Beware! With the digital switchover rapidly approaching in Oxfordshire, we are becoming aware of companies moving into the area to capitalise on what they see as an opportunity to make money. Some of our customers are reporting to us that they are having their doors knocked by aerial installers in Oxford who tell them that they need to have a new digital aerial before September – even customers who have had new digital aerials fitted by us last year. Prices of around £400 have been quoted. (Over double the market price). Also there are an increasing number of companies who have a website which gives the impression that they are a local Oxford company but in fact are large national companies. They often send installers from a distance away to visit customers and therefore have to charge large amounts to cover their costs and time. These are usually the same companies who quote unrealistically low prices over the phone or on their web site and then turn up and dramatically alter their quote.
Our advice is to use a local company who have been around before the switchover and intend to still be around long after the switchover and who therefore have an interest in building a long lasting relationship with customers rather than making quick money and then disappearing!