email received off British Gas

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Found 31st Jul 2008
Good news your prices havent increased.
This email is regarding:
Your Energy Prices

Which haven't been affected by the latest price increases.

World oil and gas prices have been reaching record highs this is an issue facing all energy suppliers. This means the cost of energy has been going up and will probably continue to rise. In fact, in the last six months wholesale energy prices have increased by more than 60%.

You'll still benefit from our lowest available prices.

When you took out Click Energy 5 you made a great decision you're benefiting from our cheapest available online dual-fuel tariff*, and because we've only just introduced this market-beating tariff we're going to hold off any price increases for as long as we can. There's no need to do anything, we'll contact you to let you know your new prices should they change.

Visit our website for more information on why energy prices are increasing and what we're doing to help you with rising energy costs.

Save up to 1/3 on your energy bills.

With rising household costs, now is the time to start looking for more ways to use less energy. So, to help you, we've made our Energy Savers Report even better. It now has a new Energy Planner that shows you how you could save energy and money up to £444** in fact. Try it today to see how much you could save.

We always aim to give the best level of service.

You can now view our 2008 Standards of Performance online. This explains the services we provide, the levels of customer care that we guarantee and the service levels you can expect from the companies that maintain your pipes and cables (network operators).

Thank you for being a British Gas customer. You are important to us.

Yours sincerely



Phil Bentley
Managing Director

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You gave Black Gerbil your email address? Is he an energy consultant now as well as part time stockbroker/model/gigolo/fashion consultant/etc* ?




*delete as appropriate

Sounds like they are trying to stop people jumping ship - remember the increase on the standard tarrif was with immediate effect, i.e. no notice was given. They'll contact you, but when is the question to ask. Seems like a underhanded trick to reassure customers to stop leaving until the other companies have put their prices up, and thus remove any incentive to leave.

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lmfao

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MoneySavingG;2644673

Sounds like they are trying to stop people jumping ship - remember the … Sounds like they are trying to stop people jumping ship - remember the increase on the standard tarrif was with immediate effect, i.e. no notice was given. They'll contact you, but when is the question to ask. Seems like a underhanded trick to reassure customers to stop leaving until the other companies have put their prices up, and thus remove any incentive to leave.



well for those who are savvy enough to know, it ust means hanging round till all of the suppliers have put their prices up, trouble is to many people panicking like mad, im sure another compnay last time this happended had thousands of new customers because people didnt realise that they where a few weeks behind putting their prices up

harlzter;2644671

You gave Black Gerbil your email address? Is he an energy consultant now … You gave Black Gerbil your email address? Is he an energy consultant now as well as part time stockbroker/model/gigolo/fashion consultant/etc* ?*delete as appropriate



I have to say that's what i thought as well :lol:

sassie;2644686

well for those who are savvy enough to know, it ust means hanging round … well for those who are savvy enough to know, it ust means hanging round till all of the suppliers have put their prices up, trouble is to many people panicking like mad, im sure another compnay last time this happended had thousands of new customers because people didnt realise that they where a few weeks behind putting their prices up



I think this has more relevance to the people who are thinking of moving to a capped rate. If BG waits 3 weeks to put up the rates on CE5, by this time the remaining companies will have changed their capped rate offerings to reflect the changes to BG's (and others) standard price hikes. So the capped rates then will be more than the increased rates (as they usually are), and as such no one will move away from BGs CE plan.
That's my take on it anyway. Or maybe I'm bias against a company that made £1bn profits

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MoneySavingG;2644736

I think this has more relevance to the people who will are thinking of … I think this has more relevance to the people who will are thinking of moving to a capped rate. If BG waits 3 weeks to put up the rates on CE5, by this time the remaining companies will have changed their capped rate offerings to reflect the changes to BG's (and others) standard price hikes. So the capped rates then will be more than the increased rates (as they usually are), and as such no one will move away from BGs CE plan.



to be honest no-one knows for sure what will happen, i for one decided against any rash decisions and decided to stay where i am for now, if the capped rates end up dearer than what i am paying now, i have won, if the capped rates end up cheaper than i am paying now or in 4 weeks time them ive lost, im happy with my decision to play the game, but am monitoring the situation closely

harlzter;2644671

You gave Black Gerbil your email address? Is he an energy consultant now … You gave Black Gerbil your email address? Is he an energy consultant now as well as part time stockbroker/model/gigolo/fashion consultant/etc* ?*delete as appropriate




I almost spat coke all over my laptop reading that, hahahahaha :-D

Charlie&Lola;2644776

I almost spat coke all over my laptop reading that, hahahahaha :-D


Make a change from baby puke!:whistling::p:whistling::p

harlzter;2644819

Make a change from baby puke!:whistling::p:whistling::p



Baby sick would have been better - he's 3 and it was normal sick, lumps and all. Aaah, the joys of children :prop:

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only thread i can get on, as something gone wrong with hukd, i can only get on thread through the most recent activity

I see now oil prices are commin down they found a different reason to put prices up :whistling:

They prob have the next excuse already sorted :x

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could some please post this in feedback, or contact someone, i can only get n a thread through the recent activity, this is the pic if i click out of a thread and cannot get on any board

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc254/sassie-sassie/ooooooooooooooops.jpg

I'll do that for you now sassie - just seen someone else post the same thing


Just to let you know have posted in feedback for you - hope they sort it soon

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Charlie&Lola;2645111

I'll do that for you now sassie - just seen someone else post the same … I'll do that for you now sassie - just seen someone else post the same thing



oh no worries, if it aint just me, could you post a link to othr thread please

Heres a thought,

benn looking on BG's website and they are offering a fixed\capped tariff until Septemebr 2011 - thats a whole THREE YEARS. That is a hell of a long time to be offering a fixed rate for - one that I wouldnt sign up to because prices could fall in that time (it has hapened once that I can remember) and the wholseale price of GAS did dhow signs of dropping.

I reckon BG are hoping to tempt people into a long term capped rate and then when prices fall, again I think BG expect this to happen otherwise they wouldnt offer such a long term fixed rate. they will make money off the cancellation charges.

I believe that wholsale gas prices will fall, otherwise British Gas will lose millions by offering this three year deal if the wholesale price keeps going up at the rate it is doing.

Oh and by the way the pronlems with prices isnt just down to the companies. Past goverrnments allowed the starage capabiltiy of GAS in this country to dwindle to a paultry 13 days ( i read in newspapaer last weekend) compared to 113 days (4 months) in the likes of France. This makes it impossible for companies to stoackpile cheap supplies and pass on the savings to the customers. It also means that we are more dependant on ashort term changes in price of wholesale gas.

I in no way agree that Centrica should be allowed to make £1000 a second profit, and put prices up but thats what happens when you privatise an essential commodity. The companies are operating a kind o gentlemans agrrement tocharge roughly the same prices ( similar to petrol companies) and it is us that suffer

Welcome to hukd!

They want people on capped rates as the capped rated are already alot higher than you should be paying, as csiman pointed out the other day, normal rates that people should be paying would need to rise about 150% to be any worse off staying on a variable rate. Obviously you're taking a gamble as to whether they're going to rise that much in such a short priod of time (and stay that rate for 3 years).

Personally I don't think they will.
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