Originally Posted by jkateega
I think that any serious client who has the ability to pay will not be looking for free trial. They will just want to be sure you offer what you promise so moneyback will do them good and if you offer what you promise you will have very few asking for refunds. Free trial is always a sign of someone who just want to use, abuse and leave.
I did ask the one who started this thread in his PM if I could offer him a solution and he told me he had no access to card to pay online and that meant at the end of the trial he would just leave. That is what happens with server free trials.
Yes free trials are ideal for SPAMMERS as say you give a weeks free trial, then how much spam can they send out in that time and then you get the IPs blacklisted by Spamcop, Spamhaus etc. so take down the server, the spammer will then just move on.
I have even had cases where VPS orders have been placed and blocked etc. by maxmind, but the person ordering never contacts you to ask why the order was blocked/cancelled. If this happened to me then i would make contact with the host asking why the order was cancelled/blocked as some client have done when maxmind blocks them.
I would say if they dont contact and ask why then they were only going to abuse the server, so they will just move onto a host that will accept them