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rearadmiral (326) 04-17-14  04:37pm
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - A mega-site that still manages to get specialties right
- Something for everyone
- 2-3 updates per day
- Broad spectrum of niches
- Many different types of models
- Logically laid out site
Cons: - Many complaints of misleading practices
- Links time out very quickly (2-3 minutes)
- Not all sites update
Bottom Line: Bangbros seems to be the most polarizing of the mega sites that gets reviewed here, and it doesnít really have to be that way. The sites included with the basic network are large, many (but not all) are updating regularly and all offer some great porn. But working against BB is the perception of misleading signups and shady billing practices. It seems unreasonable to me that BB isnít aware of these concerns since the misleading signups are obviously a choice they made (and the billing flows from that) and if they are aware of the concerns, it baffles me why a site of this calibre would continue to do that.

BB really needs no introduction, but Iíll add a quick one in case someone has just discovered internet porn. BB is a large network of sites, which isnít unique, that offers sites catering to just about any niche a member could be interested in. Anal? Lesbian? Big breasts? Reality? Glory Holes? Theyíre all here. What sets BB apart from most other mega-sites is that (at least in all the niches I downloaded) they are done really well. So many other mega-sites have a feel of a low-cost buffet where your appetite will be sated but you wonít rave about the quality. In the niches I viewed I was pleasantly surprised to see that just because the network covers so many niches that they still seem to be able to understand what makes good porn within a specific niche. For example, I love both anal sites and glory hole sites and the BB sites Mr. Anal and Glory Hole Loads are among the best of each niche that Iíve seen. Each could easily be a stand-alone site and still have value. I have every reason to believe that the same thing applies to the niche sites that Iím not interested in.

The other great thing about BB is that they offer models from a range of ages, body types and ethnicities. The models also range from A-listers to relatively unknowns.

Iím going to break with my own convention of providing a lot of detail in a review because I donít want to risk misleading anyone. The reason for this is that I added an optional ďSuperPackĒ of sites that appears in the scenes available to me. To give the number of scenes available would include those and mislead someone who buys the basic membership. But donít let me mislead anyone in the other direction either: the basic membership includes thousands of scenes. For a first-timer or a recurring member there is real value here.

The site started adding HD videos in January 2009. Prior to that the videos were available in WMV (852x480, 1500kb/s), and MP4 (720x404, 1000kb/s and 852x480, 1500kb/s). The HD videos are in MP4 and come in at 1280X720 at 3000kb/s. Those arenít the best the industry has to offer, but they look good on both a monitor and a 50Ē TV.

The network is logically laid out and has a search function and also uses tags. I canít speak for the effectiveness of those, as Iíll explain.

Perhaps the biggest issue with the network is their apparent use of misleading upgrades. Many PU members have reported that all they have done is click on a thumbnail and ended up joining something that they didnít intend to join Ė and being billed for it. I have good reason to think that this is an accurate description of what can happen, so in the interests of providing a public service Iíll make four recommendations:

ē If you only subscribed to the main network, when you go to the main page ONLY click on the link to the ďBang Bros Pack.Ē Thatís what you bought and paid for. Clicking on any other link MAY cause you to join that site.
ē When youíre in the BB Pack that you bought, be extra careful about using the search function and tags as these MAY bring you scenes in a site outside your pack. Opening that scene MAY cause you to be signed up.
ē Keep your joining email Ė it will provide you a link to a site where you can cancel. (This worked for the main network for me, but I did need more effort to cancel the add-on even though I had the right link.)
ē If you donít want to be rebilled plan to cancel a bit earlier than usual in case you have problems. Your membership will still be active until the end of the subscription Ė at least it was for me. (I should also add that even though I had problems cancelling the add-on it was quick and effective.)

One other minor issue is that while download managers seem to be permitted, the short life of the links make it impossible to use a manager to queue downloads. Links die after 2-3 minutes, so even with a fast speed (I saw 11MB/s regularly) queuing more than two HD scenes wasnít worth it.

