This seems strange. assparade.com want $1 for age verification before you can see any of their previews. (not that I'm cheap, but I'm not spending a $1 just to see if I might like your content. And while Bangbros is a big company that I'm sure is reputable - I don't know how I feel about this practice.)
About the strange part: Bangbros.com doesn't require $1 on their main site for previews. Even when you access asspardae content form the main bangbros page you aren't asked for a $1 before seeing previews.
My question for the group: What do you think of the practice of charging $1 for previews?
I am on an extremely fast connection right now, and Bang Bros is bringing in about 18 MBit/s. This seems to be sub par compared to most sites. VideoBox has been giving me more than 60 MBit/s today, and fairly consistently.
The speed here needs to be better. For most people with smaller cable connections or low end DSL this should not be a problem. But for those lucky bastards with high end connections, 15 MBit and up might not like this as much. This testing was early afternoon though, I did not get a chance to test in the evening when more people would be on.
This did not seem to matter how many connections were open. I had 4 connections open and I had up to 18 connections open with them, the overall speed was the same. Many sites you can get some extra bandwidth from by open a good number of connections.
Things must have changed at Bang Bros. Contrary to what's written above, to join costs $ 14.95 a month, however, after that, monthly renewal is at $ 24.95 US. If you hit the Join now button on the top right of the page you will be taken to another page that will list the subscription price for one month. Please be aware that you will not renew at this price. The renewal is, as mentioned above, $ 24.95. It's in the fine print below the red sign on button near the bottom.
Feb. 1, 2012
I am happy to see that Porn Users have adjusted their listing for the price of a monthly subscription to $ 14.95. I am even more pleased to see that if you follow right through to Bangbros. actual sign-up page that the $ 14.95 is now recurring and NOT one-time. It's in the fine print! :-)
I've been an on-and-off visitor of Bangbros since about 2005. I've never thought it was perfect (too many dudes mugging for the camera), but I always came back for the bottom line - BEAUTIFUL GIRLS GETTING NASTY. It was a great website for seeing beautiful, everyday chicks getting fucked dirty.
But lately when I follow the updates, I see little reason to join. Most of the girls look like nightclub hoes or strippers. There are too many fake tits. The few sites that were still bringing in cute chicks, like Facial Fest, seem to have stopped updating. Plus, these guys couldn't find a real MILF if their lives depended on it. All the mature ladies look like mid-life crisis strippers.
The network looks like a cheezy rap video now (that applies to all the races - white, black, latina, etc). I know it was always fake, but I miss the days when the chicks actually looked like coeds. :(
I've read all the comments, in fact most of them kept me from joining the one site i have always wanted to skim through but never had the gut to proceed due to all the bad reviews. Well i just couldn't take it anymore, i had to sign up. As far as people being billed more than they should, there are land mines, like many sites. If you click on a site it will tell you if you are subscribed to it such as many of the Latina content, its an extra package to subscribe. If you click it, it will ask you if you would like to sign up and im guessing if you click again... Your signed. So be cautious and you should have no problems.
Today i canceled my membership since i wont be able to use it much the next couple of months. During my canceling the site offered me a low price on additional subscriptions.
Overall the site was excellent, if you enjoy big butts and large breast this is certainly the site i recommend. There are quite a few videos that have condoms but usually seems to be used on new girls or returning girls not sure but i found more videos without than with.
Im glad i joined, i downloaded alot of awesome content, lots of HD videos and pictures.
Seems most networks have hidden check boxes and what not... The key is to pay attention!!! I know we shouldn't have to but it is what it is.
If i experience any problems with my canceling i will inform.
This site has changed almost beyond recognition. After having signed in you have to move cautiously, as in a mine field, because you are first of all being redirected to a page that offers all kinds of upgrades and subscriptions to other sites. After you find your way back to the latest updates then you'll detect that by clicking on certain ones for a download you will have to unlock a different site first for an additional $19.95 a month.
The promised 1080p videos in the tour pages are probably on one of the sites you have to add (unlock) and this is way too easy to do. Just click in the wrong spot and this site will be automatically added, using the credit card information you gave to Bangbros! Tiptoe very carefully through the Bangbros. tulips!
PS. Not being careful is probably what happened to whowho (comment below.)
P.P.S. I am so disgusted with the underhanded way this company is doing business now that I will let the remaining 27 days lapse without a return visit. No hardship in any case because I subscribed for the non-existent 1080p videos in the first place.
P.P.P.S. I finally got an answer from support but, as usual with bigger sites, it was a generalized answer that didn't give me the info I was looking for. It told me how to download an HD video, something I already knew, but didn't tell me where to find the advertised 1080p ones. I wrote them back, wanting the specifics on that one but never received an answer. And there it stands.
