Hdvrs gone from Costco?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bww, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. bww

    bww Legend

    Feb 15, 2006
    In the last week I have been in 3 Costcos in SoCal and none of them have any Directv dvrs. A couple of months ago they had tons of hr22s on the shelves. I asked the Cell Phone/Directv kiosk people and they didn't know why (they mainly set up new users only).

    I was planning on buying my dvr from them as I upgrade to HD.
  2. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Hmmm .. Could be a run on them or perhaps there's a shakeup in the distribution chain at the moment.
  3. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 9, 2008
    I suggest you check your D* online account for Receiver offers when you upgrade to HD. Talk to a CSR and see what is currently being overed.
  4. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Or they're preparing to receive shipments of the HR24. ;)
  5. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    There were still several HR22s at the Silverdale, WA Costco a few days ago.
  6. rjc

    rjc Legend

    Jan 26, 2006
    Atlanta area Costco I frequent has been out of them for the past month or so
  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    North Seattle Costco does not have any, but there is a sign on the cell-phone booth to sign up for DirecTV service. I did not bother to ask them about the lack of inventory.
  8. rsblaski

    rsblaski Icon

    Jul 6, 2003
    Southern Nevada
    This isn't unusual. There are times when they are not available, but eventually they get more in stock.
    The one we go to (in Henderson NV) has been out for the last month.
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    E.Mdtrn Sea
    Just talk to Costco's representative and a guy in cell/DTV booth - Costco will not carry DTV equipment anymore, the guy told to call DTV directly.
  10. stilen621

    stilen621 Legend

    Dec 17, 2009
    I just called our local Costco as well. They`re OUT. She said she hadn`t heard anything about not carrying them anymore. She also said they have ran out before. ???????
  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Still plenty at my local Costco and Best Buy.
  12. Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    Our Costco still has the signs and information to sign up for DirecTV, but no HDDVRs on the floor. I hadn't inquired about the availability... I just peeked in when I was walking by and noticed they didn't have any stock on the floor...
  13. Robert Simandl

    Robert Simandl AllStar

    Jan 31, 2004
    The St. Peters, MO Costco had 8 DVR's left and the sign had the little asterisk in the upper right hand corner (which means the item has been discontinued).
  14. Michael H..

    Michael H.. Member

    May 31, 2007
    In San Diego on business, so I don't know what the Costco's here normally stock, but on Sat 27 Feb, in the Santee, CA store, they had 2 HR20's, in original boxes, stamped "made in China", and which I'm sure are refurbs. These were the only HD DVR's in stock. I haven't seen HR20's on the shelf (anywhere) in a long time.
  15. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Wow I'd grab those up if I were you.
  16. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    I was surprised to find that all of the HR22s were gone from my local Costco yesterday. They had been sitting on a pallet for a while now.
  17. murry27409

    murry27409 Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    I noticed that about a month ago. Not only were the dvr's gone, but so was the whole directv display; from both costco's i regularly visit.
  18. Ancient1

    Ancient1 Mentor

    Feb 13, 2010
    Both Danville, (East Bay), and Manteca, (San Joaquin Valley), Costco's had them in stock last time I was there. The only model they had was the HR22-100. I actually bought one from them a couple of months ago, but never installed it, as I was still trying to figure out what was wrong with my HR21-700. About the time I figured out things weren't going to get any better with the HR21, I discovered I could buy an HR23-700 on Amazon. I got one from them through 6th Ave Electronics, at a lower price than the one I got from Costco! So I returned the one from Costco, and installed the HR23. The price was about $20 less, most of which was sales tax, but I think the actual unit price was also slightly lower.
  19. drpjr

    drpjr Icon

    Nov 23, 2007
    Could be a coincidence but I was in Sams Club yesterday and was approached by a D salesman asking what service we used. After telling him we were already onboard I asked him a few questions. He started in Sams about three weeks ago. He just does signups: no display, no boxes, no booth. He had not heard anything about Costco or HR24,SWM, Decca etc. He had the expected salesman knowledge. He walks around with a clipboard trying to get new cutomers. I wonder if this is Ds new sales plan for the club stores.

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