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41 Reviews by Tony

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OkCupid

OkCupid

4/17/18

OkCupid is a joke! I have used both the browser & phone app versions & all I ever get is bot scripts messaging me. I clearly state in my profile that I will not be paying ever, and that if someone is interested in me to write not add me to liked because I will never see that they liked me so its pointless. This site is mostly bot scrips, fake profiles, and garbage. I have never talked to a real person on this site other then the site admin.

If you like talking to bot scripts & don't mind filling out 100's of pointless questions that lead no where. Sign up!

Better site,
InterPals.net - Dating, Friends, Pen Friends, Language Exchange, and more.

AVS4YOU

AVS4YOU

4/16/18

I first used this software about 6 years ago when I had requested for them to be one of my yearly sponsors. By sponsor I mean they give me free use of their programs in exchange for promoting them on my home page. So I had them for a full year free & because I found their software so useful I decided to buy the full package.

The reason my rating is so low is because they have zapped my registration key null & void because I tried to install the software on my laptop. But my gaming computer it was originally on did not have it installed when someone stole it. Therefore I am not breaking any rules, tos, tou, etc.

If you can be 100% sure that your hard drive on the system you plan on installing this software will never fail or die, then by all means buy it. If not keep in mind that if you try to install on a new hard drive or reformat the one you installed on for what ever reasons you will be forced to buy everything all over again. They refuse to be reasonable, but if they check their servers that keep track of the serials they would know for a fact I have never tried to abuse their software. They just simply do not care about the customers & are trying to milk as much money from you as they can.

Sorry AVS4You I once had great respect for you guys back when you actually cared about your customers & supporters. Now I will never promote you again by mouth or otherwise. I am ashamed of you.

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For every useful paid program there is an even better free one if you just look around.

https://alternativeto.net/software/avs-video-editor/

Tip for consumers: Any of the following actions will render your software key/s dead,

- Install New Hard Drive
- Reformat/Partition Your Hard Drive
- Buy a New PC/Laptop

Anything that changes the hard drives serial number which is created when you format or reformat a hard drive. In my case all I did was get another computer because mine had been lost a few years back & at the time did not have the software on it. If they checked their database they would have known this because it had not been used for a

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Gmail

Gmail

5/11/18

Google is generally my #1 preferred search engine & I have always loved my EMail account until I found out that they track everything I do & if I did not have so many important things tied into my gmail accounts I would delete them & use my own domain for email. Sadly GMail is tied in to so many things now days like most phones, youtube, and a lot more so if you do not have a gmail account your pretty much screwed. Never had a problem with my email, and even now Google is still my #1 choice for searches & other features like translate, images, email, and so on. I don't hate them, I just do not agree with their tracking people. Just seams a bit shady.

CDW

CDW

4/17/18

I use to buy some items from them a long time ago as they have been around for quite some time. I know that one of my cousins buys all the computer/server related items for his business there & he swears by it.

I would in fact refer anyone here who has use for their inventory, but be sure to shop around like you should with any site. Unless you don't mind paying more, and not saying you will with these guys.

I give CDW 5 stars because I never had any issues with them.

Nitrado

Nitrado

4/17/18

I did not end up staying with these guys but I will say they tried very hard to make things right & to run smoothly for me being I had the lower priced hosting & there was never any lag no matter how I set things in game & anyone who has played ARK knows that it is a resource hog from hell with a lot of settings. They even let me swap between games, refunded me left over portion of money not used, and was just down right awesome.

If you want a .... good game server host who will go out of their way to make you feel important & do right by you. Go server.nitrado.net!

Would I recommend anyone to them?
I just did! GO server.nitrado.net!!!

Tip for consumers: If you have any problems with your server go to FaceBook & post a comment to them & they will go out of their way to help you.

No idea why they get so many bad reviews, but if you will notice they are the only company that Microsoft chose for hosting ARK on XBox One. That alone aught to tell you something.

Be patient, go to FB & wait, they will get back to you!

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Dell

Dell

4/17/18

The great thing about dell computers in my opinion is getting some of their older ones from people that just have them sitting around or around different sites from home users to gain from the parts. There are a lot of older dell pcs that you can get i7 CPUs in that still run for around $300 today & if you have the money could make some decent budget build computers to resell or use yourself. Personally I can not afford to do with or I would as most of these old computers only run at about $60-$100 if you just look around.

