Sky HD 2TB Refurb Box £30 delivered @ Sky
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Sky HD 2TB Refurb Box £30 delivered @ Sky

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Found 24th Mar 2016
My Sky HD box is on its way out (keeps freezing) and I phoned Sky who wanted to reset/update/reboot box etc. I explained I do all that regularly but it keeps freezing and I can hear the hard drive and I know it will fail soon (happened before). I was given the options of having an engineer visit (£65 call out fee then having to pay for a new box). I then asked just for the price of a new box which was quoted as £400 for the best 2TB box (built-in wireless etc.). I asked for other options and was then offered the same 2TB box for just £30 but a refurbished one (good as new). This seems to be an outstanding deal! My current box was a refurbed one and has lasted since 2010 and seemed just like new. Quite a bit cheaper than upgrading to Sky Q which is the same content just a fancy front-end!

This is a replacement and old box will be taken away by engineer
- Youngy

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hmm could do with a 2tb hard drive might try just for the drive thanks

can i ask... was this part of a contract renewal? or just a one off £30 payment? im using original Hd box with very little space to record much HD!!

Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are currently free of charge for Sky customers with over 10 years of service (just pay £50 for the install).

Edited by: "robertr" 24th Mar 2016

How very interesting.

Would also like to know if its part of a contract renewal, would be very tempted to order one to replace a multi room box
Edited by: "freakstyler" 24th Mar 2016

robertr

Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are … Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are currently free of charge for Sky customers with over 10 years of service (just pay £50 for the install).



are you sure you don't have to then pay an extra £12 per month?

"Sky+ TV customers

Typically

£12 extra a month Depending on your Sky TV package. One off cost applies. See below for further terms"

Sounds like a good deal always running out of space, just on the phone now trying to get one myself

robertr

Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are … Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are currently free of charge for Sky customers with over 10 years of service (just pay £50 for the install).



Am I right in thinking that Sky Q is only for Sky customers who also have Sky broadband?

Dave_dave69

are you sure you don't have to then pay an extra £12 per month?"Sky+ TV … are you sure you don't have to then pay an extra £12 per month?"Sky+ TV customersTypically£12 extra a month Depending on your Sky TV package. One off cost applies. See below for further terms"



Package price does increase for the added Sky Q features, however, they also moved my existing discount over to the new package.

Ingliston

Am I right in thinking that Sky Q is only for Sky customers who also have … Am I right in thinking that Sky Q is only for Sky customers who also have Sky broadband?



No, I do not have Sky broadband.

got to renew a contract.

robertr

Package price does increase for the added Sky Q features, however, they … Package price does increase for the added Sky Q features, however, they also moved my existing discount over to the new package.


Interesting, I currently have 50% off everything and an additional 2 months free credit so if they can move me over to Sky Q and keep the discounts in place it's well worth it!

So, you can't just purchase this box from Sky? You have to call them and no doubt be lumbered with a contract extension?

freebiehunter

Interesting, I currently have 50% off everything and an additional 2 … Interesting, I currently have 50% off everything and an additional 2 months free credit so if they can move me over to Sky Q and keep the discounts in place it's well worth it!



Mine was a fixed money discount per month, not sure if they would entertain a percentage discount but worth a try.

Just called them and after a while of a freezing system I made a one off purchase for the box - he said there was no contract extension

FYI - box comes with a 90 day warranty

On chat not offering this too me. Not happy say you must have 2tb box to get it. Offered £30 to send engineers out.

robertr

Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are … Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are currently free of charge for Sky customers with over 10 years of service (just pay £50 for the install).



Sky Q boxes are rented not owned. You have to give them back at the end of your service.

freebiehunter

Interesting, I currently have 50% off everything and an additional 2 … Interesting, I currently have 50% off everything and an additional 2 months free credit so if they can move me over to Sky Q and keep the discounts in place it's well worth it!




No discounts available for Sky Q at all.

money grabbing ****

Had this been a simple log into MySky and order then their hand would have been bitten off. Nursing a mild cold i'm not quite upto a telephone battle with greedy Sky.

mrimac94

Sky Q boxes are rented not owned. You have to give them back at the end … Sky Q boxes are rented not owned. You have to give them back at the end of your service.



