About free iphones/other free offers on the net?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by blahblah30, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. blahblah30 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone could possibly help me with a question on free offers on the internet. I was looking around on ebay and noticed almost 10 different people with how to get a free iphone guides. They didn't ask you to bid on what they were selling, but wanted the referrals through people who saw them on youtube. My question is is it safe to do these offers? I figured you geniouses on here would know more than me. On the website many of them mentioned, you only had to complete one offer, of which many were free, and then get 5 referrals. I would have to give my address, would that mean I would get sent junk mail all the time? I could create a fake email to deal with that junk mail. So overall, any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
    Mucho thanks.
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    They're just pyramid schemes. They work for a very small number of people, but they're wastes of time. Don't bother with it.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Pain in the neck, they make you run around, jump through 100 hoops, and then maybe you get you item.
     
  4. blahblah30 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey thanks for the answers, but when I was looking through all the people who have done it, it seemed pretty easy. I only need like 5-8 referrals for an iphone, and the offers are free. Is it still a pain in the neck or is it worth trying?
    Thanks
     
  5. transam7816 macrumors regular

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    blahblah, you are right, don't listen to these other people, i have done these kinds of things before. they are very very easy, i went through freepay so it was a reputable site. this is how it works, you complete an offer out of the choices they give you, lets just say, trial for blockbuster, once you finish the trial period you can cancel and you will be "green" which basically means you have finished the offer, now lets just say you have to find 6 more people to complete offers, you get their email addresses and they sign up for some trials as well and once they're complete they go "green" also. once all of your referrals are green you will be eligible for your gift :)
     
  6. blahblah30 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks transam, but do you have any more info than that? Will they plague my actual home with spam and other stuff, or am I fine on that part?
     
  7. transam7816 macrumors regular

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    well i'm not sure as every site is different. freepay never did anything like that to me
     

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