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Hypothetical situation

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tcusta00, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. josetann

    josetann Legend

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    Didn't mean to imply where he was at fault. Me, I generally rip open any package with electronics in it the second I get it, but I'm a fanatic. Other less important things sometimes sit in the box for a while before I get around to it.

    That said, a warranty (if one was even provided) generally starts on the date of purchase (occasionally it might start a few days later, when you actually receive the item). I've never seen one that starts once you actually open the box and start using it. So even if the buyer thought there should have been at least a one month warranty....
     
  2. Rich

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    Reading the whole thread, I still can't understand how the "seller", who we all know as rational and very fair, could possibly be at fault. Anyone who buys anything on eBay or from a seller on this forum or anywhere on the Net should immediately open the package and if it is an electronic device turn it on and see if it really works. I truly find it hard to believe that the HR sat in a box for a month before it was tried out. I would never come out on the forum and call someone a liar, I would consider that an act of cowardice, but in this case I truly have to doubt the "buyers" claims.

    Rich
     
  3. matt

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    I guess ya'll scared the buyer off.
     
  4. Rich

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    Gee, didn't mean to.

    Rich
     
  5. tcusta00

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    That's okay, I have a new [strike]victim[/strike] buyer now. Muaaahhhh haaa haaa haaaa haaaa. :D
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Hey matt, did you get your box of rocks yet?
     
  7. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Don't clue him in yet, I wanted it to be a Halloween surprise!!!
     
  8. matt

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    I have ways of finding you.
     
  9. Rich

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    The other day, I received my daily notifications of 20-700s for sale on eBay. I'm not looking to spend any more money on owned 20-700s at this time, but I can't help but check to see if they are actually owned.

    So, I get a notification that leads me to a 20-700 that is definitely owned according to the seller. Absolutely owned. No question about it. And the seller posts the RID number and challenges anyone interested to call D* and check the RID number to see if it is truly leased.

    I hit my Access Card Team speed dial button and get a woman who tells me that the 20-700 is most definitely leased. Without a doubt, it is leased. Then she tells me she is gonna contact eBay and get it removed. OK, I've heard that before and sometimes they follow thru and sometimes they don't. She did. I sent him a message stating that the 20-700 was leased and that D* was gonna contact eBay. Just a "heads-up".

    I got this message from the seller yesterday. I've left off names.


    Hello,

    I would have appreciated it if you had contacted me directly about the DirecTV unit I had for sale that you reported to eBay/DirecTV. When I canceled my account with DirecTV I had 3 DVR units in my home. I double checked with the call agent that the two I had purchased online were owned and not leased. I was assured by the agent that they were in fact mine and to keep them. I returned the 3rd unit that was leased and belonged to them.

    I would have preferred to take this up with DirecTV myself and either pull the auction if DirecTV changed their stance or left the auction if they confirmed their original assessment.

    The unfortunate part of all of this is that I now have a black mark against my account and eBay has the right to cancel an account I have had for 12 years and worked hard to always have positive feedback and great experiences for my customers.

    Please consider the seller in your future actions and that most of us want to do the right thing.


    Aww, here's a guy who didn't check thoroughly, if he checked at all and he's upset because he got caught. I had nothing to do with that. I just called the ACT and asked the CSR to check if it was leased or owned. She took it upon herself to call eBay. If he didn't want people to check, he shouldn't have put the RID number on the offering.

    Again, if you are thinking about buying a used HR on eBay, the proper number to call is 1-877-887-7994.

    Rich
     
  10. Rich

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    But you gotta admit, it would have been a hoot!

    Rich
     
  11. MysteryMan

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    "Hypothetically" this thread is getting old! :rolleyes:
     
  12. dsw2112

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    Wonder how the seller in Rich's example would have felt if someone bought the HR20 and couldn't acivate because it was leased. A similar letter could have been typed to the seller stating "please consider the buyer in your future actions..."

    It's all about responsibility folks, many have to learn to take some...
     
  13. Nov 2, 2010 #133 of 143
    matt

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    sigh

    This thing needs to hurry and get here so I can let it sit in the box a month or so before using it.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2010 #134 of 143
    tcusta00

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    Looks like your rocks are out for delivery. :)
     
  15. Nov 4, 2010 #135 of 143
    matt

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    Bout. Damn. Time. :lol:

    Where the heck do you live that it takes a week?!

    I was about to start a thread about it hypothetically not showing up! :D
     
  16. Nov 4, 2010 #136 of 143
    matt

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    :new_sleep:new_sleep:new_sleep
     
  17. Nov 4, 2010 #137 of 143
    tcusta00

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    :lol:

    Didn't you get the hypothetical tracking number from PP? I entered it on the day I shipped.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2010 #138 of 143
    matt

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    I got it today. We just live far enough apart where it takes forever, but I knew the tracking info that same day. It's cool.

    I'll hook it up next month and see if it works.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2010 #139 of 143
    tcusta00

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    Good deal!

    I'm migrating to somewhere with no extradition treaty with PayPal. kthksbye. :D
     
  20. matt

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    Hey this thing doesn't work!




    Just kidding!
     

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