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So when your lashing wire breaks or the mast collapses because it is old, and your brand new aerial gets damaged and needs replacing, is it still such a good deal?

For what it cost, all new installations SHOULD include a new mast, lashing or wall bracket and new 'benchmarked' cable. (I know some will disagree over the 'benchmark' issue).

Any 'proper' rigger will agree with me.

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£45 - £50K just how does an 'employed rigger' earn that sort of money?

I bet there are many self employed who don't earn that sort of money.

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Keith, £73.20 goes to the Government as VAT, but how they arrived at £366.00 for an aerial is beyond me also.

Maybe it is 9ct gold plated, it needs to be.

But a word of advice to the consumer, phone around, there are lots of small aerial businesses who come under the VAT threshold and therefore do not have to register for VAT, so even if this job did come to £366.00, (which seems unlikely), there is no additional £73.20 to pay to the Government.

The bigger firms have higher overheads and a higher turnover and they cannot avoid being VAT registered and charging the consumer VAT on behalf of the Government, smaller firms, especially the 'one man bands, don't have the overheads as most work from home, don't do the turnover and can therefore avoid charging the consumer this Tax.

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