Dec 3, 2009, 1:49 PM
Post #22 of 25
So what do you advise to do with the receivers, for which there was a fat deposit? ( Sure, didn't know at the time they were part of what you call a "stacking" scheme. I have been able to pay that bill with the other stacks all gone, and I plan to abandon StarChoice for year end. I learned the antenna on the roof, a large non-starchoice make can't really be transported off the roof and it looks like Starchoice can't possibly work with the receivers unless tied to a friend in Canada, so I would like to wash my hands of the situation.)
If I understand you correctly, you have been paying the Shaw bill every month by yourself. Has the account been canceled, or is it still active? If currently active, when you cancel, ask them to release the receivers from your account. They can then be sold and activated by anyone, assuming there is no balance on the account. Of course, the account has to be in your name. I don't know how the outfit from which you had service did their account ownership. Shaw does require a verification of transfer from the current owner of record. Either a phone call from the telephone number on that account, or a letter from the owner stating that permission is given for the transfer. So, if the owner of record is not you, you cannot provide a transfer verification to the new owner. The receivers can't be activated into another account. You can always call Shaw to find out exactly what the procedure is, and you may get lucky. What have you got to lose? As far as value, see e-bay for your receiver model and what they have recently sold for. You can probably add a bit since they are more expensive in Mexico.