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What price for an aerial installation?

What prices have you been quoted and paid for an aerial installation?

What prices have you been quoted and paid for an aerial install
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In responses to the guideline I posted about how much having a new aerial fitted should cost, Ian Grice posted: "£40-£50? Every aerial fitter I contacted wants at least £150+VAT considering you can get a class 3 aerial for under £10 and a class 2 for under £15 and cable is 40p a metre why are they charging so much for 30 minutes work?"

OK, for some places putting up a TV aerial is hard work, such as multi-story properties. As many people will simply be exchanging a Group A, B, C/D, E or K aerial for a wideband type, often without changing the supporting pole or cable, a high price cannot be justified.

I am concerned that some companies will exploit vulnerable groups (such as the elderly).

So, I what prices have you been quoted for aerial installations? What price have you paid for installation?

Do you know of any companies to avoid? Do you know of any companies that are good value for money?

Or do you work for a great aerial installation company?



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Monday, 7 March 2011
Briantist
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8:51 PM

Adrian Longwood: It depends on what has happened. You are unlikely to give yourself a mains shock, unless there is water in there too.

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Adrian
8:57 PM

Briantist i really appreciate the help by the way. It looks as though a white cable from the aerial comes in to the loft, that cable is joined or wrapped together to a black cable. The downstairs television is working ok so by the law of numbers i assume that connector pin was what connected the aerial to the loft box and allowed the signal to travel out to the other cables. The loft box has two joiners left one says '3' and the other says 'UHF IN'.

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Briantist
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9:02 PM

Adrian: UHF IN should connect to the aerial.

I presume you have several outputs on the box.

Has the box been bypassed?

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Ian
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9:17 PM

Adrian: Talk to Trading Standards, as it would appear that they didn't give you a 7 day cancellation period.

The other thing, stopping a cheque, it is illegal. It's like stealing back your money, it's illegal. If they were to take you to the small claims court they would win hands down, stopping a cheque is not the way the courts like to see issues resolved.

I can understand why you did it, but at the end of the day, it is still illegal.

Speak to Trading Standards, and quickly!

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Adrian
9:23 PM

Briantist you presume correct there are four black cables from the loft box, the other makes five and the white cable that comes from the aerial. The box appears to have been bypassed as you say, i have cut the white cable with a pair of scissors and put the screw in pin connector back on the end of the cable. This screwed back in the 'UHF IN' position on the loft box but thus far no other televisions have worked. The downstairs television is now dead but i reckon that is because i pulled those two cables apart.

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Briantist
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9:23 PM

Ian: It is not illegal to stop a cheque that was provided under duress.

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Ian
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9:29 PM

Might be difficult to prove duress when the numbers add up to 3 against 1.

Unless Adrian has a witness(es).

DISHONOURED CHEQUE
Under law, when you write a cheque to someone you effectively promise that the cheque will definitely be honoured by your Bank, and if for whatever reason the Bank does not honour the cheque you imply that you will compensate that person in full.

So, if someone's (it could be anyone - company, customer, friend, family) cheque is not honoured or is stopped by them (for example, by a customer because they are unhappy with the goods or services you supplied to them), you can immediately sue that person and there is virtually no defence that the customer can raise to that claim.


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Adrian
9:37 PM

The voicemail of the boss of this aerial company is now on and the name of the company is entirely different to that advertised in the paper!!

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Tuesday, 8 March 2011
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David pickering
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12:22 AM

Hi Adrian
Sorry to here of your problems
It sounds to me if it was doomed before the job started.
The job should have been discussed ie price location of the dish etc before the ladders ever came off the van.
For a matter of interest did you give your card no to the company, because i think you will find if you did and its written on the back, your bank will have to clear the cq anyway, unless things have changed.
All i can advise is contact your bank first thing tomorow then you will know one way or the other.
Regards
Dave

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011
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Anon
8:31 AM

Hi

Are the people you dealt with:

Phoenix Aerial & Satellite, 39 Elmpark Way, Rochdale, OL12 7JQ. Tel. 01706 525759.

If so, you can leave a public review of them on the Yellow Pages and Thomson Local directories' websites:

Write a Review - TrustedPlaces

Aerials Television & Radio in Rochdale - Phoenix Aerial & Satellite - ThomsonLocal.com


If their advertising, vehicle or paperwork includes the (black and pink) "Digital Tick" logo, report them for blacklisting to the "RDI-LB", as they do not appear on the required database here:

Digital TV - Registered Digital Aerial Installers 7JQ&radius=8

These actions might help others! What's their new operating name?

Regards (OL12 7JQ)

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