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  1. Excuse me??? embarrassing??? you find paying in advance instead of getting on credit embarrassing?/ ive had pre payment meters in my house for both gas and electric for about 15 years since the old days of the 50p pieces and let me tell you I dont feel embarrassed at all - what I do feel is absolutely fantastic when I hear people moaning about their HIGH direct debit payments even in summer or hearing them say they cant sleep for worrying abou tthe fuel bills coming in,. I dont and havent owed a penny for gas or electric and have no such worrries so no actually I dont feel embarrassed at all w
  2. Does that mean we might get a refund backdated some years? then? Its a disgrace that peopl who pay in advance for what they are going to use are penalised by being charged more - yet those who get their gas and electric on 'credit' so to speak - pay less - where else would this happen? its absolutely disgraceful - Im changing to EBICO this month - I just found out they dont charge for paying in advance! Megan
  3. Has anyone seen this: Millions 'to sue energy firms for overcharging' Ten million energy customers could have grounds to sue gas and electricity companies for overcharging them. By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 8:41PM BST 03 Aug 2008 People who pay for gas and electricity by cash, cheque or by pre-payment meters are being charged hundreds of millions of pounds more than they should be, a parliamentary inquiry found last week. That could put the energy firms in breach of European Union rules on price-setting. MPs on the Industry Commi
  4. I have a friend who has taken a man to the small claims court because he took £900 to fit a new boiler but never did. The court date is set for January and both my friend and this man have sent their paperwork into the court - however we hear now that he has sold his house - (which had been up for sale)and has moved to australia. My querstion is how does my friend stand legally? would this guy be allowed to move to australia with a court case pending? and how does my friend go about telling the court? and does immigration have any authority to do something? or is it a lost cause?
  5. Just found out the house hasnt actually been sold yet- its still up for sale , so Id assume he needs the money first before he emigrates. Is it worth ringing the court to tell them that hes got the house up for sale and planning to emigrate?
  6. 7th October - and still no cheque - they seem to have ignored the email aswell - will try phoning again tomorrow to see what they say this time - then Im writing to the court to tell the judge that they are ignoring the court order - I faxed a copy over so they cant say they havent had it!.:-|They might use the postal strike as an excuse - but I have a fax machine so they cant get out of that one!
  7. yep - and now with the post strike the next few days - theyll probably blame that for everyhting not getting to them in the next few months!!
  8. UPDATE: 2ND OCTOBER - still no sign of the cheque:( so hubby phoned CITI a few days ago - they apparently havent received the order fromt he court yet - (theres a surprise!) they do seem to have a lot of trouble receiving things from courts! - anyway he said - no problem I'll fax it over to you and please acknowledge that you have received the fax - as yet stilll nothing - I dont thinkt he judge is going to be too impressed with CITI when we go back to court - I think there only answers will be - we didnt receive it - we didnt receive it - we didnt receive it - ...... Anyway we are keeping n
  9. Not having to decorate your house as often - I used to blame the cream coloured ceilings on the steam from the cooker!!
  10. You can go places now like cafes - bars - restaurants etc and know that you wont be tempted to start again because of others around you smoking - cos theyre all outside now!
  11. thats actually a good tip - I hate water but at work we have a water cooler and ive tried now and then having a drink when im hungry and it sometimes does surpress not only the desire for food but also for a cigarrette , also eating aniseed balls was recommended to a friend of mine when he stopped smoking.
  12. Id find it hard to give up cooking - thats what I do best! I make wedding cakes and christmas cakes etc - I love baking. Funny enough when Im int he kitchen cooking - I rarely eat meals - I just pick now and then cos I'm busy - its when I am not doing anuything that I go looking for somethin gt o eat - so if I dont take the stuff into work that i v e cooked - I eat it!. Ive tried weightwatchers - I think its expensive especially if you cant make it some nights and I only lost half an pound! - than started putting more on and this has never happened to me before - its only since I stopped smo
  13. I havent heard anyone mention that since giving up theyve put on weight - am I the only one? I dont smoke now but I cant stop thinking about food and cooking it! - yesterday made a chocolate cake covered in flake and buttons, and a sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and topped with double cream!,hungarian goulash and 3 more xmas cakes!! - I love food!!!! - I wasnt like this when I smoked though:( its like I have gained this tremendous appetite - but ive just bought paul mckennas ' I can make you thin' book - I'll let you know if it works............but he has a hell of a job on his hand
  14. Im not really bothered if they dont send the money because we are back in court soon for the set aside of the rest and if we havent got the cheque by then and its the same judge - he aint gonna be best pleased with citi again:o
  15. Dont let them scare you - theyre 'good case' is probably theyre 'citi v potter' one - the one and only that they keep waving . The one thing I would advise - as I had seen on here so m any times - be PREPARED - get your file in order - have answers ready if asked - the judge went through all of our papers int he file - and it was only a set aside hearing.- but he did remark on us having a lot more case notes to look at than citi - they only had there potter case! - so go looking as though you mean business - with all your paperwork in a big file! http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/ci
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