Uswitch.com

Genetics has a lot to answer for – The Holgate blood that pumps through my veins can often make me look like a real cheapskate as I really hate paying more for something than I have to.The truth is that I’m not adverse to spending money but if there are two products on the market that both do the same function and one is better value than the other then why would anyone in their right mind choose the more expensive one?

It is probably this philosophy that makes me love the Internet so much; you can buy products online and save an absolute fortune when compared to the amount you’d spend in a typical high street retail outlet.I have known for ages about a site designed specifically for people such as me but for one reason or another have neglected to mention it in Click up until now.

Uswitch.com is a website that has been designed so that you can compare like for like products on the market in order to select a company that is going to offer you the best features or the lowest price.By typing in a couple of details regarding your usage of various services you can immediately find out of you would save money by switching any of the following:

Utilities – Gas, Electricity, heating cover or your water supplier.

Services – Home telephone, broadband or digital TV supplier.

Financial – Credit card, loan or current account supplier.

Rather than just giving you prices the website asks you about your typical usage of said product in order to recommend the best one for you.If we take electricity for example the website first asks you for your postcode so that it only recommends suppliers that are appropriate for your area then asks for details such as whether you are on ‘Economy 7’ along with your usual consumption and several other points before coming back with a table of results.

Of course price isn’t always the only thing that we look at when selecting one of these products so you can also specify other requirements you may have.A typical example of this would be when comparing broadband packages; the website will ask you what speed you require, whether you need a modem, whether you want e-mail, webspace a spam filter and so on.It will then come back with a comparison of products that fit your criteria.

The site also includes a couple of features such as a market news section and a directory of suppliers which will give you information regarding the products they supply, special offers and a service rating and to be honest with you that is pretty much all there is to say about the site.It is relatively simple but can be very effective in saving you money – Every reader should spend at least 20 minutes today checking all of their services and utilities as it really could save them thousands!

About the Author – Chris Holgate works for Refresh Cartridges who supply a wide range of printer cartridges at the UK’s lowest prices.

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