DirecTV Inc Complaint - DirecTV -- Ipod rippoff -- How to Handle DirecTV
WASHINGTON -- I signed up for DirecTV 9 weeks ago under the premise that I would get a free Ipod in 6-8 weeks. I called to check the status today and it was shipped a week ago. I asked for the tracking number, but I was told that it was shipped to their distribtion center, not to me. It would be another 8 weeks to get to me.
This was to be an Xmas gift for my son, which is 6 days from now. I hate DirecTV. Did I mention that I hate DirecTV? I hate being lied to, sold something that doesn't exist, and treated like a diaper by someone that can berely speak the language of the country from which his paycheck is coming from (mine, and its the English language!) Sorry about the tangent, but this is what I do now instead of getting mad, and tips to consider.
1. Never, ever ever ever give any company access to your checking account, or a debit account / card, your recourse is slim and totally defensive. There is no service on the face of the earth that I need so badly right now that I would put myself at such potential risk for.
2. Use only a credit card, you have recourse.
3. I just told D-TV that if the Ipod is not resolved within a reasonable time (1-2 weeks) I will call my credit card company and tell them "I am not responsibl;e for any D-TV charges from this day forward". If they don't hold up their end of the bargain, I am through with them. When they call me (and they will) I will renegotiate my (new) deal with them. This is a strong tactic, but the only tactic that these parasites understand. Life is too shart, we really can live without D-TV, lets go on a hike and get some fresh air. We did laugh and enjoy life before D-TV, remember.