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Friday, November 25th, 2022 3:33 PM

Getting rid of an old satellite dish

Hello,

We just bought a house in Ann Arbor and there is an old Direct TV satellite dish in the backyard.  I called DirectTV and they do not come an pick up old equipment (which is shameful).  Can anyone recommend the best way to get rid if this dish?

TexasBrit

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13.9K Messages

2 months ago

The dish does not belong to directv, it belongs to the owner of the house (which is now you).  You need to recycle it, take it down to the tip or whatever is available in your city.

litzdog911

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44K Messages

2 months ago

Advertise it on Facebook Marketplace, Buy Nothing, etc. Someone will likely want it. 

teetertotter

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501 Messages

2 months ago

Next time you schedule a house cleaning pick-up load from a local source, remove the dish and have ready to throw on the load.   

Or go to "Nextdoor.com" and advertise in your area.  "Free to good home."  :)

 

Juniper

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17.6K Messages

2 months ago

@DanGBednar 

It is not "shameful" because they don't do what you want. Upon install all equipment, except receiver/client boxes, are customer owned. So naturally DirecTV would not pay a tech to go pick up something that is no longer theirs. They have more important things to do.

And if a customer returns to DirecTV (or moving to a new place), or a new homeowner is considering TV options, a dish already there encourages it being setup as well as theoretically a little easier for the tech with what is already in place.

You want it gone, do it yourself or arrange for some local worker if you are unable to. But leave the "shameful" alone when things just don't go your way.


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