Dod101 wrote:simoan wrote:Dod101 wrote:
Well I always look for the cheapest petrol, but quite a number of those who have been switching around in buying their utilities now seem to be in a spot of bother.
Well, it's not really bother, is it? If you ignore the hyperbole in the media, no-one is going to be cut-off and their supply will be moved to a new supplier at which point they can look to switch if they wish. No-one likes it when the price of something goes up a lot but you may find yourself in the same position next time you need to order oil for your boiler. Just because you're own circumstances are different from 95% of the population doesn't mean you should somehow be allowed to admonish people with a kind of "serves you right" attitude for doing something that is perfectly legitimate and for many years has saved people a significant amount of money.
All the best, Si
I'm sorry. I do not mean to suggest 'serves you right' and if I gave that impression I apologise. All I was saying is that for the supply of electricity I never found it worth the bother and you were the one to imply that I had more money than sense which is not very generous either.
My oil price varies hugely and I expect that when I come to refill my oil tank in another month or so it will be expensive but that is life. It has been very cheap for the last year or two.
So I see now why DOD using heating oil, probably sensibly, along with the chap above using wood fuel, don't spend too much time playing hunt the lowest tariff. I imagine, particularly with oil, the game is filling up the tank when the spot price is low. A game I used to play in the late 90's, when heating oil suddenly tripled in price over a year. Now with my utility bill running over 2k/year, it really makes sense to change each year, or at least do the sums. Unfortunately, as AVRO have now tanked, I've been caught out, but the steep rise I'm going to get now has only brought forward what would have occurred in January when my contract was up. The bigger question is predicting how the Price Cap will move in April next year. Various doom laden predictions suggest that the price will leap again, making a rapid move from SOLR to a new expensive fix sensible, but what if prices suddenly stabiles or fall. Uh! What to do?