HostSlick is not doing too well these days.. Extorting $4 cancelation fees with collection agencies.
Friday drama time..
Old story short, forgot to cancel my old shared hosting with them as all of their emails go to gmail spam folder for some reason, I finally found out that my old honeypot shared hosting plan which has not had a website behind it in ages (even the domain is expired) is apparently running 1 month overdue.
So I login to client panel, and file immediate cancelation request. (Yes, Im about 1 month late).
But since there's not really anything running for more than 6 months using any resources, I figured its not too much of a problem. How wrong I was..
Okay, sure.. Maybe it was an unforgivable sin after all to not cancel it in time.
4,92 USD for late cancelation and you threaten me with collection agency? At this point I'm thinking between, "Fuck it, fuck all these providers that do not operate with pre-paid model" and "Whatever, its just 4 USD, at least its better than having the provider sell all my info to some collection agency.".
So beware buyers, while its an excellent provider in terms of stability, its even worse than https://living-bots.net/ when it comes to their billing practices.
I hope this 4 USD is worth all the work for them. Also, bad publicity is good publicity too right?
TL:DR I'm in wrong for sure, but their billing practices are dogshit. How many of you would actually choose the collection agency way when it comes to under $5 price and when the customer forgot to cancel a service that has not had an active domain use any resources since June 2020.
For the record, I have paid it now as "kindly requested", and I will certainly leave a bad review in addition of this thread.
Now the only thing Im still thinking after posting this thread is, if they will abuse FraudRecord for revenge and list me there next for making a bad review. That would be interesting for sure. They seem to have previous history of such practice after round of asking around.
Proof of payment: https://i.imgur.com/I7v4l03.png