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Old 07-31-04, 10:01 AM
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Free IPOD Ad?

i cant help but notice there have been quite a few free ipod threads closed lately..

some for referral links.. others because it seemed the consensus is that it was a scam

but I just noticed we now have an ad in the rotation for one of these sites..

can we assume this site has been verified and is legitimate.
or is this advertiser a scam, harvesting email addresses?

here is the link.. couldnt copy the image because its also loading flash, with one of those cheezy games

http://www.metareward.com/mr/Page?p=step1&si=4081
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Old 07-31-04, 11:22 AM
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let me look in to it. Probably comming form one of the ad networks we use.
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Old 07-31-04, 11:30 AM
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its would be sweet if one of the free ipod deals is legit..
but its hard to imagine

although I dont believe they are in it to harvest email addresses as I first said.. Im sure they are in it for the money they make when you sign up for the offers through them..

we would be much better off just getting everyone to sign up for those same offers using dvdtalk as the referral.. and skip the full free ipod scam..

thanks for your prompt reply geoff, and for looking into this.
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Old 09-04-04, 12:26 PM
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after doing some research, these offers do seem to be truly legit. The same company also has free flat screen lcd/tv and free desktop pc deals similar to the free ipod deal.

being that they advertise on this site and it does seem to be legit, what would be the harm in allowing a post in the free incentives forum where people could exchange referall links and get free stuff??
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Old 09-04-04, 04:02 PM
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until Ive heard a real story of someone legit getting one.. I still would be leery.. sure, there are stories of people getting them.. but its always a persons friends, cousins, uncles, roommates, sister.

and why not allow the referral links?

1. because this site already has a banner to them.. using your referral link would defeat that

2. its against site rules to use referral links

3. its still a pretty strong suspicion that its a scam
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Old 09-04-04, 11:04 PM
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i posted a thread in Other about it. WIRED did an article and supposedly its legit. they make tons of money off the trials you...more than enough to cover the ipod
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[....] and why not allow the referral links?[....]2. its against site rules to use referral links[....]
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People are regularly banned for spamming self-promoting links and, strictly speaking, I think it is seen as a suspendable offence for any longer term member that "tries it on".

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Old 09-05-04, 06:30 AM
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My iPod and LCD TV are on order from this company. I hope I have a good enough name here that you'll believe me if and when I get mine!
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Old 09-05-04, 10:41 AM
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I haven't received an ipod yet, but I did receive a flatscreen from freeflatscreens.com.
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Old 09-10-04, 12:43 AM
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got my tv and ipod from them, only one referral away from the pc
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Old 09-10-04, 02:29 PM
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arrived or on order?
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Old 09-13-04, 11:51 PM
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Well, here's the free LCD TV I got from this same company. Just arrived tonight. Of course I had to wait until after I finished my little doodie adventure to take these pics, but here they are:

http://users.erols.com/busker/FFS/


Now I just need my iPod and free Dell PC to come in. But I'm certainly a believer at this point!
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Old 09-14-04, 08:00 AM
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very cool Gil. saw your pics on the gratisoffers site too.

i'm very close now, just need one more referral for my ipod and three more for my tv (getting the 27in sony)

how long did it take to get the tv from ordering to delivery?

EDIT:

completed on both now

flatsceen in approval stage and ipod ordered and in processing

yay

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Old 09-16-04, 05:23 PM
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Yep, I'm a believer now. I just hope I'm not so far down on the food chain that I'll never get either an iPod or a flatscreen.
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Old 09-16-04, 06:29 PM
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good enough for me

thanks gil
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Old 10-08-04, 09:55 AM
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just got my TV!!

yay
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I have now received a tv, computer and ipod from this company. you can check out my pictures on http://www.gratisoffersguide.com
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Old 10-08-04, 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by tonytapez
just got my TV!!

yay
That's great!

I've got the TV (as you know) and the iPod is on the way and I just completed the PC offer. Yippee!
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