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    • mopatop
    • By mopatop 17th Apr 18, 3:37 PM
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    Flipper.community energy saving?
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    • 17th Apr 18, 3:37 PM
    Flipper.community energy saving? 17th Apr 18 at 3:37 PM
    Has anyone got any experience of using Flipper.community for their energy bills? Is it the best way to save money on energy bills or is MSE energy club or a few minutes doing your own comparison still worthwhile?

    Thoughts?
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    • PennineAcute
    • By PennineAcute 17th Apr 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 5:07 PM
    Why pay when it can be done yourself in minutes.
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 17th Apr 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 7:30 PM
    Has anyone got any experience of using Flipper.community for their energy bills? Is it the best way to save money on energy bills or is MSE energy club or a few minutes doing your own comparison still worthwhile?

    Thoughts?
    Originally posted by mopatop
    The great ‘unanswered’ question is ‘what criteria do these sites use to calculate a saving’?

    If it is the Ofgem method, then they can switch you from a SVT to a fixed tariff and you might save, say’ £250. Three Hundred and Sixty four days later, they can switch you again and claim a saving of £200 but you end up with a deal that costs you £50 a year more.

    My advice: do it yourself.
    • Flt. Lt. Biggles
    • By Flt. Lt. Biggles 18th Apr 18, 9:51 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:51 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:51 AM
    Has anyone got any experience of using Flipper.community for their energy bills? Is it the best way to save money on energy bills or is MSE energy club or a few minutes doing your own comparison still worthwhile?

    Thoughts?
    Originally posted by mopatop
    Yes, paying £25 a year over and above your ongoing energy prices is a brilliant way to save money.

    I offer the same for £100 a year, You could save even more that way
    • JenniferK
    • By JenniferK 9th Aug 18, 8:19 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 8:19 AM
    Flipper Quote Impossible Saving.
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    • 9th Aug 18, 8:19 AM
    Already on the cheapest tariff as varified by cheap energy club yet Flipper claimed that they could switch me to a tariff that would save me £50.28 a year. Flipper were provided with full details of my current energy supplier and factual usage. How is therefore possible for flipper to claim a saving of £50.28 ?????
    Last edited by JenniferK; 09-08-2018 at 8:22 AM.
    • PennineAcute
    • By PennineAcute 9th Aug 18, 8:44 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 8:44 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 8:44 AM
    Let's say you are on a 12 month tariff and 3 months into it. Flipper (most probably) will calculate the remaining 9 months you are on it and 3 months on your current suppliers standard tariff to calculated your next 12 months usage.

    They will then compare this with the company they have recommend to you and produce a £50 saving. Which is true.
    • JenniferK
    • By JenniferK 9th Aug 18, 8:49 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 8:49 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 8:49 AM
    Let's say you are on a 12 month tariff and 3 months into it. Flipper (most probably) will calculate the remaining 9 months you are on it and 3 months on your current suppliers standard tariff to calculated your next 12 months usage.

    They will then compare this with the company they have recommend to you and produce a £50 saving. Which is true.
    Originally posted by PennineAcute
    I'm with Pure Planet, which is a variable tariff so in this case your logic would not work.
    • PennineAcute
    • By PennineAcute 9th Aug 18, 10:12 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 10:12 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 10:12 AM
    I have just done a quote for Pure Planet and it quoted me £629 for the year.

    Doing a comparison for myself on the CAB, the cheapest I can get is £560, so maybe Flipper is telling the truth.


    Last edited by PennineAcute; 09-08-2018 at 10:15 AM.
    • JohnAdams
    • By JohnAdams 9th Aug 18, 9:32 PM
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    • #9
    • 9th Aug 18, 9:32 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 9:32 PM
    I have never understood why people would pay for something that is free and takes 10 minutes to do a whole of market comparison via CAB or MSE.
    • JenniferK
    • By JenniferK 10th Aug 18, 3:04 PM
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    When I did the CAB comparison using same details supplied to Flipper Pure Planet was £21 more expensive for the area in which I live. I also did a check with Flipper using Powershop. Guess what - they still claim that they can save me over £50 which is the amount of savings that would allow Flipper to charge £25 for their services. Using Flipper would end up costing me money.
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