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We have had Solar panels installed from Solargain on our roof, to cut our electricity bills. We were quoted a price and before signing the contract, asked if there would be any extra costs. Were told the price on the contract was the only cost. Asked if there would be any costs to the electricians who were doing the installing, again were told no, just the contract price. The salesman took measurements and photos of our meter box and sent these to his boss. We didn't sign then, as we wanted to think about it. A few weeks later we rang the salesman to say we would go ahead. On his return visit, we again asked about extra charges and were told no, just the contract price. Asked again about the electricians and were told they were covered in the contract price. Asked about the meter box and were told, no that is fine....photos and measurements were sent to his boss, who had okayed it. We then signed and once we had were told the only price was the contract price. The electricians came, installed panels on roof, then when they went to put the switch in the meter box, there wasn't enough room. They told us it would cost about $600.00. I rang the office and jason said...no, thats not right, the guys have worked it out. I assumed that meant no extra. We then received an Invoice for nearly $800!! I rang and Jason denied telling me that things had been worked out, said I should have read the small print, but there is nothing on the Invoice to state things could change. He did say they would give us a $150.00 discount. (The electrician took that off his account.) When Horizon Power finally came to put the new meter in the box, they couldn't. The box was just too small!! I rang the company and spoke to Jarrad, who informed me that there can be extra charges and when I told him we had asked this question severaltimes and each time were assured the only price was the contract one. He got Jason to ring me and I was told they would give us a discount of $160 and to just pay the electrician $600. I haven't paid a penny yet. Horizon Power came back and told me we would have to get a new meter box. I was so angry, I sent an email to them, as I couldn't talk to them and have not as yet had a reply. The electrician rang me two weeks ago, to tell me we have to have our meter box replaced at a cost of $1,200.00, but will give us a discount of $200.00. Consumer Affairs tells me to make an official complaint, but I can't find the form...where do I go from here?

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