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  Reply # 1863321 13-Sep-2017 10:01
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I've been overseas the last month behind the Great Firewall of China, and just got back late last night.

 

I'll try and take a look at it this afternoon :(




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  Reply # 1864796 13-Sep-2017 21:58
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jpwise:

 

Hey @gchiu - do you know if they've changed the API this week? Getting authentication errors now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, unfortunately the form variables and app credentials have changed.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1867115 15-Sep-2017 22:01
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So I left Flick about two months ago due to the Price Spikes over July. I joined Electric Kiwi

 

Interesting email from Flick today in my inbox:

 

 

Hey

 

A lot happened this winter - rain fell in all the wrong places, Flick won NZ's Energy Retailer of the Year, and you, clever Flicker, exercised your right to shop around for the best power deal for you. Nice work.

 

But it might be time to come home. Before this year's Dry Winter, you'd saved $115.00 on power with Flick in just a few months, so you'll be interested to know that hydro levels are up, spot prices are down, and forecasts tell us prices will keep on dropping - it's time to start saving again!

 

This chart shows you the average spot price Flicksters paid this winter, and what the forecasters say you'll pay in the coming months with Flick.

 

We genuinely want Kiwis to get a fairer deal on power. That's why we'd never lock you into a fixed term contract, and why we chose to be totally upfront about the unusual high prices we saw this winter.

 

But Dry Winters only happen once every 5 years or so, and we're confident you'll be better off in the long run with Flick. Click the big yellow button to check your details and let us know you're ready to come home.

 

So it seems that flicking between providers may just be OK after all.


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  Reply # 1867208 16-Sep-2017 09:39
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Wiggum:

 

So I left Flick about two months ago due to the Price Spikes over July. I joined Electric Kiwi

 

Interesting email from Flick today in my inbox:

 

 

Hey

 

A lot happened this winter - rain fell in all the wrong places, Flick won NZ's Energy Retailer of the Year, and you, clever Flicker, exercised your right to shop around for the best power deal for you. Nice work.

 

But it might be time to come home. Before this year's Dry Winter, you'd saved $115.00 on power with Flick in just a few months, so you'll be interested to know that hydro levels are up, spot prices are down, and forecasts tell us prices will keep on dropping - it's time to start saving again!

 

This chart shows you the average spot price Flicksters paid this winter, and what the forecasters say you'll pay in the coming months with Flick.

 

We genuinely want Kiwis to get a fairer deal on power. That's why we'd never lock you into a fixed term contract, and why we chose to be totally upfront about the unusual high prices we saw this winter.

 

But Dry Winters only happen once every 5 years or so, and we're confident you'll be better off in the long run with Flick. Click the big yellow button to check your details and let us know you're ready to come home.

 

So it seems that flicking between providers may just be OK after all.

 

 

OK for Flick, but pretty expensive for EK. EK probably wasn't hedged for as many customers as they gained this winter, so I'd suggest that they've made a hefty loss on all of the Flick customers switching over.

 

Don't get me wrong, I would have done exactly the same thing myself.

 

I do hope that we get more incidents like this - clashing between old and new electricity pricing models - to force a change in how the industry charges for power.


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


Auckland


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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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