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Does E* Charge extra for a pole mount?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Stephen J, Nov 5, 2006.

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  1. Stephen J

    Stephen J Legend

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    Does E* Charge more for a pole mount as opposed to mounting to your house? Thanks.
     
  2. army1

    army1 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    i was quoted 50.00 for a pole mount.:lol:
     
  3. larrysano

    larrysano Mentor

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    Really? I've had 3 different dishes installed on poles, and I never heard anything about an extra charge. When I got my superdish a couple years ago, the guy had to replace the original pole and pour concrete and everything. I recently got a Dish 1000 and for some reason the guy made the pole a little taller. Anyway, I'd question the installer on that one. Or maybe I've just gotten lucky :D
     
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    A lot of charges are up to the installer. Some eat charges to make happy customers - others can't eat the charges because they are not making enough on the install.
     
  5. ebaltz

    ebaltz Hall Of Fame

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    Pole mount. Sounds painful. Like the Pole Sitter in NASCAR. Ouch.
     
  6. btbrossard

    btbrossard Mentor/Supporter

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    We were not charged for our pole mount. However, the installer did such a crappy job that it fell over within 6 months.

    The pole was less than 1 foot into the ground and less than 3 inches of cement was used.

    You get what you pay for...
     
  7. larrysano

    larrysano Mentor

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    Not really. I didn't pay anything, and the installer I had a couple years ago did an excellent job. I think it depends more on a) getting an installer who knows what he/she is doing, and b) cares enough to apply that knowledge correctly. I guess that goes for just about every step of a dish install.

    Like James Long said, whether to charge and how much is probably up to each individual installer.
     
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