Monday, June 19, 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE: Amazon's Bait and Switch Scam and Computer Up and Running

After buying an Amazon Drive account the company went and cancelled all unlimited storage accounts. Amazon Drive was not that good to begin with and they left a lot of basic features every other file storage / sharing site I've used had. I was disappointed with the service and how often uploads and downloads failed. I had 15 months, 3 of those were a trial, I had purchased to see if I liked it. But after 2 months Amazon cancelled the unlimited storage and anybody who had not use their three free months got the axe. Those who had been charged because they passed their free trial date were charged and locked into their account that will likely be useless to them if they try to store as much data as I was uploading. It would have cost me over $1,800 a year to upload everything I wanted to and then have links for it. That would have made the price go up from $60 to close to $2,000. I know that Amazon offered this deal knowing what they were going to do. They wanted to bait us with a great price and then switch it to a completely different deal after we got our data uploaded. This is very bad business practice and has made me rethink how I use Amazon in the future. I cancelled my account which was set to renew automatically in less than a month.

I finally was able to get my new SSD drive I've had for 6 months installed and I have been setting up my computer and operating system so that I can use it again and upload more shows to my site here. Unfortunately, I have to find a new file sharing site now and I may just go back to FileFactory, or maybe Mega, depending on the cost. FileFactory only gives a premium user 1 TB of data and they have no mobile device app for being able to upload from a mobile device without creating a Mobile account and pay more. I'm looking around at other file sharing sites right now trying to find one that is affordable and offers the best deal as far as their service and functionality goes.

It shouldn't be much longer and I will have my PC ready to begin uploads again. I have gotten some really great material that I will upload as soon as I start back. This one post is from my mobile device using Google Voice to Text.

So I should be back soon with some new material and uploads. Please keep a lookout and it will not be long.

Bootradr

6 comments:

  1. I was just wondering if you could fix the links on the Led Zeppelin Knebworth 1979 Pro Shot page. Thanks!

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    1. Unfortunately, I cannot do that. I no longer use FileFactory so replacing those links is not the right thing to do. But the show can be downloaded at the link I made at the bottom of this post. Everything I've uploaded here in the past is available for about 3 more weeks through Amazon Drive. You might have to search for "Led Zeppelin: 1979-08-04" under the Amazon Drive Led Zeppelin link since Amazon does not sort things and looking for the show might be time consuming. Just make sure you read the post and download 5 GB at a time or less (all Amazon allows). If you download each DVD individually that should work since they're under 5 GB each...

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  2. Here's the Amazon Drive (everything I've uploaded here) link...

    https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/oiRcT4IJt9JsW8CnOhVu6dvKSLmojaT9wk5gObtj4lc?ref_=cd_ph_share_link_copy

    See the very top post (as of 2017-07-01) for more details...

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  3. Last update here...I just looked for the 1979-08-04 3 DVD set and I don't see it on Amazon Drive. It must have failed (like many other uploads/downloads did) to upload. I will replace that one here very soon for you. Give me a little more time to work on getting my PC set up and running right so I can make the upload and I'll put int on Wetransfer. They're free, fast, and I think the likely best out there. I just cannot afford to buy storage with them now. The links will be good for 7 days only since it'll be a free account I upload from. But I'll help you get it and I know you'll like the Knebworth DVD set too :-)

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    1. Alright thank you so much! Take as long as you need, there's no rush here. I hope everything gets sorted out as soon as possible!

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    2. I just wanted to let you I uploaded the links (good for only 7 days though) at the top of my site here for the Knebworth Masters 3 DVD set. I hope you're able to get it and I hope you enjoy it too!

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