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Gas and Electricity Prices

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gordonscobie, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Even that wouldn't isolate us from this chaos but might help continuity.

    Just bought a load of fertiliser, mostly made from gas, £515 last week, £220 last year and it went up again yesterday.

    Inflation won't stop anytime soon.
     
  2. LostAtSea

    LostAtSea "33 222 1 222"

    We've just moved to Octopus from Avro and it has all gone swimmingly; plane sailing in fact.
     
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  3. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Ours finally did too the other day, and yes, all good, did a meter reading and instantly got a balance/bill update, which would have taken much longer with Avro (would have been a number of days).

    Obviously a lot of us are in for a bit of pain regarding costs going forward, latest BBC info here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59483411.
     
  4. unclefz

    unclefz pfm Member

    My switch from Avro to Octopus also completed yesterday. I read my meters and entered the readings and received my bill - apart from the cost rise from my original Avro fixed deal all went well.
     
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  5. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Got my meter reading reminder this morning. Submitted late morning. Full energy use costs and credit balance this afternoon. Even faster than previous months when the statement would arrive next day !!!!!! Beyond any comparison with previous suppliers, Octopus is just SO efficient and easy to follow. Have only won once in 14 months on their spinning roulette though and that was £1; shows it works, I s'pose.;)

    With energy costing so many squid nowadays, I'm happy to feed the Octopus
     
  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Unfortunately Octopus will no longer accept customers from any future failed companies along with Eon and others.
     
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    As an existing Octopus customer I’d say ‘fortunately’! I suspect everyone they were forced to accept on a non-economically viable basis will impact the price for the rest of us.
     
  8. s1h1

    s1h1 performing within expectations

    My move from Neon Reef to BG goes through tomorrow. This has resulted in my electric bill increasing by 24%
     
  9. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Pending

    So, not feeling suckered into it, then?
     
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  10. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Estimated to cost existing customers £120 next year on top of any other rises.
     
  11. Guinnless

    Guinnless pfm Member

    Same here. Will be finding something better ASAP.
     
  12. mansr

    mansr Objectionist

    Aren't they all the same price now?
     
  13. Guinnless

    Guinnless pfm Member

    Maybe, I'll certainly try.
     
  14. Guinnless

    Guinnless pfm Member

    Just watching Martin Lewis now...hmm I may be stuck with BG
     
  15. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Yup anyone that thinks otherwise is not seeing the very obvious and basic picture here lol.
     
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  16. Guinnless

    Guinnless pfm Member

    EDF's cheapest quote is 6p dearer than the BG tariff that I've been placed on.
     
  17. clivem2

    clivem2 pfm Member

    Is that a quote for a fix or the standard variable which is capped? Surely the latter is the only viable option.
     
  18. Guinnless

    Guinnless pfm Member

    Yeah, it's a fixed option - so that will be a "no" then

    Time to get a Diesel generator running on red!
     
  19. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Many companies are only offering fixed deals and refusing to offer the SVR to new customers even though they are required to by the regulator.
     
  20. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    I was paying £47 a month via Octopus, my fixed tariff ends in a week.

    My duel fuel options from Octopus are...

    1. 12 month Fixed Tariff £116
    2. Variable Tariff £64
    3. 12 month fixed Octopus Loyal customer £81.00

    So... if i go to the variable will it stay around £64 because of the price cap? Or is that due to be lifted and should i go with the £81 option?
     

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