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    What would be the average installation fee of a Clifford IntelliGuard 850 car alarm by a professional technician? thanks for your replies..

  • #2
    One million dollars.
    ODYSSEY

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    • #3
      Sorry Odyssey - I just looked at your previous posts, and on the entire first and second pages, I didn't see a single useful post from you.

      Perhaps, you might try being useful some around here rather than just post whoring? Just a suggestion. I'm sure you will go off on me about this comment now. I'll just split it all out into a new thread in the OT if you do.

      As to the OP, as for a useful post that might be helpful for the guy, looking at the alarm, I don't see any mention of a remote start. Is that correct?

      If so, and if it's just a normal car alarm install, around $200 is what I would expect to pay.

      If you have any questions, feel free to either contact me and/or post questions.
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      • #4
        $200 Ouch!
        I got my whole basic alarm setup (2 remotes, shocksensor, control box and that bazooka speaker that takes out the ears of every dog within a 2 mile radius, also opens the trunk if my POS had an actuator there), including install and 1 year free service and parts for ........... about 2100 Thai baht = Just over $50 bucks.
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        • #5
          Another advantage to living in a 3rd world country, a basic alarm covers most situations. No frequency scanners here, most crooks can't read english and wouldn't undertand how to work them either. LOL
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          • #6
            Friedrice - your cost is no comparison to our cost over here.

            Labor is cheap over there, not so much over here.

            If some guy told me he would install an alarm with all of the features for $50 I'd be really scared.

            Have you seen some of the horror pics of wiring and alarm installs that I posted in the FAQ? That's what someone who doesn't know what they are doing does, and that same person is the one that charges $50 over here.
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            • #7
              Yeah , i see what you mean. BUt these guys are actually the trained installers doing it right, but you're right, labor is nearly nil here. Most of these guys get paid monthly and not by the hours it takes to install. Works out well for both because business inthese places are not constant. I remember my sis having a butterfly vaulve changed in Massapequa NY a few years back. She managed to get the part for less than 20 but labor was like $150.
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              • #8
                yeah, you do get what you pay for....

                a basic alarm can be put in a car in 1.5 hrs & a basic alarm can be put in a car in 5 hrs...

                if everything is done well it should take inbetween these times, & the price will be acordingly....

                ideally, the more it costs the better it should be, but this is a loaded comment & a topic that goes beyond whats here,

                in the end, I'd say like red, but broaden it to 150-250 depending on options & the vehicle involved...
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ODYSSEY View Post
                  One million dollars.
                  LOL! That made my afternoon. ;-)

                  He may not be useful, but he's funny.

                  LOL.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Friedrice View Post
                    Yeah , i see what you mean. BUt these guys are actually the trained installers doing it right...
                    Take a look at some of the pics in the thread that Red linked...some of those pics were "trained installers doing it right" as well.

                    That thread convinced me to maintain my healthy skepticism of paying others for labor...

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                    • #11
                      When I had "Car-toys" do my first car alarm and keyless entry, it cost $150 for the alarm and a $75 installation fee. It tookthem about 1.5 hours. for my second one, because I wanted remote start, I asked Circuit City and they quoted $50 plus alarm. So I bought an alarm off eBay and was going to have them do it but decided to do it myself.

                      So if you want it installed, $50 can be done. I did mine as a good seyway into learning about the car's electrical system.
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
                        Sorry Odyssey - I just looked at your previous posts, and on the entire first and second pages, I didn't see a single useful post from you.
                        In Ody's defense, his posts welcoming newbies were thoughtful, and the the other posts were mainly in Off Topic threads..

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