Sky Repair Plan

Terrydlm

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#1
In short is the Sky Repair Plan worth the cost ?

Mine is due for renewal and i don't really want to renew it.

I am paying out for it for up to now nothing!

If my Sky equiptment goes wrong is there any reason why i can't just buy a replacement from i.e. E-Bay ?
 

PoloMint

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#2
If something brakes then you can indeed just buy a replacement from eBay. You can even just phone Sky and threaten to cancel as your equipment doesn't work and say you can't afford the £60 call out, they are known to sometimes give free call outs to long standing customers.

Out of interest what does the repair plan cost?
 

Terrydlm

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Humax Foxsat-HD and
Humax Foxsat-HDR
TriAx 80cm Dish driven by a Darksat Motor.
Inverto 0.2db Silver Tech lnb.
My Location
Guernsey
#3
Thanks Polomint,

My plan costs £79 pa. I know its not much but i begrudge paying monthly what i already do for sky for the full package. £79 is better in my pocket then in Sky's !!!

Looks like i won't renew it.


PoloMint said:
If something brakes then you can indeed just buy a replacement from eBay. You can even just phone Sky and threaten to cancel as your equipment doesn't work and say you can't afford the £60 call out, they are known to sometimes give free call outs to long standing customers.

Out of interest what does the repair plan cost?
 

PoloMint

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#4
That's an absolutely shocking price, given that a call out costs ~£60

Cancel!
 

rolfw

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#5
You can buy a brand new box off eBay, so it isn't normally worth taking the plan.
 

Terrydlm

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Humax Foxsat-HD and
Humax Foxsat-HDR
TriAx 80cm Dish driven by a Darksat Motor.
Inverto 0.2db Silver Tech lnb.
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#6
I am convinced. I will cancel.

Thanks for your advice.

rolfw said:
You can buy a brand new box off eBay, so it isn't normally worth taking the plan.
 

rolfw

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Berkshire
#7
I hope the box doesn't break down any time soon, otherwise my name will be Mud. :D

PS, I meant to put a price on my post above of around £140, second hand ones can be as little as £40 and LNBs for a tenner. :)
 

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#8
why is it that sky lnbs cost e60 my negbours one was damaged by water and sky quoted them e 60 for a new lnb not including call out. I would have tought an lnb was a lnb
 

rolfw

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#9
A minidish LNB is only around £25 retail in the UK, as I said, better to buy one on the web, they are as little as a tenner.
 

Terrydlm

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM-1500CI+ and
Technisat SkyStar 2 USB HD and
Humax Foxsat-HD and
Humax Foxsat-HDR
TriAx 80cm Dish driven by a Darksat Motor.
Inverto 0.2db Silver Tech lnb.
My Location
Guernsey
#10
Don't worry Rolf, i will order a new box over the next few days. I currently have a black unit & i want a silver one to match my TV, DVD, Technomate, Video etc. and keep the black one as a spare.

rolfw said:
I hope the box doesn't break down any time soon, otherwise my name will be Mud. :D

PS, I meant to put a price on my post above of around £140, second hand ones can be as little as £40 and LNBs for a tenner. :)
 

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#11
rolfw said:
A minidish LNB is only around £25 retail in the UK, as I said, better to buy one on the web, they are as little as a tenner.

And you can replace them easy, done a few and they're a doodle!
 

rolfw

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#13
LOL, you're obviously better looking than me georgia_grrl. ;)
 

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#14
georgia_grrl said:
my quad lnb for my minidish was a fiver, from a sky guy.
I take it you gave up on the motorised system and got a S*y dish then?
 
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