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Skybox insurance, does everyone have this?

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cathcat Mon 31-Aug-09 16:19:20

Just had a phone call saying our free insurance for our Skybox has run out and we need to start paying £6 a month for this. Is this for real? Didn't even know such a thing existed, although to be fair DH dealt with all the Sky stuff.
He was quite pushy and I was not in the mood, told him to phone back tomorrow.
Anyone else got this/is it at all necessary?

MaryBS Mon 31-Aug-09 16:22:45

We've never taken it out, you can buy second hand boxes for about £50 on ebay, or there are people who'll repair/replace bits on boxes. I think the general consensus from those "in the know" (eg is not to bother with the insurance.

Incidently our sky box is playing up, the hard disk isn't very good - they've offered us an HD box for £50 to upgrade.

BrigitBigKnickers Mon 31-Aug-09 16:41:59

NO No No don't do this. It's a scam.

There was a thread about this a few months ago.

We had a call like this- guy really persuasive (and not from Sky at all we found out later.)

He said the insurance would pay for a call out fee of £75 and then labour and parts for a sky box that had gone wrong. He was a bit flummoxed when I enquired why on earth I would want to do that when it was cheaper than that to buy a new one?

BrigitBigKnickers Mon 31-Aug-09 16:43:38

Lookhere for previous thread.

cathcat Wed 02-Sep-09 00:07:58

Thanks BBK, I knew it didn't seem right!

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Wed 02-Sep-09 00:08:51

No we dont have it despite the persuasive calls.

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