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Started by uranrising on Jan 18, 2018 4:10:10 PM
Switching Energy Supplier

Is there a particularly good way? Via The Energy Shop or some other? Directly? Worth comparing prices?

Ginmonkey - 18 Jan 2018 17:00:54 (#1 of 1612)

Speak to your current supplier and see if they can offer you a better deal.

It is probably good to compare other prices using a price comparison site. You will have been sent an annual summary by your supplier that has your tariff name and annual usage. The information on that will help you put in aaccurate data to begin with.

widenation - 18 Jan 2018 17:03:56 (#2 of 1612)

Unless your bills are massive I found there wasn't a lot of point/difference.

SheikYerbouti - 18 Jan 2018 17:06:26 (#3 of 1612)

I have found uswitch to be perfectly serviceable.

I have also found Bulb Energy's referral/discount scheme to be extremely profitable for both sides of a referral.

Gotout - 18 Jan 2018 17:13:35 (#4 of 1612)

Martin Lewis's website is a good starting point.

nemo75 - 19 Jan 2018 19:57:32 (#5 of 1612)

I'm launching something that might be of interest next month. Website not quite ready

Pentecost - 19 Jan 2018 20:14:27 (#6 of 1612)

I've done this several times and now I find it a ballsache to go through the whole process knowing that to make any realisable benefit you are going to have to go through the ballsache again and again in the next few months.

Anchorman - 19 Jan 2018 20:19:15 (#7 of 1612)

I'm on Economy 10 and the comparison web sites often fail when you're on that.

Verdigris - 19 Jan 2018 20:19:19 (#8 of 1612)

Seconding Martin Lewis site. The others only show the suppliers they get a bung from, which you will ultimately be paying for.

quattrobhoy - 19 Jan 2018 20:21:28 (#9 of 1612)

Thirding it Martin Lewis site. I like the nudge they give you, to move on, when a better deal appears.

blummm - 19 Jan 2018 20:42:26 (#10 of 1612)

Nemo That looks like exactly what I want/need. Good luck with it.

invicta - 19 Jan 2018 21:31:40 (#11 of 1612)

Speak to your current supplier and see if they can offer you a better deal.

Spend 45 minutes negotiating with some twat? No, ta. Offer me your best deal straight up or f**K off.

Avonlea - 19 Jan 2018 21:32:15 (#12 of 1612)

I’m in for that, Neems.

darkhorse - 19 Jan 2018 21:36:39 (#13 of 1612)

I say this on every thread, but each time I’ve switched I’ve read that I’ll save £250 on my annual bill.

Mysteriously, I am nowhere near zero annual bil yet, despite switching five times in as many years.

nemo75 - 19 Jan 2018 21:44:46 (#14 of 1612)

It's more that you avoid overpaying that sort of money in the next year.

nemo75 - 19 Jan 2018 21:49:07 (#15 of 1612)

Thanks blummm and avonlea. I'm trying to build the solution that I needed to stop overpaying every year. I worked on consumer issues for years but I've only switched 3 times, because of the ballache noted above.

airynothing - 19 Jan 2018 22:31:44 (#16 of 1612)

I switched supplier a couple of weeks ago. It took ten minutes, most of which was spent deciding whether the cheapest option was also the best. No ballache involved.

Verdigris - 19 Jan 2018 23:00:14 (#17 of 1612)

No ballache as new supplier has to do all the paperwork. Similarly with phone switching.

Pentecost - 19 Jan 2018 23:02:28 (#18 of 1612)

Not my experience, but I haven't done it in four years and it may have changed in the meanwhile.

Verdigris - 19 Jan 2018 23:03:56 (#19 of 1612)

It has.

Pentecost - 19 Jan 2018 23:05:40 (#20 of 1612)

Good, then.

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