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sillyshydq

join:2012-05-15

[DVR] buying from ebay

I want to purchase a motorola DVR off ebay due to the fact that I have cisco boxes and verizon won't let me set up my account for motorola boxes so if I buy one online from ebay would I be able to activate it?



capt jack

@verizon.net

No, it will never work,its a brick!



Jackarino
YacCity
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1 edit
reply to sillyshydq

No, you cannot buy Verizon boxes off of eBay and activate them.



birdfeedr
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join:2001-08-11
Warwick, RI
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said by Jackarino:

No, you cannot buy Verizon boxes off of eBay.

No, that's not true. You meant to say that Verizon boxes bought off eBay will not be activated by Verizon.


Jackarino
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Yes, post edited



sjfiostech

join:2008-07-29
Medford, NJ
reply to sillyshydq

Also, you can't mix Cisco and Moto platforms on an account



Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
reply to sillyshydq

About all you can buy that work are remotes.



MeatChicken

join:2007-08-15
Paramus, NJ
reply to sillyshydq

Someone once posted somewhere that they "got" either their cable co or Fios installer ( I forget), to "call in & add" a ser # from a box bought off ebay.
The only thing was, that once the box was on their account, they were billed the monthly box fee for it being active, & there was no way around that...
So, perhaps someone "could" possibly get an ebay box to "work", but there would be no economic sense to try ....


Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to sillyshydq

Aren't all boxes owned by Verizon? So anything being sold on Ebay would be considered stolen, wouldn't it?



Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
reply to MeatChicken

said by MeatChicken:

Someone once posted somewhere that they "got" either their cable co or Fios installer ( I forget), to "call in & add" a ser # from a box bought off ebay.
The only thing was, that once the box was on their account, they were billed the monthly box fee for it being active, & there was no way around that...
So, perhaps someone "could" possibly get an ebay box to "work", but there would be no economic sense to try ....

Correct, although I think Verizon refuses to activate them. I think that was another cable co. maybe Comcast. But you still have to pay the full amount, it's 100% pointless to buy them from Ebay. I was at a local park last year and saw a FIOS STB discarded there, and laughed and just left it there.


MeatChicken

join:2007-08-15
Paramus, NJ
reply to Mac973

said by Mac973:

Aren't all boxes owned by Verizon? So anything being sold on Ebay would be considered stolen, wouldn't it?

Not nessesarily ...
If, for example, you remove service & don't return a box, and you are billed for it on your final bill, then per "the courts" it's yours...
( If you bill "Jim" for losing your I-pad, & he pays, you don't also own the I-pad when he shows up holding it 8 months later .. It's one or the other ..)
If a few boxes were UPS-ed to your address & got lost in shipping, VZ is paid by UPS insurance, & if UPS ever finds the boxes, they own them, & they're legally actioned off in unclaimed freight sales...

Likewise they could also be "grey market" 7216's originally bought by "El Presidente Cable Service-o" of South America, & then legally re-sold to an ebay seller by El Presidente Cable....