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    • Former MSE Paloma
    • By Former MSE Paloma 17th Feb 15, 5:15 PM
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    MSE News: Is The Big Deal's collective switch worth it?
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    • 17th Feb 15, 5:15 PM
    MSE News: Is The Big Deal's collective switch worth it? 17th Feb 15 at 5:15 PM
    The Big Deal has partnered with The Sun to launch a collective energy switch, but is it worth switching to? ...

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    Is The Big Deal's collective switch worth it?




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  • shammyjack
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    • 17th Feb 15, 6:13 PM
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    • 17th Feb 15, 6:13 PM
    Petrolprices.com teamed up with iChooser to get a great deal from Eon which for my usage actually beat by some margin MSE's CEC latest offering !
    • chanz4
    • By chanz4 17th Feb 15, 7:04 PM
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    • 17th Feb 15, 7:04 PM
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    • 17th Feb 15, 7:04 PM
    Mse have only recently said what they get, never used to until this last month
    Don't put your trust into an Experian score - it is not a number any bank will ever use & it is generally a waste of money to purchase it. They are also selling you insurance you dont need.
    • carmina piranha
    • By carmina piranha 17th Feb 15, 8:40 PM
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    carmina piranha
    • #4
    • 17th Feb 15, 8:40 PM
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    • 17th Feb 15, 8:40 PM
    The Daily Mail are doing a collective switch too, I got an email about it because I've got an account with them for those numbers they print on the back of the paper.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 17th Feb 15, 9:16 PM
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    • 17th Feb 15, 9:16 PM
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    • 17th Feb 15, 9:16 PM
    What is a "Collective" switch any more?


    It should be based on a bulk buy principle, so that it only works if say 10,000 people sign on. These schemes are nothing more than more customer more kickback promotions.
    • highguyuk
    • By highguyuk 17th Feb 15, 10:26 PM
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    • 17th Feb 15, 10:26 PM
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    • 17th Feb 15, 10:26 PM
    Very disappointed with the biased article.

    I doubt original MSE 5 years ago would have written such a piece.
    -highguyuk-



  • gillette147
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    • 19th Feb 15, 4:53 PM
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    • 19th Feb 15, 4:53 PM
    No mention of Quidco or any other comparision by name or any mention of what they might offer for switching via them.

    I have a huge amount to be thankful to Martin for but over last few years he has sullied his reputation so so much. He is (trying) his hardest to monetise us all.
    Girls are gonna love the way I toss my hair. Boys are gonna hate the way I seem.

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    • redux
    • By redux 19th Feb 15, 7:26 PM
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    redux
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    • 19th Feb 15, 7:26 PM
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    • 19th Feb 15, 7:26 PM
    Very disappointed with the biased article.

    I doubt original MSE 5 years ago would have written such a piece.
    Originally posted by highguyuk
    Agreed.

    Given that MSE's repetitive "cheaper than the cheapest" was actually untrue in most supply areas, taking snipes at rival deals and mentioning MSE several times in this article shows sinking standards of journalism.
    • canterswest
    • By canterswest 19th Feb 15, 7:56 PM
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    • 19th Feb 15, 7:56 PM
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    • 19th Feb 15, 7:56 PM
    I stopped reading at 'gained a lot of publicity for criticising comparison sites for hiding tariffs and commission,'


    Err no, gained a lot of publicity for telling a truth, which MSE never had. As an MP on the Energy select committee said it did not take much work.
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