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    • fewkeste
    • By fewkeste 21st Apr 17, 5:18 PM
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    fewkeste
    Add your feedback on energy supplier Powershop
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    • 21st Apr 17, 5:18 PM
    Add your feedback on energy supplier Powershop 21st Apr 17 at 5:18 PM
    I'm just in the process of switching from Robin Hood Energy to Powershop and would like to receive feedback and comments about this new supplier. Apparently they are well established in Australia and New Zealand and are operating in the UK under the Npower licence at present.
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    • fewkeste
    • By fewkeste 28th Nov 17, 1:21 PM
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    Maybe contact Powershop
    Logging out and in again makes no difference. Neither does using a different computer. I do see a Jumbo at 37.2% discount but bought that ages ago.
    Originally posted by neilsedaka
    I can't explain that. It's on the account as viewed on my laptop and on the Android app. Perhaps you should send them a message/query using the contact us page to ask why you don't see it. I'm an electricity customer only - are you?

    If you do contact them - can you post what they say on here please?
    Last edited by fewkeste; 28-11-2017 at 1:25 PM.
    • neilsedaka
    • By neilsedaka 28th Nov 17, 1:32 PM
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    I'm an electricity customer only - are you?
    Originally posted by fewkeste
    Yes, electricity only.
    • mjtko
    • By mjtko 28th Nov 17, 1:56 PM
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    I don't see it either -- the only 37.2% discount pack I see is my previously-purchased Winter Jumbo Pack (£12.71 for £20.25).

    There was a new "Razor Special Pack" that appeared yesterday with a 17.4% discount (mine was priced at £5.20 for £6.30).
    • fewkeste
    • By fewkeste 28th Nov 17, 2:33 PM
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    I don't see it either -- the only 37.2% discount pack I see is my previously-purchased Winter Jumbo Pack (£12.71 for £20.25).

    There was a new "Razor Special Pack" that appeared yesterday with a 17.4% discount (mine was priced at £5.20 for £6.30).
    Originally posted by mjtko
    That's what I was referring to - the Razor Special Pack. Mine was £12.14 worth of power for £7.70 - and the pack says it's a 36.4% discount. I wonder why yours was a different % discount? - I thought they all had the same % discount but for different amounts based on your annual consumption. I'm 8000 kWh per year.
    • mjtko
    • By mjtko 28th Nov 17, 3:23 PM
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    Yes, I also thought they all had the same % discount. But perhaps not!

    To add to the data points, my usage is ~3600 kWh per year.
    • griffb
    • By griffb 28th Nov 17, 8:59 PM
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    Logging out and in again makes no difference. Neither does using a different computer. I do see a Jumbo at 37.2% discount but bought that ages ago.
    Originally posted by neilsedaka
    Ditto. I had a fairly small "Razor Special Pack" on 27/11, only a 17.4% discount, and an even smaller "Black Friday Special" on 20/11 which did however manage 30%

    As it stands I will be a day short for November, and still empty for December
    • mjtko
    • By mjtko 28th Nov 17, 10:06 PM
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    Yes, I also had the small Black Friday Special @ 30% (£3.15 for £4.50).

    AFAICS everybody is getting the opportunity for the specials, but the amounts vary depending on usage and, given @fewkeste's experience above, sometimes the percentage may vary too.
    • Tafrock
    • By Tafrock 29th Nov 17, 5:59 PM
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    Interesting news on powershops Facebook page today

    I quote 'Only 26 Powershopping days until Christmas!

    Surprise!!! Christmas really has come early this year! To mark the season of goodwill, we’ll be releasing 3 special packs over the next 4 weeks. Watch this space for details!'

    I wonder how big those discounts will be.

    Just as my credit was dipping below 200 pounds I may have to purchase again if discounts are in excess of 20%

    Still very pleased with powershop. Approaching 6 months since I swopped and I've saved 98.18 off standard power so for me that's better than iresas market leading tariff (not that I'd go there anyway).
    • fewkeste
    • By fewkeste 29th Nov 17, 11:54 PM
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    Powershop on Facebook

    Still very pleased with powershop. Approaching 6 months since I swopped and I've saved 98.18 off standard power so for me that's better than iresas market leading tariff (not that I'd go there anyway).
    Originally posted by Tafrock
    Good to know - I've saved approx £165 since roughly mid April. I need my saving to hit about £217 over the full year to match the figures I was quoted by the Which comparison website.

