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Old 02-03-2022, 18:35   #601
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Re: Energy companies collapse

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Aye, lad - I remember the good old days, when we had things we don’t have now.

You know, like Ricketts, Polio, Diptheria, Smallpox, windows frozen on the inside, outside toilets, houses without bathrooms, rationing…
Fuel rationing in the 70s maybe but the war rations ended before you were born
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Old 02-03-2022, 18:40   #602
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I remember being a kid in the 70s with power cuts and candles. It was great fun !
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Old 02-03-2022, 18:51   #603
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Fuel rationing in the 70s maybe but the war rations ended before you were born
Just all the other stuff, then…

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Fuel rationing in the 70s maybe but the war rations ended before you were born
..... and now I feel really old, I can remember handing over a coupon to buy a small paper twist of sweets. I also remember going to the shop and quite often there not being any left.
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..... and now I feel really old, I can remember handing over a coupon to buy a small paper twist of sweets. I also remember going to the shop and quite often there not being any left.
To be fair, not many shops left now either
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Re: Energy companies collapse

Get ya readings in if you need to so you stop getting fleeced new prices on energy already used

Octopus are being nice and not starting till Midnight Saturday and giving a week to get those readings in
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Get ya readings in if you need to so you stop getting fleeced new prices on energy already used

Octopus are being nice and not starting till Midnight Saturday and giving a week to get those readings in
I've literally just sent Octopus my readings in Maybe they'll pro rata the extra few days at the old rate, they've been pretty good so far (though I may not be saying that when my new flexible prices come through).
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Old 31-03-2022, 16:30   #608
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I've literally just sent Octopus my readings in Maybe they'll pro rata the extra few days at the old rate, they've been pretty good so far (though I may not be saying that when my new flexible prices come through).
no one can offer you a better price, Octopus have already said theirs will be £50 under the price cap
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Get ya readings in if you need to so you stop getting fleeced new prices on energy already used
Unless you have a working smart meter, found a use for it at last. Anyway have a fixed price for a the next 12 months, so putting the pain off
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I remember being a kid in the 70s with power cuts and candles. It was great fun !
So do I. Bloody unions!
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Old 31-03-2022, 17:37   #611
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Re: Energy companies collapse

I submitted readings on Tuesday (evening), not really bothered about 2 days.

Out of interest, I tried to login today and got this ;

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Your estimated wait time is 32 minutes...

We are experiencing a high volume of traffic and using a virtual queue to limit the amount of users on the website at the same time. This will ensure you have the best possible online experience.
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It took me 5mins to log into Bulb earlier, it said I submitted my gas reading ok on the site but gave an error for electricity but I still got an email or several emails saying they had received it.
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My readings have just been sent - all went through splendidly.
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Scottish Power set up a new webpage to allow readings to be sent in.
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Re: Energy companies collapse

This mornings shower was reassuringly expensive, I've ordered a solid gold shower head to reflect the price of hot water
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