Category: "Money chat"

Home made consumer protection

I have been kicking around an idea for a while now, so I thought I would share it with you, regarding protecting myself and my family on major purchases, in effect, home made consumer protection. We had to purchase a car a couple of years ago, with two… more »

British gas prepayment meter statement lies

I have just received my yearly pre payment meter statement from British gas. Littered with lies and misrepresentations, it does its level best to deceive and manipulate the customer into believing that all is well with their gas payments. "We've tried… more »

Frugal choices - Goodbye gas, hello coal!

solid fuel coal fire
"Efficient" is using a coal fire instead of British Gas
One thing I have learned in recent years, is that a person can only be frugal in any way, when they introduce CHOICE. Choice has become the enemy of business in recent years, once the individual has a choice, then they can see right through what the… more »

Pre VAT increase price rises?

A fine example of how us customers, stand little or no chance when it comes to "Rip off Britain" Take a bow Currys, I'd like to see how they explain this one away! On Christmas Eve, her indoors, purchased a camcorder for my Christmas present. The price… more »

Stay frugal this Christmas eve

The clock has struck 12 here, tis now Christmas eve! We are all in the "marketing" zone, whereby fears and worries about forgetting a gift, food shopping, etc, are at a height never seen at any other timeƂ in the entire calendar year. No matter how… more »