Rating Dell as a company I can not say anything bad about them though honestly I think everyone is better off building their own computers because there is always something that could have been better wither its the motherboard, the cpu, the power supply, or what ever. For the price it costs to buy a computer name, you can make an even better computer yourself in most cases.

I still give Dell 5 stars though because they do make some decent builds though I think prices are a bit much sometimes.

Google

Google

4/17/18

I love Google but I am giving it a 3 out of 5 because of its voice service you find on all the phones now days. I broke 2 Samsung On5 phones that I owned because I thought it was the phones that was making my voice to text all screwed up saying random .... I never said. It really ...... me off! I would be talking to someone in voice to text & it would say some really ..... & off the wall .... that I never said some of which started some unwanted drama with people who did not know me well. After I got other models of phones I have now found its Google Voice to Text not my phone/s. Such a waste, those were good phones & I just got .... & decided I had had enough.

Google fix that crap!

Sitejabber

Sitejabber

4/17/18

Just found this site the other day. I am glad I did as I find it very useful, and I am now promoting it on my own site as a normal link. I like to promote things I find useful that are ads free & may be useful to others. I really like this site as its easy to navigate, use, and post. Thank you very much to the owner/webmaster for a great site & service. Hope your around for many years to come.

Newegg

Newegg

4/17/18

I have ordered & used many items over the years from New Egg & in my opinion it is always useful even if you do not buy directly from them because they generally give in great detail about their inventory to give you the best possible information about what your interested in buying. Now days I am more inclined to buy from the eBay shop because I can avoid any extra charges like tax & shipping which is exactly the same price as it is on their site just minus the S/H & tax.

I would recommend New Egg to anyone who has use for what they offer.

Tip for consumers: Only had 2 items in the entire time I have dealt with New Egg that was the wrong item & they were very professional about fixing the problems. If you want a site/company that cares about their customers & will do their best to make things right, I vouch for New Egg.

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6pm

6pm

4/17/18

I see a lot of people on many sites asking about a good site to shop on for clothing, boots, shoes, etc. I have only shopped here a few times but never had any problems. My orders came in fast & the prices were awesome.

I can vouch for this site if your looking for great low prices on name brand goods!

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Walmart.com

Walmart.com

4/17/18

I love WalMart & I remember when it was nothing more then a little shop here in Tennessee not the big store it is today. I have shopped at WalMart for as long as I can remember. I shop their at least 1+ times a month for food, clothes, electronics, etc... They have a great variety off well prices items & inventory that comes in use in pretty much anything I need. I do not shop with them online as they experience has not always been the best being I had ordered a TV years ago that they did not have in stock but didn't have it listed that way, and it was suppose to take a few days to come in & I waited only to find it never showed up then I called to find out no one was going tot tell me & they still had my money. Of course with talking to someone human that got settled pretty fast. WalMart is awesome as a store, and I will continue to shop with them for year to come unless I die soon.

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AscendTech

AscendTech

4/17/18

If you go into their build your own computers & you look at the items in which are being placed in the custom builds, most times you can find them MUCH MORE cheaper then what they are trying to scam you for.

The other day a friend had ask me if I could point him to a good site for custom builds & to help him get the best parts for the price. I had shopped at AscentTech many years before & found some decent prices so that if why I was going to refer him to their site until I noticed that the gaming motherboard I was going to suggest for him was 2.5x the price on another site. I was quite surprised that they would be stupid enough to try to pull something like that because anyone like me who takes the time to window shop online is going to notice things like that, but I would say their average shopper doesn't know any better.

Would I suggest this site to anyone?
Not a chance in hell!

InterPals.net

InterPals.net

4/17/18

I have not been on this site in a while but its not because its not a good site, but instead because I am not much for social sites. I tend to keep to myself a lot more these days so hanging out on dating sites or sites where you need to be active a lot just isn't my thing.

InterPals.net is a great please to meet new people, make new friends, and even to learn a new language. There are tons of people on this site & the only negative opinion I have about it is the script that makes them look like the have more users online then they do by making multiple copies of the same profile appear often in searches, and its done so badly you can easily notice it when you see the same face like 20 times on 3 different pages of searching. But this is not a good reason to avoid them because they actually have a lot of members who are real people with real profiles & their own pictures & content.

Would I recommend this site to others?
Yes, and I have for many years now.

Tip for consumers: When you make suggestions or have problems they are pretty good about replying back in a reasonable amount of time.

There are a lot of women on the site who will try to tell you that they love you without ever having had talked to or met you which really makes me mad, but that's what the block option is for.