    I wasn't aware of their presence on Facebook - thanks for that - I'll check them out.
    • Essexuser
    • By Essexuser 1st Dec 17, 8:26 AM
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    I see the April Future Pack is available now and unfortunately the savings reductions continue, i.e. Feb -23.7%, March -15% and now April -12.2%. Very disappointing. I hope it's not a one way street!
    • Tafrock
    • By Tafrock 1st Dec 17, 12:14 PM
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    These low discounts on future powerpacks are likely to continue. I envisage the next highly discounted pack to be November 2018 going on this year's prices. October 2017 was only 14.5 per cent. This is why I maxed out on November December January February packs. That's 200 pounds worth ie over half my annual power usage. I won't buy any packs with a discount of less than 20 per cent now. Because my monthly usage is approximately 30 pounds therefore I have been over buying. Adding in extra one off special packs with over 20 per cent discount as they are released has led to me being over 200 pounds in credit so from now until November 2018 pack is released I'll just be buying the one off packs and reducing my credit. Hopefully this strategy will pay off and I'll make the envisaged savings with powershop. I am well on target to beat the market leading iresa tariffs savings.
    • fewkeste
    • By fewkeste 1st Dec 17, 3:19 PM
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    It's downhill from now on
    I see the April Future Pack is available now and unfortunately the savings reductions continue, i.e. Feb -23.7%, March -15% and now April -12.2%. Very disappointing. I hope it's not a one way street!
    Originally posted by Essexuser
    I'm afraid it will be. The next opportunity to buy really well discounted Future Packs will probably be July or August 2018 when theoretically, November 2018 Future Packs will be released if PS follow the 2017 release pattern.

    We are supposed to be able achieve an annual saving of around 20-22% by buying all the available Powerpacks but any Future Packs for April onwards will only serve to bring the average annual % achieved discount down.

    When I can't buy power at 14.7% or greater discount, I'm better off with another supplier (not Iresa though.)

    I'm pre-purchased up to about 2nd April 2018 and I will now only buy packs with a discount equal to or greater than 14.7%.

    I do wish PS levelled the discount throughout the year instead of skewing it to the winter months or at the very least made it clear to prospective customers the uneven nature of the discounts throughout the year before they signed up.

    I am unhappy that if I stay I will have to buy the majority of my power at pawltry discounts that generally make it more expensive than the next cheapest acceptable supplier that is not Iresa.

    If the 2017 Future Packs release pattern is repeated, it will probably not be until July 2018 that I can buy November Future Packs (that will have a decent discount.)

    So, for consumption in March through to end of September 2018 (April's Future Pack covers March consumption & November's Future Pack covers October's consumption) applicable Future Packs will be relatively poor value and only Special Packs will offer a reasonable discount but they will be insufficient to meet my demand.

    So, for SEVEN months of the year I will only have access to Future Packs with a relatively low % discount - Hmpph!

    I will still be able to buy monthly Simple Savers and the various Special Packs that pop up two or three times a month but I need to max out on Future Packs each month and more besides to cover my monthly usage.

    Special Packs plus Simple Savers won't be enough to cover my monthly bill - I will need to buy Future Packs at the less attractive discount they offer to cover for the period April to October 2018 if I stay.
    • griffb
    • By griffb 1st Dec 17, 6:52 PM
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    I'm having pretty much the same thoughts. At an annual usage of c6,700Kwh, spread fairly evenly over the year, I have to max out on the Future Packs and am unlikely to build up a sizeable pot to cover the summer months at a large discount. I will certainly be looking at options come April/May, maybe a 6 month switch over the summer, returning in time for the December '18 Future Pack . I know the forecast savings are calculated over a 12 month period, but the discount pattern does not, as far as I can see, encourage remaining for the full year, .
    • cc120
    • By cc120 5th Dec 17, 5:38 PM
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    Worth switch EDF to Powershop?
    I'm afraid it will be. The next opportunity to buy really well discounted Future Packs will probably be July or August 2018 when theoretically, November 2018 Future Packs will be released if PS follow the 2017 release pattern.

    We are supposed to be able achieve an annual saving of around 20-22% by buying all the available Powerpacks but any Future Packs for April onwards will only serve to bring the average annual % achieved discount down.

    When I can't buy power at 14.7% or greater discount, I'm better off with another supplier (not Iresa though.)

    I'm pre-purchased up to about 2nd April 2018 and I will now only buy packs with a discount equal to or greater than 14.7%.

    I do wish PS levelled the discount throughout the year instead of skewing it to the winter months or at the very least made it clear to prospective customers the uneven nature of the discounts throughout the year before they signed up.

