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Where for cheap sky+ box

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Astaroth, May 16, 2005.

  1. Astaroth

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    Afternoon all.

    Moving to a new place with a communial dish which is pre wired for sky+

    Have spoken to Sky who want £200 for a sky+ as it is a communial dish :eek:

    Does anyone know of any cheap places to buy a pace v2 digibox (I dont trust buying electronics from ebay) and everywhere I have looked seem all to be doing it for £159.95.

    Many thanks
     
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    What do you call cheap?
     
  3. GGTVBD

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    Astaroth -

    £159.95 is cheap.

    A. Dork
     
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    I picked mine up (pace v2) from eBay for £80. It was listed as having a dead hard drive, but I was upgrading to 200Gb anyway. The guy gave me his old card (gives me freeview on my old box), his quad lnb and even his dish in case I needed a spare! I wouldn't write it off so quickly.
     
  6. Astaroth

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    When every online retailer selling the box only I have found are selling them at £159.95 to me that makes it the average price and so cheap would be less than average.

    It is just annoying to me that sky are offering the box at £99 including instalation (ie disk, lnb & workmans time) and when all I want is the box itself (would be happy to sign a 12 month contract) I have to pay 60% more for alot less.
     
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    Astaroth -

    I know where you're coming from.... However, the £99 offer is for new subscibers only.

    As I've said before on here, Sky will give you almost anything to gain access to your bank account. :devil:

    The trade price for a Sky+ box (inc. quad LNB) is just under £150. Granted, you can split them and sell them seperately for a tad more but you ain't gonna get rich off 'em.

    As always, blame Sky - not the retailers.

    A. Dork
     
  8. Astaroth

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    I am a new subscriber to Sky but as it is a communial dish I still dont get the option of the cheaper deal.

    I am certainly not 'blaming' the retailers but as with hi-fi equipment and everything else there is almost always people who are going down the stack 'em high, sell 'em cheap route but with the sky+ boxes it appears everyone is within a few pennies of each other and hoped to draw on the collective knowledge of the forum members to see if there was anyone cheaper
     
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    Astaroth -

    I've never understood Sky's logic. :confused:

    I can't see you getting a box any cheaper than the £159ish mark though.

    Sorry my 'help' was no help. :rolleyes:

    A. Dork
     
  10. Astaroth

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    But many thanks for the effort A. Dork :)
     
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    i am with you again arthur.

    i am an independent and charge £200 for my box's the profit i make out of one sky+ receiver just about pays for my butty's all week.

    customers should be grateful with the £200 price, and snatch their hand of if they can get one cheaper.

    i think they should be about £300
     

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