How this latest Electricity Price Hike really Kicks you in the Balls! General Nonsense 07 JUL 2011

So the 1st of the month has rolled buy and yet another round of Eskom’s outrageous price hikes has kicked in, and I thought I would give you a nice little example of how this big percentage price increase actually kicks you in the balls.

On the 26 June 2011, I bought 186 units for R150. For some or other reason, we burned through those pretty quickly and I needed to buy again, so on the 03 July 2011, I paid in another R200… and received a measly 163 units!

That’s right, for a whole R50 more I received 23 units less!

And of course they decide to do this in the middle of winter, a time when it is common knowledge that a household’s energy consumption is higher than normal!

It’s shameful really.

Sigh, and I really don’t have any other lamps I can replace to those stupid looking energy saver ones…

(Oh, and on that note I’ve found a new website to purchase my electricity through, following PayCity’s disastrous attempts at trying to implement the 3D Secure technology for my credit card. I got tired of phoning up the bank every time the thing failed and have now moved on to PowerTime which so far is treating me pretty well…)

Related Posts:

About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.

  • Ryanlotter

    You know those awesome lights in the roof…and the fact you added more, those are not that lite on the juice ;)…Also, which one of those purchases includes the monthly FREE allotment…it mught be a lot worse ;)

    • Actually no. We’ve been doing some monitoring and the culprit electricity eater is…. the newly installed panel heater in Jessica’s room! It chows like 10 units in a night!