OK I started a thread in the Deal Request forums regarding usenet providers, I was looking for alternatives to Hitnews seeing as they no longer allow international users on their unlimited plan. No doubt the Astraweb deal was great, but for someone like myself sharing an unlimited plan it didnt do me any good as Astraweb would simply ban me.
What I found was you can actually log into Hitnews using a proxy [http://www.proxbrowse.com/
] You can then select to extend your membership period and click continue.
Now then.. this is going to be where everyone gets paranoid when it is time to log into PayPal and pay. I don't blame you, I am too. What I've decided to do though is open a useless Paypal account send myself enough money to cover my purchase and using that to pay for Hitnews. After this I'll be closing that Paypal account.
Well... this may get mixed reactions from the kind folks of HUKD, but I'm very open to constructive criticism.