Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




4249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 663

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 114566 23-Feb-2013 17:30
Send private message

I'm seeing something odd with the Powershop electricity pricing. 

My main residence can buy power for (about) 26-27 cents a "unit" (a unit is 1kwh, I think). 

I recently added a second address to my account...and the price offered there is almost 33 cents / unit. 

I'm wondering why the power at my second address is over 20% more expensive than at my first address. The two buildings are in the same suburb though at opposite ends. 

Has anyone else seen this? 

I've sent them an email asking why the huge difference in price. I'll get an answer sometime next week, I guess. 






____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
58086 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9630

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 768228 23-Feb-2013 17:34
Send private message

There's a long discussion about Powershop here and you will find there's a page where you can see the price composition for each property.

Also there's a good explanation by Ari (Powershop CEO) about prices in 2012. I suggest you read the discussion in single page and search for "deepthought"






4249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 663

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 768230 23-Feb-2013 17:39
Send private message

Thanks, Mauricio. Much appreciated. 

I hope I found out why they are charging the same customer two different prices. 

Update: OK...it looks like they review the account after the first month, then adjust the prices offered based on your usage profile (low or high). 

whacking new users with high unit prices seems dumb.....You'd think you'd offer them high-user prices and make a big deal out of a "joining credit" that effectively covers the difference until you work out whether they are low or high users. That way, you get to keep the high users...and the low users get to decide whether their needs are being met or not. 

The way they do it now, they risk burning off all users - low and high - as they have made no effort to explain what's going on. 







____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Red Hat unveils production-ready open source hyperconverged infrastructure
Posted 23-Jun-2017 22:10


Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16


The future-proof 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16


Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.