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Is this for real?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Savante, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Savante

    Savante The Ruler's Back

    I couldn't find a thread on this, so I posted it. If there is one already, much apologies.

    Alright, I have no clue if this is legit, but being a broke college student, I went to this website. The person who referred me sent me a web page with testimonials from people who have had this succeed, so I figured it's worth a try. Basically, you sign up, and sign up for an offer, and if you get five people to do the same (sign up and sign up for an offer), you get a free iPod.

    The offers are okay -- there's some, like Ancestry.com and Infone.com that all you have to do is sign up, and only pay if you use it, so I signed up for Infone and got credited.

    www.freeiPods.com is the site. If you're going to sign up, if you'd help me out with mine (http://www.freeiPods.com/default.aspx?referer=10786002), I'd appreciate it. I wouldn't mind having a free iPod, and I let you guys know because if it is legit, then I'm happy to help out this place (I love it).

    If somebody knows if this is legit or a scam, let me know. If this breaks a rule, feel free to let me know and delete it, but if I can help the Planet out, I'm going to.
     
  2. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

  3. Savante

    Savante The Ruler's Back

  4. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    It's for reall there was an article in wired and on a bit on cnn about it. The downside is that you have to convince people 5 or something to go through some hassle to get an ipod.
     
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Anytime you see something like this, it's bullshit. Just like that old e-mail scam where if you forward your e-mail to so many people, Bill Gates himself will pay you $200 (or some stupid amount). People who actually believe this shit are beyond help...
     
  6. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    you mean I won't be getting a check from Bill Gates? DAMN IT!

    You know the old saying... if it's too good to be true... it probably is.

    :wink:
     
  7. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    FWIW - an iPod will change the way you think about music.

    I bought mine with a $200 check I got from Bill Gates a few years back.
     
  8. Savante

    Savante The Ruler's Back

    :(

    I saw it on CNN, and I saw a guy who had actually gotten it (with physical proof), but I assumed I'm not counting on it, or anything. Just curious if anybody had done it.

    I did think it was too good to be true, hence, I posted here, but hey, I'm nothing if not a little bit gullible. :biggrin:
     
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Pyramid schemes do work - for the top of the pyramid. If this is getting that much pub chances are the bottom is being reached - but I hope it works out for you.

    Then again - my iPod was a gift, but to use it I had to upgrade my OS, buy a larger hard drive, and install a firewire card. Worth every penney.
     
  10. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    As oh8ch said, the top dogs benefit, but the 99% below don't. Just like the Amway crap of 20-30 years ago...if you got in on the ground floor, you probably ended up making a bunch of coin, but those below made less and less each level you went down. Think about it...with all the people on the web, do you really think they can afford to give out an ipod for evey five people?
     
  11. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    "Anytime you see something like this, it's bullshit. Just like that old e-mail scam where if you forward your e-mail to so many people, Bill Gates himself will pay you $200 (or some stupid amount). People who actually believe this shit are beyond help..."

    I wondered why I never got my money...
     
  12. Savante

    Savante The Ruler's Back

    Well, my thought is that these companies benefit enough from the 5 referrals that they pay for the iPod. From the increased hits and the amount of people that forget to cancel the service and end up paying for nothing, you know? I mean, I could be totally wrong, but it makes at least a little amount of sense.

    Still, I am skeptical. I mean, I signed up regardless because it cost me nothing. If I don't get it, I didn't have an iPod before, and if I do, then great. I'm not banking on it by any means, but we'll see. I hope you don't think I'm an idiot for that, I'd like to consider myself intelligent. :biggrin:
     
  13. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    Since we are talking about free stuff...anybody know how to get free world series tickets :):)
     
  14. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    Yea XC, give Steinbrenner a call, I doubt that he'll be using his.
     
  15. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    I hate to admit this, but I work in internet advertising and have worked with those guys (any many of the other clones on the internet, the offer is everywhere) and most of them are completely legit, as a number of my coworkers have recieved them. Key is to look through the T&Cs and the Rules first, make sure you know what you 'really' have to do to get one.
     

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