I know the job situation in Michigan is dire, but I really wonder what the sales people think. Do they believe they are providing a valuable service, or are they so desperate they don't care?
I'm skeptical of all of the companies participating in Michigan's Gas Choice program. Not only are the sales people aggressive, but they usually misrepresent themselves as either employees of the gas company itself or as some sort of auditor hired to find overcharges in previously issued bills. Furthermore, I know from my own research that when the contract with an alternative supplier expires, that supplier will continue to provide gas but do so at a much higher rate. While the potential to save some money by signing with a supplier exists, I also know that I will have to terminate service with that supplier when the contractual period ends -- and that termination has to be timed just right -- not too soon, or early termination penalties are charged, and not too late or we'll end up paying too much for gas. And, regardless of what supplier we choose, Consumers Energy will continue to deliver the gas to our meter, handle billing, and perform any maintenance or emergency service needed. Taking everything into consideration, I'm making Consumers Energy my supplier of choice.
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