Extended Warranty / Used Receiver

JavaJohnson

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I have the $1.99 extended warranty on my account since January of this year. If I purchase a used receiver on Ebay, will it be covered? What if I get the receiver and it is DOA, or is missing the smart card? (The seller is a large liquidation place that does a lot of volume and doesn't personally check every item)

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--Mark
 

bcshields

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I don't know about smart card... Dish charges retailers for returned equipment without smart cards.

other than that, the PXW covers replacement of all Dish Logo equipment.
 

boba

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The equipment has to be active on your account to be covered by the extended warranty. If it dosen't have a smart card you can't activate it so it wouldn't be covered. If it dosen't work you can still "activate" on your account but I wouldn't try to file a claim the next day.
 

JavaJohnson

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boba said:
If it dosen't have a smart card you can't activate it so it wouldn't be covered.

Anyone know the cost to obtain a new smartcard from dish? I assume it is a bit pricey, otherwise people would charge up lots of stuff and then just get new cards. Is it difficult to get one?
 

JavaJohnson

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Well... moot point now.... but for the life of me I cannot understand why someone would pay $356+28(shipping) for a used 721 that is not verified to be working, or even include a remote or smartcard!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3083326149

I'd much rather pay $460 here including shipping, which is probably what I'll do since ebay prices for this receiver are awful!
 

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