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Old 02-28-2016, 08:42 PM
 
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i dont know what company they are from, but my landlord fell for the so called saving years ago, after switched the rates actually much higher than coned.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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i dont know what company they are from, but my landlord fell for the so called saving years ago, after switched the rates actually much higher than coned.
It is possible, the rates you pick will sometimes be higher than Con Ed because like all commodities, the price fluctuates.

You can choose a month to month at a certain rate, or one year with no cancellation fee. Now it may take a month or two to switch out from ESCO to ESCO or back to Con Ed. But keep in mind the price of the commodity will jump up and be more than what the esco rate is.

Or maybe I really dont know what the hell I am talking about, and need to re-examine my companies bills.

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Old 02-28-2016, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Over the last few months, once in the late afternoon and once after 6 PM someone has knocked on my door with an I.D. badge and a clipboard saying they are from Con Ed and mentioning something about the "back of your bill". Both times I informed them I was not expecting Con Ed and they became agitated. I am curious to see if anyone else gets these, And if this is just someone soliciting as I think it is. Most solicitations seem to come through phone or email as opposed to door to door. I lived in numerous buildings in my life and don't recall this in the past. I do not open the door as we have all heard of the ambush type robberies that have occurred from people posing as utility workers. I informed the super who said he would kick them out of the building if they are not there for a legit purpose from a utility company.
I had got a home visit from them too. A hot black chick came to my door. We started to flirt. She is hottest woman to knock on my door in a long while. But when I hear con Edison and electric . I think it's a scam. She worked for agway energy.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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When these sales or scam
People ask me for the homeowner I tell them "hold on" and never go
Back to the door
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Somewhere....
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I've been visited a few times too. Some are even pushy and refuse "I'm not interested" as your answer. They would respond "let me see any electric bill, it'll be fast". In my old neighborhood which I moved out off in the late summer of 2015 it was more common. My new neighborhood very rare.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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They got my mother years ago. She didn't speak any English and they tricked her. When I saw the higher bill, I called them and forced them to switch her back. Of course I threatened with the Better Business Burea, Consumer Affairs and Attorney General. They realized I wasn't playing.They never bothered her again.

But they still get into my apartment building and knock on everybody's door. Telling them to get lost or that you're not interested, they just want to argue with you over and over. I look through the peephole and just don't answer. They stop ringing my doorbell eventually. I'm going to record a large mean dog barking and play that every time they knock. I work from home so they're disturbing me, actually.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I've been visited a few times too. Some are even pushy and refuse "I'm not interested" as your answer. They would respond "let me see any electric bill, it'll be fast". In my old neighborhood which I moved out off in the late summer of 2015 it was more common. My new neighborhood very rare.
They seem a bit rude. I noticed after I refused to open the door they wrote something on a clip board, Not sure if they keep track of who responds and who does not. I looked at a few articles that state some of these people may not be aware of the fact it's a rip-off themselves-They may have been roped into it with promises of "Unlimited $$$ potential" like MLM schemes.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:34 AM
 
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They are obnoxious as hell. IF the workers are not aware that it's a scam they're selling, it's their problem. Don't people google their future employer before taking the job to find out who they'll be working for? Maybe they hire people who are just not that smart.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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I get those knocks about twice a year. I cut them off right away saying I'm not interested. They will protest with "but I can lower your bill" and I just repeat thanks but I'm not interested and I slowly close the door.

A few years ago i had to call Con Edison to tell them I do not want my normal Con Edison service changed ever. I want Con Ed for gas and electric and never want it changed. I had to do this twice if I recall correctly to get it to stick.

I did this after I was "slammed" 3 times by these knock on your door energy company representatives who switched me to their service without my permission somehow which I then had to hassle with.

So now I just quickly and firmly cut them off and get them away from my door as quickly and politely as possible.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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They are obnoxious as hell. IF the workers are not aware that it's a scam they're selling, it's their problem. Don't people google their future employer before taking the job to find out who they'll be working for? Maybe they hire people who are just not that smart.
Many do not do their research, And these types of sales jobs are usually taken by people having trouble finding steady work for whatever reason. Couple that with the old pitch of big unlimited potential for this "legit" job and someone will always fall for it. Of course there are people who know it's a sham and don't care they just want the dollars.
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