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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Jodean, Nov 30, 2011.
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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.
Except for a HR21 Pro.
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).
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.
Nope. The unit is still considered DirecTVs property, and they will not activate it again, unless they get it back first.
I am sorry if this is not appropriate, but what is a receiver bought from Amazon considered? I bought 2 H24s and an HR24.
When you activate them, they're activated as leased receivers, unless you have a commercial account.
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.
Veryoldschool and Ccarncross
Thank both of you for your replies.
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.
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.
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!!!
Never said it was cheap, but the OP wanted a "NEW" owned HR24. That would be the only way I know of.
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.
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".
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
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.
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.
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: