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03-29-13  04:49am - 509 days Original Post - #1
marcdc1 (165)
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Pay for previewing?

I came across a bangbros site today (no small player in the porn world). That wanted $1 for previewing their content. While I've seen this on smaller sites before I always took it as a sign to stay away.

So my question is, do any of you pay to preview content? The said they wanted it for "age verification" but since they don't do that on their main site and so many other sites release true hardcore content without it, that seems a little disingenuous to me.

What are your thoughts?

03-29-13  07:34am - 509 days #2
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That's bullshit. They're just trying to squeeze money from people. Not that I look around too much, but I've never seen that on any site. But somehow it doesn't surprise me that bangbros is trying it. Arguing with some people is like trying to play chess with a pigeon - it knocks the pieces over, shits all over the board, then flies back to its flock to claim victory.

03-29-13  08:24am - 508 days #3
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They don't call them BangBros for nothin. If it ain't grits, it must be a Yankee.

If you're going to lay her head over the pool table and fuck her throat, get your fucking hand off her throat!

03-29-13  08:52am - 508 days #4
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I went through the whole thing with a comment on assparade.com. What I find surprising is it's not consistent across the network. Some urls for a site hits you with the $1 fee. Other take you right to flash based previews.

You're also the 2nd or 3rd person to point out that Bangbros is not the reputable company I thought they were. Glad I'm seeing this as a warning sign.

03-29-13  09:02am - 508 days #5
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Maybe I'm foolish, but I've always stayed away from sites that charge $1 for age verification/membership.

I thought it might be a way of harvesting email addresses or even charge card numbers.

Since I already get more spam than I can almost handle, I've never joined any sites that ask for age verification.

03-29-13  12:29pm - 508 days #6
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I put this under the category of "almost a good idea". From the consumer perspective it's a joke, no way I'd fork over a single George just to look at some previews. Where they went wrong was by not giving you a couple of free downloads. That might be worth it as it definitely makes it more tempting and is maybe even a money maker for the site. The way I see it is that sites should have at least a small preview area (although full previews are best by far) and could maybe go the route of a cheap preview with a DL or two in the offering and then full membership prices.

03-29-13  01:59pm - 508 days #7
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Originally Posted by Wittyguy:


I put this under the category of "almost a good idea". Where they went wrong was by not giving you a couple of free downloads. That might be worth it as it definitely makes it more tempting and is maybe even a money maker for the site.


Is anybody listening???? Best idea I've heard in a month. If it ain't grits, it must be a Yankee.

If you're going to lay her head over the pool table and fuck her throat, get your fucking hand off her throat!

03-29-13  02:22pm - 508 days #8
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Hi all you will see this more as a lot more country are making them do it to stop kids seeing it.

my site work on previewing content before buying, so is not good for me hope i can get out of it lol. http://www.sexxximps.com

03-29-13  02:43pm - 508 days #9
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No site which wants my business can charge one cent for previews. Previews are just that, I don't pay to see previews of regular movies and TV shows. They are supposed to be the bait which gets me to join a site, and they often do.

Self-defeating if you ask me... I won't do business with any site that does this and I urge others not too as well - that will soon finish off this stupid idea and ensue it doesn't become too widespread.

We porn consumers have a lot of power and it's time we used it - I am sick of being treated as anything less than a paying customer. In no other industry do people tolerate such lousy service and we shouldn't either.

Porn customers are entitled to respect, but we'll only get it if we demand it!

03-29-13  03:02pm - 508 days #10
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Since when did the nickle-and-diming, fee-happy bankers start running porn sites?

If they want age verification, I'll send them urine sample. If you ask me, God gave us sex, and the Devil gave us STD's--not the other way around.

03-29-13  03:19pm - 508 days #11
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What about a $1 one day free trial? Everyone can be happy with that. A true neck-lover.

03-30-13  12:47am - 508 days #12
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WHAT???

Some sites want to charge people for previews? And you tell me that BangBros is one of them?

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!

There is NO WAY I'm gonna start paying for previews! I don't mind spending hardly earned money on monthly memberships but wasting some bucks here and there just to see previews... NO!

I don't get why BangBros is doing it...

Aren't they making enough profits already?

03-30-13  04:37am - 508 days #13
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Originally Posted by Drooler:


Since when did the nickle-and-diming, fee-happy bankers start running porn sites?

If they want age verification, I'll send them urine sample.


Ah, Drooler, you always make me laugh. Thanks for chiming in on this one.

03-30-13  04:40am - 508 days #14
marcdc1 (165)
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Originally Posted by MrLewdy:


WHAT???

Some sites want to charge people for previews? And you tell me that BangBros is one of them?

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!

There is NO WAY I'm gonna start paying for previews! I don't mind spending hardly earned money on monthly memberships but wasting some bucks here and there just to see previews... NO!

I don't get why BangBros is doing it...

Aren't they making enough profits already?


I don't want to misrepresent Bang Bros. Their main site does not charge for previews. Apparently the main assparade site does not charge for previews. However at least one of their urls did require it.

I don't know why there's different behavior on different urls for the same site; but there is.

I also appreciate the larger conversation on the topic.

03-30-13  07:49am - 507 days #15
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Originally Posted by marcdc1:


I don't want to misrepresent Bang Bros. Their main site does not charge for previews. Apparently the main assparade site does not charge for previews. However at least one of their urls did require it.

I don't know why there's different behavior on different urls for the same site; but there is.

I also appreciate the larger conversation on the topic.


You may find that different behavior on different urls for the same site is for the different country the site is used more. http://www.sexxximps.com

03-30-13  01:50pm - 507 days #16
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Thanks for the insight. Any idea why they might have one procedure on one and a different one on the other?

