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ok so gas prices have risen, but avoid anymore nasty surprises for the next 3 years.
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#1
You may get cheaper short term deals, but those deals will run out within a year, at least this deal offers 3 years in the security that your bills are fixed fro 3 years !.
#2
but they are heding against future rise. British Gas customers have just been saddled with a 35% rise in GAS cost (and 9% elecy).

Others are bound to follow suit, but essentially this is NO DEAL, just a way to try and retain customers beyond these huge price hikes.
#3
jebervic;2638327
You may get cheaper short term deals, but those deals will run out within a year, at least this deal offers 3 years in the security that your bills are fixed fro 3 years !.

I've just checked the 2011 fix prices - it will cost you a few percent more to fix for the three years even allowing for todays 35% gas / 9% elec rise.
It's a gamble - do you think prices will rise again?
#4
ctdctd
I've just checked the 2011 fix prices - it will cost you a few percent more to fix for the three years even allowing for todays 35% gas / 9% elec rise.
It's a gamble - do you think prices will rise again?


I actually think that prices will rise more within the 3 years, just like fixed rate mortgages, I was so pleased to fix my mortgage for 5 years, was happy to pay SLIGHTLY over the odds at first, but its certainly paid off for me and im sitting pretty during this credit crunch.

But obviosly other people don't see it my why

although, I must admit I tied my gas and electric in a year or so ago, so don't need this offer
#5
I would call for a boycott of British gas because it is them together with their parent company Centrica who orchestrated these prices increases.
#6
jocksteeluk
I would call for a boycott of British gas because it is them together with their parent company Centrica who orchestrated these prices increases.


I would personally blame this labour government :x
2 Likes #7
LOL - how can this possibly be hot when it is 30 odd percent more expensive than it was before 9pm this evening!

To get a 'deal' either fix with someone else at the lower rates - but be quick, or, let the dust settle and see what the best option is then. With the increase that BG have announced today there will be a few weeks/months before they increase again, and there is nothing to suggest they will do, before you have to decide whether this is fix until 2011 is hot or not.

Voted cold. No one should fix to BG until 2011 before seeing how the market pans out following the announcement today.

It is posts like this which companies such as BG love. Roll up, roll up we've just massively increaed our prices and we're looking for mugs to commit to them.
1 Like #8
Sunnysider
LOL - how can this possibly be hot when it is 30 odd percent more expensive than it was before 9pm this evening!

To get a 'deal' either fix with someone else at the lower rates - but be quick, or, let the dust settle and see what the best option is then. With the increase that BG have announced today there will be a few weeks/months before they increase again, and there is nothing to suggest they will do, before you have to decide whether this is fix until 2011 is hot or not.

Voted cold. No one should fix to BG until 2011 before seeing how the market pans out following the announcement today.

It is posts like this which companies such as BG love. Roll up, roll up we've just massively increaed our prices and we're looking for mugs to commit to them.


Don't disagree with what you say, I fixed mine about a year ago (until 2010) glad I did it !, in the end it turned out to be a great deal, everyone who has dithered has ended paying far more now.

Anyway, none of us has a crystal ball, so who knows?, but im sure all the others will act very quickly to raise their prices.
1 Like #9
We signed back up to British Gas a couple of years ago to find out the 'deal' was a complete con and we were paying more than our old supplier.

Needless to say I won't let BG stick it up me again and I'd rather use the BBQ through the winter than entertain anything BG falsely promised.

Shop around, EON and others are still doing capped deals. NPower just finished their offer but could do a deal if we left them and went back 28 days later? Slightly bemused that they wouldn't show any loyalty to existing customers so we just signed up with EON. ;-)
1 Like #10
Well we done the calculations tonight after the news. It would cost us about £2k/year for Scottish Power 1 year fixed price, £1.8k for this and £1350 after the price increases on Scottish Hydro.
#11
EON have the best deal at the moment - if you live anywhere near Hastings or Bexhill call Tom at EON ( 07772 562820 ) and he will do you an AMAZING deal. I shopped around yesterday for hours and EON came out by far the best deal now British Gas have dumped on its customers.
Tom will cap your prices (they can go down but won't go up) and basically the deal he did for me meant as of today I now pay just about the same amount as I was paying with British Gas BEFORE today's 35% price rise!!!
:w00t:

So if you're down on the sunny south coast then call Tom at EON - he's a totally nice guy and sorts it out in a flash - it really is a no brainer! If you're not on the south cost then just call EON - they rock! But do it soon because they might have to up the prices soon, who knows.. that's why it's great to cap the prices.
:prop:
1 Like #12
The old Price Guarantee 2009 that BG were running before todays price increase was still valid until the end of today, which meant if anyone phoned up after the price increase was announced specifically requesting PG2009 they could have still got it, only paying 9.8% on top of the old prices not 35%. Wish I could have got home from work earlier to have posted this before the call centres closed! (I work for BG).

Obviously this was kept on the quiet :/
1 Like #13
Sandman`
The old Price Guarantee 2009 that BG were running before todays price increase was still valid until the end of today, which meant if anyone phoned up after the price increase was announced specifically requesting PG2009 they could have still got it, only paying 9.8% on top of the old prices not 35%. Wish I could have got home from work earlier to have posted this before the call centres closed! (I work for BG).

