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Selling DTV receiver with access card?

Old 10-11-05, 10:06 AM
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Selling DTV receiver with access card?

I dropped directv and I want to sell my HD receiver. I've cancelled my service, but what happens if I sell the receiver with the card? Can anyone access my info or end up screwing me? Or should I just sell it without the card?
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Old 10-11-05, 10:48 AM
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I'm not sure if I'm remembering this correctly, but I believe it's Dish that requires a new card for a new owner. While with Direct, as long as the receiver has been deactivated from your account, you can keep the card in there.

I would also doubt people would want to buy a used receiver without a card.
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Old 10-11-05, 12:20 PM
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Sell it without. D* is also requiring new cards most of the time these days. Sometimes you can talk a CSR into anything so some people have different stories, but I'd sell it without. It'll cost them $20 for a new one. If they don't know that and you are feeling all neighborly, mention it in the Ebay ad or whatever.

The new owner should NOT be able to harm/charge you in any way, though. They'd have to have all sorts of personal data, and if they had all that they could do far worse than buy TV programming.
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