Signing up for Bedpage can be a tad fussy. It requires registering with a Google account (Gmail email address) to register. Other details needed for the completion of your Bedpage account are your full name, exact address with zip code and country code and mobile number.
It also undergoes a verification process where your mobile number will be needed to receive a one-time-pin code with captcha. Interestingly, a password isn’t required and they do not require a profile photo.
Once logged in, you can start posting your free ads.
Bedpage site’s homepage focuses initially on posting, searching and managing ads across different categories. These include automotive, buy/sell/trade, community, jobs, local places, music, real estate, rentals, and services. Post and search ads for free in different cities across all seven continents.
But as you explore the contents of the website, you’ll notice on the upper-right portion of the homepage a special selection of links.
The menu links redirect to different websites. “Sugar Babies” redirect to secretbenefits.com, “Live Sex Cams” redirect to studios.streamray.com, and “Meet&Fuck” redirects to adultfriendfinder.com. Each of these adult sites requires you to sign-up again with an active email address, password, username, mobile number for verification, some even require credit card details.
The ad listings seem to just be a superficial function of the website – what it actually is, is an adult personals platform. We tried to rummage through all the many categories Bedpage offers but found the listings to be mostly for boyfriend/girlfriend experience, strippers, escorts, sex work, among others – you’ll end up discovering so many things people are willing to pay for at get paid for, it’s wild.
Meanwhile, listings for more wholesome categories like childcare, accounting, rentals, legal, or pets are meager. The trends, however, vary by city, some cities actually utilize the non-R-rated listings, but almost all have adult content listings.
Bedpage has a 24/7 live chat support for inquiries that provide immediate assists when needed.
Clicking on “My Account” at the homepage directs you the buy credits page. Then you’ll realize that their claim to free classifieds isn’t true. More on this in a bit.
Bedpage have no membership. But they have a “Buy Credits” section. Credits are used as payment to post an ad. Credits can be Bitcoin or Giftcards from Home Depot, Apple Store and Walmart which you’ll have to purchase via credit card, Paypal or the store itself
- 25$ Walmart Gift Card
- 50$ Apple Store Gift Card
- 50& Home Depot Gift Card
They also provide premium posting-ad plans which will put your ad on top of all the others.
- 15$ for one city ad-post
- 75$ for multiple cities
Bedpage is the alternative to Backpage. It is also a classified ad website that has been seized by the FBI in April 2018 due to selling and buying sex and related post about prostitution and human trafficking.
However, unlike Backpage that actually worked albeit the sex trafficking concerns, lots of issues were encountered by Bedpage users. Below are just some we’ve encountered.
We tried posting ads on non-adult/dating related categories and it was deleted – a bit disappointing, to be honest. They actually require users to purchase credits to post actual ads without it getting deleted.
Users reported Bedpage as a scam. Some members claimed that when Bedpage gives free ad-posting offers, the ad wouldn’t even submit or post. Also, their credits program apparently is a sham. Guess the fact that they accept payments via untraceable channels like Bitcoin and store giftcards is hint enough that this is some shady operation.
Bedpage offers a listing of a vast range of categories to almost all of the cities around the world. It tried to be like Backpage, but this one is a lot less secure with tons of negative user feedback. If you’ll try using Bedpage, do so with much caution.