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Usenet/NewsGroup Deals!

To recap for 2012's Black Friday and Cyber Monday...
  • we got the same $5/month deals as we did last year for 50 connection unlimited accounts from Highwinds resellers, but the quantities offered were far less (and thus they sold out much quicker)
  • there were a bunch of hot block deals, but again lower quantities compared to last year
But hopefully like last year, we'll see some more good deals on Boxing day for those who missed out this Friday.

On a related note, check out the following post for details on fully European usenet providers. They are expensive as far as monthly accounts go, but block accounts might be good to test out for for backup/fill data to complement our speedy North American usenet servers.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/usenet-d ... st12598486









Deal Quality Scale
  • Nothing special deal
  • OK deal
  • GOOD deal
  • HOT deal
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MONTHLY ACCOUNT DEALS
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TheCubeNet (network: Highwinds)
Retention: 1560d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost (monthly): $8.99/m, $95.99/y, $24/3m (30 connections)
https://www.thecubenet.com/clients/cart.php?pid=109
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ThunderNews (network: Highwinds)
Retention: 1560d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost (monthly): $7.99/m
http://www.thundernews.com/blackfriday_2012.php
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UseNetNow (network: ReadNews)
Retention: 1460d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost: 6 months for $48
http://blocknews.net/holidays/
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FrugalUsenet (network: ReadNews)
Retention: 300d, Connections: 30, SSL
Cost: $40/year
http://blocknews.net/holidays/
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BLOCK DEALS
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BlockNews (network: ReadNews)
Retention: 1460d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost: 200GB/$13.99
http://blocknews.net/holidays/
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TheCubeNet (network: Highwinds)
Retention: 1560d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost (block): 750GB/$43.99, 500GB/$29.99, 250GB/$15.99, 200GB/$12.99, 100GB/$7.99, 50GB/$4.99, 25GB/$2.49
https://www.thecubenet.com/clients/cart.php?pid=109
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ThunderNews (network: Highwinds)
Retention: 1560d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost (block): 500GB/$29.99, 200GB/$11.99, 100GB/$5.99
http://www.thundernews.com/blackfriday_2012.php
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Dead Deals
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ThunderNews (network: Highwinds)
Retention: 1560d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost: $5.00/m, $7.99/m
http://www.thundernews.com/blackfriday_2012.php
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TheCubeNet (network: Highwinds)
Retention: 1560d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost: 100GB/$5.49
https://www.thecubenet.com/clients/cart.php?pid=109
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NewsGroupDirect (network: Highwinds)
Retention: 1559d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost: $7/m, 60GB/$3, 500GB/$18, 1TB/$35
http://newsgroupdirect.com/signup/black-friday.php
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NewsDemon (network: Highwinds)
Retention: 1561d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost: $6.50/m, 500GB/$26, 1TB/$38, $6.95/m for 200GB, $12.99/m for unlimited with VPN
https://www.newsdemon.com/black-friday- ... pecial.php
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FrugalUsenet (network: ReadNews)
Retention: 300d, Connections: 30, SSL
Cost: $3.99/m for unlimited
http://blocknews.net/holidays/
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UseNetNow (network: ReadNews)
Retention: 1460d, Connections: 50, SSL
Cost: $8.99/m for unlimited
http://blocknews.net/holidays/
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Deal Expert
Apr 30, 2003
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I'm hoping for a good deal... I stopped using Newsgroups and switched to Torrents after Rogers stopped throttling them, but now I'm getting fed up of Torrents and want to switch back.
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Can someone provide a 101 on newsgroups and how to utilize it to download shows and movies? Specifically from a Canadian persepective (if that matters?)

Also, how reliable are these guys, to trust them to backup our data on? ($13.99 especially) ...and can you "stack"? ie. buy multiple at $13.99?
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Dec 4, 2005
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You can't backup your own data (well, maybe you can but you wouldn't want to..). He meant as a backup provider, so to fill blocks of missing data which may not be filled by your primary unlimited provider - although some people like blocknews as a primary provider if they're not downloading multiple HD rips of everything constantly. Just run the math on what you plan to download versus the cost of an unlimited monthly connection - I know I saved money with blocks.

I would presume you'd be able to buy multiple blocks from blocknews.

Tutorial -> http://www.slyck.com/Newsgroups_Guide
Newbie
May 17, 2009
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http://www.thecubenet.com/holiday-promotion.htm


doing some html snooping I was able to find the prices...

" <span>$8.99</span>
<span style="margin:0 0 20px 0">$95.99</span>
<span>$7.99</span>
<span style="margin:0 0 20px 0">$6.99</span>
pan>$7.99</span>
<span>$12.99</span>
<span>$29.99</span>
<span>$56.99</span"
In order of the website...
Jr. Member
Mar 16, 2006
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Mississauga
The first rule of usenet. You do not talk about usenet.
Deal Fanatic
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Brampton
Could we also mention which ones are good or bad involving the DCMA takedowns?
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Oct 10, 2008
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Burlington
on each deal, can we note if it's highwinds or whatever is the backer? just so we don't have to search for it.
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I've already started putting the primary provider for each usenet company.
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Brandon wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2012 9:45 am
I've already started putting the primary provider for each usenet company.
yep, hit F5 enough and it showed =D
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Aug 5, 2002
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Badman wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2012 9:43 am
Could we also mention which ones are good or bad involving the DCMA takedowns?
I would like that too!!
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Nov 3, 2011
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STOUFFVILLE
Sweet, mine expired and had to pay an expensive month, better make my wait worthwhile
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Jan 14, 2004
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Badman wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2012 9:43 am
Could we also mention which ones are good or bad involving the DCMA takedowns?
with sunny not being an option anymore it seems this would be great information
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Why would you use usenet instead of streaming? I'm assuming reliability, speed (ie. no buffering), etc?

Also, can you set up regularly scheduled downloads via usenet in the background via a timer for daily shows (like the daily show, letterman, etc??)
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