lately, every time i try a mediafire file it takes me to a page that says "you can buy this on amazon". haven't been able to use mediafire for some time now.
You don't have the same issue Owl?
Rapidshare was always a file host that I would avoid if possible and only use if all others failed. Then suddenly, recently, it has/had become much improved. Great and constant downloading speeds suddenly happened, so Rapidshare became a good option. But I guess they were in the process of what you are saying here and wanted to attract people. Rapidshare has had a bad name from many people in the past because of its awful downloading style and speed. I think their sudden and brief improvement may be too late for them to attract the masses.
I don't usually visit here and never keep in touch with the latest so I miss out on a great deal of news and stuff I'm sure so forgive me if this is now old news but it seems that Mediafire has turned its back too. None of its files seem to be accessible any more :( ... Luckily I spent a lot of time raping their files already and have pretty much all the stuff I needed already ;)