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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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Wednesday, 16 February 2011
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Judith Morris
6:11 PM

We don't get Freeview in our area 'til Sept.2011 but thought I would ask an aerial fitter for a quote to relocate our existing aerial as we need it pointing towards Emley Moor Mast (unfortunately at present it points straight towards the roof of the building and, therefore, analogue t.v. is not available at the moment. Two men arrived and looked at the job. They have just sent me a quote for "Relocate TV aerial & mast to apex of building and run a 5 core coaxial cable to new location" £840.00
I nearly had a heart attack! Surely this can't be right?

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Briantist
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6:53 PM

Judith Morris: No, it can't be right.

What's your postcode please?

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Thursday, 17 February 2011
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Judith Morris
6:27 PM
Halifax

My postcode is HX4 9AJ

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Briantist
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6:58 PM

Judith Morris: You don't need anything more than a standard rooftop aerial - I would expect you to pay between £100 and £200 to have this type of installation.

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Ian
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8:47 PM

Hey Judith
You cannot complain if you live in a castle you have to expect these prices he he
I would phone a couple of people that seems a rediculas price to be charging.
Ian 123aerials oxford

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Tom Fletcher
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11:12 PM

Got a good one one for any riggers out there '
We got a call to fit a sky dish at a property in the Peake District the property was a big posh house in the country with horse stables and the lot we were shown into the front room by the owner I said can I have a look outside to see ware the dish can go please .yes OK he said and followed me outside, He said ware will the dish go ? a south facing wall I said just there I said, no no not there no way I cant possibly let you fit it there, he was getting a bit revved up about it. I said that's the best place for it to go mate. no defiantly not , it would spoil my yang, if you put it there I said your joking ? no I dont joke about things like that he said and would you kindly leave please and slamd the door behind me . Tom Fletcher

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Friday, 18 February 2011
Mark Aberfan Aerials
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8:46 AM

Hi all,

To paraphrase Eddie Murphy in the golden child, "aint nothing wrong with my yang"

Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Judith Morris
6:42 PM
Halifax

Well, guess what, just had the local T.V. engineer to look at my aerial - says there's nothing wrong with it and all I needed was a "splitter". Two visits (one to have a look at the problem & one to fix it). Cost me £25.00 !! Just shows how careful you have to be before you go ahead - ended up costing me a bit less than the £840 quoted by the first "Company".

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Briantist
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6:48 PM

Judith Morris: Glad to have help you save £815.

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