Are there any providers from whom you can no longer order products for some reason?
I have tried/used many providers over the years but there is a couple that would be problematic to order with again in the future:
NetCup: I tried the service twice and both times cancelled using the 14 days window to get a refund. Because I used the refund policy twice they then told me that in the future I would be restricted from making small orders. IIRC they told me that I could only order very large servers if I wanted to use the service again, provided I guaranteed I would no longer use the 14 days window to request a refund (I think asking that might be illegal but anyway). I didn't have particular problems with the servers or the service in general. I tried twice to set up Kubernetes clusters with NetCup root servers but had problems not related to the servers so I had to cancel and went back to Hetzner Cloud. The reason was that NetCup doesn't offer block storage, so I had to use something like Longhorn or Rook to provision persistent volumes in Kubernetes using the storage on the nodes themselves. It worked, but performance wasn't great due to the replication over the network even with the 2.5Gb/s private network (which was the only expensive item in their catalog at least then, compared to other providers). Hetzner Cloud offers block storage as well as official Kubernetes support to use block storage as persistent volumes, so it was a million times easier, more reliable and better performing than what I had set up on NetCup. But NetCup itself is a very good service IMO. A lot of bad comments and reviews are stupid and based on issues with their cancellation policy (which is not a big problem for me. I read contracts).
PHPFriends: I can't remember the name of the guy, he was nice but became impatient with me because something similar to what happened with NetCup, also happened with PHPFriends. The service was good and the servers were pretty fast and very cheap, but again I ran into some issues with a custom setup so I had to cancel after trying the service a couple of times or more, and again went back to Hetzner Cloud because of the native Kubernetes support for their cloud service (as well as storage and load balancers, which work out of the box in Kubernetes with their official drivers). @PHP_Friends I'm tagging you here to say that I am sorry for the trouble with testing and cancelling the service multiple times. You were nice and I remember you even lifted some network limits and some other optimizations to try and help me improve performance and reliability with my custom setup.
In a way I am sad about this because they are both solid providers and I would definitely use them.
What about you? Have you been kinda "fired" as customer by any providers?