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leased or owned??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jksellman, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Rich

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    My memory screwed me up again. When you buy an access card for an owned receiver you bought on a website, you have a certain number of days to activate the CARD or you have to buy a new one. Sorry about that.

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  2. Jun 1, 2013 #102 of 118
    golddigger

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    So every one knows reading this stream, A couple of months ago I called Direct tv to check the status of a receiver purchased at a storage auction. They told me it was not leased equipment and there were no issues regarding the RID number. I sold it and it the purchaser came back. Now -- First, Direct TV told me that they had put a lien on it due to an unpaid bill, then they told me that it was leased equipment and wanted it back, they then told me that they would not activate it until the bill was paid. I asked for verification that it was leased equipment. I wanted something legalized since Direct TV changed their store 3 times now. I was told they couldn't do that. I asked for some kind of proof regarding the equipment as verification of being leased. I was then told by the representative that I could sell it and let the person buying it get it reactivated. I told the representative that he had said it could not be reactivate, the representative said that's correct. So, I had to ask .... why did you tell me to sell it to someone then. He said - I didn't say that. VERY IMPORTANT NOW!!!! I stated, yes you did and if you want to hear it, I have it all on tape. BTW recording a conversation is different from state to state. I'm going to make a copy of this conversation and push this issue, I have no stakes with DTV. I would like to know from anyone out there what agencies I can file a complaint with beside the BBB. I'd like to know of any popular news media that reports on these types of matters I can send this to. I'd like to know any popular youtube sites that would post this. What I was told is unacceptable. period
     
  3. Jun 1, 2013 #103 of 118
    SomeRandomIdiot

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    And that is why you need the Access Card Department to NOTE ON YOUR ACCOUNT that the unit is owned, not leased - and is clear to be activated - when you call instead of making a recording.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2013 #104 of 118
    Laxguy

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    @ digger.

    Relax.

    Unless you enjoy this kind of malarky, it'll just cause you grief.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 #105 of 118
    iceturkee

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    i had a lady in the access card department who asked me for someones name, etc, after i called to check on the rid. he was on this website trying to sell me an owned hr 24. that sent a major red flag. i tried to tactfully ask him more about the unit. he refused to give it to me and i didn't buy it from him.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 #106 of 118
    Rich

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    Two things can happen when you ask for the RID #. You can be ignored (especially if the seller is one with thousands of sales, they know perfectly well what the RID # is for and they know someone will buy it) or you can be asked why you want the #. Usually that means the person doesn't have a clue as to whether it's owned or leased or in collections. I usually answer that question.

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  7. Jun 1, 2013 #107 of 118
    golddigger

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    Unless you enjoy this kind of malarky, it'll just cause you grief.


    It always does cause grief. Enjoyment no way. Piece of mind in the end, yes.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2013 #108 of 118
    SomeRandomIdiot

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    So, your complaint to the BBB will be: "I purchased the content of an abandoned storage unit. A DirecTV unit was in it. I called DirecTV and they said I could sell it. I recorded the call and can prove it, even though I do not know which state the DirecTV rep in and if they were in one of the 12 states that requires two party consent for recording telephone calls. As thus, I am not sure if I can legally use the recording in a cross state claim.

    When I sold the unit, they refused to activate the unit for my buyer as they said could be done, so I got stuck with a boat anchor?"

    That pretty much sum it up?

    And what do you think the BBB will do besides send a copy to DirecTV, who will respond that their most recent information shows the unit is leased and/or balance due, so they will not activate it.

    At that point the BBB will close the case, as they always do, resolving nothing.

    You can then sue DirecTV, but as this was not local, you cannot do it in small claims court.

    So will $10k+ out of your pocket in legal fees to recoup $300 bring you the piece (sic) of mind you were looking for?
     
  9. Jun 1, 2013 #109 of 118
    peds48

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    well said :righton:
     
  10. danp5648

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    Hello I am selling an H25-500 on ebay and someone just asked for the RID..

    "Hi there[/size]
    I am interested in this item but first i would like to ask you if could you please send me the ID Number to verify the receiver is Owned and not leased. Or could tell me this information.[/size]
    Thanks[/size]
    Peace"

    Can someone check for me which it is 1. owned or 2. leased?

    The reply I got was: [/size]


    [background=#f4f4f4]"HI THERE [/size][/background][background=#f4f4f4]THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION. I CALLED DIRECTV AND GAVE ID NUMBER AND THEY TOLD ME THAT DIRECTV OWNS IT. [/size][/background][background=#f4f4f4]THANKS AGAIN[/size][/background]
    [background=#f4f4f4]PEACE" i.e leased I guess..[/size][/background]



    Thanks
     

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  11. carl6

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    The Receiver ID Number is the number the potential buyer needs.

    Almost all DirecTV equipment is leased, and as such cannot be sold/transferred to others. If it was active on your account, DirecTV will expect it back, and could charge you a non-return fee if it isn't returned.

    There are isolated (and rare) exceptions where equipment might be owned. You (and the buyer) can call the DirecTV Access Card Department to determine the owned/leased status of that unit. We're just customers/users like you, we can't check that ourselves.
     
  12. peds48

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    The RID is the Receiver ID number
     
  13. danp5648

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    The reply I got was

    "HI THERE

    THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION. I CALLED DIRECTV AND GAVE ID NUMBER AND THEY TOLD ME THAT DIRECTV OWNS IT.
    THANKS AGAIN PEACE"

    That was the information i was looking for.. I hope this guy was telling the truth, so I ended my listing.. Thanks
     
  14. inkahauts

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    If thy didn't talk to the access card department then you don't know if that's right or not. Regular csrs often don't know it's even possible to own one
     
  15. peds48

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    then that begs the question, where did you get that receiver?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  16. texasbrit

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    ...and you could always call DirecTV, ask for the access card group and ask THEM the question.
     
  17. dpeters11

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    Call the Access Card department directly

    877-887-7994
     
  18. Rich

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    Thanx, I thought I was gonna have to post it again.

    Rich
     

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