Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Europe > Spain
Reload this Page >

New Dual-fuel contract at discounted prices

New Dual-fuel contract at discounted prices

Old Dec 18th 2014, 5:34 pm
  #1  
BE Positive
Thread Starter
 
Jon-Bxl's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,980
Jon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond repute
Default New Dual-fuel contract at discounted prices

Hi
I just saw this... FYI in case its worth it for you

Tarifa One Luz + tarifa One Gas - At Home - Endesa Online

It looks like a great 'lifetime' deal, we have Endesa and Gas Natural. If Gas Natural and Endesa have a similar price (for consumption and standing charges) then this looks really good, as the discounts are significant... Also to have info in English for the non-Spainsh speakers.

Can anyone comment/feedback on this deal please? Is it as good as it appears, please?

Thanks in advance

Jon
Jon-Bxl is offline  
Old Dec 18th 2014, 6:44 pm
  #2  
 
Fred James's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Granada Costa
Posts: 10,920
Fred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond reputeFred James has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: New Dual-fuel contract at discounted prices

Yes, the Endesa deals always look attractive at first sight, but they are often very misleading.

Check what you are paying at the moment, especially for the unit charge rather than the monthly charge.

Often they quote the discount against a higher price than you are currently paying! Since 99% of the population cannot understand their bills they can easily get away with it!

As the normal electricity tariffs are still government controlled at a price much lower than the actual costs, the electricity companies have little room to offer decent discounts. They are in control of the monthly charges so there is room to discount those, but the monthly charge is usually a minor part of the bill.

If you want to compare offers there is a government run comparison site here:-

http://www.comparador.cne.es/compara...x.cfm?js=1&e=N

Last edited by Fred James; Dec 18th 2014 at 6:52 pm.
Fred James is offline  
Old Dec 18th 2014, 7:35 pm
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Los Martinez
Posts: 858
Bri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond reputeBri and Katee has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: New Dual-fuel contract at discounted prices

We have HC Energia for electricity and have never really paid attention to the bill, it was always around 80€ or so, but the last 3 quarters its more than doubled.

We got the last bill on 4th December and the cash was taken by direct debit. Yesterday I was stood looking out of the window and a van pulled up by the gate. The driver gets out with a clipboard and proceeds to read the electricity meter again!

I was straight down to the gate and read it at the same time as he did. Checking it against the bill we got on 4th December. Now I've got the reading I wait for the next few weeks to see if another bill materialises.

Makes you wonder though why they have to read it so quickly after the most recent bill, 15 days for god sake!
Bri and Katee is offline  
Old Dec 18th 2014, 8:24 pm
  #4  
BE Positive
Thread Starter
 
Jon-Bxl's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,980
Jon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond reputeJon-Bxl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: New Dual-fuel contract at discounted prices

Originally Posted by Fred James
Yes, the Endesa deals always look attractive at first sight, but they are often very misleading.

Check what you are paying at the moment, especially for the unit charge rather than the monthly charge.

Often they quote the discount against a higher price than you are currently paying! Since 99% of the population cannot understand their bills they can easily get away with it!

As the normal electricity tariffs are still government controlled at a price much lower than the actual costs, the electricity companies have little room to offer decent discounts. They are in control of the monthly charges so there is room to discount those, but the monthly charge is usually a minor part of the bill.

If you want to compare offers there is a government run comparison site here:-

Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia. Comparador de Ofertas de Energía: Gas y Electricidad
Thanks Fred

I suppose I have to always look for 'the catch' and the forum is a great place to get advice like this Bri and Katee also reminds us to take care with bills..

Jon
Jon-Bxl is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.