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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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Saturday, 14 September 2013
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mazbar
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8:05 PM

Stephen: had a bad day I know how you feel. Take a deep breath tomorrow is another day.

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jb38
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8:15 PM

mazbar: I was just wondering if you have managed as yet to check out the Global I.O port RF modulator intended for use on the newer Sky boxes, as I see all the suppliers of same are jumping on the bandwagon as far as prices are concerned all charging around £90.00 or so retail.

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mazbar
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8:43 PM

jb38: used mine last week the work fine since then I have had 5 customers ring up needing them. My dealer has told me he might get them in on the 10 th October. He said sky has brought global so they have all of them. One other thing have anyone heared about sky's next software update changing the menu for the rf2. Won't say anymore but if you have heared it you will know what I am going on about.

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jb38
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9:12 PM

mazbar: Many thanks for the info on the I.O port devices as I havent as yet had any dealings with them. I was also unaware that Sky had bought global, something which could well explain why a price ring has seemingly sprung up on these devices, and on your latter comment, yes! I fully understand what you are referring to and indeed might get in touch with my inside (HQ) contact in an attempt to obtain some detailed clarification on the issue albeit that you may already have more knowledge than myself on the issue, as I have recently been involved in other tasks connected with my main line of work.

Cheers / jb

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Sunday, 15 September 2013
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mazbar
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6:10 AM

jb38: it would be crazy to to anything to rf2 as they now have a lot of I o links to sell hope nothing comes of this.

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kb aerials
9:32 AM

I've heard rumors of impending software updates that would be crazy as would generate one hell of a lot of inbound calls to sky helplines

Have you concidered the use of a triax tri link kit while the cost of global i/o kits are stupidly priced?

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jb38
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3:56 PM

mazbar: As far as RF2 is concerned, I was having a chat to the "in house" contact I referred to (not a customer advisor) and in his opinion this is purely is a rumour without foundation, as neither he nor any of his colleagues in the technical department have been informed about this officially or otherwise, I have though asked him if he could be good enough to give me an update via e-mail or phone should the situation change.

On the subject of Sky boxes without modulators and where a Global I.O port device has to be used, apparently lots of subscribers who were issued with these boxes have requested that they be returned, some even being outraged to the extent that they cancelled their contract, whereas numerous other subscribers who paid Sky £25.00 for the Global device have had their account credited with the cost of the device, this in effect making the device free of charge.

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mazbar
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4:15 PM

jb38: that's good that's why I didn't go into too much detail could you imagine everybody on here would be blaming sky if they had a problem with rf2. All my customers wouldn't have a problem paying my my charge of £45 for the I o. £25 for the device and £20 call out charge, plus you also need a splitter for the aerial if they want freeview on the main tv.

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jb38
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7:30 PM

mazbar: Yes, quite so! you are quite correct with regards everyone pointing a finger at Sky etc as that is what has already happened with 4G, something which is not really surprising considering the amount of scaremongering that was put out by certain sections of the media, this somewhat proving the point that sometimes too much info can be a bad thing!!

With regards to the price charged for the complete job, I.O port device + splitter + call out, I don't really see any "reasonable thinking" person having an issue with this as in my opinion its about the minimum level that anyone could charge for this service, and especially so when those I.O port devices are currently being advertised by AerialSat.com at £59.99 (albeit presently out of stock) and from two of Amazons third party sellers (HD DIGI) at £69.99 and at what can only be described as the sheer profiteering price of £99.99 from BUYME.

Anyway, should I be informed of other than that stated re my findings I will post accordingly.

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Sunday, 22 September 2013
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rob
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5:52 AM

I do my own aerials I brought most of it from screwfix and SATAS shop in Reading they know me well and i always buy the good stuff.... its alot cheaper too... makes me wonder why so expensive for a rigger to do it... A he has to pay insurance against damage, and injuries,the running cost of a Van and fuel.VAT,Taxes. the cost of the shop and staff..... add it up its alot of money just to keep a business afloat.. there are lots of good guys out there.. too many cowboys give them bad name... best to make sure they have CAI approved installer.. if they havent got it ask why... have few quotes before having new or replacement aerials.

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