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Watch out from Godaddy

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by LukaB, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. LukaB

    LukaB Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You probably know this, but for the people who don't, it will come in very useful.

    Godaddy lately has been giving out $1 .com etc, and all kinds of stuff for really cheap, but they require you to enter your Credit Card, because they add a package (ie website builder) which is a "trial" in the $1 offer, and after the trial has passed (most likely 7 days), you will AUTOMATICALLY be charged for 1 month subscription (auto-renewal), so always "remove" these builders etc, all except the domain itself from your cart.
     
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  2. ivictus

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    Yes and they call the phone number you sign up with. When I talked to them they mentioned that I was signed for site builder for free for two months. I told them to cancel it.
     
  3. paincake

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    They're ASSHOLES. They're constantly trying to bill me for THREE of those crappy packages, and I'm pretty sure I removed them from cart every time I bought domains.
     
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    Yeah, they did the same to me. I asked their support to issue a refund or I will be filing a complaint against them and get a chargeback.

    They immediately canceled the site builder Bull*hit and refunded me the $10. Get tough with them and they will do what you want.
     
  5. LukaB

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    Ahaha :) no need to say that to me, I really get pissed when people try to trick me or my friends, Fatcow is another "must watch" , they tried to trick me over free domain with host thing, almost raped them :p. (they gave me domain.fatcow.com (idiots)) , but I got my real domain ahah ::D
     
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    All you have to do : when you update the page with the coupon code, try to remove the product and keep only the domain name.
     
  7. Daniel0cean

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    I always remove that from my cart :)
     
  8. Natlex

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    I always remove it but I really hate how godaddy upsells everything. I prefer namecheap but I'm still forced to use godaddy sometimes since I buy expired domains form time to time :(. Their prices are ok with the proper coupons at least, it's just annoying how much they promote their other products.
     
  9. Bross

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    It's like all web-services companies.. They sell cheap and they knock you down with the automatic upsells..

    Just unbox anything always and you will be safe.
     
  10. sundance

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    Thanks, just went into the account and canceled. Thanks again for the heads up
     
  11. ciciacik

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    goddy are sleezy tards they try to cheat you all the time
     
  12. moiz615

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    If you own a credit card, Then you must have sense to check your cart properly.
     
  13. LukaB

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    Yes, thats why these coupons which give stuff for really cheap, accept on Credit card.
     
  14. _Chip_

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    lol .. i buy using my VCC's .. in which i put exactly 2$ to buy the domains .. the VCC expires in 2 days .. haha let them charge watever they want from the expired VCC ..

    anyway .. everytime .. i carefully remove those crappy trial stuff ..
     
  15. vallento

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    Sneaky sneaky Godaddy. I am glad I didn't jump on this promo.
     
  16. iluvvegas

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    just watch out before you press the confirm button that you have all the filters to charge you $$$$ in the future...always good to use paypal with godaddy..that means u get ur money back but loose ur domains..

    i already vented w/punk daddy in an earlier post...

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/2277557-post17.html
     
  17. sbella

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    I have had so many problems with them. I can't even begin to list them all. Just a few weeks ago when I was on the phone complaining to them, they had the nerve to try to sell me more stuff... and I told the guy, why would I want to purchase more from you when you haven't even fixed this problem that I have yet? I have already paid in advance for another year, but after that I'm done.
     
  18. pspparty

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    Good Info. I recommend staying away from go daddy at all costs. Its worth paying full price for a domain vs. the $1 but being stuck with Godaddy
     
  19. eloquenceeee

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    If you register for a new account when you signup, they call you to talk to you about it. So tell them then to cancel it.

    Otherwise, they're sneaky and really douchey.
     
  20. GoldenTiger

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    Same here, this is one smart thing to do. GoDaddy is notorious for trying to upsell crap when you buy a domain.