Oboom is in the fight against DDownload, RapidGator and Uploaded in a real cut-throat competition. In the next few months it will be decided who is ahead in the German-speaking underground. In order to gain market share, the sharehoster Oboom is introducing a mixed remuneration for its partners.
Oboom pays higher commissions with immediate effect
The spokesman for Oboom told us today in our video conference that the company’s management is not primarily concerned with making profits at the moment. After the separation from Smoozed, they would rather “catapult their own project forward”. The market for downloaders of German language works is highly competitive. As soon as the highest court of justice gives its verdict against Uploaded, the cake will be redivided again.
oboom smoozedIn November 2019, the European Court of Justice was asked to make a landmark decision in order to finally settle several lawsuits. Uploaded.net could recover the damages from the actual infringers (uploaders) by way of recourse. But then the registration process would have to be adapted to the know-your-customer principle of banks etc. In this case, the uploaders would have to present a genuine copy of their identity card when registering. But this would automatically end the business model of every scene host. Be that as it may. It is quite possible that after the judgement, there will be no way around a liquidation of Cyando AG, the operating company of Uploaded. That’s why the makers of Oboom are currently focusing on conquering market share. And at all costs.
Mixed remuneration for the partners
For member recruitment, Oboom currently pays a commission of 60 percent for new customers. With inventory customers it is nevertheless 50 per cent. For 1,000 mediated Downloads depending upon size up to 60 EUR are paid. Besides one introduced recently a mixture consisting of member advertisement and Downloads. The mix program offers 50% for new customers, 40% for existing customers and up to 30 EUR for up to 1,000 downloads. In the forum Szenebox it is said that since the bust of Share-Online.biz all sharehosters have solved their problems from the uploader’s point of view. In December the user wrote “fuckedup” that he has no more problems with his transfers, they all arrive properly. For Dedicated Engineering Ltd. it’s literally about the sausage. If one of the online storage services were to experience long-term technical problems, this would have enormous negative consequences. Surely nobody can or wants to afford that.
Discount for downloaders
oboomSame time when Smoozed and Oboom split up, the prices for downloaders were also reduced. For a one month subscription the price is reduced by 20%. Whoever becomes a quarter year paying customer can deduct 30%. Premium users who book Oboom for one year can look forward to a 70% discount. They pay instead of nearly 100 only 29.99 EUR ! According to the Oboom spokesman, pricing will be adjusted to the intensity of use of the service.
If there are and remain many customers, one will not change the conditions. With comparatively few consumers, the subscription prices will rise, because the company is currently focused on non-profit.
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