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Zarkyzark
October 24th, 2004, 19:02
I was googling for reviews on ipods to learn about them when i stumbled onto this website:

http://www.FreeiPods.com (http://www.freeiPods.com/)

I shall leave the link, but the referrer code is removed -- GHDpro

At first I thought it was a hoax, but I checked Cnn.com and wired.com and it's for real.

what sucks is youve gotta sign up for one of their offers, but I signed up for the free trial of Ancestry.com, and canceled it the next day, and it counted!

So I didn't have to pay anything, and I'm gonna get a sweet new ipod!!!
Awesome!!

nesman
October 24th, 2004, 22:22
I bet it's a scam. I don't trust free sites.

Zach
October 24th, 2004, 23:52
According to our socialist leader Lefteris, because "not everyone" can get one, and despite the fact people DO get free Ipods from it; its still a scam and he will not allow such links on our lovely community.

onewecallgod
October 25th, 2004, 01:11
Originally posted by nesman@Oct 24 2004, 04:22 PM
I bet it's a scam. I don't trust free sites.
it really is free and this really isnt a scam

we just dont want people signing up to the forum and flooding the place with their referral links (you need to have like 5 referrals in order to get your ipod or something like that)

Jay
October 25th, 2004, 03:59
I think Lefty closed one because he thought it was a scam and onewecallgod closed one because it was a bit of a "spamish" post. Personally I think it's spam regaurdless of whether it's a rip off or not. Since we have a few members who seem to want to keep a thread about this deal open I won't close this one, but if we get a flood of "free offer" threads we'll have to close them to keep things tidy.

hitmonlee
October 25th, 2004, 06:44
i decided to sign up for the scam
it asked me where i wanted my FREE IPOD sent but it appeared to only ship to the states
:(

Lefteris_D
October 25th, 2004, 07:48
Originally posted by Jay@Oct 25 2004, 05:59 AM
Since we have a few members who seem to want to keep a thread about this deal open I won't close this one, but if we get a flood of "free offer" threads we'll have to close them to keep things tidy.
Ok, let's keep it for a while but as you and Onewecallgod said in the first sign of spam it's gone.

See? hitmonlee got the free ipod!!! ;)

Zarkyzark
October 25th, 2004, 08:05
Thank you guys for being reasonable about it. I tried to make it as clear as i could that i wasnt tryng to spam

onewecallgod
October 25th, 2004, 08:19
Originally posted by Lefteris_D@Oct 25 2004, 01:48 AM
See? hitmonlee got the free ipod!!! ;)
read the post again.... she didnt get the ipod......

Lefteris_D
October 25th, 2004, 08:29
I know. I was making my point there as she didnt get it.

Splize
October 25th, 2004, 12:00
I dont understand

Edea
October 25th, 2004, 12:23
I don't usually do these things but I decided to check it out.

So I sign up using the link above which, of course, is a referral link.

As I check out these "free trial offers" I find that most are not completely free. Also from what I understand you cannot cancel right away. For example:

Blockbuster Video--->"To receive credit you must register, select movies and remain an active member during the 2 week trial. Upon completion of the 2 week trial, you will receive credit"

USA Today---> "Order any subscription to the USA TODAY! You will receive credit within 2-3 days. "

And you also have to have 5 friends actually sign up for the offer. This is the notice I get when I check the status page:
||Referral Status:
You have not completed your requirements.
Click here to refer five (5) friends to be eligible to receive your free iPod.*

* Your referrals must sign up and complete one offer. ||


I'm not saying it's a bad thing, only that it's not as simple as it may sound.

GHDpro
October 25th, 2004, 13:33
Now in the old days this thread would be gone in a sec, and so would be the user (banned)...

Guess times have changed. BUT... the referral link is gone. I won't help him succeed in this scam.

Satoshi
October 25th, 2004, 14:30
GHDpro is here :o

i remember this thingy from some other forums ~_~ i'll sign up but doesn't ship to australia apparently

Lefteris_D
October 25th, 2004, 15:19
The thread remains open as a "trial" basis. If people start using it for spamming purposes it will be gone.

hitmonlee
October 26th, 2004, 07:28
Originally posted by Edea@Oct 25 2004, 07:23 PM
And you also have to have 5 friends actually sign up for the offer. This is the notice I get when I check the status page:
||Referral Status:
You have not completed your requirements.
Click here to refer five (5) friends to be eligible to receive your free iPod.*

* Your referrals must sign up and complete one offer. ||


I'm not saying it's a bad thing, only that it's not as simple as it may sound.
create 5 email accounts and get them to sign up, doesn't sound that hard?

hell i have five email accounts.


lefteris i do not understand you.


any americans want to lend me their address so i can get my free ipod?

ssj-jonny
October 26th, 2004, 09:20
something like this happened in UK, it was get a new phone for 10.. naturally 200 people had to sign up for the first person to get a phone... is this similar

seems so

i deem it - SCAMOLA

Zach
October 26th, 2004, 09:48
If you try to scam them with multiple emails, they usually find out.

Edea
October 26th, 2004, 12:24
Originally posted by hitmonlee+Oct 26 2004, 01:28 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (hitmonlee &#064; Oct 26 2004, 01:28 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-Edea@Oct 25 2004, 07:23 PM

* Your referrals must sign up and complete one offer.

create 5 email accounts and get them to sign up, doesn&#39;t sound that hard?

hell i have five email accounts.
[/b][/quote]
And then complete five offers with all five accounts?
Even the ancestory.com--I am not signing up for anything that needs credit card information for a free trial.

DanielW
October 26th, 2004, 14:24
Originally posted by hitmonlee@Oct 26 2004, 07:28 AM
[QUOTE=Edea,Oct 25 2004, 07:23 PM] any americans want to lend me their address so i can get my free ipod?


You can use mine if you want. PM or e-mail me if you&#39;re still interested.Shipping it back to Australia shouldn&#39;t be more than 10-15 dollars.

WellWellWell
October 31st, 2004, 00:06
Did anybody actually get one? What I mean is, do you have it in your hands and didn&#39;t have to pay a penny for it?

Jet Set Willy
October 31st, 2004, 00:21
Nobody seems to realise that to get a "free" iPod you have to do more work than it would take to earn the equivalent amount of cash.

onewecallgod
October 31st, 2004, 04:39
you pay with time spent, not money spent

Jet Set Willy
October 31st, 2004, 13:40
Which could be time spent making more money than it would cost to buy an iPod.

WellWellWell
October 31st, 2004, 15:53
By work you mean filling out a few surveys, right? I&#39;ve never actually tried one of those things...

Jet Set Willy
October 31st, 2004, 20:27
Honestly, you&#39;re just doing their grunt work. You think you can get an iPod by doing less work than it&#39;s worth?

Motoko
November 1st, 2004, 00:48
Yeh. It&#39;s a load of bollox. Just get out there and work for the cash to buy it.

hitmonlee
November 2nd, 2004, 09:35
Originally posted by Jet Set Willy@Oct 31 2004, 08:40 PM
Which could be time spent making more money than it would cost to buy an iPod.
i have to work for over 30 hours to get an ipod. :D