Which is great for us because they can't hold you to ransom anymore when their shoddy hardware breaks or try to con you into a maintenance contract
Edited by: "b1g1an" 24th Mar 2016

robertr

Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are … Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are currently free of charge for Sky customers with over 10 years of service (just pay £50 for the install).



cant really compare the two though since you pay a small fortune for the Q subscription

mrimac94

No discounts available for Sky Q at all.



I've retained my existing discount.

AJ92

Sky price increase even if you are already on Q: … Sky price increase even if you are already on Q: http://www.digitalspy.com/tech/news/a787895/sky-q-prices-are-already-going-up-by-a-considerable-sum-even-if-youve-signed-on/



Mine goes up by £2 in June, and was fully explained when ordering.

i have this box but i have left sky. Just use it for freesat channels. Pity i can't use it to record.

very rarely have to pay for an engineer visit at all now. In the past engineers automatically gave you a refurb box ( sticker on bottom) even with call out charge and were rather hit and miss.

Just ordered for £30. Guy said you can only have the deal if you already have a 2 terrabite box. I dont! (I cheekely told him i did) he asked for my serial number to confirm i have a 2 terrabite box. I gave it him expecting to be rumbled, then he said the box was available! Happy days

Original Poster

gram333uk

can i ask... was this part of a contract renewal? or just a one off £30 … can i ask... was this part of a contract renewal? or just a one off £30 payment? im using original Hd box with very little space to record much HD!!


Just a one off payment no renewal.

Original Poster

robertr

Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are … Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are currently free of charge for Sky customers with over 10 years of service (just pay £50 for the install).


Only if you have broadband and/or sky sports/movies I believe...

thedraper

Only if you have broadband and/or sky sports/movies I believe...



You don't have to have Sky broadband, but you do need movies or sports for them to add this offer, however, they offered me movies half price for 6 months, but then said after the order was placed I could cancel movies immediately, which I have done, so I just pay the 1 month (30 days cancellation notice) for movies at half price, £8.50, in order to get the Sky Q offer.

I have been on the chat for 10 minutes and they told me there is no offer only a new one for £249, so I tried to say my box is broken but still no good they will only send out an engineer.

mrimac94

Sky Q boxes are rented not owned. You have to give them back at the end … Sky Q boxes are rented not owned. You have to give them back at the end of your service.


You have to give them back BUT as they are not yours they are covered for breakdown for free for as long as you keep sky.

THANKYOU OP AND OTHERS. My 4 year old 2 tb sky box is on its last legs. I saw this and phoned sky to see what i could get. I wanted sky Q. but didn't want to get skanked. I have an old multiroom package which includes SKY F1 no movies for £52.50 a month, thanks to you lot in 2 weeks i will have SKY Q silver with 2 extra boxs for £54.20 a month. £50 install and £99 for an extra box. I am well happy with that, thanks. My son will have sky q in his room instead of peasant vision ( freeview ) he also says thanks to OP.

Good deal

robertr

Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are … Good price, although the 2Tb Sky Q Silver box + Sky Q Mini box are currently free of charge for Sky customers with over 10 years of service (just pay £50 for the install).



Is this something you were told or does it state this anywhere on their web site? I have been with them over 10 years and still wanted normal price for Sky Q hardware.

markvb

Is this something you were told or does it state this anywhere on their … Is this something you were told or does it state this anywhere on their web site? I have been with them over 10 years and still wanted normal price for Sky Q hardware.



Its not available online, only via phone. Its all over the Sky forums and also there was a 'deal' posted about it on here.

mrimac94

Sky Q boxes are rented not owned. You have to give them back at the end … Sky Q boxes are rented not owned. You have to give them back at the end of your service.



Which is a good thing if they break, no £65 call out fee!!

markvb

Is this something you were told or does it state this anywhere on their … Is this something you were told or does it state this anywhere on their web site? I have been with them over 10 years and still wanted normal price for Sky Q hardware.



Deal is definitely on, I signed up for it yesterday having receiving a email from sky telling me about the offer

I was with Sky nearly 10 years with no discounts and they wanted £150 for a new box (our old one caught fire in the middle of the day), with 10% off monthly fees and another year's commitment. We just have Freesat and NOW TV now, they just couldn't have cared less ... but they've rang a few times over the last few weeks. They'd have to include a French maid and a massive discount as part of the monthly subscriptions to get me back!
Edited by: "cheapskate25" 24th Mar 2016
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