All sites with membership have many types of people on them, and you really can not judge a site for that when they go out of their way to cut down on such members.

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IObit

IObit

4/17/18

This is now one of my lifetime sponsors to which I am given free use of the programs I had use for in exchange for promoting them on my website. I am a non profit webmaster & gamer. IOBit offers many great & useful programs & & also offer some programs free. One of my favorite programs is their "Start Menu" which I loved because of the fact that Windows 8 had removed the start menu when it first came out which I really hated. You can also use this in Windows 10 if needed for making custom start menus or icons. But they offer a whole lot more then this, and if you have need of a good software developer that cares about their customers & will get back to you within a reasonable amount of time with any problems that you may have, you need to give these guys a shot.

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PortaTech

PortaTech

4/17/18

I give them a 4 star rating because they are not the best priced online, but they are not the worst & I have never had any negative experiences with them when buying from them & I have shopped there in the past.

Would I recommend them to others,
Sure, they have good customer service & decent prices

Direct Express

Direct Express

5/11/18

The thing I love most about it is the fact that I can not overdraft so if I try to spend to much it says declined instead of taking the charge & ending up with overdrafts like you would with normal banks. The other thing that is nice now is that they now have a phone app that will show me my balance, deposits, etc. I gave them 2 out of 5 stars because if your card is used without your knowing it or your over charged your pretty much screwed because they will send you a stack of paper work & never rule in your favor. Real banks will go out of their way to protect their customers but UDE could care less. I avoid having to talk to them at all costs & just use a 3rd party company like PayPal who will do their best to make things right because UDE will not. If like me thats fine with you, go for it, if not avoid them like the plague.

Tip for consumers: I can not rate the service because customer service is not an option sadly. The card is good & never been declined at any shop, but their customer service sucks.

Steam

Steam

4/17/18

I have been on steam since 2007 & now own a little over 500+ games. I love steam & I would recommend it to anyone who games or would like to game from computers. No more need to worry about lost disks, scratches, stolen, lost keys, putting the disk in to play, or keeping up with your games, tools, etc because its always easy to download from any location to which you can login to your account. You can even share for family on multiple computers up to 5 I think as long as no one is playing that game at the time. Its a great game client to have & supports Windows, Linux, and Mac.

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Seagate

Seagate

4/17/18

The Seagate Barracuda is my #1 preferred hard drive type when it comes to computers. Everyone swears by WD but not me, I have had much better luck with Seagate then any other manufacture when it comes to hard drives. My first love was Quantum Fireball back when they made drives for non business as well because I know I must have reformatted my 20GB more then 1K times in the time I used it & it never failed just bigger drives came out so I moved on.

I love Seagate & I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good quality drive.

MSI

MSI

4/29/18

I owned one of their boards a ways back in the last gaming build I built & I absolutely loved it. Sadly someone jacked both of my computers a few years back & I doubt I will ever be able to afford to build another but I stand by MSI 100% because in my opinion they make good quality products or at least all that I have bought & used have been. No idea on their laptops, but I have a sneaking suspicion the person dogging them either doesn't know how to use it or they just got a factory screw up. Also here is a thought, if that guy did indeed buy one of MSI's gaming laptops at Best Buy, he could easily return it problem solved. No loss.

The motherboard I had was the A88XM Gaming which was a FM2+ motherboard. I love their BIOS setup on the gaming boards.

Survival Servers

Survival Servers

4/17/18

I used these guys a few times because my first experience wasn't as bad as the 2nd. I had bought a "7 Days to Die" server which is pretty easy to host but because I have cable internet instead of fiber I thought it best to just rent one. I already know all the settings for a dedicated server, and I know how to make the needed changes for what ever I wanted. Well their server panel kept changing my settings that I setup via FTP which is how I generally manage a "7D2D" server unless they have a really nice panel, and these guys don't. I even let them know about the server strain & other loop holes in settings which they were not aware of but grateful to get the information on. As time went on & I was trying to be patient about it they could offer no solution to the problems with their panel, and the first time I let them keep the money. The 2nd it was like pulling hairs to get a refund & keep in mind that both times were years apart not recent. The same problems they claimed they would have fixed in the future had not changed. The only thing that changed was their attitude in a negative way. I have tried many of their game servers for different games & in my opinion they ....!

If you want a good game server host,
server.nitrado.net

Would I refer anyone to SurvivalServer.com?
Not a chance in hell!

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