Ok so I just rang them. He told me that I have had a pensioner concession backdated from July just applied, but that would still only bring my bill up to $75 or so. I told him that the bill says it's estimated, so he told me to go and check the reading myself and compare. Except I don't even know where the meter is! (I'm in a big unit block, don't judge lol).
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07-01-2016 11:26 #11Senior Member
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07-01-2016 11:27 #12
We had that with a power bill. We checked the reading against the meter and it checked out. It's not unusual to have an estimated bill at our place so I'm assuming the bill before that was over estimated.
Are you able to read your gas meter to see if the reading is close what your reading says?
07-01-2016 11:27 #13
I'd ring them OP.
It would be awful to receive a massive bill months down the track because they've underestimated your usage.
ETA: I see you already have called them (we posted at the same time).
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07-01-2016 11:29 #14
Yep, ring them back love. Tell them you don't even know where the meter is, and having to pay a catch-up later down the track would put you under financial stress. Just bluff your way through it! I reckon you are entitled to have an accurate reading if you want one.
07-01-2016 15:32 #15Senior Member
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So I managed to find one of my meters (my bill seems to have two?), and it is over 1000 *whatevers* more than what it says on my bill. So looks like this is the issue. The lazy bludgers mustn't have even read it. My billing cycle ended on the 23rd Dec, so I guess they were already on holiday mode.
I don't know if I'll get it fixed though. I just don't have the money. In my typical 'ignore problems and hope they magically go away on their own' fashion, I might just leave it and worry about my big bill when it gets here.
Thanks for all the advice!
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