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    How much should I be paying for a projector to be installed?

    Got a quote from a supplier we've used before for a new projector + new cabling + fitting, and given their quote I would essentially be paying around 250 for the cables and installation. Is that reasonable?
    In some cases I could do the actual projector swap myself, but the cabling and wallplates here are very tatty/haphazard hence why I like the lot replaced.

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    Depends really on how many men they've quoted you & if it's only one day. It not the worse i've seen though

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    it also depends what kind of job they do. i used to be charged out at 300 per installation to cover my time, cables, fixing and trunking. bracketry was always in the equipment quote. I did what was considered a well above average job. so 250 for a mediocre job is pretty usual.

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    Seems about right, we pay around that for them to be professionally installed and that includes the cables. The key word here; professionally installed. If you have a problem with an install that the projector falls off and hits a student, you can go back to the company. Do it yourself, and if it happens questions would obviously be asked if the correct bolts, procedures, etc were done during the install.

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    Reasonable price if fitting new mount in new location

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    That's ok then. Yes in most cases the mount needs to be at least moved or changed, since our older projectors are usually half a mile back, ridiculously low or just in completely the wrong place (a lot were done before I arrived and the phrase bodge job comes to mind)

    I've used the company before a few times and have always been extremely happy with the work, so no problem with the quality, just wondered about price.

    Also, yes I quite like not being liable if a projector falls off the ceiling!

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    Sounds a little too expensive.

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    What projector was supplied ?

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    I have 4 quotes for this very thing and the install bit varies between 180 and 275. This includes amp and speakers

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    Sounds cheap to me, especially for London/M25!

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    250 sounds about right, thats around what we pay for a full install.

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    Hi normal price for a FULL install including whiteboard is 350, projector only (depending on ceiling) is around 150 plus mount if old mount is unavailable or unusable, mount costs 75 for a good one. But in some locations if old mount is available and adaptable we have installed for 45 (one hr cost) we ALWAYS make sure the ceiling mount will take an average persons weight as we all know at some time some one will try to hang from it and if it comes off……….So ALL of our installs are tested to that spec.

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