Obviously this was kept on the quiet :/


Yeah I phoned up to check my rates with British Gas and said it looked like I was going to switch to EON and they got desperate and started coming up with these deals - fixed at the new HIGH rate until 2011 (what a JOKE!) and then the old rate fixed for a year - but with 9.8% on top of that, so basically if you have gas and electricity then the electricity is fixed at the new rate - so it's a con too... but that has finished too anyway.

Another thing to note is that the prices British Gas quoted me were WITHOUT the VAT. EON do not mislead you, they give you the rates including VAT.... BAD FORM, BRITISH GAS!

EON had the best deal simply because they have lower prices and cap their rates (better than fixing) - don't hesitate, do it now!
1 Like #14
ElBuc is the EON deal you talk about = Price Protection 2009 V17 Dual Fuel from E.ON ?? or other??
1 Like #15
Don't know Tom (!) but I jumped aboard with e.on yesterday. Scottish Power capped rate also still available - see moneysavingexpert.com for details.
Re British Gas: they contacted me and told me that they would be raising their prices in the next 24 hours and offered me their now-expired capped-rate deal. I'm sure that's illegal.
1 Like #16
very strange what there doing

i submit my own meter readings every month via website to them, last weel it was down, i checked yestarday before this news on the price rise, i was 84 in credit with them on my eletric and only owing £5.54 on my gas, always i must state im on the duel fuel 2010 plan.

i noticed suddenly £40.00 of credit was gone and also £45.00 direct debit taken, i've looked at our usage and was less than last months, so basically what they have done is gone into our account online when i couldnt access it, take £40.00 cause we was in credit and didnt like it, and think i wouldnt notice this.

we havent used £85.00 of eletric in one month cause it states on there bill £23.63, robbing money taking lousey gits!!!!!!!!!!!! im sent them a message as i aint happy at all.

also i took a meter reading on 24th july when i vould access the account on my gas and again on 30th july and was the same reading to prove we hardly use the gas.... just in case they want to make us in more debt with the gas

the prime minister should REALLY step in now, they are making more money, people are going to make chooices now should they eat out to save on there bills or heat there homes or by something to eat, or should they watch tv or have a light on and read a book thats the way its gonna go

soon enough we will go back to the old days and buy packs of candles to light our rooms to save on electric and rather than watching tv start reading books.

gas and electric will only be for the rich........................as for solar power some houses either cant support the panels or wont get permission from councils plus youll never get ya money back for installing one specially with the prices hikes that happen cause what they generate you can use it goes back to the grid
1 Like #17
Blimey, this not turned hot yet?- cmon guys
#18
miserablemiser
ElBuc is the EON deal you talk about = Price Protection 2009 V17 Dual Fuel from E.ON ?? or other??


Not sure - but it sounds like the deal I got... capped til aug 09 dual feul - then 3% off for something, 6% off for something else (direct debit, dual fuel etc) and another 3% off for paperless billing online. Then they give you Tesco clubcard points and I think there is an option of getting one of those meter things which shows how much money you are spending, but I didn't bother with that.
#19
We did our check last night, took our last gas / electricity bill of our current supplier and checked the rate with this 'deal': http://www.britishgas.co.uk/products-and-services/energy/dual/fixed-price-2011/rates.html

I believe that the prices are way overinflated, just on electricity our bill would be £90 (70/80% hike) higher a quarter than what we currently pay (& that in the summer months).

Obvious to say we do not change to British gas, sure therely is more reasonable suppliers out there.
I also find it not acceptable that BG can get away with a 35% hike without notifying customers first, it will costs you 35% more to boil an egg or a pan of water than yesterday, it does not give notice, so customers can choose to switch if they want to.
#20
Phoned BG todat 31st at 3pm said i'd had trouble with computer last night, they appologised and put me on the fixed till 2009 one.
#21
TAZMANUK
very strange what there doing

i submit my own meter readings every month via website to them, last weel it was down, i checked yestarday before this news on the price rise, i was 84 in credit with them on my eletric and only owing £5.54 on my gas, always i must state im on the duel fuel 2010 plan.

i noticed suddenly £40.00 of credit was gone and also £45.00 direct debit taken, i've looked at our usage and was less than last months, so basically what they have done is gone into our account online when i couldnt access it, take £40.00 cause we was in credit and didnt like it, and think i wouldnt notice this.

we havent used £85.00 of eletric in one month cause it states on there bill £23.63, robbing money taking lousey gits!!!!!!!!!!!! im sent them a message as i aint happy at all.

also i took a meter reading on 24th july when i vould access the account on my gas and again on 30th july and was the same reading to prove we hardly use the gas.... just in case they want to make us in more debt with the gas

the prime minister should REALLY step in now, they are making more money, people are going to make chooices now should they eat out to save on there bills or heat there homes or by something to eat, or should they watch tv or have a light on and read a book thats the way its gonna go

soon enough we will go back to the old days and buy packs of candles to light our rooms to save on electric and rather than watching tv start reading books.

gas and electric will only be for the rich........................as for solar power some houses either cant support the panels or wont get permission from councils plus youll never get ya money back for installing one specially with the prices hikes that happen cause what they generate you can use it goes back to the grid


I agree ...when is Gordon Brown gonna do something about this...it wont be long until there is civil unrest and people start rioting like they did in the early 80s...something needs to be done NOW:x
#22
jebervic
I would personally blame this labour government :x


Hmm, I could have sworn that the Tories originally put us into this mess... just ask Sid! ;-)

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