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Ian Edge

My god thats expensive - disgraceful behaviour by ORBITAL STREAM LTD MANSFIELD GBR

how the hell did they get to that figure aerial to one point
sorry to hear you have been ripped off

KB Aerials

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Even if its a vat registered company - lets say £130 for an aerial to one point which is about the going rate here in sheffield
plus vat =£156

im not vat registered so would have been £130

unless its a poor signal area where we need to use a 20' mast and a high gain aerial into a mast head amp - but even still that wouldn't run into the price that MR Edge paid

Large companies do the quote high price if they go for it great if not they offer a discount or get the call centre to call the customer with a TODAYS A SPECIAL PROMOTION DAY and you can have 50% off
Seen that loads of times

I quote a price - thats the price that i will charge - no discount as i dont over charge

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went out to do a job today where action aerials had said was a poor reception area
ended up installing a log 28 9" cradle bracket with the aerial inside the bracket (9" mast) so should stand up to any gale that gets blown at it and still came in over £100 cheaper than Action Aerials "special Todays promotion "

Signal Strength was through the roof nice line of sight to Emley Moor 4g Filter fitted and attenuated
poor reception area it was not!
Mazbar - Totally agree - why should you make the other riggers crappy install work -its in my opinion quicker to start from scratch than puzzle over why the previous installers perculier install with the twisted taped wire pushed up the mast and joined to the old brittle broken aerial cable running down the roof -
if your going to replace an aerial a common cause that is over looked is the cable - a lot of the times the actual physical aerial as decrepit and rusted as it is will actually kick out a semi decent reception still and the let down is the cable from roof to lounge
Installed a fresh cable to an aerial installed in 2009 - yesterday - the aerial on a the customers old pressed plate bracket was on a new (back in 2009) mast and a new fringe splitter but the installer had connected the customers exsisting cable - so nothing wrong with the signal when measured at the splitter
if he had spent another few mins he could have put in a fresh cable - not adding a fortune to the job (he probably charged the same any way as starting from scratch on a property with no aerial ) then this customer would have still been enjoying trouble free viewing

I guess I shouldn't be the one whinging as i was getting paid to do what the previous rigger should have done 5 years ago

Just annoys me to see half a job done

Do it right - pay once

Pay cheap - pay twice

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See http://www.actionaerials.…html

Here you go

A good guide to how Action Aerials can rip you off !

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My signal analyser cost £2500 and I feel blind without it diesel isn't cheap all the tools associated with aerial installation have to be purchased I have to carry ladders on the van like mazbar said there's public liability then out of that £100 there's tax to pay and if your vat registered that's 20% of the cost a trawler isn't going out and catching one fish at a time it catches 5 tonnes of fish upwards I would imagine that's worth more than the £100
So after you have bought all the tools to do the job and run a van £100 isn't a vast deal
Yeah if you compare borrowing a string of neighbours tools to get one rig done it is but to go out and do it properly isn't

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Oh yes
People (tony) just thinks we rock and will fit his aerial at cost
Well I'm not his friend it's not mates rates I've got a business to run

Do you think marks and Spencer will sell all their products at cost ?

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Hi bill

The sky box needs a signal from a dish to enable the operation of recorded program playback

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K lamb where do you live

I'm in Sheffield I could help if your around this area

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