I would caution again signing up for any sub-site offer with BangBros. I signed up for Culineros and after canceling the main BangBros subscription, this one keeps billing. The support links to this specific site are written in Spanish(when you sign up everything is in English.) Nobody writes back. The Billing 800 number says they don't see me as a customer and don't know who handles the bill for this site. None of the billing companies have me listed.
I love Bangbus, I have since it was the first of its kind and I came across it in the stores so long ago. But one thing has never changed, and is it just me or is the guy who films the action kinda in the way. He makes weird comments, uses some weird voice and strange laugh. I mean Ive gotten used to it, but I wanted to know if its just me.
TBP offers a special price of $14.95 per month for BangBros Network but I'm having difficulty getting BangBros' billing service to accept that price. I sent an email to Khan so he can address the issue. If you were planning to sign up for BangBros in the next day or two, you may want to wait a bit to see what happens with the discount.
Is it normal that the price to join bangbros in euro's(26,46) is higher than in us dollars(23,95)
I'v send an e-mail to epoch(their billingcompany)i received an e-mail back from them with the message that i must contact bangbros.So i send one to them i am stil waiting for an answer from them its now 2 or 3 weeks.
I'm surprised TBP hasn't blocked this site as they've done with other sites that engage in shady and deceptive business practices. All the other users' warning comments written before mine should be a pretty major indication that something is not right here. I had the same frustrating and expensive experience as other users: I thought I was signing up for one site, but simply by clicking on a video from a site I thought was included, suddenly found myself with an entirely separate subscription to a new set of sites. I'm also 100% sure I unchecked the pre-checked cross sale box upon signing up for the original site, but was still charged for the trial membership to yet another site. All of this meant I now had to cancel THREE memberships when I only signed up for one, and I'm still unsure if one of these sites was even canceled at all, since the specific site name did not show up on the list of cancellation options. They've got some interesting content here, and a lot of it, but I strongly warn people to steer clear until this site engages in more ethical billing practices.
trying to join the site
i click: monthly - Credit Card - instead $23.95 for only $17.95
i get: "Epoch.com ist der designierte Zahlungsabwickler für: www.bangbrosnetwork.com
Veranlasst von BangBrosco
Heute wird folgender Betrag belastet: €20.79
Die Mitgliedschaft erneuert sich automatisch zu €20.79 jeden 1 monat Monat, bis storniert wird.
therfore, as a european i have to pay : €20.79 even if i click the merchandising button of 17,95 $ ?!?!
When entering the Join-page on Bang Bros it says the price is on a discount of $17.95 which seemed like a nice price to join the site, but when it came to entering credit card details and such, suddenly the price was almost the double. In my currency, Swedish Crowns, the price converted into USD was more than $30 for a site that was supposed to cost $17, how can this not count as false marketing? If i had joined without looking carefully they would have earned the price of two memberships for one, and i can't really see that this is fair, in my opinion it's fraud unless they're straight up with the price from the beginning and it just can't go on like this.
This is one of those learn from my mistake posts. Bang Bros are now offering more than 10 different addon packs, but you can only add them for the special prices once you're inside the members area of Bang Bros. Their biller, while not real well known, has never given me a problem and the biller itself replies to any problems with 24 hours from my experience. I had signed up for Bang Bros then added the Super Pack. When I went to cancel, I canceled "Bang Bros" from the support page. That didn't fully work. It canceled the Super Pack, but not the Bang Bros membership. After I went back and looked, after an email to their biller, there was a second membership listed on my account, which was Bang Bros itself. I hadn't canceled it. They could do better with this by listing the Super Pack as Super Pack and not Bang Bros, but I could have clicked the drop down box to see two accounts too.
So if you add anything besides Bang Bros, be sure when canceling to use the drop down menu to see the other accounts so you can cancel them too. In a way, I felt like this is misleading, but in another way, I can see how maybe someone would just want to cancel the addons, but keep Bang Bros, so it's iffy as to how you take this practice.
I have already been a member of bangbros.com 2 times before in the last years, was billed by EPOCH and never had any serious problem.
2 weeks ago i joined again, and i could already see they seem to handle the billing themselves now, not by EPOCH anymore.
Few days after joining, i see that my credit card was billed a total of 314,72 USD, with 8 charges (for 8 different memberships, i think). My credit card company shortly after contacted me saying, my credit card is blocked now because they think i am a victim of fraud.
I contacted the Billing Support of bangbros.com by Email and they refunded 5 of those charges. About the other 2 unauthorized charges (some obscure camsites), they told me that they can't handle it and i need to contact another support at nkd-help.com. They were not available by Email, so i had to call there and ask them to refund their charges.
While everything has been refunded by now (except my original bangbros membership), nobody from Support answered anything about my question why i actually was charged that much and even by 2 different billing companies.
I guess it was either an exceptional mistake or some kind of fraud attempt, however i highly suggest anyone joining here to pay good attention on his credit card charges, the new billing company here seems not professional or trustworthy.
