GenieGo resale / transfer

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by employee3, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. employee3

    employee3 Legend

    Aug 15, 2006
    Looks like I'm getting rid of DirecTV at the end of the month. Are GenieGo's still not able to be transferred to a different account? I have one that I'll probably give to my neighbor if he wants it otherwise sell it to someone.


  2. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I don't recommend this. The process at Directv is not smooth. Example. My GG failed, it was replaced by Directv and it took about a week to activate the new one because of the old one that takes a special department to deactivate. I know someone else that went through the same issue.
    Your neighbor may go through a lot of headaches to get it working. If at all.
  3. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Yet another reason why the GenieGo is 'not ready for prime-time'. You buy this accessory and there are no restrictions preventing you from selling/transferring this to another customer. But trying to transfer this and it will probably require an email to the VP of Customer Service to get it completed.

    Maybe DirecTV has improved on this, but so far all we've heard are problems like NR4P stated.

    For that reason, I certainly wouldn't in good-faith sell this to someone who wouldn't be able to work through the issue with DirecTV. Your neighbor might be a better choice as you can help them with this and talk with DirecTV as required. And maybe only sell it to him with the condition he doesn't owe you anything until it is working on their account?
  4. SparkyX

    SparkyX Cool Member

    Jul 15, 2009
    I bought a used (customer left DirecTV) GenieGo on eBay and was able to activate it without much hassle. I was very up-front about the fact it was used and the DirecTV rep I reached knew it had to be removed from the previous account and then added to my account. The biggest issue was the rep needing to wait for an (internal) email from a different department/system acknowledging the GenieGo's removal from the previous account. This email can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours (it took a few minutes and the rep kept me on the line). Once the acknowledgement is received, then the used GenieGo can be activated on the new account.

    If the OP's neighbor is going to use it, make sure the neighbor is comfortable with following electronics instructions over the phone or borrow someone who is--there's enough infrastructure a GenieGo needs to mesh with (mobile devices, app stores, computer software installation, wireless and wired networking, etc) that if someone confident is on the phone on the customer side the call will go much quicker.
  5. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Glad to hear that. I bought a nomad within the first week they were available and love it when it is working, but there have been a number of glitches that have made ownership a challenge.
  6. gpg

    gpg Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Long Island
    I bought a used one off eBay about a year ago, and got it activated with minimal difficulty.

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