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How much is installment - on average?

02-10-2007, 11:17 PM
considering I buy everything on line .... its all in a box when the guy gets to my house ... no cables, should I buy my own cables?

Donnie Z
02-11-2007, 01:13 AM
What part of the country are you located in?

That will make a difference.

Buy your own cables, it will save you a few bucks.

02-11-2007, 10:24 AM

02-11-2007, 12:32 PM

Donnie Z
02-11-2007, 10:34 PM
I would say around here (St. Louis, Missouri) hourly rates are about $75 per hour, per man if you go through a real audio/video store however that is usually the rate if you buy your stuff from them, it may be more if you bought it all somewhere else.

If you live near a big city in Alabama, I would think the rates would be comparable, but if you could find a good installer that knows his stuff, you may be able to work out a cash deal when he gets off the clock.

Or, just get it done right and then not have to worry about it.

Let us know how is goes!

02-11-2007, 10:43 PM
Honestly, if you're not having anything put into or on the walls, I would just do it yourself and save the time and money. It really isn't difficult to do, and is extremely valuable knowledge for troubleshooting problems with your system down the road. I can certainly understand the concept "I work hard for a living, I make a lot of money, I don't want to have to work hard at my audio system too," but it really is simple, and definitely worth it to know how to work it; I can't tell you how many people's homes I've been in who didn't know the first thing about their systems, and were just terrified of them, or anyone but a paid professional touching them. It creates a real rift, if you ask me, like those men that won't let their children in their cars.

Of course, if you ARE having complex things being done, like wall mounting everything, running wires through said walls, et cetera, it probably would be worthwhile to have someone professional do those sorts of things, as they're a little more risky.