Ad pulled from LEB --- SeFlow – €24/month 16GB RAM i5 CPU in Milan, Italy

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  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Anyone notice the Italy based dedicated servers from SeFlow on Lowendbox? Yes, pretty low pricing and DDoS protection included. The offer went bye-bye though.

    What gives?

    Is this the new way to handle posts on LEB?  Make the offer, get some sales, then have it deleted?

    High strangeness.
     
  2. concerto49

    concerto49 New Member Verified Provider

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    It was out of stock when posted -- that's what. Everyone complained the offer was posted without stock and no one could purchase.
     
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  3. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Hahaha!  That's a hoot.

    An ad posted for servers that didn't exist.

    Benefit of the doubt, the submitter sent it in months ago and waited in the cue while all the Buffalo offerers took multiple posting turns.

    Looked like quite an offer though.
     
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  4. Jade

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    I seen this, it looks pretty good. Sucks it's out of stock now :/
     
  5. SkylarM

    SkylarM Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    There's an extremely high likelihood that LEB just posted it blind after sitting in que for a while. Seems like a few of their most recent ones have been this way.
     
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  6. johng

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    They had availability Wed for most of these offers. That's when I ordered mine. Thursday was an Italian holiday. I got it promptly Friday. I had a quick support question that was answered Saturday. So far so good.
     
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  7. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    As mentioned, was likely just due to the long wait to get featured and lack of checking to see if stock was available prior to posting the offer.

    We may see them again in a few months, if they're lucky, and if LEB is even relevant then. I used to love browsing it for offers but it's just turned into a garbage heap with unfair treatment. Of course Colocrossing is going to be more likely to promote companies that use Colocrossing. Those are the only ones they want to see grow, so they buy more Colocrossing servers.
     
  8. notFound

    notFound Don't take me seriously! Verified Provider

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    As much as I'd love to say there's drama or something fishy behind it, it's still in the queue as a Draft and once stock is back Liam will republish it from what I see. I'm trying to push for more exotic locations on LEB but honestly all that is on the queue is the usual US based locations with cheapish rent for providers.

    Not sure but that's most likely the case.
     
  9. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    But Buffalo, LA, Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago are so exotic! :)

    Not all are bad, just tired of seeing the same ol' hardware in the same ol' locations. I'd like to know there is more different from 'Brand A' and 'Company B' other than the random name of the person who originally submitted the offer.
     
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  10. rm_

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    You seem to be soooo desperate to dig up something, anything at LEB. That would have been even funny, if it wasn't so pathetic to see.
     
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  11. Jade

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    He's just finding information out, and he's very good at it  :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    I don't think it's unreasonable to bring up considering the only other legit company to get its posts pulled was EOR.

    I can understand if they were a huge scam and it was for the safety of the network but it isn't an unreasonable check.

    I've seen them post on WHT and feedback has been positive so far so hopefully they reload soon :)

    Francisco
     
  13. splitice

    splitice Just a little bit crazy... Verified Provider

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    LET does not tolerate any prices higher than the LEB cutoff regardless of if it is for dedicated servers or actually a good deal.

    I didn't see the post before it got removed but I imagine it was higher than $7-8 and thus got removed. I've had a similar situation with my own posts (where some offers exceeded that price while others didn't).

    On a related note, so far so good there myself. Got one server, hopefully soon to get a PPS upgrade once I get into a discussion with matteob about it.
     
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  14. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    I haven't spent any time digging on CC in a month or better.  There's a lot of stuff I don't mention or note that aren't vetted / as clear / etc.

    If they changed their ways and ran the site (especially LEB) in an honest fashion they'd get even less attention from me.

    This offer was strange since: 1. Dedicated offering,  2. Italy is an uncommon location for offers 3. The company offering is legitimate and well established 4. The ad was mishandled and perhaps wrong published (idling in the queue for eons again I suspect).

    Please refer to the VPS ACE / ServerHub / dozen other shell company example to see why they (CC) need continued attention (i.e. non stop promotion on LEB of their offers while knowing who owns the companies / pulling sham):

    http://vpsboard.com/topic/963-thread-for-buffalooed-to-investigate/?hl=%2Bbuffalooed+%2Binvestigate

    PS: Anyone offering off of CC's network I tend to eyeball if they become too offer happy or visible suddenly.
     
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  15. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    The End of Reality (EOR) situation has never fully been unearthed.  What happened there was a total removal of all mention from EOR from both sites.  EOR wasn't some new poster or anything.  So removal included prior offers and posts.

    For those less in the know, EOR owner Robbie and Jere Shinkle are pretty good friends.   In light of the sudden disappearance of Shinkle from both CC and CVPS when the November 2012 hacks happened not unreasonable to claim likely relationship there contributed to why EOR pulled out of CC and the sites were used to batter EOR.

    Yeah, the EOR matter comes to mind when offers disappear from legit established companies.
     
  16. MannDude

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  17. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    I can't grasp why the admins over at Lowendbox are so inconsistent about the offers.   

    This issue of posting offers without supply is a gas.   This is why offers shouldn't sit idly in a queue for eons.  Providers can't reserve stock for a site promo that might not happen for months.

    There needs to be much interaction with the companies submitting offers.
     
  18. rm_

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    If you haven't been living under a rock and generally so awesome and investigative as you say, you would 1) have seen SeFlow's WHT thread 2) have seen SeFlow's LET thread, both of which went with flying colours, and at the end of both people saying they've got no more stock; So yeah, the blunder of LEB was to post the offer sent to them like a week ago, without checking if there's still stock. Nowhere close to "high strangeness" and horrible malice that you are so eager to attribute to them.

    $49/month for dedis http://lowendbox.com/about/

    Another one, did not see/hear or know anything, but happy to "imagine" things.

    Yes, because LEB/LET actually has useful rules in place, that make the site focused on the concept and not a generic wannabe WHT clone.
     
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  19. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    All good @rm_ :)

    I am not privy to when the offer was submitted and how long it lingered.  I am certain though that many offers have lingered in queue and still do for far more than a week.  If the posting delay was a mere week, no provider would be complaining (many do but in private circles).

    -IF- this was submitted a week ago and approved that quickly, then of course, many other companies waiting in queue much longer feel slighted.

    Now even if out of stock, where is the harm in noting such on the offer and leaving it in place?  Same company with the offer on WHT hasn't pulled the offer down.

    Heck, LEB kept up a dedicated offer for a Baltimore company where servers were greatly delayed, not configured with proper specs or not even delivered after great delay.  

    The issue is inconsistent administration on this one, on behalf of Colocrossing via their Lowendbox site.

    I think the offerer was saved much lost sleep and headaches by not selling widely to the LEB community.
     
  20. rm_

    rm_ New Member

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    Because that's unfair to SeFlow, they get zero sales from the post at the top of LEB if they have no stock at the moment, then the post slides down because other offers get posted, and according to the rules they can't have another post for a month.

    Now LEB decided to do the right thing instead, hide the post until there is more stock, then re-display it not enforcing the 1 post/provider/month limit (because it was kinda their fault for at first delaying it for too long, then posting at the wrong moment).
     
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