tesco £49

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  1. darrencolne

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    should tesco now reduce the price of sky hd?
     
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    Yes they should but no they won't ;)
     
  3. Jaycee Dove

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    The problem is that many buying the Tesco box are existing HD customers wanting to replace a Sky + box on multiroom with a second HD box.

    Via Sky this is £199, not £49 (as that only applies to your first HD box).

    As Tesco have n o way to control who buys and anyone can just plug in an HD box to the Sky + fittings in 5 minutes they probably have to charge the going rate.

    It was a one off limited offer and I do not think Tesco intend to buy more boxes. So they probably paid Sky the then price of more than £49 to buy them.

    They can also be used without paying the HD sub or being tied to a 12 month Sky subscription if you choose - making them attractive to some who would rather pay a one off for the box and FTA HD channels and not be forced to take out an HD sub when buying a box.

    Although that is only attractive in a limited number of cases now and if you qualify for the £49 Sky offer even paying £120 for a years HD sub might be better.

    Another point is that you can have a Tesco box up and running the same day, whereas the waiting list for existing customers for the HD box deal is weeks or months.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009

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