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You Get What You Pay For...... Proxies Especially!

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by akacash, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. akacash

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    So this isn't a flame thread and I'm not going to mention anyone by name in a negative fashion, but there's always threads asking who has the best proxies, or who has the cheapest proxies, etc. I can't stress enough that you will get what you pay for and trying to save a buck in the short term may end up costing you 2 in the long run. I've used a number of different proxy places over the years and have a different opinion of each based on the experience that I had there. The one common thread though is that the cheaper the price, the worse they seemed to be.

    Of course you'll find outliers but in general if you know you're going to need quality proxies/IPs (i.e. Google, Craigslist, Instagram) don't base your decision on price only. Take a sample if they offer it and then base your decision on the actual performance rather than the price and words of the the seller. Also do a little homework and read some reviews if possible or just google the company name and see what kind of stuff pops up. No matter how hard you try you can't always avoid the crap sellers. A quick example is recently I grabbed 1,000 proxies from a provider because they were cheaper than all others and because they offered what I needed. I contacted the owner and asked specifically for proxies from each of the subnet's he'd be assigning me so I could make sure they all worked ok and weren't blocked for anything. He sends over 5 proxies all on different ranges entirely (173.xx, 108.xx, 24.xx, etc) which I was expecting since I was getting that many. They worked great, and I went ahead and ordered them assuming that since I explicitly asked him to send me one's from the subnet's I'd be receiving that I'd be getting proxies from those 5. Wrong. Lol. This isn't a joke, I got 750 proxies that were all 192.11.xx.xx and then 250 more that were all 255.35.xx.xx. Those ranges are made up as I don't want to disclose the actual one's given but needless to say 750 in a row like that wasn't even close to what I was told or given on the test. When I said something about that's not going to work I was given a different list that was a little better, but in the end they didn't even end up working and I just ate the month's subscription fee because the provider wouldn't refund me. I wouldn't say it was the worst customer service I've ever seen or had but it wasn't anything that I'd consider good either. I even looked for some reviews of the company first, however, they're fairly new and as such I only found a couple and they were in large part good.

    The point is that even with the proper homework and testing things didn't work out because instead of just ponying up the extra money on the proxies that I already had working fine and upgrading my package I tried to save a few bucks. Luckily I never cancelled my other proxies so technically the only downtime I had was the time I wasted trying to use the cheaper ones, and I was able to use them for another application so it wasn't a total loss, but I certainly didn't need that big of a package if they weren't going to work for the original application. I think I babbled on quite a bit more than I intended to and I apologize for that, but I just wanted to share a little story/example of why it actually could save you money by not trying to go for the cheapest option available. Have a good day/weekend everyone.
     
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  2. srinu0812

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    Splitting into multiple paras will make the post easier to read.
     
  3. akacash

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    Lol. Yeah that looked like crap all jumbled together like that. Funny as it sounds since I've actually been a member for a few years, but I'm actually still getting used to posting and stuff. I've never really been any kind of "active" in a forum before and I really only recently decided to come out of my shell and start contributing a bit, so I'm sure you'll get a kick out of this, but I don't know how to even make an indent for each paragraph and it removed my spaces I put in manually.
     
  4. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    what is their refund policy?
     
  5. akacash

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    Well to be fair to them in their T.O.S it does say that they do not do refunds. However, since I was clearly led to believe one thing, and then given another, I don't feel like they lived up to their end of the deal at all. I wasn't given any proxies from the one's I was given for the test when I specifically asked to test ones from the subnet's I'd be getting them from.
     
  6. proxygo

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    tut tut tut
    pay cheap - get cheap - you are cheap ,, tst tst
     
  7. extremeboy

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    go over quality instead of cheap ;)