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Old 01-19-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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Like others have said, moving an outlet is where it gets expensive. You REALLY don't want some random kid of craigslist coming in and messing with your electrical wires. Either pay the extra amount, or leave the outlet where it is. Wouldn't you rather pay an few extra hundred than the possibility of a house fire?????
Yes, makes sense. I've never hired anyone off of craigslist but just wondered if there were actual reputable people on there and that I wasn't overlooking. I could leave it where it is, but I thought it was have to be moved up in order to run the wires. Is that not the case?
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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Yes, makes sense. I've never hired anyone off of craigslist but just wondered if there were actual reputable people on there and that I wasn't overlooking. I could leave it where it is, but I thought it was have to be moved up in order to run the wires. Is that not the case?
No. They ran an in-wall tube from my TV to the nearest electrical outlet, and the cord just comes out of the wall at the floor. It worked because I have a small cabinet holding the cable box, DVD player, etc., which was right by the outlet, so it's all covered up. If you want a TV on the wall and no cords showing at all, that's going to be pretty expensive because they have to do in-wall electrical work like you are talking about.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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No. They ran an in-wall tube from my TV to the nearest electrical outlet, and the cord just comes out of the wall at the floor. It worked because I have a small cabinet holding the cable box, DVD player, etc., which was right by the outlet, so it's all covered up. If you want a TV on the wall and no cords showing at all, that's going to be pretty expensive because they have to do in-wall electrical work like you are talking about.
Oh, I see. Thanks for explaining that LeagleEagle. Yeah, moving the electrical outlet is a big part of the $400 price tag. Who did you use for your service, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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Oh, I see. Thanks for explaining that LeagleEagle. Yeah, moving the electrical outlet is a big part of the $400 price tag. Who did you use for your service, if you don't mind me asking?
Best Buy. They were about $400 without moving anything electrical. But they are also fully insured and if they screwed up my TV, I got a new one for free. I was having a pretty expensive TV mounted, so that was very important to me.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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There are 2 parts to it as already mentioned. The actual mounting is quite easy, and shouldn't be more than $50 IMO. It's an easy DIY task as well, but if not comfortable, don't overpay.

The electrical is where most of the cost is, but where is all your equipment residing? If it's below the TV in a cabinet setup, you may be able to avoid much of the electrical cost by using an PowerBridge solution. Very easy to install. If you want a 100% seamless, no equipment look, then the electrical cost is higher. Still, $400 seems ridiculous, I paid $125 to have someone do it in a tricky location when I was in PA.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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Part of that $400 was a bracket that lets my TV sit very close to the wall but allows it to slide and angle some. Even at Fry's, the bracket I got was $70 or $80. The $400 also included the PowerBridge conduit and equipment. The rest was labor and peace of mind if my plasma suddenly falls off the wall.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:19 PM
 
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Jghorton, did that price include them moving your outlet up behind the tv as well? $100 per tv is not bad at all.
No, we pretty much had outlets everywhere we mounted TV's. Instead of moving the outlets up, we brought the wires down (inside the wall) to the outlets.
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