The seven dollar answer
A couple of weeks ago, I put up a poll asking whether we should increase the $7 price limit for VPS offers only for offers from outside the US/Western Europe. The vote drew a lot of attention and a lot of points were brought forward both in favor of and opposing the idea. A majority of 52% was in favor; a minority of 43% opposed the idea. The other 5 percent went to other options.
After taking into consideration all arguments brought forward and the outcome of the poll, we have decided not to increase the limit.
We have two reasons for this. First of all, the $7 limit is our trademark and it has been just that for the past 6 years. The $7 limit is also well-known outside out LowEndTalk.com and LowEndBox.com. It's a standard in the industry this website has set and it's a standard we feel we should maintain. The second reason is that within the $7 limit a lot is actually possible. We have offers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, India, Singapore, Japan, Romania, and even from South Africa (soon on LowEndBox.com) all for $7/month or less. They may not all offer 2GB of RAM and loads of bandwidth, but it is definitely possible to have proper offers outside of the US/Western Europe for less than $7.
So, thank you all for sharing your opinions with us and thank you for voting. We appreciate all of you being members here and look forward to a bright and fun, $7-limited future with you!
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