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Leased DVR for sale

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by johnhjohn, May 1, 2010.

  1. May 1, 2010 #1 of 24
    johnhjohn

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    At a local sale, I found a 20-700 DVR cheap. I wrote the numbers down and called Directv. I gave the CSR the number and he came back and said that it was a leased unit so it would need to be tied to my account. He said a new card would be necessary. I asked if it would be possible to use the card from my now obsolete 10-250 and he said that was impossible and would need to purchase a new card. He also said this would add 24 months to my commitment.

    He then transferred me to another agent to obtain a card. When I gave him the information he came back and said that the DVR could not be activated because it is a lease unit.

    My question, is who is right? I tried to explain that the second CSR but he didn't want to discuss it.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. May 1, 2010 #2 of 24
    veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Leased receiver needs to be returned to DirecTV.
    Can't be swapped to another account.
     
  3. May 1, 2010 #3 of 24
    Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    You cannot activate a leased receiver bought from a private individual. They may have a delinquent account, unpaid for PPV purchases, etc. The only two ways to activate a used receiver is to buy an OWNED one, and obtain a new access card, or lease it directly from DirecTv.
     
  4. May 1, 2010 #4 of 24
    matt

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    The first CSR you got sounds like they didn't know what they were talking about.

    The second CSR you got was probabaly from the access card team, and they are correct.

    Hope this all happened before you paid for it or if not, I hope you didn't pay too much :(
     
  5. May 1, 2010 #5 of 24
    johnhjohn

    johnhjohn Cool Member

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    Thanks for the replies. No, I did not buy it. The guy selling is said he bought it from Directv, but probably thinks he owns it after paying 200 for it. Most people would.

    I was just confused by getting 2 different answers from CSRs.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. May 2, 2010 #6 of 24
    texasbrit

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    $199 is the standard lease price for an HD DVR. If the "seller" has terminated service, DirecTV will expect the DVR to be returned and if he does not do that he can expect a bill from DirecTV (in fact they will probably charge his credit card).
     
  7. May 2, 2010 #7 of 24
    stilen621

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    How cheap ? Might be worth something for parts :confused:
     
  8. May 2, 2010 #8 of 24
    Mark Walters

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    What's the standard OWNED price to avoid the 24 month commitment?
     
  9. May 2, 2010 #9 of 24
    Kadex

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    Just a thought I had. What if he did lease it, terminated the account, and actually paid the fee for not returning it. Technically he did buy it then. What would happen in that case?
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    While "technically" it could work, I'm fairly sure the DirecTV system wouldn't let "the exception" go through.
     
  11. bidger

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    Then chose to put it up for sale, "cheap" according to the thread starter, at a yard sale? I don't think that's likely.
     
  12. Kadex

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    I'd agree. I was just wondering what would happen in such a case. Not that is what might of happened here.

    Edit. Ok I did say "What if he" .... My intention was just curiosity though.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    Bottom line, a leased DVR cannot be activated by someone who didn't lease it. You will lose your money.
     
  14. CCarncross

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    Several hundred more than that...$499-$599, most of us dont know because most of us arent willing to spend that kind of money to own it for a piece of electronics equipment that has short shelf life...if you buy it and it breaks, D* is under no obligation to replace it, if you lease it, it's $20 or less and they send you out another.
     
  15. matt

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    I tried that argument when someone gave me a leased receiver. Even the non-return fee being paid will not change it from leased to owned.
     
  16. johns70

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    Parts for what ? Another leased DVR from DIRECTV ? :confused:
     
  17. matt

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    The doors on the front especially.

    "If it is owned", it also might be good for swapping out a beat up housing or even the hard drive if you felt like tearing it apart. Though with me, if I tear mine down, it's getting a 2TB drive...

    If it was $10 I would buy it for the housing.
     
  18. ndole

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    Or maybe if your IRD is a refurb, you can get the correct housing :lol:
    I've seen some R22's lately with HR fascias, and vice versa.
     
  19. matt

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    :eek2:
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

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    Actually the only difference between an R22 and an HR22 (the later models with the matte black fascias) is the silkscreening on the front.
     

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