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New "owned" receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Jodean, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 #61 of 119
    JACKIEGAGA

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    Ok Thanks VOS
     
  2. Dec 1, 2011 #62 of 119
    netraa

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    I think...

    Jodean can order a leased IRD on his account, regardless of type.

    Activate it new in box, never taking it out of the box.

    Deactivate it the same day.

    Refuse to send it back, and then pay the non return fee in addition to the lease fee already paid.

    Then it would be 'technically' new in box, owned, and as long as he kept his account clean, would be able to be activated on another account.

    But, i'm not 100% sure on that.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 #63 of 119
    joshjr

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    Except for a HR21 Pro.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2011 #64 of 119
    Richierich

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    I bought an "Owned" DVR that had never been used but it was "Owned" by a Directv Retailer who just used it as a display device but it had never been Activated.

    It was listed as "Owned" as a Commercial Account because he was a Directv Retailer (who was going out of business).
     
  5. Dec 2, 2011 #65 of 119
    Shades228

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    If this is a new account customers have a purchase option such as you described. You can request a HD DVR as well with the purchase option for new customers.

    For existing customers you've been given the information.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 #66 of 119
    inkahauts

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    Nope. The unit is still considered DirecTVs property, and they will not activate it again, unless they get it back first.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 #67 of 119
    tech400

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    I am sorry if this is not appropriate, but what is a receiver bought from Amazon considered? I bought 2 H24s and an HR24.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2011 #68 of 119
    veryoldschool

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    When you activate them, they're activated as leased receivers, unless you have a commercial account.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2011 #69 of 119
    CCarncross

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    If you are ordering receivers from any type of retailer, and paying around $100 for an HD receiver and about $200 for a HDDVR, they are all leased. New owned, are very hard to get, and much more expensive.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2011 #70 of 119
    tech400

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    Veryoldschool and Ccarncross
    Thank both of you for your replies.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2011 #71 of 119
    matt

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    If you bought the unit from amazon directlythen it is a lease. If you bought the receiver from an individual selling them it's a possibility it is owned. I've sold owned units through amazon several times.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2011 #72 of 119
    SaLance

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    :p My fault, I left out a critical piece of info, deactivate it, and pay the Non Return Fee, and then the reciever will be owned.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2011 #73 of 119
    Richierich

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    That is more expensive than just buying it outright which is what I have done on Ebay.

    Just have to make sure it is listed as "Owned" and then get the RID # and call Directv's Access Card Dept. and ask them if that RID # is linked to an "Owned" DVR!!!
     
  14. Dec 4, 2011 #74 of 119
    SaLance

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    Never said it was cheap, but the OP wanted a "NEW" owned HR24. That would be the only way I know of.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2011 #75 of 119
    joshjr

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    I doubt even then they would consider it as owned. So you would pay like $199 up front and then another $450 but then own it you think? Mark be down for having my doubts.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2011 #76 of 119
    veryoldschool

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    While I too don't think it would end up being a useful receiver, the non returned equipment charge is $250 [from the notice that came in the return package last week], so $199+$250= $449 for "a brick". ;)
     
  17. Dec 4, 2011 #77 of 119
    SaLance

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    Happens occasionaly, someone deactivates services, doesn't return recievers, pays the NRF (rare), then reactivates a few years later and wants to use the recievers he has, since he paid the NRF, Access Card Distribution Team changes recievers to owned. It will work, way too expensive, not very logical, but has happened and could happen
     
  18. Dec 4, 2011 #78 of 119
    CCarncross

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    IIRC, they "blacklist" unreturned receivers so they cannot be acitvated again, even if the non-return fee gets paid. I don't think what you're claiming is sound advice to get an owned unit.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2011 #79 of 119
    SaLance

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    You could call up and ask the Access Card Dept. how they handle leased recievers that are deactivated and the NRF is paid. They are not Blacklisted. I agree that it isn't sound advice, its too expensive, a big hassle, and definetly out of the norm. Simply the only way I could think of to get a new HR24 out of the box, and own it.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2012 #80 of 119
    Elephanthead

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    So if I buy a HR21 pro from solid signal it will be owned? How do I confirm this with DTV? I am sure I can get 5 different answers if I call enough CSRs. (5) :lol:
     

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