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Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by craig_t, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. MartinPrince

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 14, 2018

    Posts: 1,185

    I was with them for a few months then the price went up. The good thing is that you're not tied into a contract to I could leave straight away and after doing another price comparison on MoneySaving Expert I got a cheaper deal
     
  2. b0rn2sk8

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

    Posts: 4,534

    No one could say, prices vary depending on your post code and your usage. Just go on any of the price comparison sides and stick in your details and see what happens. Make sure you selected the option to see the whole market if there is one and not just the suppliers the site can switch you to.

    Check for cash back or referral links through the normal places (e.g. ask here) and switch direct if it’s cheaper. Some tariffs are not available directly.

    The MSE one is decent, start there.
     
  3. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 8,105

    thought this was interesting about Agile Octopus

    https://www.current-news.co.uk/news...on-out-of-peak-finds-time-of-use-tariff-study
    but - from the graph - are the customers just running the washing machine (tumble dryer ?) overnight - or what ? EV wheeze
     
  4. b0rn2sk8

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

    Posts: 4,534

    Washing machine, dishwasher, EV charging will be the big ones. Not a lot you can do about lights or cooking except switching to LED bulbs and more efficient appliances. I imagine there is loads of smaller things that people have consciously changed their habits on to shift use. For example not spending half an hour running your 1800w hoover between 5 and 8.

    We only use about 10kwh a day (less in summer) so shifting the washing machine to overnight will make a marked difference to just sticking it on when I get home from work.
     
  5. iwrox

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 2, 2004

    Posts: 560

    Location: South East

    Currently struggling to beat my current fixed deal with Eversmart that is coming to an end, electricity had a standing charge of 20.726 with a KWH unit charge of 11.414, gas had a standing charge of 15.267 and a KWH unit charge of 2.773.

    Was this deal just insanely cheap to lure me in or have prices really risen that much in a year (I thought they had gone down a little!)
     
  6. Mahonyy

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 13, 2016

    Posts: 180

    Location: Bucks

    That was very cheap, I don't think you'll find something like that at the moment
     
  7. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 8,105

    Bulb now emailing to intall smart meters .. we're in your area ... other than the octopus variable I'm still not aware anyone has some preferential tarifs if you do have a smart meter ? (not sure compare sites are showing them all)

    Otherwise
    These dam octopus tv add's about which awards what the hell were the criteria ? and will someone/they give me a link to the report - I don't see the word which and say sign me up.
    the tv smrt meter adds soliciting child/environment angle as a motivation to install a smart meter too !
     
  8. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 24,014

    Location: Lake District

    If there were more variable tariffs then a smartmeter would be more appealing to me right now, but there's no actual cost benefit.
     
  9. wedrum

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,310

    Location: Cheshire

    after a bulb referral. anyone ?
     
  10. Mahonyy

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 13, 2016

    Posts: 180

    Location: Bucks

    I've sent you one (I hope)
     
  11. wedrum

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,310

    Location: Cheshire


    taa
     
  12. dcsarge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 19, 2008

    Posts: 1,836

    Location: Bristol

    I would grateful for a Bulb referral from a established member (oo-eer) if possible?

    It is between them and Igloo for electric (£10-15 per year in it under pretty much recent useage figure for past few years I calculate) and Bulb off Warm Home Discount too, so win there.

    Gas is just just for heating now (gone electric for cooking) so a 2 year fixed with Bristol Energy via Meerkat is the best all round bet for stable price versus cost.
     
  13. Kol

    Don

    Joined: Jan 8, 2003

    Posts: 13,543

    Location: London

    Sent mate if you decide to go with Bulb. Been a while since sending one of those!
     
  14. dcsarge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 19, 2008

    Posts: 1,836

    Location: Bristol

    Thanks Kol, just spotted it in email before I refreshed this page :D. I will get that sorted A.S.A.P, most appreciated.

    Edit: All sorted, so hopefully that should go through next month :).
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  15. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 23,202

    My British Gas tariff is coming to an end and I got an email from MSE to say there's better deals, so I've just moved to Bulb using a code I got from @Kol some months ago. They were the cheapest on there and feedback seems positive all around.
     
  16. Kol

    Don

    Joined: Jan 8, 2003

    Posts: 13,543

    Location: London

    Oh nice. Like buses. Next referral I'll sit out :)
     
  17. Skillmister

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 3, 2009

    Posts: 19,139

    Location: Wales

    Tonik have also upped their referral to £50 each and it's green too. They were cheaper than bulb for me.
     
  18. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 23,202

    Haha, no worries at all, I got a few sent when I asked for some info on smart meters and if they work with Bulb (they do) and you were the first to get through. I didn't fancy my inbox/trust being peppered again. :D
     
  19. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,758

    Location: Gloucestershire

    That sneaky ******* @Kol :mad: I even responded to your posted query when I sent my bulb referral over :D
     
  20. TNA

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 13, 2008

    Posts: 11,162

    Location: London

    Lol.