Started by: PeterP (8829)

Just received an e-mail of Eon to say my present contract will run out in January for gas/elect change contract now On going to my account was adviced to up my present payement by £2 due to extra usage. Looked on my present tariff and I should be paying £1-15 more than what I am paying but if I take out a new contract then they estimate I would need to pay £1-50 less than I am paying nowWe know there are all sorts of equations to bills =standing charge,price per unit used etc but they dont help by showing different tariffs for the same contract.

Started: 13th Dec 2019 at 20:41

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

E.ON ....

Electricity unit rate = 17.829p per kWh
Electricity daily standing charge = 22.42p per day

Bulb ....

Electricity unit rate = 13.43p per kWh
Electricity daily standing charge = 20.44p per day

Replied: 14th Dec 2019 at 00:36

Posted by: mollie m (6401) 

Bulb are brilliant. I've been with them since May.

Replied: 14th Dec 2019 at 00:59

Posted by: retep1949 (703)

Just changed from SSE to Eon online exclusive v21.Electricity
15.320 p per kWh. 5.303p per day standing charge.Seems cheap.

Replied: 14th Dec 2019 at 07:35

Posted by: dougie (4702) 

Zebra 24 months contract tell 16th May 2021 lecy and Gas
Payment of £56.48 per Month for both in credit £130 since May 2019,
(would have been cheaper on 12 month contract)

Electric-Unit rate--15.095p/kwh------standing charge--18.13p/day
Gas Unit rate-------3.621p/kwh-------Standing charge--16.48p/day

Replied: 14th Dec 2019 at 20:59
Last edited by dougie: 14th Dec 2019 at 21:19:17

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

That's cheap ( retep1949 / SSE) for very low users, but what you save on the standing charge they take on the electric unit price.
For an average usage of 5000 KWh a year, you'd save over £50 with Bulb!

I'm changing to Bulb, for lecky, from British Gas. We use loads!

(I had to edit due to Dougie buttin' in! )

Replied: 14th Dec 2019 at 21:24
Last edited by tonker: 14th Dec 2019 at 21:32:42

Posted by: dougie (4702) 

--That's the rate I've been on since 16th May 2019 don't know what the rate is at this present time and will not be looking till April 2021 for best deal then, don't forget it was you that put (ME/US) on to unit costs and standing charges per kwh for both, I don't have cavity wall installation but I've inside thermal insulation bricks all round

Replied: 14th Dec 2019 at 22:39

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Dougie said, "I don't have cavity wall installation but I've inside thermal insulation bricks all round"

.... and thermal socks?

Replied: 14th Dec 2019 at 22:42

Posted by: mollie m (6401) 

I was with Scottish Power and was being charged £165 a month for gas and electricity, most of it being on electricity because my central heating gas boiler was condemned in 2013, so only use gas for cooking now, which uses at most £15 a month.

I use two electric heaters in my living room when it's really cold to keep warm and an electric heater in my kitchen and I boil a kettle for washing up, cleaning surfaces, etc; electricity for washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer, shower etc. The rest of the house is like living in an igloo, but I've adapted as I've no need to heat rooms I don't use. My bed attire is now what may be called passion killers, but I don't care anymore, as long as I'm warm.

My brother put me on to BULB, and I now pay just £92 for gas and electricity a month which, for me, is excellent.

A few years ago someone suggested that I apply for a Warm Home summat or other and I did but, because I've never drawn benefits and only ever worked, I wasn't entitled, despite my age. Ah well.

Replied: 16th Dec 2019 at 05:41

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

I’m bloody rotten well sick and fed up with ‘em. Today, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing with people giving it the sales chatter. It’s because I filled in the questionaire on ‘Money Supermarket’ and they’ve all got my details !

Replied: 16th Dec 2019 at 14:22

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Anyroadup, it’s caused me to dig out the latest lucky bill from British Gas, for our business in Westhoughton. Shock, Horror! We’re paying 31.409p per unit and. 46.48p a day for standing charge!! Bloody Frauds!

Replied: 16th Dec 2019 at 14:27

Posted by: dougie (4702) 

Anyone looked at Zebra Gas/Electric yet they have just sent me notification by E-mail they can reduce it by £97 if I take out a new contract (do they think im daft or what) as I must have been paying to much in the first place at £56.46 a month to be over payed by £100+, all they will do knock the payments down by £8+ then increase the unit cost on a new contract for both G/E, as they know in May 2021 they will have to pay all credit back into my bank

PS just recalculated my G/E now only a saving of £79

Replied: 2nd Jan 2020 at 10:50
Last edited by dougie: 2nd Jan 2020 at 12:26:03

Posted by: PeterP (8829)

Latest offer from Eon
Elect 15-803 p/kwh standing charge 15-834 p a day
Gas 2-920 p/kwh standing charge 23-216 p a day Time yet not due till end of this month

Replied: 2nd Jan 2020 at 16:10

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Bulb is relatively cheap. 13.43p per kwh and 20.44p a day

On them Eon prices, compared with Bulb and using 5000 units a year, you'd save £16.60 a year on standing charges but pay £118 a year more on electric.

BUT .... BEWARE BULB! .... I'm just getting sick to the back teeth of Bulb!

I opted to switch to them, from British Gas, a few weeks ago. Do I regret it? Yes! I've raaaaight been taken in!!

I've been hammered with e-mails - 'join the community', 'congratulations, you're now a 'Bulbero'!, 'confirm your e-mail', 'confirm your password', 'confirm you're a human' (honestly, no shit, I had to click on the squares containing traffic lights!), 'send a meter reading', 'thank you for your meter reading', 'send a meter reading', 'thank you for your meter reading', 'send ANOTHER meter reading', 'We really do need a meter reading', 'check the squares containing a palm tree", 'your password isn't secure enough', etc., etc., etc.!

I'm giving them a month, then I'm switching back.

Replied: 7th Jan 2020 at 20:48

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Replied: 11th Jan 2020 at 13:25

Posted by: whups (6930) 

i was with them thru thick & thin even when it was norweb but changed to blue star energy because they would,nt notify me when my yearly allowance of £140 came in . it meant i lost it for that year & had to apply the year after , that,s if i could remember the date it was due.

Replied: 15th Jan 2020 at 15:37


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