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Post by vblanche » Mon May 23, 2011 6:57 pm

Hello,

anyone could recommend websites testing/comparing washing machines, home contents insurances?

any recommendation?

many thanks
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Post by bmw virgin » Mon May 23, 2011 7:10 pm

Try Which? for washing machines and a whole host of other products, services & CARS! You can pay £1 for a trial or a full subscription if you want the monthly mag/web site access:- http://www.which.co.uk/

Uswitch is aimed more at the financial side of things like credit cards, loans etc, utilities, insurance & communications (mobiles, broadband etc)
http://www.uswitch.com/

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Post by vblanche » Mon May 23, 2011 8:20 pm

thanks for your reply.

It's a nightmare to choose an energy company, so many and so many different plans...who/what to trust...

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Post by ade and liz flint » Mon May 23, 2011 8:40 pm

vblanche wrote:thanks for your reply.

It's a nightmare to choose an energy company, so many and so many different plans...who/what to trust...

:cry:
If you're using mains gas and electricity, you should be able to get a good deal, somewhere, using a comparison website. Just be aware, some of them are linked to energy companies. Try www.moneysavingexpert.com as they're at least independent. Watch out for lock-ins/tie-ins/handcuffs (ooer, missus (Sorry, Vincent :lol:)) which may make it very expensive to leave them if, say, you had to move for work.

We're mains electricity only, so no savings worth having available for us, sadly :cry:
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Post by John_C » Mon May 23, 2011 11:03 pm

vblanche wrote:.who/what to trust...

:cry:
Trust no-one and nothing in this sector.

Read the small print very, very carefully before you sign anything.

Work out your actual energy usage over the last year or two and then use that to calculate the best deal for you.

Moneysavingexpert is a very useful site, but it's an internet forum at the end of the day. There is a lot of information on the internet - some of it is true ;)
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Post by vblanche » Mon May 23, 2011 11:12 pm

John_C wrote:
vblanche wrote:.who/what to trust...

:cry:
Trust no-one and nothing in this sector.

Read the small print very, very carefully before you sign anything.

Work out your actual energy usage over the last year or two and then use that to calculate the best deal for you.

Moneysavingexpert is a very useful site, but it's an internet forum at the end of the day. There is a lot of information on the internet - some of it is true ;)
thanks for your recommendation.

we're moving to a new place (renting), so I don't know the past energy usage, I will ask.

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Post by Broch » Tue May 24, 2011 12:56 am

bmw virgin wrote:Try Which? for washing machines and a whole host of other products, services & CARS! You can pay £1 for a trial or a full subscription if you want the monthly mag/web site access:- http://www.which.co.uk/
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Post by vblanche » Tue May 24, 2011 10:09 am

Broch wrote:
bmw virgin wrote:Try Which? for washing machines and a whole host of other products, services & CARS! You can pay £1 for a trial or a full subscription if you want the monthly mag/web site access:- http://www.which.co.uk/
+1
hmmm...already done it, and forgot to cancel so I paid an extra month. :?
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Post by ade and liz flint » Tue May 24, 2011 10:30 am

vblanche wrote:we're moving to a new place (renting), so I don't know the past energy usage, I will ask.
Are you moving far, and is the new place similar or very different to where you are currently? You may be able to estimate usage from your current house if they are similar, as that is more in-tune with your normal usages. As an example, the house we bought 18 months ago was lived in by people who had 8x60W of bulbs in a particular light fitting and ran it constantly. We replaced it with a 5x30W eco-type bulb fitting, and use it rarely. Hell of a difference in electricity usage. They ran their heating all day, we use ours much more sparingly etc etc, so be careful using other peoples' usage rates to estimate your future usage in any property.
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Re: home things comparison websites

Post by Bruce M » Tue May 24, 2011 11:56 am

vblanche wrote:Hello,

anyone could recommend websites testing/comparing washing machines?

any recommendation?

many thanks
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Re: home things comparison websites

Post by MarkEG » Tue May 24, 2011 2:44 pm

vblanche wrote: Q: Washing Machine?
A: Miele.
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Post by bmw virgin » Tue May 24, 2011 5:56 pm

Received my Which? magazine today and guess what....it's got a test on Washing Machines!

Top 5 Freestanding machines:-

1) LG F1w443kds - £792, 11kg load, 1400rpm - Score 79%
2) Miele W5740 - £999, 7kg load, 1400rpm - Score 79%
3) Bosch WAS24460GB Logixx - £465, 8kg load, 1200rpm - Score 74%
4) LG F1443KD - £765, 11kg load, 1400rpm - Score 74%
5) Miele W1613 - £679, 6kg load, 1300rpm - Score 74%

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Re: home things comparison websites

Post by Broch » Wed May 25, 2011 8:59 pm

MarkEG wrote:
vblanche wrote: Q: Washing Machine?
A: Miele.
+1
+1 - W5824 comes with a 10yr warranty
http://www.miele.co.uk/washing-machines ... w5824-275/

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Post by neil » Thu May 26, 2011 12:15 pm

Broch wrote:
MarkEG wrote:
vblanche wrote: Q: Washing Machine?
A: Miele.
+1
+1 - W5824 comes with a 10yr warranty
http://www.miele.co.uk/washing-machines ... w5824-275/
Yeah with 3 Kids and c. 100 washes / day (mild exaggeration !) I can vouch for Miele Washers and Dryers.

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Post by vblanche » Thu May 26, 2011 1:05 pm

thanks a lot for your replies.

I agree Miele is top, but not for my wallet, I will go for the BOSCH then...

thanks again.

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