It is Obvious

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Posted by chrisrick13 on January 24, 2015

It is obvious: you can fool enough people to make it worthwhile all the time

Back from Oz at 34°C to Heathrow at -1°C a week ago.  Body still in a different time zone.

So at 06:00 on Monday I had done breakfast and an hour of work.  I sat in front of BBC 24hr news tv with my third coffee.  The ticker along the bottom of the screen shouted at me that British Gas had reduced prices by 5%.  This went on as I surfed in and out for about 3 hours.  The only news was that British Gas had reduced its prices.  At every summary the presenter said the same thing.

It was a shame that nobody got BG on to the programme and asked why a more than 50% drop in the price of oil (and gas) prompted only a 5% drop in price.

Then while this ticker came on someone in the BBC made a mistake and interviewed Martin Lewis.  He pointed out the first flaw in  the ‘information’ the BBC were giving.  The price does not drop for another month.  This means that the month with the biggest consumption of gas will still be done at the old price while most people think they have a reduction.

Then he pointed out that the average dual-fuel bill was £1280 and this would take it down to £1240…in a month’s time.  You could take it down to £960 today simply by switching to Ovo or one of several other providers.  You could get over 20% reduction in your bills today by switching.

Why does anyone take their gas from BG?

It is obvious: you can fool enough people to make it worthwhile all the time if the media are compliant and paid off.

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