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What are your experiences with comparison sites?

Have you used a comparison site before? Was it commercial site or a government-run site? What was your experience - did you find substantial savings or did you get a raw deal?

We know that commercial comparison sites can sometimes find you savings, but they don’t always give you the best deal. We’d love to hear about your experiences in more detail.

If you’ve never used them but are curious to learn more, here are a couple of pieces CHOICE has written on the topic:


I have copied an item I posted on 23.07.2018 regarding the website.

“I read an article this morning on regarding Qld consumers saving on electricity prices.

I then attempted to use the comparison website linked to the article.

After entering the details for the standard tariff for 4 bills with the dates shown on each, it then wanted the off-peak tariff usage so I got the bills out again.

It then claimed that there was a 3 day overlap. I altered the dates till I finally had all green ticks only to get a message that there was a 2 day overlap.

After wasting 30 minutes, I then gave up in disgust and deleted the page.

Only governments could create such stupidity.”


An interesting article warning consumers regarding comparison websites with comments from Choice.