I just signed up for a 'full trial' (as promoted on this site) and upon signing in, much to my dismay I was denied download privileges. I am a fan of the site and love the content, but if someone promotes full trial...I want a full trial!
Looks like Bang Bros is finally updating their members area -- hopefully to get rid of all the glitches. When you log in, you are given two options: 1) go to the current format of the members area or 2) go to the beta version of the new members area. Looks like they're testing it out before they make the change permanent. I like the new one although it still needs work. When you click on a scene now, there's a "recommended similar scenes" on a sidebar but this doesn't seem to change with the scene yet. Also an advanced model search option (options to find models with certain tit, ass, ethnicity, etc. or a combination of different options).
That said, it looks like they also are getting rid of the Add Favorites feature to favorite a scene, but that feature never worked for me so it's not a loss.
I've been subscribing to Bangbros.com for five years now. I really got off to the last fifty pages of the site but it seemed as time went on, the women kept getting more fake. I can deal with the fake boobs, but fake asses?, stretched skin?, and extreme wide-angle lenses? Come on. I'll go on record to say that the last fifty pages of women on this site turned me on back then but they need to get some different niches.
The following happens, when i try to join Bangbros from a european country (i would bet similar will occur for any country with non US-Dollar currency too):
- Bangbros tells me the price for monthly membership: 24.95 USD
- After hitting the button to proceed, i am directed to the Epoch site for credit card information, which is showing me the price for monthly membership now in my local currency (Euro): 27.47 EUR
As of todays exchange rate, 27.47 EUR equals to 36.30 USD. This is 11.35 USD more than what Bangbros listed me as the price in the first place.
I wonder who will receive this extra 11.35 USD, Bangbros or Epoch? Needless to say, that this currency trickery doesn't really support their otherwise good reputation. Other sites/billers go well by just charging USD or whatever their currency is, leaving the exchange to be appropriately done by the credit card company (Visa, Mastercard etc).
Contacting both Bangbros and Epoch support by email (1 month ago) at least gave me one reply from Bangbros to join by the reduced rate, which is also available through this site (and which seems to convert to Euro more accurate). Epoch didn't reply up to today.
Just thought I'd chime in with my impressions. I've been a member of this site for over a month and haven't had any shady billing issues yet. Like people have said, they do some tricky things to make you think you have access to things you don't, but if you're careful and only click on things that are part of the "BangBros Pack" then you should be fine. It is frustrating though.
The main "HOME" page of the members area is full of sites you don't have access to, but it's displayed in a way that could trick you into thinking you have access to those sites. At the top of this "HOME" page it says: "Your Library - Listing of the products you have access to", but you don't actually have access to most of these sites unless you pay another $19.95. When they say "Listing of the products you have access to", they don't actually mean these sites are part of your current membership, they mean you can add access these sites if you pay more...so, their wording is somewhat deceptive when they say "Listing of the products you have access to"...but problems can be avoided if you are careful and have read the warnings in the comments and reviews here on The Best Porn.
Rather than just take you to the area where you actually have true access (such as the "BANGBROS" tab or "ALL WEBSITES" tab at the top of the site), they start you out in an area full of sites that you don't have access to yet. However, the thumbnails for these sites have small lettering under the image that says "get full access for $19.95", so there is at least something there to indicate that you don't have access yet...but if you don't pay attention, I can see how you'd think you had access to one of these upsell sites.
Basically all you need to know is - when you enter the members area, go to the top and click on the "ALL WEBSITES" tab - this will take you to the sites that you actually have access to with your current membership. This is the area that should be the "HOME" page, not the area they have now.
Also, when you watch streaming videos, there will be thumbnails for other videos along the right side that might be for sites you don't currently have access to. Or when you click on a certain girl's profile, it will show all of her videos - but there may be videos mixed in there that are on sites you don't have access to. So you have to be aware of the sites that are part of your "BangBros Pack" and make sure to only click on those videos. I haven't clicked on the wrong video yet, so I can't confirm if you are automatically billed for sites just by clicking on the video.
Other than these annoyances, it's a good site with a ton of content. I'll have a full review in a few weeks.
I added on a group of sites called the "SuperPack" to my BB membership. I received an email with the joining information (with the same username and password as my main membership) and with a link for customer service that was different from my main membership. I followed the link to cancel the SuperPack membership and it's the same page as the main site where you have to select which site you want to cancel but "SuperPack" isn't listed. My confirmation email said I joined through Dancing Bear (which is part of the Pack) but the site said I didn't have a membership there.
Also, there is a two-part captcha where one part of it has to be the most difficult to decipher that I've ever seen.
I haven't had any billing issues, but my advice is to cancel any add-ons early in case you have problems. I've sent them and email and I'm hoping that cancellation isn't a more of a problem than it is already.
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