I came across the following in a craigslist post [Redacted] Date: 2012-08-20, 7:07AM PDT Reply to this post Reply to: [Redacted] Dear Business Owner: I want to take the time to inform you of the attractive potential in becoming a DIRECTV authorized dealer. We are presently searching for successful, established businesses to partner with to become Authorized DirecTV dealers. Since DIRECTV was started in 1994, we have formed profitable partnerships with our independent dealers to promote and grow DIRECTV business. As our business continues to trend up, we are always looking for new dealers who want to grow with DIRECTV and share the successes that comes from selling DIRECTV programming and services. Here is a brief overview of DIRECTV and the DIRECTV dealer program. Company Overview: • 20 million customers strong and growing • 7000 Shows and Movies On Demand • Local HD Channels in 92% of the US • Over 170 Full Time HD Channles ! • Many Movies in 1080P • J D Power Associates #1 ranking in customer satisfaction 2007 cable/satellite study Industry Overview: • Cable rates continue to rise! • Cable rates have increased more than 5.4% in January 2009, more than 3 times the rate of inflation. • Cable rates have increased more than 40% in the last 5 years • In 2007, the DBS industry has added more than 1.2 million net subscribers • Over 29 million satellite accounts and growing. DIRECTV Dealer Compensation: We offer an array of opportunities to be successful selling DIRECTV, from both selling and installing the DIRECTV system to selling the services without doing the installation. Here is an overview of potential revenue of a single activation Net revenue opportunity per new qualifying residential subscriber Commissions and bonuses vary based on packages and upgrades $50 co-op accrual per new residential subscriber Up to 80% coop reimbursement of advertising efforts Marketing support -- we will help you grow your business! Weekly EFT commission payments Friday's every week... Earn continuing service fees for up to 60 months No large upfront start up cost or franchise fees required!!! We offer a company based Coop program designed to help you grow your business by giving you marketing money every time you sell a new customer. Commercial opportunities As you can see, there is a tremendous business opportunity in becoming an DIRECTV dealer. Please contact me immediately if you are interesting in pursuing this partnership with DIRECTV or if you have any additional questions or concerns. I look forward in hearing from you! Compensation: $500 per sale Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job! Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests. PostingID: [Redacted] What I would like to know is: "Is this legit"? I am currently unemployed and doing some side work of Home Theater and technology installs. With [Redacted] getting HD Locals a couple of months ago and Sunday Ticket gettting ready to kick off, something like this could help keep some money coming in and maybe help get me started with my own business. Has anybody heard of this and, if so, how does it work? Any information is appreciated. Thanks!