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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 26th Nov 07, 4:50 PM
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    Energy: Find the cheapest supplier & earn cashback
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    • 26th Nov 07, 4:50 PM
    Energy: Find the cheapest supplier & earn cashback 26th Nov 07 at 4:50 PM



    This thread is specifically to discuss the content of the

    Gas & Electricity plus Cashback Article

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    Read the old thread here
    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 26-03-2014 at 7:43 PM.
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    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 16th Apr 19, 2:11 PM
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    I-LOV-MONEY
    It seems that the post that I quoted is spam. I have now removed the details.
    Last edited by I-LOV-MONEY; 16-04-2019 at 3:25 PM.
    Thank you for reading this message.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 16th Apr 19, 2:13 PM
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    Yes, indeed.

    As requested by MSE, I've already marked their post (and all their others) as Spam.

    And as to putting their mobile number on a public forum, well.....
    Last edited by Mister G; 16-04-2019 at 2:20 PM.
    • victor2
    • By victor2 16th Apr 19, 2:49 PM
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    Yes, indeed.

    As requested by MSE, I've already marked their post (and all their others) as Spam.

    And as to putting their mobile number on a public forum, well.....
    Originally posted by Mister G
    There's one born every minute they say.

    Post has gone now, but the quote including the mobile number remains.

    Maybe the quoter is hoping for secondary commission!
    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 16th Apr 19, 3:26 PM
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    I-LOV-MONEY

    Maybe the quoter is hoping for secondary commission!
    Originally posted by victor2

    That would be good!


    I have removed the details now.
    Thank you for reading this message.
    • Cecismisleading
    • By Cecismisleading 18th Apr 19, 5:19 PM
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    The cheap energy club persists in telling me that I can switch and make savings. Trouble is that the proposed switches invariably are more expensive than my current supplier. The reason is that the cec invariably compares available tariffs to my supplier’s standard rate, not the fixed rate I am actually on,
    And which is quite clearly stated in my account details. If it wasn’t MSE I’d be very suspicious. How many more people have been given wrong information and how may have taken the cec at its word and switched only to find they are now paying more. Annual price comparison figures are misleading, you have to look at the monthly cost figure, which is the figure most are familiar with.
    Last edited by Cecismisleading; 18-04-2019 at 5:25 PM. Reason: Checking
    • victor2
    • By victor2 18th Apr 19, 5:53 PM
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    The cheap energy club persists in telling me that I can switch and make savings. Trouble is that the proposed switches invariably are more expensive than my current supplier. The reason is that the cec invariably compares available tariffs to my supplier’s standard rate, not the fixed rate I am actually on,
    And which is quite clearly stated in my account details. If it wasn’t MSE I’d be very suspicious. How many more people have been given wrong information and how may have taken the cec at its word and switched only to find they are now paying more. Annual price comparison figures are misleading, you have to look at the monthly cost figure, which is the figure most are familiar with.
    Originally posted by Cecismisleading
    Mmmm, signed up purely to use an anti-CEC username??
    Like just about all other comparison sites, CEC use the OFGEM mandated formula for comparisons, which invariably gives artificially high "savings" for anyone not already on a supplier's standard tariff. CEC does give the option to use "Currently you're paying" costs, regardless of when the tariff ends, as the comparison point. Annual costs are much more meaningful than monthly ones, as quite a few suppliers have tariffs which they increase in the winter months and decrease in the summer months, to ease their cash flow. Which monthly cost would you prefer they use?

    Not saying CEC is fantastic - IME it is no better or worse than other comparison sites I've looked at.
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 18th Apr 19, 6:18 PM
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    Consumerist
    The cheap energy club persists in telling me that I can switch and make savings. Trouble is that the proposed switches invariably are more expensive than my current supplier. The reason is that the cec invariably compares available tariffs to my supplier’s standard rate, not the fixed rate I am actually on,
    And which is quite clearly stated in my account details. If it wasn’t MSE I’d be very suspicious. How many more people have been given wrong information and how may have taken the cec at its word and switched only to find they are now paying more. Annual price comparison figures are misleading, you have to look at the monthly cost figure, which is the figure most are familiar with.
    Originally posted by Cecismisleading
    Well, if you must persist in using the wrong comparison basis then you have only yourself to blame.

    A case of a bad workman blaming his tools, methinks.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 23rd Apr 19, 1:48 PM
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    Mmmm, signed up purely to use an anti-CEC username??
    Like just about all other comparison sites, CEC use the OFGEM mandated formula for comparisons, which invariably gives artificially high "savings" for anyone not already on a supplier's standard tariff. . .
    Originally posted by victor2
    In fact I don't think CEC uses Ofgem's preferred method at all (Thank goodness !).

    It seems to me that the two comparison bases are the price of: (1) a year on your current tariff or (2) a year on your supplier's go-to tariff at the end of a fix.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • CityLite
    • By CityLite 23rd Apr 19, 1:55 PM
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    In fact I don't think CEC uses Ofgem's preferred method at all ....
    Originally posted by Consumerist
    They do offer this option, so you can compare to other comparison sites accredited by Ofgem
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 23rd Apr 19, 2:58 PM
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    Consumerist
    They do offer this option, so you can compare to other comparison sites accredited by Ofgem
    Originally posted by CityLite
    Mmm, well, I can only find two options.
    Last edited by Consumerist; 23-04-2019 at 3:01 PM.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
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