Post Reply Is Japanese Pod 101 Trustable?
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Posted 12/24/16
I'm following the channel of JapanesePod101 for a while, its lessons are effective and you can really learn something.
But there is a link which says they give you a incredible Japanese learning set for free instead of 70.00$ and that looks...Untrustable. When you create an account and vertify your e-mail, you see a page and it's written "you will only see this page ONCE.". It may say free, but they want 1$ for "bandwidth fee", so it wants your credit card number.
Any ideas?
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Posted 12/24/16 , edited 12/24/16
General rule in life... if it's too good to be true, it probably is...

Considering the value of the set is $70 and they are supposedly giving it to you for "free" but with those strings attached, it seems like a scam to me.

EDIT: Some quick Google-fu turned up this:

http://www.textfugu.com/bb/topic/japanesepod101-beware/

Seems like the $1 "bandwidth fee" then becomes $25 per month if you don't cancel the service. So, it is a subscription service and not really a one time payment to receive a product.
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Posted 12/25/16
JPod101 is a good site with some good lessons. The subscription stuff is questionable and not really necessary, but it's not untrustworthy. Just be aware that the sub will auto renew you if you don't cancel.
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