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DirecTV switching to instant rebates


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#1 OFFLINE   moonman

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 08:50 AM

http://www.theretail...&release_id=185
Per Bridge Media group...
"With our customer's interests at heart, we have been reviewing our rebate program during the past few months, looking for ways to make it simple and painless. As a result, on July 12, the majority of DIRECTV's rebate programs will be transformed from a mail-in rebate process to instant rebates, that way our customers will no longer need to mail in rebate forms."

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#2 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 08:52 AM

Great find moonman. This will be very nice.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 09:03 AM

But read the fine print there are loopholes that you must follow. It is package dependant for the lease.

#4 OFFLINE   ozonedan

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 09:05 AM

Why have a rebate at all. Just lower the price!:grin:

#5 OFFLINE   moonman

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 09:15 AM

But read the fine print there are loopholes that you must follow. It is package dependant for the lease.

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From time to time, D* offers a rebate on a variety of items, including
hardware and other special offers. This is not just a programming rebate
thing.

#6 OFFLINE   spoonman

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:59 AM

Why have a rebate at all. Just lower the price!:grin:


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Posted 11 July 2007 - 11:23 AM

It may have something to do with Texas law changing in September regarding the processing and handling of rebates.

I would post the link to the article in the Houston Chronicle, but the system won't let me....says I have to make 5 posts first.

#8 OFFLINE   man_rob

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:22 PM

Does anyone know if this will affect the PPV rebate coupons DirecTV sent me?

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 03:12 PM

Does anyone know if this will affect the PPV rebate coupons DirecTV sent me?


It will not effect the rebate coupons you have already received.

BTW- here's a link to that article

http://www.chron.com...iz/4949881.html
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 07:16 PM

I actually have the inside scoop on what the requirement for the instant rebate for new customers is. Basically they have to get into Choice Xtra and above and keep it for an undetermined period of time (I could not get the length that a customer had to stay in that package). When I can get a more definite answer I will post an answer.

#11 OFFLINE   Goober

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 09:18 PM

Just subscribed tonight (new customer) and used the referral to get our friends the $50 credit and us as well, and if I were to sign up online it would have been instant. Having to call it in to the referral 1-866-xxx-xxxx number made it a mail-in rebate. CSR couldn't understand why either. Either way, I'm getting the $100; but it's a free $100 for D* to earn interest on until they kick it back to me. FWIW, we're getting the Premier package w/ 1 HR-20, 1 H20, and an SD box.

#12 OFFLINE   JLucPicard

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:27 PM

Welcome aboard, Goober! :welcome_s

May all your viewing be pleasant - and HD! :)

#13 OFFLINE   Goober

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:32 PM

Thanks! Been lurking for a while, but I have to say there's about 10 of you I've seen in just about every subforum that have been an absolute wealth of knowledge. You've all made this a pretty painless decision to switch (plus a lack of love from my cable co.). Looking forward to being around for quite a while. :)

#14 OFFLINE   legatebroke

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:22 PM

Welcome aboard, Goober! :welcome_s

May all your viewing be pleasant - and HD! :)


His name isn't Goober its G Ober, the new kid in the back just drew in that other O to make it Goober....

#15 OFFLINE   Ronder

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:46 PM

Looking at the D TV site I see I can get the PREMIER and ST for $69 a month four 4 months.

I was going to get the PLUS HD DVR package (for $64 a month for 4 months, than $69).

So my ? is, after the four months with the PREMIER and ST, can I go back the PLUS HD DVR package?

Thanks, D TV is coming on Friday!

#16 OFFLINE   boba

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 05:41 PM

Yes you can downgrade the programming package.If the rules stay as they have been explained to dealers. DVR and HD rebate requires the Choice Xtra or higher programming package be chosen. 1 Rebate per account as on previous promotions R15 and H20 will be free after rebate the HR20 will be $199 after rebate. The programming package must be kept for the 4 months of the promotion.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 05:55 PM

one more ?

I made my 'buy' of the HR 20 and install date (friday, July 13th, and I did not pick a package as of yet)) last Sat., am I a before July 12th deals or can I get the new deal?

Thanks

#18 OFFLINE   Goober

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:52 PM

His name isn't Goober its G Ober, the new kid in the back just drew in that other O to make it Goober....


Nope, it's as is. :)

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 11:52 PM

Why have a rebate at all. Just lower the price!:grin:


No Kidding!!!!

#20 OFFLINE   JLucPicard

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 12:40 AM

Why have a rebate at all. Just lower the price!:grin:

No Kidding!!!!

You guys must have seen some of the "how do I get the best deal" kind of threads all over the board. Even if D* lowered the price instead of doing rebates, people would still be trying to find ways to not pay for things anyway. I see nothing wrong with rebates as long as you don't need to almost kill to actually get them.




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