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No wonder DH and I are having problems........

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Toothache Tue 15-Feb-05 08:10:38

..... Our Sky TV broke on the 31st January. Engineer took 8 DAYS to get to us. 3 hrs after he left it broke again.... 7 days later he's coming around today to fix it.... AGAIN!

We have had NO TV.... and I mean NONE, not even terrestial channels coz our aerial cable was trimmed back when the carpet was fitted ages ago. We can't get a watchable picture with a portable.

F*cking SKY!! All we are getting is a poxy refund of our subscription from Jan 31st! What about compensation for pain and suffering???

Ds has been a nightmare. We've had to join a video club. Should I sue?

DaddyCool Tue 15-Feb-05 12:56:43

this would kill us Tooth. Sky are a bunch of theiving buggers but we quite simply can't live without them. there is nothing you can do on this. they're stubborn.

Rhubarb Tue 15-Feb-05 13:18:58

Try watching nothing but French telly to get a picture of what a real nightmare is like! Then they have the gall to charge you for watching crap that you cannot even understand! Thank God for DVDs!

Toothache Tue 15-Feb-05 13:21:05

Here here!! Thank the LORRRD for DVD's!

Incidentally, DH phoned, the Sky man has been around again and it's fixed...... for now!

Miaou Tue 15-Feb-05 13:37:45

erm... we haven't had tv since we moved in two weeks ago. And we won't be getting it until the nice man comes from Sky to realign the dish...on 30th March!

Hence why I am on here so much....!

Toothache Tue 15-Feb-05 13:46:36

30th of MARCH!!!

THey tried to fob me off with a date like that. I found out that I could have cable installed quicker (more expensive, but didn't tell them that!), I told the Sky adviser to put me through to someone who could cancel my Sky subscription. He put me through to what I now call the "Pacifier Dept". They rearranged my appointment for 8 days from then and apologised for the inconvenience.

Miaou Tue 15-Feb-05 13:53:12

Unfortunately Toothache, I live in the Highlands, and they only send one engineer up here once a week, and since the storm about 3 weeks ago there is a huge backlog of dishes that need realigning, so we have joined the back of the queue!

We didn't have a TV for two years when we were first married (too busy doing other things) and tbh although i miss it a bit when I am really tired, we just read more (and talk to each other!). Dds aren't big into tv either. We have spent rather a lot on dvds recently though!

almost40 Tue 15-Feb-05 13:57:27

A good chance to rediscover the joys of reading

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