access card, I always think they should go with the receivers that people sell....


D* will not allow the buyer to activate an access card that has been active on your account, but will allow you to use the access card in a different receiver on your own account. Keep the access card: it won't help the new owner in any way.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 08:02 AM

D* will not allow the buyer to activate an access card that has been active on your account, but will allow you to use the access card in a different receiver on your own account. Keep the access card: it won't help the new owner in any way.


that's what happened to me. I bought an open box HD tivo from bestbuy. The card was still active and I was getting programing but D* said they couldn't active the card becuase it was on someone elses account. (It was weird because she couldn't deactive the card either). So they told me that I needed to by a new card from them. I was upset and asked why I couldn't use the access card out of the old HD reciever, she had to put me on hold. When someone came back to the phone it was a manager and she was able to make my old access card work.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:51 AM

I have bought and sold both new and used DTivos and regular receivers on ebay with no problems at all. I recently added a used SDDVR40 from eBay with the original owners access card onto my account with no problems. The r15 sucks ass big time, so I would keep the Tivo unit just in case you want to go back but if you must sell the Tivo sell it with the card, you'll get more $$ for it and the card CAN be used by the new owner.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:52 AM

D* will not allow the buyer to activate an access card that has been active on your account, but will allow you to use the access card in a different receiver on your own account. Keep the access card: it won't help the new owner in any way.


That's the problem.

It is inconsitant... As about a month ago, I gave my boss one of my old DTivos.
He activated, with my access card, that was well over a year old.

"The Rule" is not to activate a previously activated card, but they do it sometimes.

As for the card... yes it is property of DirecTV, and only once in 10 years have they requested I send it back to them (when they thought it was defective). The rest of time you are just told to destroy it.

I miss the "card swap" periods... those where always fun days.....
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#14 OFFLINE   rdowdy95

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 12:33 PM

That's the problem.

It is inconsitant... As about a month ago, I gave my boss one of my old DTivos.
He activated, with my access card, that was well over a year old.

"The Rule" is not to activate a previously activated card, but they do it sometimes.

As for the card... yes it is property of DirecTV, and only once in 10 years have they requested I send it back to them (when they thought it was defective). The rest of time you are just told to destroy it.

I miss the "card swap" periods... those where always fun days.....



I too remember the card swap days. LOL!!! So if I do sell it on eBay I will just tell the bidder no card, and to make sure and call Directv when they get the receiver so DTV can send them a new card for the $20 fee.

Thanks Earl! Good info as always!

rdowdy95




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