buying a snipe

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  1. dshague

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    any one know the different ,, buying on ebay supplied from Germany cheaper than uk for a snipe ..Germany supply mounting kit for free ..any problems with warrantee... is £70 to £100 more worth it to buy in uk thanks for any advice
     
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    No difference that I am aware of . But what's interesting is that one on ebay now for £534 was £485 before Xmas .same company ...
     
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    have you got a snipe ?
     
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    What's a snipe?
     
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  5. dshague

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    avtex snipe
     
  6. drago35uk

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    Bought mine from Germany via Ebay last Summer. Not had a problem with it and as previously stated was considerably under £500.
     
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  8. dshague

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    did you fit it to the roof of your van ,installer or your self
     
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    thanks judge
     
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    I have one from eBay / Germany, bought circa March 2015. Had the AV guy who does installs for a well known MH dealer install it at home. I think the total purchase/install price would have been cheaper than just buying the unit from said MH dealer.

    It's still working ok, although it has had a couple of minor operational issues, not parking correctly (just locked on to Sat and it then parked ok) and once had a grinding noise like the motor/cogs not properly engaged, just have to give it a nudge, the manual even appears to references this. See page 16 of the attached manual:-

    ii. In case of the antenna make a noise while the movement was stuck in certain position.

    Try to power OFF/ON again. If it does not work, please contact your local distributor for assistance.
     

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    Love the snipe. Seen it in action a few times and really impressed. I'd happily buy from Germany if price good when ready to purchase.
     
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    As per @ judge mental link €607 from Germany..approx £440 ish
     
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    Put it on the roof with plate supplied. Installed myself.
     
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    just had email back from Germany saying two year warrantee but I have to pay shipping cost back to Germany for any warrantee claim ..
     
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    Price fluctuation reflects current low rate of exchange £ to euro, last year 1.37 now 1.26
     
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    Rate is 1.31 recently 1.42 ....This still good compared to historic rates
     
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  17. Lenny HB

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    err- it is1.32 at the moment.

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    Beaten by the Judge, OOOOOO! I do love it when he whips me.:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Why a Snip thread is back up:-

    When using with the tuner in my TV I had the TV setup with power OFF to LNB as assumed LNB gets it's power from Snipe control box.
    I have just fitted a Icecrypt S1600CHD receiver with this I can only get a signal if I turn the LNB power ON in the receiver.

    Works fine, but any ideas why?
     
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    1.28 travelex rate now, never managed to get bank rates.
     
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    You are using the wrong people.
     
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