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Is this installation estimate too much?
9 replies to this topic
Posted December 08 2004 - 07:24 AM
I am getting an Alpine head unit with a sirius tuner, ipod adapater and autostart Viper alarm system installed. The price I was quoted was $350. They said it was high because of the autostart alarm. Is this price high? Am I getting jipped or is this a fair price?
Posted December 08 2004 - 08:09 AM
You are being hosed. Shop around. Up here in Alberta, no way would that price ever fly. Shop some more...
Posted December 08 2004 - 10:43 AM
$350 isn't bad if the dash has to be significantly modified (to hold the iPod). The alarm systems are typically hooking up a few wires to the harness. If they are just tossing the unit in the dash then $350 is way to high. If they are doing a very clean pro install with dash mods then $350 is a great deal.
Posted December 12 2004 - 10:48 AM
install everything yourself for free.
Posted December 14 2004 - 03:41 PM
what kind of car?
Posted December 15 2004 - 10:21 AM
2000 toyota celica... the alarm part was $200 by itself (it was a Viper autostart alarm)
Posted December 26 2004 - 04:36 AM
Agreed. If I were to do a clean, professional job with mods then that would not be out of the question. It all depends on the final product you want. Best Buy install? Too much. Real install? Good deal.
Posted January 09 2005 - 07:24 PM
Cant decipher if thats $200 for the install of the alarm or the purchase of the alarm??? If thats is including purchase of the alarm then its a great price. If not, then its a bit high. Shop around some more. My local shop would be about $150-$200 to install all that and that includes any bracket, wire and adapters needed.
Posted January 09 2005 - 07:29 PM
If you purchased the parts from this store, that's too high. If they're like Tweeter- and they add a bench test fee to every item they install that you didn't buy from them- then that's pretty standard. I paid far more for my Viper install, but I also made sure I was there when the install was happening (in the bay, which they normally forbid), and so I had total control over how he wired my alarm, where the brain went, etc. It allowed me to have a truely stealth alarm install... which was worth the extra cost to me. In terms of install of the HU and Ipod- if it's a standard size head unit- and Sirus installs like any normal antena would... then that's a little silly to pay that much. The work involved is minimal, and you might want to look into doing it yourself.
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Posted January 28 2005 - 05:28 AM
does the price include all that stuff or just installing it. If its just installing it, shoot I'll do it for 250
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