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The Battle is on! My landlord now demands I remove my dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Lord Vader, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 #901 of 1128
    Herdfan

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    Ok, I hate you! ;)

    When can I come over and shoot it? I'll even bring some Tannerite. Or maybe you prefer Southern Thunder. :)

    How did you get it free? I have a Cobray M11 9mm full auto and it is quite fun. And 9mm is cheap. But one day I will convince the wife I need a full-auto AR15.
     
  2. Mar 20, 2012 #902 of 1128
    Richierich

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    The Machine Gun costs me about $4000 and I had a 200 round cylinder clip with it and the Federal Permit was $200.

    Nothing is Free that I can find except the air you breathe.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2012 #903 of 1128
    Herdfan

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    You must have had it for a while. The sear pins are now running $8-10K, without the gun.

    Have you ever shot tannerite?

    [YOUTUBE]XG0IT8sG3Dg[/YOUTUBE]
     
  4. Mar 20, 2012 #904 of 1128
    Richierich

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    Actually Now that I remember correctly I paid $6,000 for it about 8 years ago and about $600 for the Ammo Clip.

    Also, bought a 16 Shot Paraordinance 45 Caliber which is patterned after the Colt but just made better with more safety features.

    I have Never Shot Tannerite but I hear it is Awesome.

    Now, Back To Topic before Lord Vader zaps us with his Light Ray!!! :lol:
     
  5. Mar 30, 2012 #905 of 1128
    Lord Vader

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    In the FWIW dept., today I received a call from a DirecTV corporate individual. This is the 2nd such call from a corp. person in the last few weeks. The gentleman (not sure it's a good idea to post his name here, so I'll leave it out) called me this afternoon totally out of the blue. I wasn't expecting his call. He proceeds to tell me that a recent Email I sent them (regarding my situation here and how I was denied a "Breakfast Buddy" position here solely because of my dish battle, and how we might inform all the residents about their right to install their own dishes, etc.) has made its way around the company's corporate offices and to the higher ups.

    The gentleman was very friendly, very informative, and very pleasant. We talked about my long-running battle here, which began several property managers ago and several years ago, and discussed this very forum. In fact, he's aware of this forum and said he'd check out this thread specifically. To make a long story short, he said he's passing along some info to the marketing department, and when our conversation was at an end (I had to get going, for I had a game to work), he commented a bit rhetorically, "If there's anything else I can do for you, let me know." I rather jokingly retorted, "Yeah, I lost my teaching job last June, one year shy of tenure. If you can help me in that area, even back in sales management from where I came, that'd be nice."

    Well, bust my buttons and call me Sally, he says, "You know what? Email me your résumé. I'll see if there's something I can do." (He gave me both his Email address and direct phone number.)

    Now, I didn't ask for this (I was, admittedly, kinda joking--but I'm not complaining), and I have never asked DirecTV for credits, kudos, or anything else in the midst of my battles to keep their service at my abode. However, when a different corporate gentleman called me out of the blue a few weeks ago and discussed ways to "thank" me for my "loyalty and years of service," I sure wasn't complaining. I didn't even directly ask him for anything. I felt that because I wasn't in this for credits or anything of the sort, that I didn't know what he expected me to desire. Nevertheless, he informed me that he'd set up several credits to my account and some free equipment as their expression of appreciation.

    While I've never been a DirecTV lackey or anything like that, I cannot deny that I am a satisfied customer who can attest to the fact that in my case, DirecTV acted on their own in a very customer-centric manner, and for that, I am truly grateful and fortunate.

    And my friends wonder why I recommend them so much. ;)
     
  6. Mar 30, 2012 #906 of 1128
    jdspencer

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    So bottom line, there was a reason for all of this after all. :)

    Keep us informed about your new job. :D
     
  7. Mar 30, 2012 #907 of 1128
    Lord Vader

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    :lol: Not exactly. I battled my landlord because I knew I was in the right and didn't want some management pinheads telling me things that weren't true. I wasn't about to be stepped on. I would have been and am content with just winning the battle. Anything additionally positive that may occur would simply be nice.

    I honestly doubt that. With my luck (I didn't win tonight's Mega Millions!), I don't think that's happening. But that's OK.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 #908 of 1128
    Groundhog45

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    Good news, LV. I hope something turns up for you soon. :D

    This has been one of my favorite threads for quite a while.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2012 #909 of 1128
    Lord Vader

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    As much as I'd really like to remain in teaching--nothing I have ever done has been as rewarding & satisfying as being a teacher--I'd take anything that helps me survive.
     
  10. Jul 27, 2012 #910 of 1128
    Lord Vader

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    Uh oh. Here we go again! Looks like I may find myself in yet another battle over a dish install!

    I'm in Houston right now looking at a complex that is owned by the same management company that runs my current complex. I overheard one of the leasing consultants telling a new renter that the complex requires an $80 deposit to install a dish, prior approval, and some other conditions.

    More details to come. (This is just what I need, too.)

    On an unrelated note, they don't have Comcast Internet here, only AT&T. Yuck.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2012 #911 of 1128
    P Smith

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    New round of the perpetuate battle!

    "Unleash you power, Dart!"
     
  12. Jul 27, 2012 #912 of 1128
    MysteryMan

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    Your just a glutton for punishment. :)
     
  13. Jul 27, 2012 #913 of 1128
    maartena

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    Time to start looking in to BUYING a property instead. Gives you all the dish rights you need, and these days with awesome interest rates even with very little down (3% with FHA) you can get a mortgage payment that is lower than renting.

    Unless you have bad credit of course, then all bets are off.
     
  14. Jul 27, 2012 #914 of 1128
    trh

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    AT&T internet is reason enough for you not move to this complex.

    The SAT issue? Just take this complex off your list and move somewhere else.
     
  15. Jul 27, 2012 #915 of 1128
    P Smith

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    Why ?

    Using it for many years ... Doesn't have big issues to be concern ..
     
  16. Jul 27, 2012 #916 of 1128
    trh

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    I've had AT&T for 12 years now (only service available in my neighborhood). Works well and is reliable, but when it goes out, working with AT&Ts CSRs is a nightmare. I've lost service twice this year and I think I spent over 2 hours each time trying to get it restored. Plus I can only get their DSL Extreme package (6mbps down), but AT&T's own DSL speed test says I'm only getting 2.4 mbps. AT&T could learn a lot from DirecTV's CSRs.
     
  17. Jul 27, 2012 #917 of 1128
    hasan

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    That is really sad!
     
  18. Jul 27, 2012 #918 of 1128
    P Smith

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    Ah, well .. I did get sort out the same issues after 1+ year of complaining. Duh !

    To my luck, one of my calls came to knowledgeable guy in SF, at least when I (after previous 100 times) explained to him difference between measured speed in copper (my last mile) and my real DSL speed and my contract's value - he got it pretty quick and changed [my profile ?] in a seconds !
     
  19. Jul 30, 2012 #919 of 1128
    Lord Vader

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    My credit isn't the problem. With banks being very tight with loans nowadays, they're not going to lend to someone who's starting a new job in a different state. Regardless, one reason I like renting--for now--is that I'm not home that much. Consequently, I don't have the ability and time to do maintenance and similar upkeep.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2012 #920 of 1128
    wmschultz

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    I just had to post that I read this entire thread. Funny and sad. I should have stopped when I realized it was 2011. But oh well. A good read.
     

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