So would I recommend this site? Absolutely. They are among the best Ė and maybe the best Ė mega-site on the internet today. They offer something for all but the most extreme tastes, and what they offer is top-quality. The website is logically laid out and easy to use. My bottom line with BB is much like it would be for a lot of sexual activities: have fun, but go in with your eyes open and use protection.

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jook (12) Thanks as always for a thorough review.

Maybe I need an internet lesson. My experience has been horrible (I'm in my 1st week and basically gave up). First, I was double charged. I was taken to epoch where my card was rejected in a microsecond. I was then brought to a secondary processor where I had no problem. That is, except that I got charged by epoch also. I thought I was joining the site Latina rampage. At least that's what I clicked. . After joining, I saw no reference to this site. My only option was bangbros, which I hate. Tattooed warriors, not my style. I couldn't get any other site without being asked for another $29. I have to think I'm doing something wrong but have no idea what. And I'd rather forego the dough rather than spend hours emailing and trying to figure it out. Does Latina rampage even exist?

04-18-14  12:46pm

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rearadmiral (326) REPLY TO #1 - jook :

Thanks for the comment.

It seems telling that everyone here has either a positive or negative experience with BB. There is no one who seems to just a have a middle-of-the-road experience. And those who have had problems all link them back to billing issues. I shouldn't get too comfortable though, I will have to keep an eye on my credit card for the next while.

Latina Rampage does exist. I'm fairly sure it's part of the basic membership but I can't be 100% sure because I can't separate out the "SuperPack" that I added on. Latina Rampage has 114 scenes but the last one they added was in January 2012 so it is one of the sites that isn't updating.

04-18-14  02:57pm

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Marcus (45) Thanks for such a great review, and for addressing the elephant in the room (ie, the upsells). Honestly, as amazing as the site is, and even bearing in mind your recommendations, it's still not worth the risk for me. All it would take for me to think again would be for a 'you will be billed extra for this - are you sure' popup to appear.
04-19-14  10:15am

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BenThruston (11) REPLY TO #1 - jook :

Latina Rampage exists and is part of the basic pack, but like RA said its last update was in Jan-12. To get to it in the basic package for me, have to decline the upsell they give every login, then select the main BB pack, then hit websites on the top menu bar. If you signed up for just the basic pack, avoid any site with a spanish looking name, they aren't part of the basic pack and you might get charged. Handful of english ones aren't, but the spanish ones certainly aren't. Good idea to get familiar with what sites are and aren't part of that pack under Websites to avoid potential charges.

Like I said in my review...like walking on eggshells across that site.

04-20-14  04:40am

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rearadmiral (326) REPLY TO #3 - Marcus :

Thanks for the comments.

I agree that the upsells are what causes the site to lose a lot of credibility. But the baffling thing is that they don't need the upsells. They have an incredibly good product that sells itself. And the problem that many report with the upsells is that you don't even get a warning that you're heading into extra-cost territory. I didn't experience that. The one add-on I did buy was clearly an extra cost.

04-20-14  06:35am

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graymane (31) C'mon, RA ..... lighten up. I'm running out of superlatives with which to cap the anointing praise consistent with your unending display of journalistic talents.

My God, man! ......get some sleep.

04-20-14  07:36am

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rearadmiral (326) REPLY TO #6 - graymane :

I'm blushing, Sir...
04-20-14  08:54am

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jook (12) REPLY TO #4 - BenThruston :

Ben...

Once a fool, always a fool. Uh, that's me, not you. I stupidly gave it another try and joined again. The first time, all I had access to was a bunch of Culineros sites. I wasn't 1000% sure I clicked Latin Rampage so I thought maybe it was my fault and I had a brain time out. This time, I am 1000% sure I clicked Latin Rampage. All I have access to is bangbroschat. The content is incredibly similar to Culineros. And once again, I could not even find Latin Rampage.

These sites are basically all the same. I wouldn't care if I liked them, but they are not my style. Big fake tits, tatoos, seasoned and lots of over the hill actresses - that seems to be the overriding theme for every site. It probably wouldn't have made a difference. Latin Rampage is probably no different or not much different than the other sites.

I guess I've found all the latina sites to my liking I'm gonna find. Time to move to another part of the world, haha.

04-20-14  03:10pm

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