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MSE News: It's on! Slash your energy bill by £280/year

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
We've 50,000 deals - all-in cheaper than the market's cheapest...
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'It's on! Slash your energy bill by £280/year'
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  • NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    total waste of time ,not only is it false advertising its also false claims
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  • NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    same page as you can see
    1/MSE deal IS NOT the cheapest
    2/its not the cheapest on the market either


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  • white*starwhite*star Forumite
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    Hi, Im trying to get an accurate comparison but I'm getting confused. I switched last year with MSE to Flow and I received an email to say at the end of the fixed term I would be automatically switched to the Flow Fixed May 2018 tariff, but your comparison is done with Flow variable tariff? I updated my meter readings online with flow yesterday, would they be able to give me uptodate annual usage figures if i call them or do I just work from the figures from my last statement of 08Apr? Thanks.

  • NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    how much is green star giving MSE to plug their expensive (supposedly cheapest on the market tariff) ?


    sounds to me MSE have lost their morals by flogging expensive tariffs and making false claims/statements which are clearly wrong


    but I guess its all about making money now since its been sold
  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    Who is going to give me the £280 quid .
    Certainly not the deal advertised above .
  • StopItStopIt Forumite
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    same page as you can see
    1/MSE deal IS NOT the cheapest
    2/its not the cheapest on the market either


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    I'm going to defend MSE here.


    Firstly, your comparison includes the Warm Home Discount? They clearly said that this tariff doesn't include this so comparing in this case is not entirely fair.


    In my usage case, Gas: 11341 kWh/yr, Electricity: 2722 kWh/yr, the MSE fix is exactly what they said it would be.


    Slightly more, £20/yr more than the cheapest I can find on the meerkat before cashback, cheaper after.


    My current fix, Scottish Power May 2017 ends obviously next month. This is more expensive than that but over £100 cheaper than their current fix.


    Of course no deal is cheaper for everyone but I'd lay off the hyperbole as this deal IS good for me and I'm sure others.

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  • It should be remembered, these deals are largely for people who have never switched / rarely switch / on a standard tariff?

    It's not necessarily for "serial" switchers / those who switch regularly, the likes of whom post on this forum.


    We've 50,000 deals - all-in cheaper than the market's cheapest...

    Whatever that means?

    There is ONE deal for 50,000 customers:

    It's capped at 50,000 switches: The deal is currently capped at 50,000 dual-fuel (100,000 single-fuel) switches - we will try for more, but we can't be sure. Either way it closes at 10pm Thu 11 May at the latest. So go quick.
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  • NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    StopIt wrote: »
    I'm going to defend MSE here.


    Firstly, your comparison includes the Warm Home Discount? They clearly said that this tariff doesn't include this so comparing in this case is not entirely fair.


    no i don't get warm home discount so that doesn't even apply here


    and secondly the tag line in tariff clearly states
    "its the cheapest on the market"
    when it clearly isn't


    but I guess they get away with it with the "typical user" part
  • edited 26 April 2017 at 1:40PM
    fredandwilmafredandwilma Forumite
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    and secondly the tag line in tariff clearly states
    "its the cheapest on the market"
    when it clearly isn't


    but I guess they get away with it with the "typical user" part


    You're right in as much as it clearly isn't "cheaper than the markets cheapest" for everyone, although "typical user" (what's one of those?) wasn't used in the tag line.

    GSE is in equal second place for me via the CEC, with GNE being the cheapest, so it clearly isn't the cheapest on the market, for me.

    Which raises the question?:

    If something is advertised as "cheaper than the markets cheapest," should it actually be the cheapest on the market, in this instance? :D

    If you are a member of the CEC, would you expect to see this deal as the cheapest on the market, whether you are a "typical user," on a standard tariff, etc?

    There are regional variations too, of course.

    Disregarding your current tariff, as the tariff will most likely be more expensive than many users current tariffs, we are looking at it from an objective point of view - I.e. what is being offered, right now.
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  • worried_jimworried_jim PPR
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    Just checked mine and I am already on the cheapest deal (affect energy) till the deal ends on Aug 31st. No dramas.
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