I'm tempted to donate to some of my favorite trackers in exchange for upload credit. I find the sites I'm (please don't ask) in very difficult to seed back as most users there have fast connection. My max upload speed is around 30-40 kb/s (which is the fastest where I live! ) but would drop into around 1/2 to 2/3 max speed during daytime and when leeching. Thus, I have to hold back leeching a lot of good movies I like (which are not on freeleech) and seed back first what I got before grabbing new ones.
With this problem, my options are:
(1) keep my pc open for 24/7 which I'm doing lately...build buffer first before downloading something new,
(2) get a seedbox, or
(3) donate for upload credit.
As of now, I find it more "economical" to donate (although i find the idea of pay-to-leech horrible) and keep my pc on for few hours a day only, thus saving electricity. I still haven't decided on getting a seedbox yet since I think the amount I'll pay for seedbox access can be used instead to "buy" upload credit and "help" my favorite trackers. This could be, in my opinion, cheaper in the long run.
I need the inputs of fellow FST members before I make my first donation (around >$50). I especially need the opinions of those who have donated and those who opted to buy seedbox access instead. TIA!