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Old 01-18-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a company to mount TVs? I want to have 2 tvs mounted. Got a quote recently for ~$400 per TV. Is that reasonable? It's seemed rather high, but I'm not sure if my expectations are too low. I've seen some ads on Craigslist for this starting at $40-50 for this service by bonded and insured technicians. Has anyone used anyone from Craigslist for this before? Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 01-18-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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I recently used Best Buy. Bought my own HDMI cables instead of using theirs, and I believe with the bracket and labor and all the total was about $400. Got quotes from $250 on up, but a number of people said that Best Buy did a good job.

Ended up not being happy with the height of the TV, they came back out and re-did it for free.

So, highly recommended.
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Old 01-18-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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I recently used Best Buy. Bought my own HDMI cables instead of using theirs, and I believe with the bracket and labor and all the total was about $400. Got quotes from $250 on up, but a number of people said that Best Buy did a good job.

Ended up not being happy with the height of the TV, they came back out and re-did it for free.

So, highly recommended.
Was that for just one TV or two? Did that include them moving your electrical outlet as well?
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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Was that for just one TV or two? Did that include them moving your electrical outlet as well?
One TV, including the bracket and the labor. Moving an electrical outlet is kind of a big deal and you need a certified electrician for that, which Best Buy does not do.
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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Not Dallas, but, I had 5 TV's mounted, with wires inside the walls from top-to-bottom - for $500 ... by a young fellow on Craigslist - Great job, no problems. (I provided the mounting brackets and HDMI cables). It's not really a big deal.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:51 AM
 
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Not Dallas, but, I had 5 TV's mounted, with wires inside the walls from top-to-bottom - for $500 ... by a young fellow on Craigslist - Great job, no problems. (I provided the mounting brackets and HDMI cables). It's not really a big deal.
Jghorton, did that price include them moving your outlet up behind the tv as well? $100 per tv is not bad at all.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:57 AM
 
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How expensive are these TV's? If you're mounting a really nice TV, then I wouldn't trust some random guy off of Craigslist. If you've got a $200 Vizio then knock yourself out.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:58 AM
 
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you can also check out taskrabbit for this sort of thing
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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you can also check out taskrabbit for this sort of thing
I thought that Taskrabbit was more for things like cleaning, repair jobs, event planning, packing/moving, etc. I didn't know they had contractors for mounting services. I will look that up and see. Thanks Jdallas!
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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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?????
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