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    I am not a fan of the electric company

    So I just got a bill today and plastered across the front page were these two words: Disconnect Notice. Since I signed up for automatic withdrawal and had a test withdrawal from my checking account about 2 months ago, I went through the following emotions: scared, confused, angry. I just called their customer service number and found out that, yes, the automatic withdrawal has gone through and that no, I shouldn't be worried because they are going to take the money out on the 12th of next month and the notice says that the service wouldn't be disconnected until the 13th. Oh really? Such a huge ******* difference. And here I was thinking that maybe because I signed up for and had the 1/10th of a cent or whatever it was withdrawn from my account that maybe you would do the smart thing and take my money when it is due. Guess I was wrong.


    You'd think that when I give a company an open line to my ******** checking account, they would take out the money for my ******* bill sometime in the month or so following it and not wait until they send a ************ disconnect notice to tell me that everything is, and has been, fine for a few weeks now.



    I'm more than halfway tempted to spend some time figuring out who to call at the better business bureau/whatever state agency regulates the power company so that someone at the electric company who works in accounts receivable gets yelled at by someone other than a scared, confused graduate student.


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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    Nice! Does that feel better?



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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    Nice! Does that feel better?
    A little. Probably won't feel completely better until I have written a letter to some regulatory agency complaining in a little bit more polished language about scare tactics mistakenly being used by the electric company for a bill that has been paid for a while now.


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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    A little. Probably won't feel completely better until I have written a letter to some regulatory agency complaining in a little bit more polished language about scare tactics mistakenly being used by the electric company for a bill that has been paid for a while now.
    I am continually confused by my electric company as well. I paid a bill 5 days before the due date but when I got the next bill it said my amount due was almost double.. So I called in and they couldn't figure it out so I paid the amount shown.. When I got my next bill it said I owed 28 cents so apparently my payment was accepted late, and then I overpaid and was credited toward my next bill. Still sorting it out but every month seems like a new adventure. I might just put up a bunch of solar panels and a wind turbine..



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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    These are the reasons that you guys are talking about that I dont pay **** till the last minute or by the date its due. Plus I don't want them having my money til they need it.


    "Its time to roll up our sleeves, put on our hard hats and go to work together"


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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    I still dont believe that any company is as evil as the cable companies (any of them).



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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    My $.02....their billing sys is screwed up for some reason. Sounds like an innocent glitch and not that they are out to get you.



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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    These are the reasons that you guys are talking about that I dont pay **** till the last minute or by the date its due. Plus I don't want them having my money til they need it.
    I am going to have to wait too.. I don't need to pre pay them a month ahead.. I could just see that turning into me getting sent another full bill and not "credited" from the overpayment.



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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    My $.02....their billing sys is screwed up for some reason. Sounds like an innocent glitch and not that they are out to get you.
    Everybody is always out to get you... Always.



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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    Everybody is always out to get you... Always.
    You know, the tinfoil hat really helps with that.


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    You know, the tinfoil hat really helps with that.
    I just finished adding another layer to mine.. I'm much more comfortable now.



    ...But still watching my back at all times



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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    I just finished adding another layer to mine.. I'm much more comfortable now.



    ...But still watching my back at all times
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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    I have taken the Lebowski approach. In my town, lines blow all the time. Until recently, there was no reroute, so you were down 60-90 minutes because some squirrel decided their time was up. they finally trimmed trees in the alleys along the lines for deadbeats that don't know how to make their own bed.

    It has gotten better. If it is in our alley, it still takes a little time. But if it is a block or more over, we now only lose power for a flash.


    **** it, lets go bowling.



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    Re: I am not a fan of the electric company

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    I am continually confused by my electric company as well. I paid a bill 5 days before the due date but when I got the next bill it said my amount due was almost double.. So I called in and they couldn't figure it out so I paid the amount shown.. When I got my next bill it said I owed 28 cents so apparently my payment was accepted late, and then I overpaid and was credited toward my next bill. Still sorting it out but every month seems like a new adventure. I might just put up a bunch of solar panels and a wind turbine..

    I've had this happen also, but not to the T. I paid my bill at their building dropbox. Go on vacation. New bill was huge. Thought, "Hmmm, did I pay that." Paid the new amount and went on with life. Next bill was 12 bucks. They deposited both checks.


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