Posted by sean on March 1, 2007 at 11:04 pm in Moving House with No Comments

These last few days, I have been making hundreds of telephone calls in relation to my recent flat move. It seems that every company, whether it is for gas, home insurance or telephone is out to financially rape you.

  • Endsleign Insurance – tried to charge me £60 a month for cover. I snubbed them for a company I was “more than lucky” to find.
  • BT – all I wanted was a telephone line. Why do I have to keep telling their operators I don’t want any of their broadband packages! Also, why does it cost £25 to reconnect me? Surely it just takes a few clicks on the keyboard?
  • Gas/Elec – This was a hard enough task in itself. Originally, NOBODY knew who supplied my gas. At one point I was told I didn’t have a supply, I duly corrected them by saying I could se a blue flame inside my boiler. Now either I have a gas supply, or somebody has stuck a firework inside it.
  • Council – Simple enough to sign up. Bath and North East Somerset are rip-off merchants though, charging their residents some of the most extortionate council tax rates in Europe. Personally, I would rather not fund The Spa and Team Bath Football Club!
  • Sky – Richard Branston will disagree with me, but unbelievably, Sky have been OK this week. They sent an engineer round on Tuesday to try and install a dish. He couldn’t pick up a signal as the neighbours have a ridiculously high tree in their garden. Sky are coming back tomorrow with an extra tall ladder to put a dish right at the top of the building, apparently for no charge… apparently.

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