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Nick Leverton
2018-04-09 20:54:36 UTC
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Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?

Nick
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Sally Thompson
2018-04-09 23:16:06 UTC
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Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
Nick
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
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Sally Thompson
2018-04-09 23:21:49 UTC
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Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
Nick
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
To make it simpler, here’s my link: <https://bulb.co.uk/refer/sally2843>.
I was being lazy!
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
Sid Nuncius
2018-04-10 05:39:46 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
To make it simpler, here’s my link: <https://bulb.co.uk/refer/sally2843>.
I was being lazy!
Sorry - I should have read on before posting my own link. Sally was
here first, Nick!
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Vicky
2018-04-10 08:22:21 UTC
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On Tue, 10 Apr 2018 06:39:46 +0100, Sid Nuncius
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Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
To make it simpler, here’s my link: <https://bulb.co.uk/refer/sally2843>.
I was being lazy!
Sorry - I should have read on before posting my own link. Sally was
here first, Nick!
I changed to them, thanks to Sally and Sid's suggestions. There was
one hiccup in giving final reading to Npower as blub and npower read
the meter in different ways. One takes the first 0 on the dial into
account and one does not. This makes a decimal point move higher for
one of them and makes a big reading, but finally I sent a photo of the
meter to both and we synchonised our..er..readings.
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Sally Thompson
2018-04-10 09:19:56 UTC
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On Tue, 10 Apr 2018 06:39:46 +0100, Sid Nuncius
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Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
To make it simpler, here’s my link: <https://bulb.co.uk/refer/sally2843>.
I was being lazy!
Sorry - I should have read on before posting my own link. Sally was
here first, Nick!
I changed to them, thanks to Sally and Sid's suggestions. There was
one hiccup in giving final reading to Npower as blub and npower read
the meter in different ways. One takes the first 0 on the dial into
account and one does not. This makes a decimal point move higher for
one of them and makes a big reading, but finally I sent a photo of the
meter to both and we synchonised our..er..readings.
Glad to hear that Vicky. I had wondered if you’d resolved your problem.
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Vicky
2018-04-10 09:56:51 UTC
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On 10 Apr 2018 09:19:56 GMT, Sally Thompson
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On Tue, 10 Apr 2018 06:39:46 +0100, Sid Nuncius
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else?s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else?s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
To make it simpler, here?s my link: <https://bulb.co.uk/refer/sally2843>.
I was being lazy!
Sorry - I should have read on before posting my own link. Sally was
here first, Nick!
I changed to them, thanks to Sally and Sid's suggestions. There was
one hiccup in giving final reading to Npower as blub and npower read
the meter in different ways. One takes the first 0 on the dial into
account and one does not. This makes a decimal point move higher for
one of them and makes a big reading, but finally I sent a photo of the
meter to both and we synchonised our..er..readings.
Glad to hear that Vicky. I had wondered if you’d resolved your problem.
Npower then said it would take 6 weeks to get a final account! And
they'd not managed any bill since October. I complained and they gave
a final figure and promised to email it but I am still waiting for
that and have forgotten what it was. I do recall it was a refund due
but am waiting to see that in writing or in my bank a/c. :) Bulb were
very accessible and responded quickly to emails.
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Nick Leverton
2018-04-10 10:23:35 UTC
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On 10 Apr 2018 09:19:56 GMT, Sally Thompson
Glad to hear that Vicky. I had wondered if you’d resolved your problem.
Npower then said it would take 6 weeks to get a final account! And
they'd not managed any bill since October. I complained and they gave
a final figure and promised to email it but I am still waiting for
that and have forgotten what it was. I do recall it was a refund due
but am waiting to see that in writing or in my bank a/c. :) Bulb were
very accessible and responded quickly to emails.
I gave up on Npower some years ago after the small print of my then tariff
was changed so as to be different from the headline promises, and they then
repeatedly messed up the billing. Like you I had to get the new supplier
to sort out refunds using the correct final reading, because Npower did
absolutely nothing about their errors. Never again with them ...

