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(NYPost)   State-controlled Long Island Power Authority to customers: Here's your bill for the electricity you didn't have for two weeks after Sandy, because this is New York so you can go fark yourselves (for which you'll be billed, taxed and surcharged)   (nypost.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Long Island, Long Island Power Authority, New York, Public Service Commission, Jonathan Saporta  
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2012-11-24 09:11:31 PM  
3 votes:
No power? Fark you, pay me.
2012-11-24 09:55:10 PM  
2 votes:
FTA: ""I am not paying any of my bills, that much I promise," said Saporta. "They can put me into collections, and I'll fight them tooth-and-nail."

Sure you will - in the dark.

What part of POWER don't you understand?
2012-11-24 09:49:57 PM  
2 votes:

simplicimus: make me some tea: We found out that the power companies around here don't actually read meters, they bill you estimated usage. We installed an A/C unit in the bedroom for this summer and the power bill didn't go up at all, which I did think was odd. Six months later, we got a notice that they were raising it because they figured out that we're using more than we had before, so now we are on a payment plan to pay the difference off. Awesome, right?

We just a gas bill $40 over the previous bill. An "adjustment". For what, I have no idea,


Deregulation and the glories of capitalism, citizen. Revel in the glory, for you have been blessed!
2012-11-25 01:22:27 AM  
1 vote:
It's time to regulate the energy industry.
2012-11-25 01:17:42 AM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: It's an estimated bill. They're not doing it manually; it's done by computer. Once the meter is read later on the bill will be corrected.


Couldn't they estimate how much you weren't using while the power was out?
2012-11-25 01:13:15 AM  
1 vote:
Here's my NY Post headline for this story:

ELECTROCITY!
2012-11-24 11:39:22 PM  
1 vote:

MisterTweak: make me some tea: We found out that the power companies around here don't actually read meters, they bill you estimated usage. We installed an A/C unit in the bedroom for this summer and the power bill didn't go up at all, which I did think was odd. Six months later, we got a notice that they were raising it because they figured out that we're using more than we had before, so now we are on a payment plan to pay the difference off. Awesome, right?

Remember all those employees they had who trudged from place to place, making note of the meters once a month? They've been fired, and replaced with a company that does it maybe once a quarter, but estimates your usage based on similar users in your area. It's not perfect, but, who wants to keep employees on payroll when you don't absolutely have to, right?



Can't they outsource to China?
2012-11-24 10:08:13 PM  
1 vote:
got refunds from insurance company due to over-charging, yet they've been billing same amount ever since. not gonna name company, because like a good customer, my bill pay is there.
2012-11-24 09:57:16 PM  
1 vote:
The cost of bringing you that electricity right to your home didn't magically go down just because you were without it for a few days.

And if you start using more of a commodity, you will eventually end up paying more. It's really unfair.
2012-11-24 09:56:37 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: simplicimus: make me some tea: We found out that the power companies around here don't actually read meters, they bill you estimated usage. We installed an A/C unit in the bedroom for this summer and the power bill didn't go up at all, which I did think was odd. Six months later, we got a notice that they were raising it because they figured out that we're using more than we had before, so now we are on a payment plan to pay the difference off. Awesome, right?

We just a gas bill $40 over the previous bill. An "adjustment". For what, I have no idea,

Deregulation and the glories of capitalism, citizen. Revel in the glory, for you have been blessed!


Based on Centerpoint's website, Natural Gas price went down fractionally from last month. So I guess I just get to revel in the glory of capitalism.
2012-11-24 09:31:39 PM  
1 vote:

simplicimus: Fark you, pay me.


The state motto of New York.
 
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