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    • Susan1942
    • By Susan1942 29th Sep 17, 11:40 AM
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    Worth changing supplier for £50
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    • 29th Sep 17, 11:40 AM
    Worth changing supplier for £50 29th Sep 17 at 11:40 AM
    I am now at the end of my fixed 12 tariffs with Flow connect 10 October 2017.
    Doing comparison on several sites shows I could save approx £50-60 a year. with another provider comparing it to a new 12 month fix with Flow.
    Just wondering if anyone feels it is worthwhile changing.
    Sue
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 29th Sep 17, 11:59 AM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 11:59 AM
    Depends not upon the estimated £50 saving but the actual prices .Unit cost and Daily Standing Charge .
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 29th Sep 17, 12:05 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 12:05 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 12:05 PM
    I guess it depends whether you are happy with the current customer service and whether you have heard of the new company (and their customer service rating)
    • Susan1942
    • By Susan1942 29th Sep 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 12:22 PM
    The saving is based on the actual charge for the electricity and the day, night, and daily charges
    I could save a little more by changing to a company like bulb but it is not a fixed tariffe. Also they are new to me also Economy Energy is slightly cheaper but there is a warning about on saying they are being investigated by Ofcom
    Sue
    • NittyGritty
    • By NittyGritty 29th Sep 17, 12:32 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 12:32 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 12:32 PM
    i was with Scottish power, but switched to Bulb, and got £50 for just signing up with them, bulb were 2nd on the list of cheapest tariffs, no brainer for me, (even tho its on a variable tariff)


    if it increases I,m free to switch (as they don't have exit fees) so its a win win situation. as I can just switch and prob get cashback from another switch
    • Susan1942
    • By Susan1942 29th Sep 17, 9:18 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 9:18 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 9:18 PM
    Thanks for that. Will just have to give it a bit more thought Sue
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 29th Sep 17, 10:48 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 10:48 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 10:48 PM
    It is a question that you will get a variety of answers to, it depends what is important to you. It also depends on how long you want to stay with your new deal e.g. do you like just deciding once a year or have the ability to jump ship penalty free at any point.
    The cheap energy club allows you to set savings alert, some people will jump ship at any saving and some won't unless the saving is significantly enough to warrant the effort.
    • Susan1942
    • By Susan1942 1st Oct 17, 7:39 AM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 7:39 AM
    I wouldn't want to be jumping without substantial savings Thanks for all the advice. Will have another look at bulb
    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 1st Oct 17, 11:58 AM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 11:58 AM
    I wouldn't want to be jumping without substantial savings ...Will have another look at bulb
    Originally posted by Susan1942
    I never thought I would read those two thoughts in the same post ...

    If, as you say in the OP, you "Doing comparison on several sites", you should be aware of the cheapest options available to you
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 1st Oct 17, 6:16 PM
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    I wouldn't want to be jumping without substantial savings Thanks for all the advice. Will have another look at bulb
    Originally posted by Susan1942
    And what do you clarify as substantial? £50 - or more? As Bulb is a variable tariff, should the price go up would you only move away if the increase was substantial?

    I have my setting in CEC set to £75 before it notifies me of cheaper tariffs since I don't want to be spend effort changing all the time.
    • Susan1942
    • By Susan1942 2nd Oct 17, 10:58 AM
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    Yes I had set my amount at £75 on the Martin Lewis Energy Club
    I did look at Bulb again but as you know the switch can't.be done through the comparison When I look at Bulb again it does not show day and night rates I have economy 7 storage heaters (There is no gas as the flats are for over 55)
    80% of my use is night rate so important that I have day and night rate otherwise my heating bill would be much higher
    Will just stay where I am for this year
    Thanks again Sue
    • NittyGritty
    • By NittyGritty 2nd Oct 17, 1:09 PM
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    i have economy 7 and am with bulb

    after your quote, look near the bottom then click

    "Have your bill handy? Refine your quote" after your first quote"


    you can then choose your options for eco 7


    I have pm u with further info
    Last edited by NittyGritty; 02-10-2017 at 1:15 PM.
    • Susan1942
    • By Susan1942 2nd Oct 17, 5:04 PM
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    Thanks for your information but I have decided to just remain with Flow and change to their new fixed tariff for the next 12 months
    I did check out Bulb and would have saved about £66
    Thanks for all the help Sue
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