03-30-13  04:10pm - 507 days #17
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Maybe it's a marketing ploy. If they find a lot of people willing to pay $1 for a preview, they might do it more. A true neck-lover.

03-31-13  09:06am - 506 days #18
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^If it is then it's a very old one because many sites have had the 1$ trial for a long time and that's basically the same thing. The only difference is that people are more knowledgable now and don't fall for it. Let's be honest. Why would any porn site offer someone access to the bulk of their content for just 1$? It already cost them more than that in credit card processing fees so they could never make any money no matter how many people join the site. Long live the Brown Coats.

03-31-13  10:56am - 506 days #19
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Good point. A true neck-lover.

03-31-13  01:29pm - 506 days #20
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I suspect you're going to see more sites keeping all hardcore content strictly inside pay areas. Law changes in several parts of the world are making adult sites more and more wary. I know some sites are talking about no longer allowing bank cards and limiting to credit cards only to comply with new age verification requirements. Free trials will have to go too. Webmaster of StripGameCentral and A Measure of Curiosity.

03-31-13  04:13pm - 506 days #21
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Originally Posted by Ed2009:


I suspect you're going to see more sites keeping all hardcore content strictly inside pay areas. Law changes in several parts of the world are making adult sites more and more wary. I know some sites are talking about no longer allowing bank cards and limiting to credit cards only to comply with new age verification requirements. Free trials will have to go too.


You mean this isn't just about nickel and diming people? Who would have thought.

03-31-13  08:22pm - 506 days #22
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Originally Posted by marcdc1:


Thanks for the insight. Any idea why they might have one procedure on one and a different one on the other?


Yes some time it is to do with how they split the money up or how they feel the films work together on the sites. most time $$ http://www.sexxximps.com

04-01-13  04:53am - 506 days #23
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21Sextury.com , has become ad and sales central.
I did a recent review and my membership expires very soon.
The site is horrible at selling you crap.
New released stuff daily ends up half the time requiring more money to view the item, and every click is more selling and selling and offers AAAAAAAAARRRRG !
Some of the videos and pics are awesome, but the site with the selling tactics make it a navigational nightmare.
And cross and dead links litter the site. I wish they would spend money on the maintenance of the site. And it is designed for selling not ease of content. Sites need to give you what you are asking for. GODADDY.com is about the same idea, you go there to buy one thing and the next hour is spent navigating more sales to checkouts.

TO ALL WEBSITE OWNERS, if I want to buy something I will click on a banner or link. I do not need pop up and tricks to get me to click on an ad or be lead to links that require me to buy to see what appears part of the subscription. Any site that goes out of its way to trick me, or mislead me will not see me back "ever'. Rant Over ! Edited on Apr 01, 2013, 05:05am

04-02-13  08:24am - 504 days #24
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Originally Posted by hodayathink:


You mean this isn't just about nickel and diming people? Who would have thought.

A LOT of sites are struggling to stay in business, so anything which makes more money is good. However I would have thought a paid preview would reduce sales overall. A good reason for them charging for preview content for some sites and not for others could simply be they are trying it out to test how the public react to it.

There's rarely a single, simple reason for these sorts of changes. I think it's better to censor the preview content (and state as much) rather than charge for it. That keeps the site out of trouble and is cheaper for potential customers. Webmaster of StripGameCentral and A Measure of Curiosity.

04-02-13  07:54pm - 504 days #25
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Originally Posted by Drooler:


Since when did the nickle-and-diming, fee-happy bankers start running porn sites?


Don't give them any ideas, Drooler!

Even the more criminal pornographers out there--Seymore Butts, Max Hardcore, and John Stagliano, just to name three--are still way more trustworthy with money than some of the biggest banks I can think of. (For one thing, porn companies usually don't advertise their product with Vikings.)

What does it say about our country that our government will spend time and money fighting what it views as "obscene"--those filthy pornographers and their products that, at worse, make people wish they could do more in bed--but will spend billions rescuing institutions that imploded under their own drunken greed and fuck-it-all mismanagement?

Charging $1 for bullshit "previews" like these is annoying, and BangBros does come off as one of the more irritatingly doucherier porn sites out their, but I doubt they've done anything as shitty as, say, launder money for drug cartels or finagled a secret deal to protect them from numerous legal claims! "It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hardcore Commie works." - Gen. Jack D. Rippper, Dr. Stranglove Edited on Apr 02, 2013, 07:59pm

04-08-13  10:33pm - 498 days #26
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Originally Posted by Drooler:


Since when did the nickle-and-diming, fee-happy bankers start running porn sites?


That gives me an idea!

Bill the duff websites for my wasted time looking at them!

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04-21-13  06:26pm - 485 days #27
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Another shovel at work digging these ass-holes their potential grave. Greed begets more greed ...... History is rampant of this ilk. skeletal remains of their avaricious overkill litter our planet....all because enough isn't enough.

This is but one of a myriad little ploys these vermin's surreptitiously pass off on us. Unless we ultimately kick some of these greedy grubbers asses out of business, either boycotting or avoiding them altogether, they'll continue to invent new ways to get into our pockets.

My being the perfect patsy for these guys, many passed subscribers I've used found getting' me to bite on their tricky traps was like shooting fish in a barrel.

Damned, one would think Bang Bros could pay off our National debt with all they've squeezed out of their subscribers.........but they jus' gotta get a tighter grip on our balls by pulling' this kind of crap .

04-22-13  12:06pm - 484 days #28
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Well said sir. If it ain't grits, it must be a Yankee.

If you're going to lay her head over the pool table and fuck her throat, get your fucking hand off her throat!

05-29-13  11:43pm - 447 days #29
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Was the dollar for a trial period, I know they do that with some of their sites. But be careful, cus the short trial will sometimes renew at twice the price as a regular months subscription. Jack

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