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5 per YEAR VPS?

96mb96mb Member
edited June 2012 in Providers

Disclaimer: I am not trying to recommend them, and do not shoot me if your 5 bucks is gone...

Just saw this one on WHT: EDIT Order link removed to make Mr. JoeMerit aka LET Policeman happy :)

@JoeMerit Now that's not an offer anymore?

I mean, 5 per month is OK, but 5 per YEAR? Gosh!

Domain hidden behind Private Whois though and payment made to this guy:

Merchant
George Betts

Let's see how long this one will last :)

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  • it's better than give it for free :D

    Do you know Lake Toba?

  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    The sad part is the guy is going to have to chew through a full /24 to even come close to breaking even.

    Then again, he's likely just trying to collect enough right now to pay for the first month.

    Check back in a month, i'm sure they'll be toast soon enough.

    Francisco

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    True, I have not got a chance to look at that 1 dollar upfront, free VPS yet

    But this one looks quite legit, the ToS and AUP seems to be fine and no deadlink whatsoever...

    It is not instant provision, but I will let everyone know once I got the VPS

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @Francisco That's actually what I figured...well, it is OK, I did not get a Starbucks coffee today, so there goes my coffee money haha

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  • jarjar Provider

    Burst or VolumeDrive I wonder.

    MagicSpam blackmails providers into buying their software, and ServerHub is a professional spam organization.

  • yomeroyomero Member

    @96mb said: I did not get a Starbucks coffee today, so there goes my coffee money haha

    I want one Q_Q
    But not starbucks... god ¬_¬

  • CoreyCorey Member, Provider

    LOL deadpool

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @jarland Either way I bet he has to cram in like 200 VPS to the node lol...

    I'll post some preliminary tests as soon as I get my VPS :)

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @Corey Look at my third tag :)

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    Just remembered this thread:

    http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/72506

    Good use of the promotion I guess :)

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  • jarjar Provider
    edited June 2012

    Maybe he's trying to break even on that or close to it in hopes of upselling. The plans on their site are nothing similar. Still seems shady, hard to upsell when people are scared of your business plan.

    MagicSpam blackmails providers into buying their software, and ServerHub is a professional spam organization.

  • Some datacenters like mine give free ips. Just a thought.

  • 96mb96mb Member

    Just got the VPS, rebuilding the template now, will post the bench.sh results in a minute...

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  • 96mb96mb Member
    edited June 2012

    Removed as per @JoeMerit request

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  • "http://secure.xmxen.com" lol he's doing it wrong, should be https not "secure".xmxen

    http://cheapvpsdeals.net over 80 cheap VPS deals listed, from providers in 14 countries, and 3 continents!

  • 96mb96mb Member
    edited June 2012

    Remove as per @joeMerit request

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @taipres I doubt it is secure anyways :) But don't really bother haha, I have active identity theft monitoring, LOL

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  • CoreyCorey Member, Provider

    @bijan588 PLEASE don't rely on that. There will be a stopping point to the ips. We were with a provider that gave us free ips, and then suddenly they started charging us for them. You are going to get large and they are going to want their piece of the pie. Hell, even Continuum won't even give us anymore free ips for our chicago location even though Pre Sales we negotiated free ip addresses.

    Every DC/Sales Person has this mentality - 'Oh they just think they are going to be big we'll give them this for now because we know they aren't going to use it and they want the piece of mind, because 99% of the people we sell to never make it.'

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  • Let's check back on the results after 2 weeks, @96mb :)

  • 96mb96mb Member

    @Boltersdriveer you mean let's check the results after two weeks if they are still around LOL!
    Like what I said, I just think I threw away my coffee money haha

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  • jarjar Provider

    There goes $5. Why not. They can oversell if people like me sign up. I'll run a benchmark and probably barely touch it for months ;)

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  • 96mb96mb Member
    edited June 2012

    **Remove as per @joeMerit request

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  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator

    @96mb said: Seems they are Burst.Net:

    "Located at SCRANTON PA USA"

    On another track...isn't the Q8400 a desktop CPU?

