Actually your Worst Buy sales person is supposed to inform you of this at the time of purchase. They are supposed to ask you if you are a new sub or existing sub. If you are an existing sub they are supposed to inform you that you can get a refund/credit on your DVR/whatever by calling directv but that they will still have to charge you the hundred bucks 'because we are contractually obligated to do so since an access card is inside the box' - which is total BS. I'm willing this little disclaimer is in the box, on the receipt, or attached to some other part of the purchase documents: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat88100050000&type=category&h=403 But my experience of late is that they can't even be bothered to do this little procedure any longer. They just run your card and let you take the box. Who cares, they got the money, right? The buyer can fight it out between customer service reps at DirecTV and Best Buy, each one pointing the finger at each other and the customer. And if the customer gets really ticked off, give em a few free month's worth of service. Profit! If this isn't a scam then I don't know what is. Who exactly is collecting the interest on all this cash awaiting 'refund' or being translated to a month or two of free programming? Best Buy? DirecTV? Another reason why I refuse to shop at this crummy store. Now don't get me started on Cingular's scams... :) Cheers Kon On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 23:52 -0400, Tom Barry wrote: > You can probably get better legal advise both here on the list and > elsewhere but, if they claim they have some contract with you, then I > would ask them to produce a copy of it. Simple company policy has no > particular legal meaning if you didn't know you agreed to it. There has > to be some meeting of the minds. > > - Tom > > > flyback1 wrote: > > Can anyone tell me a legal way to get a DirecTV service contract nullified? > > > > Last March I 'bought' a DirecTV receiver at Best Buy and installed it at > > home. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.