That's a raw deal?? You should feel lucky. Most people are getting around the $400 range including the $200 rebate.
I paid $949.00lineman55 said:I called Direct TV on Monday evening and talked with a person in customer retention and had arranged to get a hr10-250 installed this friday. The price was supposed to be 199.00 ( with no rebates ) I didn't want the hassle based upon what I have been reading. Well anyway to make a long story short i received my statement on line today and they had charged me 399.00. After talking with 3 different people I had no choice but to cancel the install. No notes on computer from the original conversation about the price. Im not happy about how I was treated and I will have to seriously consider going to Dish Network. Perhaps they are tightening there purses.
I don't understand why people insist on talking about how expensive this item was when it first came out. The D* reps say the same thing. ALL technology is expensive when it first comes out. If you bought a Rzr phone when it first came out, you forked over $500. You can get one for free now. So what? Why should someone feel sorry for you that you paid that much? Early adopters get the shaft on cost. I guarantee that the first people to buy a Tivo didn't get one for free! The only way paying $949 is relevant is if you paid that last week. If you don't want to pay out the ying yang for something, wait a year. I guarantee you will get it for less...elbodude said:I paid $949.00
cool, thanks.mikeny said:The rebate is based on the activation of the unit. They don't care where you bought it.
me too.. for my first one...elbodude said:I paid $949.00
However, it would be tough to argue that Dish and DirecTV are selling equivalent products. I think most people would agree that the HD DirecTiVo beats anything Dish has to a pulp in about 10 different categories.lineman55 said:Its amazing to me how Dish Network can be giving the deals they are to get customers ( 250.00 for a hd-dvr ) 6 months free hd , 3 months free movie channels, 19.95 programing for 3 months. And then we have Direct TV who really could care less if you stay or go. With me it was more the principal of a person standing behind their word ( i even clarified everything before we got off the phone ) Oh well , I just need to decide what I want to do.
absolutely. there's no comparison at all when it comes to hardware, dishnetwork/expressvu are bush league all the way.Lee L said:However, it would be tough to argue that Dish and DirecTV are selling equivalent products. I think most people would agree that the HD DirecTiVo beats anything Dish has to a pulp in about 10 different categories.