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. :(
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.
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.
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.
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 haven't joined a BB site for awhile. I found their marketing to be quite deceiving. They say " you get access to ALL the bang brother's sites", but then you only get access to 6 of them. The quality is always a bit worse than other sites, and that annoying guy talks way too much. I'm not spending any more $$$ on them, so I can't give recent reviews.
I joined Bang Bros Network last week for the first time in several years and wanted to put a few notes that could get lost in the review when I post it next week.
The TBP site facts has a daily download limit of 500 MB on each site in the network. I'm not seeing it so far. I do similar to how Khan recommended, making a temporary type folder and downloading into it to follow how much I've downloaded. I've only downloaded from 3 of their sites so far, Tugjobs, Ass Parade and my favorite in the network Ball Honeys. I've had these folders over a 24 hour period, 2-2.5 GB from each of those sites, for 6-7.5 GB total in a day.
I don't know if this could have to do with the fact that I'm using the "new" version of their website, like their friends over at Reality Kings, they have an old version of their site still available and a new one. I thought this was worth a mention since 500 MB would be very low as some of the videos are in excess of 500 MB.
Also seeing a better bitrate from what I remembered. The information from VLC is saying in the 3000-3500 bitrate range, way up from the ones I remembered that were in the 1000 range. Though, I will be the first to admit that the videos look to need improvement in the quality despite being 640 high end with 3000 bitrate. I have videos from Videobox and Reality Kings with nearly identical technical specs that look superior to the Bang Bros videos in terms of clarity.
Still, I've enjoyed the content so far, similar to how I have enjoyed the Reality Kings content. Maybe not the most original, but some of these sites in the Bang Bros network do seem to at least try to be different. The one where a "regular guy" tries to woo and seduce a porn model, is if nothing else, hilarious. One of the models asks the guy, "Do you have an inny...down there?" Of course, he whips out a 12 incher and makes her scream bloody murder, but it sure beats, "Oh hello Mr. Plumber...are you here to fix my pipes?" The models are also as impressive as ever. Ball Honeys is the Baskin Robbins of porn, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, mixed or as Sanchez jokes in an older video "Neapolitan". Will edit if or when I hit a download limit.
Maybe I'm looking into this too much, but had expected to have my Bang Bros account through today. Instead, it expired yesterday morning. Here are the exacts.
Signed up on February 23rd, 2010.
Membership expired on March 23rd, 2010
Normally this would look right, but February only had 28 days in it. I could even go into the exacts of time joined and time expired to show the loss of several days membership.
Signed up at 11:02 PM PST on Feb. 23
Stopped ability to access at 9:30 AM PST on March 23rd
So, a month membership would equal 720 hours
I had 5 full days in February and one 1 hour day 5x24+1= 121
In March I had 22 full days and one 9 hour day 22x24+9= 537
537+121 = 658
Going by that, I was shorted 62 hours or a little over 2.5 days. Didn't irk me enough to stop me from re-joining almost instantly, but I had this problem one time before with another site. I don't know if it is the site or the billing processor to blame, but 2.5 days is 2.5 days.
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