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dswallow is offline Old Post 01-16-2004 11:52 PM
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It'd be a lot easier (for me at least) just to give me the option on the order form. I just called them and they were somewhat clueless about it. I have to call them back in a few minutes to find out the answer, and she didn't seem to understand the work "options", "well I guess you could overnight it". 2 day shipping is usuaully a good compromise between anticipation and expense.

Ground shipping takes forever. If I could just go down to my local B&M store and pick one up in the meantime I would be somewhat miffed.

Hey, another New Jersey advantage... close enough to New York for next-day UPS Ground service, and far enough for no sales tax.

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2 day shipping is usuaully a good compromise between anticipation and expense.
I got a quote for shipping here, all the way over to the left cost:

About $75 overnight
About $40 2nd day
About $35 3 day

I went for 2nd day. She wasn't very definate about the price which is a bit disconcerting. I suppose she doesn't know the exact weight yet.

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Hey, another New Jersey advantage... close enough to New York for next-day UPS Ground service, and far enough for no sales tax.
But you have to live in New Jersy. ( )

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All you needed to do was call DirecTV and tell them you want to buy a HD receiver but need a 3-LNB dish.


Thanks dswallow. DirecTV is quoting me $50 for the dish and $14 for shipping. They include install on the dish, but not running any additional lines (which I can do myself anyway). Does that seem right to you?

They said I could get the dish cheaper if I was buying an HD receiver from them at the same time...

As always, you guys are a great source of info

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when did this offer start? he said he would get his first 300 shipment in april. i kind of wanted earlier to record sopranos in HD, but i guess i can suffer for a month. it will only be 4 episodes i miss that will not be HD.

also, i don't hit my 2 year anniversary with DTV until March 5th. So I have to hold off on the HD deal till then anyway so I can get in for $99. I am hoping that once I sell my two utvs, plus my zenith 1080, and the HD receiver that DTV will send me, my out of pocket for the HD Tivo should be under $200.

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I just placed my order w/ $100 deposit...Value Electronics came through big time during the HDVR2 fiasco...there is no reason to doubt them.

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Woohoo! I'm signed up!

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One of those 300 is coming to me hopefully in time for the 2004 Masters (in HDTV on CBS). I had planned on using a $100 gift card at Best Buy and expected to pay the full $999 price. Now I save $100 by pre-ordering and still have the $100 gift card for Best Buy.

FYI: I saved $163 on a Dell PC for my father this morning using a coupon code provided by a member at FatWallet.com. This afternoon I saved $100 by pre-ordering the HD-DVR250. Thanks.

UPS Ground from Scarsdale, NY to Blacksburg, VA is guaranteed 2 days. Early April could mean shipping out by April 5th and delivery by April 7th which means seeing the Masters in HDTV.

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Over 400 visits to the page so far... He says he'll only take 350 pre-orders.

Anyone know when this offer went up? It'll be interesting to see how quickly the pre-orders fill up...

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almost had me... but they don't take Amex...

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One of the Dishnetwork reatailers did this on the 921

they were only able to fill 20 per week when it first came out.

If you are order number 40 or later, I would expect delays. Good thing there is a shipping refund guarantee in there. I think this is a fair deal.

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Has anyone called to see if there are any package deals with dish and installation for new subs?

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Thanks dswallow. DirecTV is quoting me $50 for the dish and $14 for shipping. They include install on the dish, but not running any additional lines (which I can do myself anyway). Does that seem right to you?

They said I could get the dish cheaper if I was buying an HD receiver from them at the same time...

As always, you guys are a great source of info



Never mind...I cancelled my dish from Value and went with the $99 HD dish and HD receiver deal from DirecTV. (See the DirecTV forum for details). Also got free locals for six months and 10 bucks off HBO for 6 months. I could have gotten the $20 off Total Premiere Choice if I had wanted to as well. And now once my HD-Tivo shows up, I'll have two older receivers to Ebay (my old HD OTA only and the new HD DirecTV I'm getting next week).

And no 1 year service commitment for anything (not that I'm planning to cancel anyway).

This forum saves me some serious $$$!

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Really - no commitment?

Every time I've heard of getting special deals from DirecTV, you have to commit to a year.

Heck - the last time I activated a new DirecTivo online (bought at Circuit City without install), they said I was committing to another year of service.

I'd bet that when you activate your new HD receiver, you'll be told you're committing to another year of Total Choice (at a minimum).

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Has anyone called to see if there are any package deals with dish and installation for new subs?


The pre-order page list the following conditions on the deal (item #10):

10. New residential DIRECTV subscribers, signing a 1 yr. programming agreement with my company will get an 18x20 dish and standard professional installation included at no additional cost. Plus up to two additional basic receivers, shipped and installed at no additional cost.

Looks like a new subscriber can get the HD-DVR250, dish, installation and two standard-def receivers for the same price ($899 if you put down $100 deposit plus $15 shipping).

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I ordered one up. Lets see how it goes.
thanks for the link

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quote:
Originally posted by mainecooncat
The pre-order page list the following conditions on the deal (item #10):

10. New residential DIRECTV subscribers, signing a 1 yr. programming agreement with my company will get an 18x20 dish and standard professional installation included at no additional cost. Plus up to two additional basic receivers, shipped and installed at no additional cost.

Looks like a new subscriber can get the HD-DVR250, dish, installation and two standard-def receivers for the same price ($899 if you put down $100 deposit plus $15 shipping).



Doh, I don't know how I missed that. Thanks!

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Really - no commitment?

Every time I've heard of getting special deals from DirecTV, you have to commit to a year.

Heck - the last time I activated a new DirecTivo online (bought at Circuit City without install), they said I was committing to another year of service.

I'd bet that when you activate your new HD receiver, you'll be told you're committing to another year of Total Choice (at a minimum).



I have a feeling you're right that they will bring it up when I activate, but no, it was never mentioned (of course I didn't ask). Committment is no problem for me...I wonder if I'll be able to talk them into some additional discount when they force me to make the committment

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I pre-ordered too... It said $899 ($914 with shipping) on the checkout page. Did I get charged $100 or $914?

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DAMN YOU PEGASUS!!! Why can't we buy from companies online!?!?!?! I have to wait until they actually hit the stores.


I don't understand the no NRTC rule on this one. When these hit CC at $999.00 an NRTC user will be able to purchase one. Since you will be buying this outright with no committment I don't see why VE couldn't sell one.


Anyway, count me in with the Pre-order. I slipped the computer an extra $20 so I would be placed #1 on the list

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