Nick
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Jenny M Benson
2018-04-10 14:24:03 UTC
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Post by Nick Leverton
I gave up on Npower some years ago after the small print of my then tariff
was changed so as to be different from the headline promises, and they then
repeatedly messed up the billing. Like you I had to get the new supplier
to sort out refunds using the correct final reading, because Npower did
absolutely nothing about their errors. Never again with them ...
I vowed "never with them" after they turned up on my doorstep claiming
to be doing a survey, or some such, and it was only revealed after some
time that they were trying to convert me. I rang up and complained
about it.
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Mike
2018-04-10 14:40:12 UTC
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Post by Nick Leverton
I gave up on Npower some years ago after the small print of my then tariff
was changed so as to be different from the headline promises, and they then
repeatedly messed up the billing. Like you I had to get the new supplier
to sort out refunds using the correct final reading, because Npower did
absolutely nothing about their errors. Never again with them ...
I vowed "never with them" after they turned up on my doorstep claiming
to be doing a survey, or some such, and it was only revealed after some
time that they were trying to convert me. I rang up and complained
about it.
We have been with Npower for 10-15 years or so; one day a couple of South
African high pressure salesmen called and begged a few minutes of our time
to prove ‘they could save us money’ on our fuel bills. They ‘guaranteed’
they could beat our present supplier’s price, not that they knew who we
used nor what we paid. They started laying out sales sheets, graphs and
things whilst gabbling about we should change to them for so many
reasons.... I told them we were busy and to send me their quotation for
consideration - never heard another word.
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Vicky
2018-04-10 16:41:03 UTC
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On Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:23:35 +0000 (UTC), Nick Leverton
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Post by Vicky
On 10 Apr 2018 09:19:56 GMT, Sally Thompson
Glad to hear that Vicky. I had wondered if you’d resolved your problem.
Npower then said it would take 6 weeks to get a final account! And
they'd not managed any bill since October. I complained and they gave
a final figure and promised to email it but I am still waiting for
that and have forgotten what it was. I do recall it was a refund due
but am waiting to see that in writing or in my bank a/c. :) Bulb were
very accessible and responded quickly to emails.
I gave up on Npower some years ago after the small print of my then tariff
was changed so as to be different from the headline promises, and they then
repeatedly messed up the billing. Like you I had to get the new supplier
to sort out refunds using the correct final reading, because Npower did
absolutely nothing about their errors. Never again with them ...
Nick
To be fair I now see the refund of £137 in my account and had an email
saying the account is now closed and that is the final reckoning. But
no details and I can no longer access the account to see the
calculations. I was going to reply asking for them but am fed up now.

I'm waiting to see what bulb calculate a month's gas is. Electricity,
which switched 6 weeks ago, seems in line with what we thought.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-04-11 03:08:20 UTC
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Post by Vicky
To be fair I now see the refund of £137 in my account and had an email
saying the account is now closed and that is the final reckoning. But
no details and I can no longer access the account to see the
calculations. I was going to reply asking for them but am fed up now.
I'm waiting to see what bulb calculate a month's gas is. Electricity,
which switched 6 weeks ago, seems in line with what we thought.
Make sure you've told your bank to block any further DDs. If they're
anything like my bank (First Direct, part of HSBC), they'll do it the
instant you tell them to.
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the plural of 'anecdote' is not 'evidence'. Professor Edzart Ernst, prudential
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Fenny
2018-04-10 19:45:59 UTC
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On Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:23:35 +0000 (UTC), Nick Leverton
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I gave up on Npower some years ago after the small print of my then tariff
was changed so as to be different from the headline promises, and they then
repeatedly messed up the billing. Like you I had to get the new supplier
to sort out refunds using the correct final reading, because Npower did
absolutely nothing about their errors. Never again with them ...
DO NOT EVER, even if they are the only utility company left in the
universe, sign up with a company called Spark Energy.
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Nick Leverton
2018-04-17 09:06:04 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
Nick
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
Thankyou Sally and Sid, it's disappointing that only one link could be used !

Nick
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"The Internet, a sort of ersatz counterfeit of real life"
-- Janet Street-Porter, BBC2, 19th March 1996
Sally Thompson
2018-04-17 12:08:38 UTC
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Post by Nick Leverton
Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
Nick
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
Thankyou Sally and Sid, it's disappointing that only one link could be used !
And I’ve had a nice notification from Bulb so thank you (at least, I assume
that was from you!).
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
Vicky
2018-04-17 14:05:53 UTC
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On 17 Apr 2018 12:08:38 GMT, Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
Nick
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
Thankyou Sally and Sid, it's disappointing that only one link could be used !
And I’ve had a nice notification from Bulb so thank you (at least, I assume
that was from you!).
I'm only third in line after Sally and Sid with a bulb account that
can refer others, but if anyone wants to transfer their bank account
to a Nationwide current one, if I can refer them, e'd get £100 each.
:)
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Vicky
Nick Leverton
2018-04-17 14:16:07 UTC
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Post by Vicky
On 17 Apr 2018 12:08:38 GMT, Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Thankyou Sally and Sid, it's disappointing that only one link could be used !
And I've had a nice notification from Bulb so thank you (at least, I assume
that was from you!).
I'm only third in line after Sally and Sid with a bulb account that
can refer others, but if anyone wants to transfer their bank account
to a Nationwide current one, if I can refer them, e'd get £100 each.
:)
I think they've finished the double cash offer unfortunately, it's only
50 quid now. Still not to be sniffed at of course. *sniffffff*