    I am unhappy that if I stay I will have to buy the majority of my power at pawltry discounts that generally make it more expensive than the next cheapest acceptable supplier that is not Iresa.

    If the 2017 Future Packs release pattern is repeated, it will probably not be until July 2018 that I can buy November Future Packs (that will have a decent discount.)

    So, for consumption in March through to end of September 2018 (April's Future Pack covers March consumption & November's Future Pack covers October's consumption) applicable Future Packs will be relatively poor value and only Special Packs will offer a reasonable discount but they will be insufficient to meet my demand.

    So, for SEVEN months of the year I will only have access to Future Packs with a relatively low % discount - Hmpph!

    I will still be able to buy monthly Simple Savers and the various Special Packs that pop up two or three times a month but I need to max out on Future Packs each month and more besides to cover my monthly usage.

    Special Packs plus Simple Savers won't be enough to cover my monthly bill - I will need to buy Future Packs at the less attractive discount they offer to cover for the period April to October 2018 if I stay.
    Originally posted by fewkeste
    Do you think it's worth me switching to powershop from edf in December 2017?
    Last edited by cc120; Yesterday at 8:49 PM.
    • fewkeste
    • By fewkeste 5th Dec 17, 11:34 PM
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    Depends on the tariff you're currently on
    Do you think it's worth me switching to powershop from edf in December 2016?
    Originally posted by cc120
    I assume you mean December 2017.

    It depends on what you are paying with edf.

    Do a comparison on MSE energy club and see where Powershop come in relation to your current tariff on edf.

    Why not work out your annual cost yourself then get a quote from Powershop for that consumption. I think they will tell you what effective tariff you can achieve by buying Powerpacks and then you can work out what your annual cost with Powershop would be compared to edf.
    • Tafrock
    • By Tafrock 8th Dec 17, 9:54 PM
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    So we have had 2 of the 3 special December packs revealed. Pretty good discount on both of them but so little electricity contained therein only 2.43 worth in both. I wonder what the 3rd will be. I wasn't offered a jumbo with a paltry 7% discount this month so maybe it's another super jumbo like in November with a huge discount. Fingers crossed
    • cc120
    • By cc120 10th Dec 17, 8:51 PM
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    I assume you mean December 2017.

    It depends on what you are paying with edf.

    Do a comparison on MSE energy club and see where Powershop come in relation to your current tariff on edf.

    Why not work out your annual cost yourself then get a quote from Powershop for that consumption. I think they will tell you what effective tariff you can achieve by buying Powerpacks and then you can work out what your annual cost with Powershop would be compared to edf.
    Originally posted by fewkeste
    Yes 2017 :-)I would save £122 with the discounted powerpacks and only £50 without. I meant are there enough well discounted powerpacks coming up in the winter months to make it worthwhile switching now rather than later?
    • fewkeste
    • By fewkeste 10th Dec 17, 9:22 PM
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    Future Pack discounts will be lower until about July/August
    I meant are there enough well discounted powerpacks coming up in the winter months to make it worthwhile switching now rather than later?
    Originally posted by cc120
    Ahh - I see. Well Future Pack discounts will be quite poor until July/August time when November 2018 Future packs will be available.

    It depends if you need to buy Future Packs to cover your consumption. Special Packs and Simple Savers will provide some good discount.

    In the short term you will not achieve the typical 20-22% annual achieved saving - more like 10-15% I would guess. So that could/should be the basis of the comparison you make on the possible savings over your current tariff.
    • griffb
    • By griffb 11th Dec 17, 9:42 AM
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    Heads up guys - Winter Jumbo Pack now available with 37.2% discount. 17 days worth for me; that completes December, even without a Dec Future Pack
    • Tafrock
    • By Tafrock 11th Dec 17, 11:20 AM
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    23.50 worth of electricity cost to me of 14.75. 37.2% discount. Approx 16 days of power. Now do I buy it now and use it for my November bill due on 13th December or do I wait 2 days and use it for Decembers bill. If I use it now I won't have used any November future packs so they will roll over until December. This effectively means my future packs will cover me until at least April as I buy all 50 pounds worth of the heavily discounted ones ie up until February future pack. I only use around 30 pounds worth a month.
    my power usage this month (8th November until 13th December) will be covered by powerpacks with a minimum discount of 25% if I don't have to use November powerpack. That means my maximum cost of units will be 10.125 p per kWh. Im quite happy with that myself

    I like the choices powershop offers me

    Well done guys
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