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    • anotherbob
    • By anotherbob 14th Sep 17, 1:27 PM
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    How long is AVRO deal likely to be around?
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:27 PM
    How long is AVRO deal likely to be around? 14th Sep 17 at 1:27 PM
    I would save about £250 p.a. by switching to AVRO energy. However if I switch before 13th. October I incur £60 exit fee to Scottish Power. Still a big saving but I'd rather not pay the £60. Is it likely that the deal offered by AVRO will still be there on 13th. Oct?
    Last edited by anotherbob; 14-09-2017 at 1:28 PM. Reason: Spelling!
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    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 14th Sep 17, 1:32 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:32 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:32 PM
    I would save about £250 p.a. by switching to AVRO energy. However if I switch before 13th. October I incur £60 exit fee to Scottish Power. Still a big saving but I'd rather not pay the £60. Is it likely that the deal offered by AVRO will still be there on 13th. Oct?
    Originally posted by anotherbob
    The only people that know are Avro. Tariffs come and go every day. There is no point in asking Avro CS as tariff decisions are made at a high level within the organization. A month is a long time in the energy industry.

    However, the good news is that you can switch NOW as you are within the 49/42 day period before contract end (assuming that the 13th October is your contract end date?). Exit fees no longer apply.
    • anotherbob
    • By anotherbob 14th Sep 17, 1:40 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:40 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:40 PM
    Thanks for your reply. Actually the contract ends on 30th. November, the date I gave took account of the period before contract end.
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 14th Sep 17, 1:44 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:44 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:44 PM
    Try Bulb then, they will pay your exit fee.
    • anotherbob
    • By anotherbob 14th Sep 17, 1:50 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:50 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:50 PM
    Try Bulb then, they will pay your exit fee.
    Originally posted by Hengus
    Sorry, I'm new here....
    What's Bulb?
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 14th Sep 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 1:59 PM
    https://bulb.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI066Ep92k1gIVwTLTCh23CwZxEAAYASA AEgJKP_D_BwE

    There are also referral fees on the Internet.

    On the subject of exit fees:

    How do I claim back exit fees?

    If your old supplier charges an exit fee, don’t worry. Email a copy of your final bill showing the exit fee to help@bulb.co.uk and we’ll credit the amount to your Bulb account. Read more
    • Wassa123
    • By Wassa123 14th Sep 17, 2:19 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 2:19 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 2:19 PM
    I'm with Avro on Simple & Fresh since last November.

    Looking at the tariffs they have had many over the last year.
    • anotherbob
    • By anotherbob 14th Sep 17, 2:42 PM
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    • #8
    • 14th Sep 17, 2:42 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 2:42 PM
    https://bulb.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI066Ep92k1gIVwTLTCh23CwZxEAAYASA AEgJKP_D_BwE

    There are also referral fees on the Internet.

    On the subject of exit fees:

    How do I claim back exit fees?

    If your old supplier charges an exit fee, don’t worry. Email a copy of your final bill showing the exit fee to help@bulb.co.uk and we’ll credit the amount to your Bulb account. Read more
    Originally posted by Hengus
    Just noticed that Bulb's tariff is variable. I've used fixed price tariffs recently and both AVRO and OVO's fixed tariffs are about the same as Bulb is quoting me today. Not sure I want to chance price hikes during the contract period.
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 14th Sep 17, 3:12 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 3:12 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 3:12 PM
    Bulb has one tariff rate. If it becomes uncompetitive, people will leave in droves.
    • anotherbob
    • By anotherbob 14th Sep 17, 3:39 PM
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    Bulb has one tariff rate. If it becomes uncompetitive, people will leave in droves.
    Originally posted by Hengus
    Thanks.
    On a different matter, I'm signed in to the Cheap Energy Club and I've entered my consumption details. The OVO Two Year fix doesn't appear in my results. I had thought I could switch to that and get £25 cashback. How can I do that if the OVO deal is not among my results?

    Edit. Found OVO
    Last edited by anotherbob; 14-09-2017 at 3:53 PM. Reason: additional info
    • Mike Commins
    • By Mike Commins 25th Sep 17, 8:03 PM
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    Tariff quandry
    My fixed one year tariff with AVRO is shortly to end. Conveniently they sent me a reminder that I would be moved on to another tariff "Simple & Superior" unless I switched. Their website appears to show several other tariffs which are accessible by offering your post-code. This allows the customer to view all the tariffs that AVRO operate. I identified one that looked to offer the best deal for my usage. I e-mailed AVRO with my selection and their reply was that there is only ONE tariff available (notwithstanding that there are over 20 different tariffs shown on their website). I have expressed my view on this to AVRO but up to now there has been "radio silence". What are they playing at? Has anyone had similar experiences?
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 25th Sep 17, 8:23 PM
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    My fixed one year tariff with AVRO is shortly to end. Conveniently they sent me a reminder that I would be moved on to another tariff "Simple & Superior" unless I switched. Their website appears to show several other tariffs which are accessible by offering your post-code. This allows the customer to view all the tariffs that AVRO operate. I identified one that looked to offer the best deal for my usage. I e-mailed AVRO with my selection and their reply was that there is only ONE tariff available (notwithstanding that there are over 20 different tariffs shown on their website). I have expressed my view on this to AVRO but up to now there has been "radio silence". What are they playing at? Has anyone had similar experiences?
    Originally posted by Mike Commins
    They appear to have only one tariff on offer. Where are these 20 tariffs shown? If they are in the pull down menu against present supplier then these reflect the Avro tariffs offered since you last switched. These are provided for comparison purposes as many people switch well before the end of a fixed term contract - particularly, when prices fall.
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 25th Sep 17, 8:40 PM
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    They appear to have only one tariff on offer. Where are these 20 tariffs shown? If they are in the pull down menu against present supplier then these reflect the Avro tariffs offered since you last switched. These are provided for comparison purposes as many people switch well before the end of a fixed term contract - particularly, when prices fall.
    Originally posted by Hengus
    They have a tariff page that shows you all the tariffs, but this is historical data, i.e. it includes all past ones that were available to your postcode - good for existing customers. , who as you say are comparing deals.
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