Originally Posted by truxpin
I'll say this, if you buy your equipment....Keep all receipts! I've been a Dish customer for 7 years. Back when I signed up I didn't want to sign a 2 year contract, so I ended up purchasing my equipment. Now we've moved into the Airstream fulltime and are in a park with free cable. Dish wants me to send back the equipment I paid over $600 for, telling me they have no record of me purchasing. Ugh!
I've always owned my own equipment except for my current Hopper and Joey receivers. Dish has no record of my receiver purchases since I've never bought my receivers from them. Their installer wanted to take my old receivers when he the installed the Hopper and Joeys. I told the installer I owned them and he said fine and left them with me. No one has said anything since that installation in December. With the Hopper and Joey receivers today, there's no advantage in buying them since I got them Hopper at no additional cost for signing up for 2 years.
Unless they have some record of you signing off on the receivers that they supplied to you on a rental basis, they have no claim.