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    British Gas: Pricing online

    Hi guys

    two weeks ago, we discussed British Gas raising prices by huge amounts, and then I found that they offered an "online only" deal called Click5 which was cheaper than the pre price rise standard rates.

    It is.

    I am now signed up to it, for Dual Fuel (gas and electric) and the rates ARe cheaper than the old Standard Rates were, and much cheaper than the new raised prices.

    Moreover, there is NO intention to tell anyone about these prices. There just CANT be, because today, in the post, I received British Gas' latest brochure "Energy Prices Explained" and there is no mention at all of Click5 prices.

    Standard is covered
    So is Advanced Payment
    So is Zero Carbon (how on EARTH they manage zero carbon with Gas, I dunno)
    So is 10% discounted Tracker price.

    But nowt about Click 5.

    Thought it might help someone, anyone who like me, wants a variable rate, but is shocked to find that the same company trying to shaft them, offers a much cheaper alternative! (with a telephone number to call if sign up goes wrong online...which it did!)

    Web only my arse!

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    Re: British Gas: Pricing online

    Thanks Zak, will look into this, just waiting for our meter to be replaced with one of these new ones 1st, also had an offer through the post about fixing prices until 2011..

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    Re: British Gas: Pricing online

    Price Fixing (/cough, love the name, sounds like a Cartel ) is popular, and might turn out to be the right thing....but it's not cheap right now, and prollly wil only pay itself back after the full term of the deal.

    http://www.britishgas.co.uk/pdf/Fixe...c%20Prices.pdf FIXED PRICE ELEC
    http://www.britishgas.co.uk/pdf/Fixe...s%20Prices.pdf FIXED PRICE GAS

    (bottom charts on both inc vat)

    http://www.britishgas.co.uk/pdf/click5_elec.pdf CLICK 5 ELEC
    http://www.britishgas.co.uk/pdf/Gas%...0click%205.pdf CLICK 5 GAS

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    Re: British Gas: Pricing online

    Fixed Elec (Eastern) 5.584 | 32.379 | 12.157
    Click 5 Elec (Eastern) 4.843 | 25.727 | 8.566

    That's the difference in price per unit (left column is Economy 7, second is First tier, third is Normal rate)all are pence per kWh inc vat

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    Re: British Gas: Pricing online

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    So is Zero Carbon (how on EARTH they manage zero carbon with Gas, I dunno)
    Offsetting, it's easy.

    What do you need to do to change your supplier?

    Can I do i completely online or do I actually need to respond via post as well?

    Just wondering as I'm out of the country for the next 3 weeks.

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    Re: British Gas: Pricing online

    id also check with Atlantic energy (scottish power online)
    Last edited by j1979; 19-10-2008 at 01:56 PM.

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    Re: British Gas: Pricing online

    If you are on a low income and receipt of certain benefits you can ask to go on the essential tariff too which wont go up until next year April 2009

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