Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums banner

Procedures for Buying and Selling of BTV Receivers - See Post 1

319550 Views 672 Replies 177 Participants Last post by  bluedrongo
I had a 3100, a 5800 and a 5900 in the house. Thinking of going HD. Question, if I get a HD receiver, am I allowed to sell the 3100 or the 5800. There are quite a few for sale (at decent prices) on certain famous auction sites. Not sure if Bev allows that anymore.

Edit by 57 - 2011.10.25. You should not sell or buy 9200 or 6100 receivers since they are being phased out and BTV will not activate them. See link below for more on the topic: (They can still be used for OTA so they may have some value to someone interested in that option)

1 - 7 of 673 Posts
I believe the customer service agreement makes it clear that the cards remain the property of Bell ExpressVu........regardless the card itself states that it is Bell ExpressVu property even if you have purchased the equipment.
Make sure the unit was not tampered with or modified as the 6000 was a popular unit for such purposes.
It appears that a number of people maybe getting duped by receiver sales on Ebay. Always send a question to the seller asking if the receiver can be activated and if the person does own it and will take it off their account.
Did this several times over the past month and have received some "honest" bought the unit at an auction do not know who the original owner card is built in......really do not know as I do not have a dish. There are very few legitimate Bell Tv sellers on Ebay and a number have now been reported. Personally I have purchased several receivers and they were fine. However did get one once from (after a lot of digging) a pawn shop which could not be activated. Remember if it is too good to be true then it probally is not.
Recently sold an old 4700. Just advised Bell of the removal from my account and the new owners name without any problems. Hardest part was understanding the CSR who was on the other side of the world but a very nice person.
Picked up a receiver from FS several months ago.....paid for it and activated the unit on-line without ever dealing with a CSR. It was up and ready within half an hour.
I would consider small claims court depending on what province you live in.
Have bought and sold receivers many times over the years. Normally call Bell and give them the receiver and smart card numbers and have the unit taken off my account. They may ask for the new buyers name and telephone number. When the new buyer calls in with the receiver and smart card numbers the transfer is made. Not aware of Bell TV calling anyone when transferring receivers. The process can be complicated if the original owner does not remove the receiver from their account or the receiver is a rental or has outstanding fees......Bell will then not process and someone is stuck with a new doorstop.
1 - 7 of 673 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.