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  #1867255 16-Sep-2017 12:20
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Just rejoined Flick from EK.

 

It was as simple as clicking the "rejoin flick now" button in the email, and then confirming the details on the flick website. 2 Clicks  - Done!!!


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  #1867277 16-Sep-2017 13:06
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It's always a risk for any company that is not putting it's customers onto fixed term contracts.

 

Back when I was with Powershop, a door to door sales agent who was working for mercury energy came to my house. He offered a $50 signup credit and no fixed term contract. I switched to Mercury, they installed a smart meter, I got the $50 credit. Then I switched back to Powershop the next month.

 

It would have been a big loss for mercury at the time. ($50 credit + commission paid to agent + smart meter install costs + admin expenses) But they are now getting 40c per day indirectly from me via metering fees charged to my power retailer.

 

 






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  #1867279 16-Sep-2017 13:11
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I'm not switching back immediately. EK prices aren't bad, free hour is great, and I suspect bill would be similar in winter due to lots of heating in free hour.

When it warms up a bit more maybe. I'm a bit tired of watching rates and having to time shift.

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  #1867351 16-Sep-2017 15:56
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Flick is pretty good right now cool


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  #1867378 16-Sep-2017 18:29
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Sam91:

 

Flick is pretty good right now cool


Auckland

 

 

Ok, ill bite.

 

I was on Genesis, about 24.5c after discount, 30c per day after discount. Im now at EK, 23c and 84c

 

So 10c sounds great. I recall the daily was 91c, high but ok. So I will get 10c and 91c all day every day? (I know I wont but ballpark?)

 

No GST, so 11.5c?


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  #1867408 16-Sep-2017 22:16
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The weekend prices are usually lower. Right now it's just under 10c. Our price during the week is usually around 15c per unit. At its worst the price wouldn't go below 20c and was usually around 30c. We actually had a brief price spike ($1 per unit) last week when there was a cold snap.

Here's a bill (28 August - 3 September) for you to analyse.

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  #1874881 29-Sep-2017 17:20
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For the ex-flickters:

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  #1874900 29-Sep-2017 18:41
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Last bill my average raw wholesale price was less than 6c per unit. So the savings are rolling back in for me. Last bill was $36.50 for 200 units. And a 24% saving. Next bill should be lower again.





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  #1874902 29-Sep-2017 18:42
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Have just re-joined - good to be back!

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  #1874910 29-Sep-2017 19:06
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I just rejoined this week.


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  #1874948 29-Sep-2017 20:50
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Just found my rejoin email and was done in less than 30secs. Good job Flick for making it easy!

 

EK had some good things but also many other things that annoyed me (especially the usage graph compared to Flick). Also, I was paying quite a bit more per month than when I was on Flick normally.





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  #1874949 29-Sep-2017 20:57
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Anyone in Wellington who makes moderate effort to reduce bills with things like time shifting able to post an average price for the past week?

 

I'm fine with EK, I make good use of the hour of power. Bills are fine. If Flick is a lot cheaper I might move back, but I really enjoy not paying any attention to when I use power.


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  #1874989 30-Sep-2017 00:25
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We're in central Wellington, although we don't make any great effort to move usage as it's all fairly cheap at the moment. Here's a copy of our most recent usage (including GST and daily fixed charges). The final bill for that week was $45.10.

 

 

 

 

Spot prices are pretty steady throughout the day for us at the moment - here's a screengrab for Tuesday of this week:

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1875004 30-Sep-2017 06:40
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Thanks @sparky1685 :) Is $41.05 your total price including daily fees and GST? If so that's 22.3c/unit overall.

 

I checked my last EK bill, it was 22.5c/unit. I think the effective rate will go up as we need less heating in the free hour, so Flick will be a touch better in summer, but I don't think it will be all that big a difference. Back when there were night rates there was a big difference.


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