Extremely rude door to door sales people
Extremely rude door to door sales people. I’ve had 2 interactions now with Nectr at my doorstep - it’s quite obvious they prey on people using unethical sales tactics who don’t have the full information on energy plans.
I was signed up to Nectr by someone knocking on my door with promises of lower unit prices. The first few monthly payments seemed okay and less than what I was paying with my original electricity provider. Then suddenly they started to increase in price quite significantly, and it was a time of year you expect the bill to drop because I was not using the a/c. I was also taking other measures to reduce electricity use. I called for an explanation and got some nonsense about ‘bill shock’ when they read the metre every three months so two bills...might be less and the third is higher when the metre is read. She still did not address my questions as to how when you add up all the bills for the quarter it wasn’t the savings I was told to expect. Then my bills continues to be higher than expected each month. Now I have decided to change to a different provider and my monthly bill is a hundred dollars higher than previous! There has been zero changes to my electricity use! As far as I am concerned this organisation suck you in with false promises and rip you off. Glad I chose to switch.
Still no bill, after so many calls to them
Still haven't got my bill supposed to be due tomorrow 11/08 am I supposed to just paid it without seeing it, many phone calls later still NO bill,,,, going to go back to my previous electricity company
Always knew never to trust door to door sales, not sure why I fell for it on this occasion...
Since changing to Nectr our bill is suddenly double what it’s ever been before.
We’ve had no changes to our property or circumstances yet the customer service tried to palm it off to us as ‘working from home’. We have always run a business from home and our bills have jumped from $160 to $310 a month.
I believe it’s due to incorrect estimated readings. Terrible customer service also, would not recommend.
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Bills have doubled. They overcharge and never perform an actual read!!
Bill has doubled with all of my bills based on estimated reads.
They also charge monthly rather than quarterly.
They are the most expensive provider I've been with and are so dishonest. Customer service is also terrible. I've raised this issue multiple times with noone actually bothering to look into the issue or bills!
I'm going back to my previous provider.
They arent cheap at all.
So like most people I got a knock on my door and saying they are cheaper and would get 2 months electricty free. It's a lie and I have to contact them to get my $100 Credit. After 5 months with them my power bill has gone up nearly twice as much and they only do monthly bill not quarterly plus all those time they charging me it based on estimate reading hence the shocking electricity bill plus they dont offer payment installments plans like bill smoothing or something like that. Everything has to be through email or phonecall as they dont offer those services on their website or app. As they said when things sound too good to be true it is.
A person recently knocked on my door and said "You're with Origin aren't you?" When I said I was this person then told me that he was just checking with people because some had been overcharged recently. He was trying to give the impression that he was from Origin but I noticed the word Nectr on his shirt. I told him I had not been overcharged to which he responded "Do you get your bill by email?". Since this was none of his business I ended the conversation. This is a very dishonest way for Nectr to be conducting their business.
Shopping centre at Carseldine...
Promised IF I signed-up I'd have no bill to pay for 2 monthly bills! Doing the maths... impossible. Having worked in sales myself I DISLIKE 'pressure sales' which this was.
Questions & Answers
Why do i have a bill thats normally 3mths supply for mth thats ridiculous ur suppose to be cheaper and ur dearer
My current energy provider is Origin energy and now I want to move to another energy provider. One comparison site suggested me Nectr, but I had never heard it before. Can I trust this Energy provider? is it a good decision to select them over origin energy?
They seem to be reasonable and legitimate. Actually, I switched to them for a month, but then switched back because I didn't like their marketing strategy. But, for supplying services they do seem quite reliable. Just a personal choice. I'm with Alinta for past few years.
oh Thanks, Everyday consumer. I'll think more regarding this
Dont do it they cheap at first then they get ridiculously high had a bill which we normally pay for 3 mths in a mths supply of electricity thats just insane and get no explanation as to why just get told thats the reading we got my energex or whoever reads the meters what a load of crap our bill has never been that high
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