You could change the scene to any number of similar scenarios, but the person trying to convince you to change electricity suppliers is most likely a marketeer. So, what is a marketeer and how do they fit into the retail electrical industry ?
Now, some electrical retailers have started to make use of ‘affiliate marketing’ strategies where they engage telemarketing companies to call consumers, and attempt to convince them to change retailers. Many of these arrangements are quite lawful and legitimate, but like any products or services you purchase with your hard-earned money, you need to consider all the information you are provided, and make decisions that you believe to be in your best interests.
There have been examples of people having their electrical supply changed to a different company without their knowledge or consent, so it’s important to be careful.
Principal electrician at MRE Brian Parslow offers the following tips:
* If you aren’t interested in changing electricity providers, then politely say so up front and end the call promptly.
* If you are interested in what they are offering, ask lots of questions to ensure you understand what you will get and what the costs will be.
* Don’t commit to changing providers on the spot. Give yourself time to consider all the information. Despite what they may say, you have every right to think about it.
* Ask for all the information to be emailed to you.
* Always, always, always, understand that your call will be recorded and you should make it very clear that you are not agreeing to change electricity providers, and you are not authorising them to change the account. After considering all the information, you can contact the company and initiate any changes.
So, you may like what the marketeer has told you, and the initial information may appear very appealing. That’s ok, but you should still take the time to read and consider all the information.
MRE does not endorse any particular electricity retailer, and recommends you research any offers before committing to them.
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