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MSE News: Energy comparison sites hide cheap tariffs, but we don't
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That is the subject of many of the posts earlier in this thread.
It would appear that different computers get a different screens.
In the Guardian article - see link in post above - it states:
The default position for that filter is as shown - i.e. it only lists the tariffs for which energyhelpline gets commission.
As stated in the other thread today:
Leaving energyhelpline in the default setting Ebico is not shown.
It would appear that some computers don't see that question on the website. In that case when they see:
Bear in mind that many people are unfamiliar with these websites and will not change the defaults
P.S I now see you have completely changed your post.
Sorry about that
I worked it out just after I typed my post
Once again we see OFGEM is in the pocket of the big energy companies, this won't come as a surprise to anyone of course, except perhaps to OFGEM or the politicians who appoint them.
It is just another trick to hide the best deals.
That guy was an absolute idiot. He was clearly there just to wind Martin up. He kept getting in sly little digs and saying a lot of outrageous stuff that was totally inaccurate and irrelevant.
I think you misunderstood the point of my post.
My computer automatically disables that option as it can see it is part of an "advertisement".
So the ad-ons in my browser actually prevent energyhelpline from hiding tariffs.
So it is actually a benifit to me and others who have their browser in such a way.
It is nothing to do with the website tricking me or my browser.
Some people may not understand what I am going on about as some people do not use ad-ons and alternative browsers like firefox.
Even with your setup it asks(to quote):
A comparison website shouldn't need users to be 'anoraks' who understand the complexities of tariffs.
Or computer nerds who understand:
Dear oh dear....I really can't be bothered with this....
Why do you have to resort to calling people "nerds" and "anoraks".....really?
Just because I [or others] use Ad-ons on my browser!?!? Or because some people actually read websites!
I see Richie-from-the-Boro uses Ad-Ons. What a nerd!!;)
Please actually try to understand the context of a post.
"A comparison website shouldn't need users to be 'anoraks' who understand the complexities of tariffs. Or computer nerds who understand:"
I never said they should!!!! My post was nothing to do with this!!!!
My post was simply solving the mystery as to why a box showed up on some peoples browser and not on others!!! Thats all!!
You do not need to start quoting my posts and ridiculing them for suggesting ad-ons that can actually help users avoid Ads and Viruses online.
If you look I put "If anyone is interested"....If you are not interested, don't read it!!!
Suppliers have to offer MSE their cheapest tariff and MSE tariffs for collective switch must only be available through its collective switch. That sounds anti competitive to me.
MSE's customer base will already be on cheaper deals than consumers on standard tariffs such as old people or students in rented accommodation.
Personally, I find it offensive to try to tie up the cheapest deal for customers already on better deals and prevent cheaper prices being available elsewhere. It puts the standard price up which most consumers are on.