Nick
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Vicky
2018-04-17 17:08:54 UTC
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On Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:16:07 +0000 (UTC), Nick Leverton
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Post by Vicky
On 17 Apr 2018 12:08:38 GMT, Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Thankyou Sally and Sid, it's disappointing that only one link could be used !
And I've had a nice notification from Bulb so thank you (at least, I assume
that was from you!).
I'm only third in line after Sally and Sid with a bulb account that
can refer others, but if anyone wants to transfer their bank account
to a Nationwide current one, if I can refer them, e'd get £100 each.
:)
I think they've finished the double cash offer unfortunately, it's only
50 quid now. Still not to be sniffed at of course. *sniffffff*
Nick
I am getting the offer now on log in. But when I click to learn more
it is hanging....and hangingg....not going to it. I have emailed them
:)
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Vicky
Mike
2018-04-17 17:25:15 UTC
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Post by Vicky
On Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:16:07 +0000 (UTC), Nick Leverton
Post by Nick Leverton
Post by Vicky
On 17 Apr 2018 12:08:38 GMT, Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Thankyou Sally and Sid, it's disappointing that only one link could be used !
And I've had a nice notification from Bulb so thank you (at least, I assume
that was from you!).
I'm only third in line after Sally and Sid with a bulb account that
can refer others, but if anyone wants to transfer their bank account
to a Nationwide current one, if I can refer them, e'd get £100 each.
:)
I think they've finished the double cash offer unfortunately, it's only
50 quid now. Still not to be sniffed at of course. *sniffffff*
Nick
I am getting the offer now on log in. But when I click to learn more
it is hanging....and hangingg....not going to it. I have emailed them
:)
Every so often, I get a message from BG Hive inviting me to tell them what
I think of them; they explain they are using a market research company and
supply a link....
When I tap on the link, the website wants me to provide all sorts of
poisonal information! Really? When invited as an existing customer by BG, I
do not expect to help other companies obtain my details just to express my
opinion of their service!
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Nick Odell
2018-04-17 20:25:19 UTC
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On 17 Apr 2018 12:08:38 GMT, Sally Thompson
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Post by Nick Leverton
Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
Nick
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid, but it might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
Thankyou Sally and Sid, it's disappointing that only one link could be used !
And I’ve had a nice notification from Bulb so thank you (at least, I assume
that was from you!).
I'm only third in line after Sally and Sid with a bulb account that
can refer others, but if anyone wants to transfer their bank account
to a Nationwide current one, if I can refer them, e'd get £100 each.
:)
While we are all at it, anybody fancy switching ISPs to Plusnet?

Nick
Sam Plusnet
2018-04-17 20:45:57 UTC
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Post by Vicky
On 17 Apr 2018 12:08:38 GMT, Sally Thompson
Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Nick Leverton
Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
Nick
I would be happy to; my email works minus the invalid,  but it
might be
someone else’s turn! If you sign up via my link (or anyone else’s), we both
get £50 off our bill.
Thankyou Sally and Sid, it's disappointing that only one link could be used !
And I’ve had a nice notification from Bulb so thank you (at least, I assume
that was from you!).
I'm only third in line after Sally and Sid with a bulb account that
can refer others, but if anyone wants to transfer their bank account
to a Nationwide current one, if I can refer them, e'd get £100 each.
:)
While we are all at it, anybody fancy switching ISPs to Plusnet?
I would, you sweet-talking devil, however PlusNet has been my ISP since
2003.
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krw
2018-04-17 21:52:23 UTC
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While we are all at it, anybody fancy switching ISPs to Plusnet?
Is there anyone else?
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Sid Nuncius
2018-04-10 05:37:32 UTC
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Post by Nick Leverton
Please excuse the possible spamming, but I'm doing the energy supplier
dance at the moment, and Bulb are currently looking like my best option.
I gather there is a cashback advantage to signing up via referral link,
so may I ask if anyone would care to share please ?
Yep, £50 for you and for the referrer. My referral link, if you'd like
to use it, is:
bulb.co.uk/refer/david5241
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