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Old August 18th 19, 03:29 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife £504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation. One of those 0845 cowboys. Even had the cheek to breakdown the price as follows

Dish £185
Long arm £40
Heavy duty bracket £65
Quad LNB £130.

plus VAT

Just a standard dish with no frills
Invoice says aerial & security as the heading
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Old August 18th 19, 04:23 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sun 18/08/2019 15:29, sintv wrote:
www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife £504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation. One of those 0845 cowboys. Even had the cheek to breakdown the price as follows

Dish £185
Long arm £40
Heavy duty bracket £65
Quad LNB £130.

plus VAT

Just a standard dish with no frills
Invoice says aerial & security as the heading


Its freeviewdigitaltvaerial - a typo above - and they are a Manchester
based and show an 0161 number.
What is more if they are selling freeview why are we talking satellite?
IF the couple live in Fife they should have a good signal from a couple
of transmitters.

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Old August 18th 19, 04:34 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Extortionate price for freesat

In article ,
sintv wrote:
www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife 504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation. One of those 0845 cowboys. Even had the cheek to breakdown the price as follows


Dish 185
Long arm 40
Heavy duty bracket 65
Quad LNB 130.


plus VAT


Just a standard dish with no frills
Invoice says aerial & security as the heading


I came across an aerial rigger just outside Glasgow whose by line was
"Specialist in Poor Signal Reception". He'd succeeded with installation
that I saw. Picture was so poor you could hardly make it out.

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from KT24 in Surrey, England
"I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of boredom" Thomas Carlyle
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Old August 18th 19, 06:22 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Extortionate price for freesat

On Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:29:11 UTC+1, sintv wrote:
www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife £504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation. One of those 0845 cowboys. Even had the cheek to breakdown the price as follows

Dish £185
Long arm £40
Heavy duty bracket £65
Quad LNB £130.

plus VAT

Just a standard dish with no frills
Invoice says aerial & security as the heading


Name and shame please.
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Old August 18th 19, 07:24 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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R. Mark Clayton wrote:

sintv wrote:

www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife
£504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation.


Name and shame please.


As (almost) above ...

http://www.freeviewdigitaltvaerial.co.uk
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Old August 18th 19, 07:36 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Extortionate price for freesat

I'd want either gold plated or a banksy Mural on the dish for that.
Brian

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"sintv" wrote in message
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www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife 504 for a
zone 1 dish and simple installation. One of those 0845 cowboys. Even had the
cheek to breakdown the price as follows

Dish 185
Long arm 40
Heavy duty bracket 65
Quad LNB 130.

plus VAT

Just a standard dish with no frills
Invoice says aerial & security as the heading


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Old August 18th 19, 07:39 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Extortionate price for freesat

Yes well he probably pre fills the coax with water to save time.
Actually if somebody made a talking Freesat box I'd go for it over
Freeview.
Brian

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In article ,
sintv wrote:
www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife 504 for
a zone 1 dish and simple installation. One of those 0845 cowboys. Even
had the cheek to breakdown the price as follows


Dish 185
Long arm 40
Heavy duty bracket 65
Quad LNB 130.


plus VAT


Just a standard dish with no frills
Invoice says aerial & security as the heading


I came across an aerial rigger just outside Glasgow whose by line was
"Specialist in Poor Signal Reception". He'd succeeded with installation
that I saw. Picture was so poor you could hardly make it out.

--
from KT24 in Surrey, England
"I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of boredom" Thomas Carlyle



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Old August 20th 19, 04:20 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:29:11 UTC+1, sintv wrote:
www.freeviewdigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife £504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation. One of those 0845 cowboys. Even had the cheek to breakdown the price as follows

Dish £185
Long arm £40
Heavy duty bracket £65
Quad LNB £130.

plus VAT

Just a standard dish with no frills
Invoice says aerial & security as the heading


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Old August 21st 19, 03:15 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sunday, 18 August 2019 19:24:09 UTC+1, Andy Burns wrote:
R. Mark Clayton wrote:

sintv wrote:

www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife
£504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation.


Name and shame please.


As (almost) above ...

http://www.freeviewdigitaltvaerial.co.uk


Doh.

No name, company number, nor any useful identifying information, oh and the phone number's a dud - should tell you what you need to know!
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Old August 24th 19, 12:16 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Extortionate price for freesat

On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:24:07 +0100, Andy Burns
wrote:

R. Mark Clayton wrote:

sintv wrote:

www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife
504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation.


Name and shame please.


As (almost) above ...

http://www.freeviewdigitaltvaerial.co.uk



" For a one-off charge, our experts can erect a new aerial which we
guarantee will offer you 100% reliable TV viewing from Freeview, BT
Vision and any terrestrial TV service on the market."

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