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @raindog308: probably the most likely choice for the owner to recover his cost, although they all cost one dollar for the first month.

    Heck, even the 1 dollar dedi I got from Burst is better than this:

    CPU model : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 1998.000 MHz

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  • BluBoyBluBoy Member

    Kinda tempted to do this and then use exigent's offer:
    http://blog.exigent.com.au/?p=142

    I can think of a few LEPers (Low End Providers) this could be useful for on here too!

    Checkout my blog. I review VPS providers and mess around with Debian and FreeBSD!

  • klikliklikli Member

    I think claiming themselves incorporated while they're not is illegal huh? I don't seem to find them in the company house.

  • yomeroyomero Member

    xmXEN, and is Ovz... lol

  • 96mb96mb Member

    @BluBoy I'll waste my coffee money for tmr if you are able to get a deal match with them :)

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  • @BluBoy said: Kinda tempted to do this and then use exigent's offer:

    http://blog.exigent.com.au/?p=142

    I can think of a few LEPers (Low End Providers) this could be useful for on here too!

    Fineprint says that they will match offers from australian providers only ;(

  • subigosubigo Member

    This is a great month for my proxy chain.

  • blackblack Member

    Buy a burstnet server for $1 first month plus some IPs
    Sell "$5/year" hosting, load'em up as much as you can
    ???
    Profit

  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @96mb this is a waste of your time. just use your time reviewing awesome providers.

  • AdamAdam Member

    @jcaleb said: @96mb this is a waste of your time. just use your time reviewing awesome providers.

    Clearly it's not a waste of time:

    • You get to review the box before it gets chock-a-block'd
    • You then get to continuously bug support about the slipping performance of the node
    • Demand SLA for downtime
    • Prophesize the impending doom
    • Slander them all over the web when they fail/deadpool

    Definitely more entertainment than a stable vps that you forget all about ;-)

  • jarjar Provider

    Who knows, maybe a promotion they can afford to lose on. I wouldn't call it a good one, but maybe they can afford the lesson. They did say only 50 so it's clearly not a business plan in itself.

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @Adam said: Clearly it's not a waste of time:

    but i miss new post on 96mb.com. i would pefer him to spend more time there posting new reviews, than spending time here at let =)

  • I wish i had 5 bucks right now but don't have any, would have test the VPS

    Anyone here has the VPS and can show us some test results?

  • nb4 deadpool

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    @liam said: I reckon he's using burstnets $1 first month promo

    But will he be around in 1 1/2 months when his invoice is past due :P

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  • vedranvedran Member

    Is it just me, or it's UptimeVPS all over again?

  • 96mb96mb Member

    @vedran: summer's coming, just so that you know :)

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  • 96mb96mb Member
    edited June 2012

    Remove as per @joeMerit request

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @jcaleb Thanks a lot for your support! I will try to work my way there...quite honestly, I started 96MB.com as a hobby project and I want it to be fun. During the day I have a boss paying me for the job (and paid me well) so I will do the job regardless of whether I like it or not (not saying I don't like it), I definitely do not want 96MB to go to that route and just want to keep it something that I do, well, "for fun"!

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @96mb it helps people man.... specially new comer, to find a good home.

  • Their prices are a little pricy, on their website http://xmxen.com/index.html

  • 96mb96mb Member

    @jcaleb I have to say, comments like this is one of the reason why I kept writing 96MB despite it means it would take away time to spend with family and time to spend with my comfy sleeping bed, thanks so much!

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @Jeffrey Correct, that's why we suspect it may be an attempt to upsale...but too bad he has a whole bunch of LEB people signing up, and to us, 128MR RAM is more than enough, LOL

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @liam Thanks a lot, you guys are being soooo nice to me, really appreciate that!

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  • Haha its no longer accepting 5 dollars/year signups (atleast I can't seem to get through to it.).

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  • 96mb96mb Member

    @HalfEatenPie I am sure it was gone in like 2 hours

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  • RandyRandy Disabled

    this guy wail really fail hard. unless he has lots of money to cover it. he will run out of money to cover and run away one day :)

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