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I am already a sky customer and after looking online and speaking to Sky, the best deal I could find was £99 for a Sky+ HD box (which I don't mind paying) plus £60 installation (which I do mind paying…
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I am already a sky customer and after looking online and speaking to Sky, the best deal I could find was £99 for a Sky+ HD box (which I don't mind paying) plus £60 installation (which I do mind paying!) Is this as good as it gets or does anyone know a way to get it cheaper? I was hoping to ditch the installation charge! Thanks everyone!
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
give them some threat about leaving and getting Virgin HD, they should then offer some kind of deal...hopefully, just try and play the game!
#2
I went for the upgrade via QuidCo, got £15, also got £15 on-bill credit (was an offer on) and then once it was installed (already had Sky+) I phoned up and moaned about the installation fee as the guy was there for 1 minute and I undid the cables as he did not understand my AV setup.
5 minutes later installation fee refunded.
Just make the call to customer support but only speak to the Scottish based people as they can help, the Indian call centre is 110% useless and will cut you off if you ask a difficult question.

Hope that helps.

VTL
#3
A couple of years ago I upgraded to Sky + and was in the same situation - Sky wanted 100 pound + installation. I ended up buying a Sky+ box off ebay for about 30 quid, a load of cable and a 4 way LNB.

I swapped out the LNB, ran a cable alongside the existing one, drilled a new hole into the house and plugged it into the Sky+ box. I needed to contact Sky to change my package to support Sky+ and that was about it. I'd never attempted to do anything like that before and didn't have a problem doing it.

Can't see any reason you can't do that with Sky+ HD as my understanding is its the same system pretty much with a fancier box.
#4
I tried to get my folks an upgrade to Sky+ and despite several calls they simply wouldn't waive the installation fee so they didn't get this as a crimbo present. Sky get £60 from me a month plus what my folks pay & we have been customers for years. Existing customers don't count, but cancel & you can guarantee all manner of offers 3/ 6 months down the line to come back.....................
#5
Thanks everyone for your speedy response. It annoys me too that loyal customers are not rewarded with the best deals. The daft thing is, once I have the box that is another £120 a year to them so why the fuss over £60! Oh well, guess it is either DIY (te he I am no good at that sort of thing!) or stick with standard Sky+
#6
Cancel and get reccommend a friend - you get the sky+ HD box subsidised, free or cheap installation and the recommender gets £50 M&S vouchers.

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