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    Paying for Equipment Rental

    This is a discussion on Paying for Equipment Rental within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have bought a satellite receiver from Direct TV. Sky is using my old receiver but is still charging me ...

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      Paying for Equipment Rental

      I have bought a satellite receiver from Direct TV. Sky is using my old receiver but is still charging me 15 dollars a month for equipment rental. I have been a sky member for 2 years. Shouldn't I get a refund for the extra money That I am paying per month for something I have already bought? I asked this question to a sky personnel, and she said it is for the box only. I believe this to be not true. The box only cost sky 50 dollars total. To be renting a box for 15$ a month is outrageous. That is a profit of what 500% a year. Anyone, please respond.


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      Re: Paying for Equipment Rental

      Where are you? You speak in Dollars? This is a UK forum.
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      you dont rent from sky either hint = .co.uk

      we on this small isle cannot help with direct tv or sky us

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      Re: Paying for Equipment Rental

      OK, if we ignore the fact that you are using Dollars (I believe that you get a satellite broadcaster in Australia called Sky. Might be wrong though) if we were to take this as a UK based question, then it might be a simple misunderstanding.

      With BSKYB/Sky TV in the UK, you purchase the equipment outright, either from Sky directly, or a qualified reseller. You do not rent the equipment, it belongs to you, like buying a TV.

      However, some resellers (Not Sky Directly) may rent the equipment, in which case, its nothing to do with Sky.

      Anyways, if you have bought the equipment, you are then charged monthly for access to the channels. Buying the equipment does not entitle you to all the channels. You can use the equipment without a Sky subscription, but you only get free-to-air channels.

      So, if your in the UK, that explains it. But if your in Oz, or anywhere else, then your on the wrong forum mate

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      Re: Paying for Equipment Rental

      Must be Sky New Zealand.

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      sky really are the best at using a good product to their financial profit
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      Re: Paying for Equipment Rental

      At least you have the option to sign up to Sky, it's not as if you have to is it? Otherwise they would have about 50* million customers in the UK

      If you don't want to pay them money each month, vote with your feet. The TV side of things is awesome value for money.




      * My guess at the number of adults in the UK maybe completely wrong.
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      all i meant was sky are the best at tv - end f , but for that sky really are good at sales in their eyes and they get away with it because they are great and have experience. i.e in NZ they are renting revolutionary equiptement

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      Re: Paying for Equipment Rental

      Lots of scope yet for Sky!


      "The latest estimates based on 2008 Office for National Statistics Labour Force Survey data are:

      Number (million)
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      Non-retired households
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      Non-retired with children aged 0 to 15
      6.6"

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      Re: Paying for Equipment Rental

      Quote Originally Posted by skypaulusplus View Post
      all i meant was sky are the best at tv - end f , but for that sky really are good at sales in their eyes and they get away with it because they are great and have experience. i.e in NZ they are renting revolutionary equiptement
      But that doesn't mean they are good at screwing people. That means they are good at selling, and they have a product that people want. If VM and ITV had invested as much money as Sky and ran their business's better they would not be in such a mess.

      I spend more at ASDA per month than I do with Sky, by your statement above, ASDA must also be good at screwing people.
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