HR24 - Sell or trash?

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  1. Nov 3, 2019 #1 of 16
    doabbs01

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    I’ve got an HR24, that is owned. I’ve canceled DirecTV and looking through the threads it seems that ATT is not letting new subs use these older receivers?
    I couldn’t find the Buy Sell Trade thread on this forum anymore and prices on eBay don’t appear to be worth much but not really seeing owned receivers sold anywhere so might not be a good baseline.

    What are folks thoughts on the user market for owner receivers? I’m sure some folks will chime in with “I’ll take it off your hands” but seriously thoughts?

    Thanks as always.
     
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    Athlon646464

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    The issue, and therefore an impact on the perceived value, is it's a crap shoot as to whether someone will be able to activate it if they purchase it from you.
     
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    P Smith

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    it's an activation's roulette
     
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    P Smith

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    with one load in ammo :(
     
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    wilbur_the_goose

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    I'd drop it off at Best Buy for recycling.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    Recycle, boat anchor, door stop. paperweight.
     
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    SledgeHammer

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    AT&T will never activate it, so its worthless. AT&T also doesn't allow adding owned receivers anymore. In addition, the HR24 is junk to begin with.
     
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    P Smith

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    use it as a source of spare parts
     
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  10. Rich

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    Put it on eBay and put the old D* phone number on the offering. You might be able to sell it that way. You could also try calling that old number yourself from a phone not associated with your account and see if you get directed to the AT$T site. If the call goes thru read off the RID number to the CSR and see if you still have the owned status on that HR. Might work.

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  11. drpjr

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    If you own an HR-24 or HR20-100 that fails will whatever they replace it with be owned also? This would be a protection plan replacement. I have one of each still in service.
     
  12. P Smith

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    most likely not - by default a system will not assign such status ...perhaps after a few calls and long conversations you could get it done … but with ATT your chances are slim :(
     
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  13. carl6

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    Nor would there be any particular advantage to having owned any longer. They won't reactivate a prior owned device except maybe on the original users account. You can't sell an owned unit to anyone else, as they would not be able to activate it.
     
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    That applies to leased receivers too now. You used to be able to sell them on eBay and they'd activate them.
     
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    They never would do that with a leased receiver (normally). That is why we (collective we on the forums) always urged people looking to buy to make sure the unit was owned. Now I guess those are no longer eligible either.
     
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    I've always sold my old receivers on eBay and never had a complaint from the buyer that they couldn't activate it. The last one I sold was quite a while ago, so...
     

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