For a couple of weeks, I was debating whether or not I should go with CPL Energy, even though my energy provider at the time wasn’t that great. I guess it was kind of like Stockholm’s Syndrome. I was being held captive by this evil energy company, but I was hesitant to leave because I was afraid that I would end up with something worse. A fear like that can only come from years of being subjected to unfair prices. I had to retrain my brain to get over this fear and realize that literally anything would be better than what I was using.
Just like clockwork, as soon as I moved on to a new energy provider, the old one was trying to get me to come back. First they offered me a discount for 15% off for one month, which was a joke to me. Then they went up to 25%, but that really wasn’t much. They went to 50%, and eventually 75%, but I still wasn’t taking the bait. Their next offer was for a free month of service, with a 15% reduced rate for half a year. I was starting to get a little temped, but not by much.
Eventually my previous energy provider became so desperate that they offered to give me 3 free months of service and to reduce my rates by half for the entire year. While that offer was better than the others, it still wasn’t a match for what I was getting from the new provider. The only possible way they could have been a match is if they offered an 80% rate decrease for the entire year, and even that would have only been a bandage, because once the year is over, they would just raise the prices again to their regular rates.