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Usenet - Black Friday - Unlimited and Block accounts - Blocknews, Frugal Usenet, Usenetnow

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Frugal Usenet - $3.99 per month unlimited accounts. Once sold out, $40 per year through the rest of the year. The change will most likely happen Friday morning some time.

Usenetnow- $8.99 per month OR $48 per 6 months, available through rest of the year.

Blocknews- 500 gig dime sale. Basically, at 11 PM EST Thursday night, 500 GB block accounts start at $1. and then every few sales, the price will rise by 25 cents up to a maximum price of $20.17 for the rest of the year, through the end of the year (1 per customer).
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"Frugal Usenet - $3.99 per month unlimited accounts. Once sold out, $40 per year through the rest of the year"


What do you mean by this?

I got on the thundernews $3.99 special for unlimited. glad I did
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"Frugal Usenet - $3.99 per month unlimited accounts. Once sold out, $40 per year through the rest of the year"


What do you mean by this?

I got on the thundernews $3.99 special for unlimited. glad I did
There are a limited number of $3.99 monthly accounts available to buy on Black Friday.

After all those discounted monthly accounts are sold there will still be an option available to subscribe for a whole year at once for $40. The $40 a year deal will be available for the rest of the year (2017).
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There are a limited number of $3.99 monthly accounts available to buy on Black Friday.

After all those discounted monthly accounts are sold there will be an option available to subscribe for a whole year at once for $40. The $40 a year deal will be available for the rest of the year (2017).
$40 a year for unlimited? rofl that comes to 3.33 which is better than the black Friday price. I guess if someone is intent on paying monthly but that pricing scheme baffles me
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any not reseller of giganews w better retention?
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$40 a year for unlimited? rofl that comes to 3.33 which is better than the black Friday price. I guess if someone is intent on paying monthly but that pricing scheme baffles me
Some people don't feel comfortable prepaying a whole year.
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Some people don't feel comfortable prepaying a whole year.
Guess that's the case. If I knew frugal usenet I would jump on the $40 a year. $3.33 is the cheapest i've seen for unlimited usenet. I know thundernews well and for $4 a month I guess it's worth it
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Guess that's the case. If I knew frugal usenet I would jump on the $40 a year. $3.33 is the cheapest i've seen for unlimited usenet. I know thundernews well and for $4 a month I guess it's worth it
I've been using them for 6 years and they are great. Very reliable and their customer service is second to NONE! They are a reputable provider. They also are quick to respond to customers.
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I've been using them for 6 years and they are great. Very reliable and their customer service is second to NONE! They are a reputable provider. They also are quick to respond to customers.
hi. thanks for all your insight. do you happen to know if blocknews or perhaps another vendor accepts prepaid visa card payment?

i want to purchase a prepaid visa from walmart or best buy and pay for a block of GB
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$40 a year for unlimited? rofl that comes to 3.33 which is better than the black Friday price. I guess if someone is intent on paying monthly but that pricing scheme baffles me

For half the product. Frugal news retention is awful
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For half the product. Frugal news retention is awful
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Thanks for this info. i'll stick with thundernews
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For half the product. Frugal news retention is awful
With DMCA take downs (affects every provider), retention isn't as important as it use to be. Your lucky if things remain available for a few hours after being posted.

If your usenet setup is automated, retention is even less of a concern.
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hi. thanks for all your insight. do you happen to know if blocknews or perhaps another vendor accepts prepaid visa card payment?

i want to purchase a prepaid visa from walmart or best buy and pay for a block of GB
You can. Just be sure to register some sort of address / zip code to the card (details on the card or packaging) and use that same information when checking out. Honestly there is no reason to but if it makes you feel better, have at it. I would rather see you put the $ you would spend on the activation fee and be able to end up with more gigs.
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hi. thanks for all your insight. do you happen to know if blocknews or perhaps another vendor accepts prepaid visa card payment?

i want to purchase a prepaid visa from walmart or best buy and pay for a block of GB
You can contact Blocknews/Frugal customer service and ask. They are usually quick to respond. Contact info is on their website.
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Frugal news retention is awful
How so? 9x% of all Usenet downloads are fulfilled within the 1,000 day range, could actually pare that figure down quite a bit and still be in the 90% range. A block account for those now and then times you go for something >1000 days would last a long time...but everybody's use case is different.
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