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We Switch You

  • 05-11-2020 8:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 890 ✭✭✭


    I'm considering using this company to get a better deal on utilities. Before I commit has anyone any advice or experience about them? Would appreciate thoughts here.

    Actually the company is called WeSwitchU. Just realised.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 333 ✭✭paska


    I'm considering using this company to get a better deal on utilities. Before I commit has anyone any advice or experience about them? Would appreciate thoughts here.

    Link?


  • Registered Users Posts: 890 ✭✭✭Jellybaby_1




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭Nigzcurran



    Looks like a good setup


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,448 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    The bank details are to give to your new supplier so they can charge you for your bills.

    You will most likely get a better deal doing it yourself and it is really not even vaguely difficult - they will only be using providers/offers that pay commission. Like tax refund services, when you have an even vaguely normal setup you will save money doing it yourself.

    Find the best offer on bonkers.ie or similar and sign up yourself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 890 ✭✭✭Jellybaby_1


    L1011 wrote: »
    The bank details are to give to your new supplier so they can charge you for your bills.

    You will most likely get a better deal doing it yourself and it is really not even vaguely difficult - they will only be using providers/offers that pay commission. Like tax refund services, when you have an even vaguely normal setup you will save money doing it yourself.

    Find the best offer on bonkers.ie or similar and sign up yourself.


    That's what I was thinking at the back of my mind. I find all these companies' offers confusing though and weswitchu seem to do the donkey work.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭NewClareman


    I'm considering using this company to get a better deal on utilities. Before I commit has anyone any advice or experience about them? Would appreciate thoughts here.

    Actually the company is called WeSwitchU. Just realised.

    I'm always slow to deal with companies who make it hard to find their physical address or other contact details (email, telephone). The website looks good, but that means nothing.

    The business name for the company (642915) is SALE SALE SALE with an address of 35 CENTRAL CHAMBERS, DAME COURT, DUBLIN 2. It was registered on the 14/06/2019. The address is shared with Imperial Corporate Services, BV BONAVENTURE LIMITED, Fit and Healthy Limited and possibly others.


  • Registered Users Posts: 890 ✭✭✭Jellybaby_1


    I was wondering what they get out of it.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,448 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    I was wondering what they get out of it.

    Commission.

    Which you will eventually pay for due to the deal not being as good as one available without commission.

    This is not like an insurance broker where there is a baffling amount of providers etc - there's like eight. Its easy to do this yourself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 890 ✭✭✭Jellybaby_1


    Thanks for all the advice. I have time to mull over it, contract is not up for a couple of months anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,284 ✭✭✭Red Silurian


    According to their FAQ they switch you over and charge you an annual fee of 10% of the savings you make to a minimum of €40

    What's not clear is what does a 'saving' consist of

    Energia recently announced an 8.6% electricity price increase but they also offer new customers a 10c/unit discount on their own standard rate for new customers

    You can bet they'll still charge you the €40 though


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,928 ✭✭✭long_b


    I'm coming up to a year and weswitchu are mailing to say it's time to switch.

    We're heavy users so the fee is coming out as quite a bit.

    I've noticed that the rate that weswitchu are quoting for a given supplier is about 1c/unit cheaper than the deal offered by the supplier.

    Does anyone know if weswitchu get a reduced rate due to the number of customers they're bringing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,817 ✭✭✭Darc19


    The differing prices for utilities put the insurance renewal pricing difference into the hapenny place

    People pay way over the odds for Electricity, Gas & Broadband due to loss leading offers for new customers.

    yes, I take advantage, as do many more clued in people, but 70% + do not and they are paying hundreds very year in higher costs to pay for the artificially low prices and the commission paid to the various websites.

    There's uproar in the dail over insurance quotes being €100 more than for same risk as a new customer - but not a peep about €300+++ difference in Electricity, gas or broadband for those who don't switch every year


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