Check Heating Oil Bill Now: You May B...

Check Heating Oil Bill Now: You May Be Overpaying

There are 7 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 28, 2009, titled Check Heating Oil Bill Now: You May Be Overpaying. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Folks, if you are heating your home with oil, please STOP reading. Yes, stop whatever you are doing and go find your bill for your last fill-up. The reason I am asking you to do this is because I have been ...

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JABBAR

Newington, CT

#1 Jan 29, 2009
Ha...ha...oh trust me. Valley oil has pulled this off on me twice and both times they conceded and agreed to re-bill me at $2.02/gallon. I proceeded to have them remove me from automatic delivery...which they didn't because they delivered again the other day. I can't wait to receive my bill for $2.99/9 again...then have to argue with them. Ask them about "DOLLAR WISE" oil and see what they have to say...everybody who pays their $2.99/9 per gallon asking price is subsidizing those paying sub $2/gallon prices. Totally unacceptable....
Center Cut

Glastonbury, CT

#2 Jan 29, 2009
Make sure any correspondence in terminating your oil service be always done with a registered letter. TLC is a very deceptive business.
Ted K

Gales Ferry, CT

#3 Jan 29, 2009
I had TLC, last year I locked in at $2.599, not a bad price at all, this year they wanted$3.799, I told them no, they dropped it to $3.299, I quit their service and bought oil for $2.099 on that day, I saved $2.40 on that fill alone. People must wake up to these overcharges, TLC is a union company and is one of the most expensive around. I now use a dealer who posts his price dailey.

Since: Jul 08

Portland

#4 Jan 29, 2009
Ted K wrote:
I had TLC, last year I locked in at $2.599, not a bad price at all, this year they wanted$3.799, I told them no, they dropped it to $3.299, I quit their service and bought oil for $2.099 on that day, I saved $2.40 on that fill alone. People must wake up to these overcharges, TLC is a union company and is one of the most expensive around. I now use a dealer who posts his price dailey.
thats what happens when you lock in a price...if the price is high and going up locking in will benefit you, if its high and you lock in and then it tanks you get screwed...its a gamble
Ted K

Gales Ferry, CT

#5 Jan 29, 2009
Judging by the "Judge It" icons I would guess TLC is reading these posts, I say to TLC, give a fair price and you will get all the business you can handle, I for one would return if your prices were competitive.
Donald Kaiser

Topsham, ME

#6 Feb 21, 2009
I just received my regularly scheduled oil delivery from AutoTLC at $3.099 a gallon. I then got on their website to get a quote. An hour later, a woman called me to quote me a price of $1.85 a gallon. I asked why the descrepancy, and she got all flustered and referred me to the local TLC office in East Hartford. I guess AutoTLC takes advantage of its loyal customers, and low balls quotes to get new ones.
-Loyal No More
Jon Searles

Middletown, CT

#7 Feb 23, 2009
Todays price from Pinergy who I am currently a customer of is 1.739.

Second best is Price Energy and Dollar Wise. Auto TLC demonstrates the practices which give capitalism a bad name.I always cringe for my neighbors when I see that truck roll around.

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