My husband has been a customer in good standing of Amerigas for around 25 years. We were on a budget plan.
They change the contract yearly. We were underestimated on the amount of gas we would use, from the previous year use. We ended up owing Amerigas approx. $600.00 at the end of our contract year.
My husband has been layed off and I am working at a fast food restaurant for minimum wage. Now they took us of their budget program and will not deliver any more gas until the bill is payed in full and we have proof that we can pay for the next fill. They will not put us back on their buget plan and we have no extra funds for such a big bill. We are currently down to 12% in our tank, and no other company will service our home because of the problems with Amerigas.
Amerigas has us strapped. On top of it all, if we do not have a fill, we will be charged $100.00 for a safety check when our tank becomes empty.
Luckily we have been having very mild weather in Michigan. We are currently heating our house with 2 portable electric heaters. What are we going to do when we run out?
My stove is LP and so is our hot water tank. I have 2 grandchildren staying with me too. I can only imagine the problems when they begin to go to school hungry and dirty.
I think that this is another situation where corporate america is hurting the working class.
Does it really hurt them to allow us back on their budget plan? We are trying to pay the bill by borrowing the money, but you can only borrow so much. I think Amerigas is as bad as the banks that took advantage of this economic depression we are in.
Thanks a lot Amerigas! I hope your CEO's have a warm house to live in, hot water to take a shower with, and a stove to cook their food with.
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