Chunkhost's really iffy ads :(

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
I saw this on Reddit just a few minutes ago.

We've been discussing it on IRC but I figured I'd bring it up on here as well.

http://www.reddit.com/comments/1lcxo4/get_a_superfast_cloud_server_with_ssd_hard_drives/

For those at work or just don't care to hit reddit - The title of the AD reads "

Get a super-fast cloud server with SSD hard drives and 8GB of RAM for just $9/month. WHAT?!",

but once you click through you find out that you have to pay $1400 in setup fees to get this.

The comments are rough to say the least with many people calling them a bait-n-switch (which is true).

The last scheme I saw from these guys was the free VM's but they never stocked very many of them.

Francisco
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Most comments on any paid promoted Reddit posts are overwhelmingly negative, but in this case it's warranted.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Those are huge a%% fees.

Dumbest model ever devised.  Waste of advertising money.

Chunkhost's ad, blows chunks.
 
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Eric1212

New Member
Verified Provider
Maybe it's not as bad as it seems.... just a new way to do VPS.  It reminds me of purchasing hardware from a provider, then "colocating" with the same provider (for $9/m).  Except it's a VPS... :p 
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Just got this email from ChunkHost:

Hi MannDude,

Last year we had a crazy idea to give out tiny free accounts to anyone who wanted one, without even asking for a credit card.

While we got signups from many nice people, we were overrun with people signing up dozens of times, attempts at spamming and abusing our network, and other bad/annoying things. It's also getting difficult to allocate so many IPv4 addresses. We tried hard to fix the problems but just couldn't keep up. We failed, and we're sorry we weren't able to activate you!

Everyone who did get a free chunk activated can keep it (for free!), but we will not be spinning any more up.

If you'd like to delete the login info you sent us, you can just go to this link, confirm you're done, and your account will be destroyed immediately:

https://chunkhost.com/account/confirm_destroy


We're offering some less-crazy plans today that are still a pretty good deal:

https://chunkhost.com/prices


Even if you don't want a paid account, anyone you refer to sign up with this custom referral link:

https://chunkhost.com/r/chunk###

We'll pay you our highest referral rate: $125 per signup!


We're really sorry we couldn't make the free tier work!


ChunkHost
https://chunkhost.com
 

blergh

New Member
Verified Provider
That is lulzy. What did they expect? That people would host pictures of grandma & kittens?
 

ultimatehostings

New Member
Verified Provider
I don't think anyone having $1500 would go for that, it could give you a better dedicated server and that too for an year to more and a VPS for several years,  I guess.
 
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