KTF wrote: »
The Big Deal doesnt allow you to enter your annual Kw consumption figures, only the monthly cost you spend so I wont be using them anyway.
Fromply wrote: »
What they are doing is paying a bribe to the comparison website for a favourable listing over those companies that don't pay the bribe!
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The problem with the comparison sites is that they are driven by the need to get their commission. The many millions of pounds that they, or sites like Quidco get from the Utility companies, are paid for by us the consumer.
Take the latest round of price rises; everyone but everyone knows that all companies will be raising their prices. Yet the comparison sites were urging people to change straight away, often jumping from frying pan into fire, and then changing again. Another 2 sets of commission!
Some people are changing on a regular basis 2 or 3 times a year purely for the incentives offered(I believe you have suggested this) Again this is just another overhead that we all pay for in the end.
By the way I am not criticising those who hop from supplier to supplier, it is just the system should not encourage it by rewards that we pay for.This market is crying out for a non-profit making organisation to set up a website giving unbiased advice on the cheapest tariffs and not driven by the need to get people to change supplier purely for the benefit of the comparison sites themselves.
This is why the introduction of fixed price tariffs with penalties for leaving will benefit us all in the end. No wonder the comparison websites are squealing!
We have spawned a parasitic industry, and the sooner it is gone the better.
Something else our taxes can be put towards providing?
A nice little new quango is what is needed.
Shotgun the head position. I won't charge too much per year; less than 7 figures honestly
And I guarantee, no profits will be made for the taxpayers that fund us.
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