The best ways to get DirecTV receivers at a reduced cost is to purchase them directly from other consumers through marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay or Craigslist. DirecTV also often offers receivers to new customers at no charge with a two-year contract.
Local sources, such as pawn shops, garage sales and local classifieds, can also be good places to find cheap receivers. Certain online electronics retailers that sell DirecTV receivers often have good deals.
DirecTV itself only leases equipment, but it lists local retailers on its Find a Retailer page. Customers can enter their zip code to receive a list of retailers nearby that sell DirecTV equipment and services.