Second-hand aerial

Do you think it’s okay to buy an aerial second-hand? Or would issues with quality and the longevity of the equipment make it not worthwhile? I guess my query is more so, whether it’s overall worthwhile, when weighing up any saved money vs. the risks of getting a lower quality aerial? What do you think? Thanks.

Asked by Patrick on 11th May 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"No it's not good because aluminium after a while get oxide and give you bad signal"
Answered on 30th Aug 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"No absolutely not always install the correct aerial for your location.This is determined by your location as all aerials are designed to uniquely receive signals from a specific transmitter to avoid cross modulation of signals."
Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Hi Patrick,

I would always recommend a new aerial simply for the fact you don't know how old it is and what state its in.

To give you an idea of cost.

I would charge £75 to install a customers own aerial on site vs £90 to supply and fit a value aerial and you'll get a 12 month warranty.

Give you peace of mind for an extra £15.

Oakmont TV Aerial and Satellite"
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"The aerial may not be the correct “group” aerial for your location.
A competent installer will supply the correct type aerial, installed correctly, avaoiding further costs down the line."
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
"Would be better option to buy a new aerial as the 2nd hand one may not be suitable for what you need"
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
"Given the cost of a new aerial from EBay or Amazon, is it worth getting a secondhand one"
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Some times it can work out ok if you are lucky enough to buy from a good seller other ones you need to be really careful with"
Answered on 2nd Dec 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
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