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Old 09-20-2008, 01:28 PM   #1
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I have an old SD receiver, and SD DirecTV tivo, and a HD DVR that I am not using, and want to dispose of.

Any tips to cover my ass on these receivers? I want to make sure I don't get a bill a few years later for these wastes of space.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:59 PM   #2
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For grins, you may want to run the serial numbers by a D* rep and see what status comes up on them. Also ask if they could send you an email with the results for your records. Worth the call if you're worried.
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Why not contact DirecTV and see if they will take them back in return for some discounts or premium services in exchange.
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If you know for sure you own them, sell them on EBAY without the access cards.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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I have an old SD receiver, and SD DirecTV tivo, and a HD DVR that I am not using, and want to dispose of.

Any tips to cover my ass on these receivers? I want to make sure I don't get a bill a few years later for these wastes of space.
Why would you get a bill? They are not in service, not in use. You are worrying about nothing. I have a closet full of old receivers and that isn't even a concern.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
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Why not contact DirecTV and see if they will take them back in return for some discounts or premium services in exchange.
Definitely worth a shot because I have three collecting dust in my attic!
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Having a closet full or some up in the attic seems like a waste of space if they aren't in use and never will be again. It's just more junk to throw in the dumpster when you decide to move out some day. Get rid of the junk now.
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Having a closet full or some up in the attic seems like a waste of space if they aren't in use and never will be again. It's just more junk to throw in the dumpster when you decide to move out some day. Get rid of the junk now.
Please don't throw your old receivers or any other electronic apparatus into the dumpster. That just poisons our drinking water. Yes, it'll cost you some money to take them to a recycling depot but that's just the cost we're ALL going to have to pay for having our toys.

By the way, many electronics stores (e.g., Office Depot) will handle these items for you albeit for a fee.
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Please don't throw your old receivers or any other electronic apparatus into the dumpster. That just poisons our drinking water. Yes, it'll cost you some money to take them to a recycling depot but that's just the cost we're ALL going to have to pay for having our toys.

By the way, many electronics stores (e.g., Office Depot) will handle these items for you albeit for a fee.
It probably doesn't need to cost a thing to bring them somewhere. I know my town (and I think most others) have a hazardous waste collection day. We just save everything up until then and bring it all in for free.
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It probably doesn't need to cost a thing to bring them somewhere. I know my town (and I think most others) have a hazardous waste collection day. We just save everything up until then and bring it all in for free.
That's a good idea, but not all vicinities have that program. Where I live there's no free electronics recycling program. There's a private company that will take our used toys and strip them of all the recyclable metals and then responsibly dispose of the rest. Of course, they charge a fee by the pound.
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im interested in the dvr receiver if it still works. PM me and maybe we can work something out.
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Please don't throw your old receivers or any other electronic apparatus into the dumpster. That just poisons our drinking water. Yes, it'll cost you some money to take them to a recycling depot but that's just the cost we're ALL going to have to pay for having our toys.

By the way, many electronics stores (e.g., Office Depot) will handle these items for you albeit for a fee.
Throw in a dumpster was a figure of speech.
I wasn't trying to poison our drinking water.

I've never paid to properly dispose of any of my electronic toys.
In my area they've had a few free old electronics disposal days.
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