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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
Atlantic Electric and Gas have just released new prices for Atlantic Direct (11.00am 1 Dec 2003)

These prices are for new customers only, existing customers will remain unchanged.

Doorstep Delivery tariffs will also remain unchanged.

They will be live on the Energylinx site later today.
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  • What are these new rates ??

    Daniel
  • I`m with Pgen for both gas and electric.
    I`ve just had a quote from Atlantic on their website.
    They could save me £12 a year on gas but could`nt save me anything on electric,in fact they were £3-50p dearer.
    So for the sake of saving £8-50 a year it`s not worth the hassle.(if the figures they give you are true in the first place)
    All these so called cheap suppliers might start cheap but they soon join the rest in hiking prices.
    Personally I think most of the so called savings are pie-in-the-sky.They are just conning you with their special deals and offers.There is no way that you can compare a true like for like deal because they don`t exist.
  • I can understand your sentiments alared - and in a great deal of cases, this is true (that prices are changed once a customer base has been acquired and numbers increased). I wouldn't say it is true for all.

    However, my personal philosophy is 'the proof of the pudding is with the eating'.

    While £8.50 a year is a small saving, there is bound to be a situation with a provider whereby their lowest prices come very close to the next lowest price that a customer may be paying already.

    £8.50 is still a saving. If we could all save £8.50 per year on all our bills it would soon mount up and it would become significant - and in a lot of cases, it can be done (I'm thinking of insurance, utility bills, etc.).

    ;)Mark E
    No reliance should be placed on the above.
  • Paul1_2Paul1_2 Forumite
    163 posts
    I`m with Pgen for both gas and electric.
    I`ve just had a quote from Atlantic on their website.
    They could save me £12 a year on gas but could`nt save me anything on electric,in fact they were £3-50p dearer.
    So for the sake of saving £8-50 a year it`s not worth the hassle.(if the figures they give you are true in the first place)

    I am not sure if Atlantic's site has been up-dated to take into account the rise in Powergen's prices from January. Most of the comparrison sites now have these new amounts, as highlighted in other threads.

    Apart from Amerada (before it was spoilt by Powergen) I have never found dual fuel to be the cheapest option. Most suppliers discount gas or electric, but not both!

    Savings are available, the difference between the cheapest options for me and the most expensive run into £100's. Even at the cheapest end you can save £20-£30 per year by shopping round, which seems worth a couple of minutes work online in my book :)

    Hope this helps,

    Paul1
    Smile and be happy, things can usually get worse!
  • If ALL companies were clear,concise and up-front with their prices,with no gimmicks,cashbacks,duel fuel deals,green,ethical,where-you-live,no hidden small print,etc,a TRUE comparison could be made.
    The truth of the matter is they go out of their way to confuse because they know the average person,either does`nt care or can`t be bothered or will believe anything.
    As for saving £8-50,if only it were true.By the time they`ve made an a*r* of the transfer and you`ve spent a fortune on 0870 calls you will probably find the price has gone up anyway,the the whole circus starts all over again because "you can transfer again after 28 day,if your not happy with us".Which in reality means they`ve got you for at least 3 months.
    All I can say is Martin`s got his work cut out trying to catch up with these cowboys.
    The regulator lifted price capping because there` supposed to be competition out there.
    The only competition is to see who`ll put up their prices first so they can all follow.
  • alared, I understand your sentiments and cynicism.

    What would be of benefit to consumers is the standardisation of application forms (the exact same forms whether online or not, being used by all providers across the industry) as well as the presentation of data to prospective customers in an identical manner, including a 'final price' value whereby services can be compared on a true 'like-for-like' basis.

    It's never what's on offer that's the problem, it's simply how the information is communicated to others.

    This problem is not just peculiar to the utility market. Food and drink labelling, insurance (dare I go there?), cosmetics/healthcare products all suffer the same.

    What does amaze me is why we have the BSi and ISO organisations in place as well as numerous EU legislations, and STILL CONTINUE to be confused by information, simply because information is presented in different ways. Service regulators including OFWAT, OFTEL, OFGEM, FSA, etc. should all be involved in the equation.???

    "Food for thought": Loose food must be sold in grammes or Kg. in the UK. Healthcare product (soap, shampoo, etc.) ingredients can be labelled in Latin! Work that out!

    ;)Mark E
    No reliance should be placed on the above.
  • petermogpetermog Forumite
    28 posts
    Part of the Furniture 10 Posts Combo Breaker
    I HAVE BEEN WITH ATLANTIC FOR THE LAST YEAR AND AT MY ANNIVERSARY PERIOD I EXPECTED MY MONTHLY PAYMENT TO INCREASE CONSIDERABLY AS MY T AND S TENDS TO USE A LOT OF ELECTRIC AND GAS BUT ON THE CONTRARY MY GAS STAYED THE SAME AND ELECTRIC ONLY WENT UP MARGINALLY. THE BIGGEST SURPRISE WAS THE ONE MONTH PAYMENT REFUND I GOT FOR BEING LOYAL TO THEM. THIS I THINK EQUATES TO 8.3% DISCOUNT. CANT PRAISE THEM MORE.
    No reliance should be placed on the above.
  • Another candidate for my DROP THE CAPS bollocking
    'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides with the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and with furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.
  • This may be of use to all Atlantic E + G Customers.

    Their customer services is a hated 0870 number.

    Use this one instead 0800 052 2080.

    ;)
  • foxxboyfoxxboy Forumite
    50 posts
    Thanks Smartass!!! Have stored away for future reference. how did you get hold of it?

    ;)
    Non omne quod nitet aurum est
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