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    how long do I have to stay with BG for?

    Hia,

    with the news that BG are putting prices up by 35% I was wondering if I can leave them - I've been with them for around 4 months & they have paid me £120 in quidco payments but I don't recall anything about how long I have to stay with them for - are there any general rules about switching providers so quickly?

    On a side note I do realise that other companies will follow suit so it's probably best to wait a while to see what they do before swapping.

    Thanks,
    worto.

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    £120 quidco???

    You should be able to lave whenever you want.

    Dunno, not sure how long many women last with Black Gerbil, more seems to be the case how long can Black Gerbil put up with you......

    Original Poster

    yeah I got 40 for gas & 40 for elec & 40 for boiler care - our boiler is very shoddy & we've had to call them out to fix it once already!

    I will probably stay with them for boiler care as they have been really good.

    boydent999;2636281

    Dunno, not sure how long many women last with Black Gerbil, more seems to … Dunno, not sure how long many women last with Black Gerbil, more seems to be the case how long can Black Gerbil put up with you......


    LMAO - I've been with British Gas for a while now and i'm thinking of switching too. I'm sure I remember there not being any kind of tie-in period.

    it is usually 12 months, after that you can switch. Check the contract/paperwork you initially signed. But i believe they are all 12 months minimum.

    Original Poster

    Dunno, not sure how long many women last with Black Gerbil, more seems to … Dunno, not sure how long many women last with Black Gerbil, more seems to be the case how long can Black Gerbil put up with you......



    lol - I need to change my avator back to the bouncing cow I think - I'm male! Made me laugh though!

    worto03;2636306

    lol - I need to change my avator back to the bouncing cow I think - I'm … lol - I need to change my avator back to the bouncing cow I think - I'm male! Made me laugh though!

    Wounded, deepest apologies Worto03, really sorry fella, but it was too much of an opportunity to miss :giggle:

    Check if your tied in to a contract, what did you sign and for how long ????, IF they have increased prices beyond what was agreed or not in your favour you should be able to walk. :?

    Current Quidco offers are quidco.com/bri…as/ : :thumbsup:

    British Gas is Britain's favourite domestic energy supplier. As well as providing gas and electricity, they also install and maintain central heating and gas appliances in millions of homes throughout the country. Fixed Price 2011
    Customers can fix their Dual Fuel, Gas or Electricity energy prices at the new rate for 3 years. These prices will be fixed until 31st March 2011.
    * Fix your prices for 3 years, is one of the longest in the market * A simple product giving customers peace of mind * British Gas will fix your energy prices and guarantee no more rises until 31st March 2011 * Limited Offer. Limited numbers of this product are available * Peace of mind in a volatile market - guarantee no energy price increases. These rates will be fixed until March 2011. * Budget - Know exactly what your energy prices will be until 31st March 2011

    Click Energy 5
    They will also still be promoting the Click Energy 5 product. Click Energy 5 is an online dual fuel tariff that could save you up to £200; the cheapest dual fuel tariff of any major supplier!

    For genuine tracked transactions completed wholly online, you can earn:

    £40 for other sales
    £40 for a HomeCare sale
    £25 for single fuel sales (gas only, electricity only and Discounted electricity
    £55 for Dual Fuel

    I'm not sure what tariff your on, but we have the click energy (dual fuel) tariff. I've just checked on there site britishgas.co.uk/dua…ers and it says there is definately no tie-in with that one

    Original Poster

    thanks guys - it looks like I'll have to try to dig out some paperwork - should be interesting trying to find that!

    & lol - no probs boydent - I understand

    edit - thanks WW it's click we're on too - click 4 I think so maybe I'll be OK.

    I was told by npower that you can change supplier after 28 days, They phoned me up to ask if I was happy with my new supplier, They said I could change back if I wanted. It wasn't a phone call to try and keep me, It was a call to try and rope me back in. I told them to go screw themselves Lol.

    oh, 28 days does ring a bell, not 12 months as i originally thought....

    Banned

    Im surprised anyone would want to go with BG.

    boydent999;2636281

    Dunno, not sure how long many women last with Black Gerbil, more seems to … Dunno, not sure how long many women last with Black Gerbil, more seems to be the case how long can Black Gerbil put up with you......



    :-D That's what I thought the thread was going to be about, but instead turned out to be boring old British Gas - what a let down

    No 12 month contracts. I'm with BG as well and don't recall seeing any min contract terms. You should be able to leave any time. But of course, best way is to phone and ask.

    i'm a complete tart ,you pay the money , you take the choice.if you switch look for the longest fixed rate you can get.i was with edf up until the being of june ,when i switched to altantic for gas and british gas for electricity.As from yesterday i fixed my prices on Npower till August 2009. i went through uswitch and earned £30 quit for the first switch.for the Npower switch i'm waiting for a free case of wine from virgin.
    you don't get any rewards for being loyal.
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