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2011/03/18 18:16:27 (permalink)
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Massive Electricity Bill

Housemate deals with this normally. According to her we normally pay between £100 & £200 per quarter. One has landed for 9th December to 16th March for £561.25! This is estimated apparently. Flat is all electric but we are very careful with the heating and hot water.
 
Could this be an error on their part? Does ringing up and giving a current meter reading make a difference or should I just bend over and grab my ankles?
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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/18 18:26:40 (permalink)
    have you noticed any pleasant smells recently ? sounds like someones growing some skunk and using your electricity 

     
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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/18 18:27:38 (permalink)
    I would take a meter reading and calculate what the bill should be from that - they may have wildly over estimated. Were the previous bills estimated or from actual readings?
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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/18 18:46:40 (permalink)
    Estimated. On speaking with my housemate just then this one is actually from a reading
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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/18 18:50:47 (permalink)
    Oh Dear! Time to bend over then 
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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/18 18:51:15 (permalink)
    in that case they've been under-estimating for ages and just found out. Reach for them ankles!


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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/18 18:51:45 (permalink)
    Sounds like it's a back log from previous bills which were grossly underestimated. Give them some grief. I got £500+ knocked off a bill after a lengthy argument with N Power. I switched to them after they said they'd be cheaper, ran short by £700 in ten months.
     
    They do the minimum possible to keep themselves the right side of the ombudsmen, but flout rules where possible. You'd expect any business expert, with millions of customers to be a little better at estimating.
     
    They're only legally required to read a meter once a year and don't do anymore as "it would be too expensive", then declare annual profits circa £600m.... Blatant profiteering.
     
    There's an offical complaints channel for the industry. They're fairly helpful. Google it.
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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/18 19:00:59 (permalink)
    Can I phone them up and tell them I estimate I owe them fcuk all?
     
    On a brighter not the £200 Iv'e just torn the house apart to find turned up in an envelope in the bin. On a darker note guess what its going to pay?
     
    Think I will send them proper readings from now on.
     
    Hey ho my flat wasn't washed away by a Tsunmai so not a bad week all things considered.
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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/18 19:11:34 (permalink)
    Always, always, ALWAYS give proper readings when a bill comes in and never take an estimated bill....for reasons you've just found out
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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/21 17:39:23 (permalink)
    Try Ovo great service and half the price of my previous provider Scotts power

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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/21 17:48:24 (permalink)
    Im so glad that I have a pay as you go key now.  I use about £10 per week.  Thats all there getting out of me even If I have to go without electric for a day.  Charge key up on monday.  I then have 7 days before I top up so I check the meter every day.  Be even cheaper in the summer

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    Re:Massive Electricity Bill 2011/03/21 19:17:55 (permalink)
    Ours is the same. Was going to post the same thing.
    £300 this Q and all we've used is hot water 2 hours a day and 2 lamps/laptops in the evenings for 2-3 hours.
     
    No heating or anything else. Fckin ridiculous.

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