Free iPod/MacBook sites, what's your take?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacsBestFriend, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    Would you do one?

    Have you done one?

    Do know know any that are real/fake?

    Please, do tell!!! :)
     
  2. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    Is that a real question ? No thing in life is free
     
  3. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    They are legit but they are a biatch to complete.
     
  4. Poirot818 macrumors regular

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    The people who say that those sites don't work have never tried them.
     
  5. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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  6. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    There used to be a site similar to www.*********.com, that was even featured on Larry King and several other news shows. The gimic was really the process of you signing up for offers and getting five other people to sign up for similar offers. The problem is they are a pain to complete, and often times, if you add value to the time it requires to complete them, it would probably be easier to just purchase an ipod yourself. I am not sure how much more difficult it is to do the macbook offers, but hey, if you have a lot of time on your hands, it may be worth it!
     
  7. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    I've always thought some of those sites - the ones that offer free big screen TVs and the like - could be an effective tool for small groups. Most of them require a total of six people or so to complete, and the initial person gets the reward. So, if happen to live with five friends, it's easy enough to have one person sign up, and the five friends be the "referrals". Use parents addresses or whatever, and your house has a new TV!

    Outside of that relatively limited sample, I really don't see them as viable. Possible, sure, but not terribly realistically.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    most of them eventually will send you free stuff, but in terms of the time and frustration usually required to complete them I determined long ago that it's not worth it. All of the offers you sign up for (with the intent of canceling before you actually spend any money) have multiple hoops to jump through even before you can cancel it. In addition you usually have to refer people to sign up for things as well.
     

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