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Can I deactivate and sell my HR24

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by skatingrocker17, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

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    I have a non-owned HR-24. I was wondering if I could de-activate it and sell it on eBay or Amazon so I could try out the Tivo. I'm not paying $200 for the Tivo but I will pay it if I can get around that much for the HR24.
     
  2. jkaetz

    jkaetz Cool Member

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    What makes you think you could sell something that you don't own? I think your answer is in your first sentence. I guess you could sell it, but you'd have directv asking for a large sum if you don't return it to them.
     
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Once you deactivate it, DirecTV will be expecting you to see the receiver back to them. They will send you out a Recovery Kit for you to send the receiver back in.

    - Merg
     
  4. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

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    I see non-owned models being sold on ebay and Amazon all the time. DirecTV still owns them so how do they sell them?
     
  5. Carl Spock

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    They are stupid.

    At least they will feel that way when DirecTV comes back at them in a month or two, wanting the DVR back.

    After that, they will be poor and stupid.
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    New receivers get sold all the time.
    "Used" receivers must be owned to be reactivated on another account after the access card has been replaced.

    "Used leased" receivers can't be activated on another account, so if someone buys one, they're throwing their money away.
     
  7. Brubear

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    It's fraud - theose people are selling devices they do not own so that the people who buy them are paying for product they can't use. The purchaser is informed by DirecTV upon an attempt to activate the unit that the unit cannot be used. Depending on the laws of the state of seller and purchaser the seller could conceivably be prosecuted for fraud or theft.
     
  8. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

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    Okay thanks. Looks like I'll just keep it then.

    I do have a followup question though.

    DirecTV has a promotion going on where you can get another HD-DVR for free. Say I get one, it hasn't been activated yet or anything so could I sell it?

    This might not actually be possible though because I think they send someone out to instal it.
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It might not be able to be activated by the buyer, but regardless of that, you'd be charged for it if you didn't activated it or return it within 30 days.
     
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    The only people that can sell non-activated new leased receivers are Authorized DirecTV Resellers.
     
  11. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer DBSTalk Club

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    you can only sell a unit you own which means you paid much more than the lease upgrade price. for instance, i got a free hd dvr upgrade when i came back to dtv last year. if i wanted to purchase that leased hr 24 it would cost me $499. then i would own it. its that simple.
     
  12. jkaetz

    jkaetz Cool Member

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    I see where you're coming from now. The "non-owned" receivers you see on ebay could have come from someplace like best buy or another authorized directv reseller. So long as the person selling the box hasn't activated it, they're in the clear. Not sure why they would do that though and it would still be worth while to get the receiver's id and check with DTV before buying it.
     
  13. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

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    That's what I figured but it was worth getting clarification.
    I didn't think about that. That's probably true but there are definitely some people out there trying to sell used, non-owned receivers.
     
  14. Jodean

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    Or someone that somehow "acquired" equipment from a reseller......
     

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