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August 25th, 2004


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02:03 pm - I guess you really can get a free ipod. DAMN


Y'all go sign up at that url.

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From:adyan
Date:August 25th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC)
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Smells scammy. Did you actually fill things out?
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From:jon3
Date:August 25th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
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You can go through that without giving them any CC info. I suggest using a new discardable email address, as you will get new spam though.

Make sure you click on my link so I get credit for referring you though. =) [there's no advantage to going directly to the site]
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From:slowsync
Date:September 3rd, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
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Which offer are you using that doesn't require a CC? They all seem to.
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From:jon3
Date:August 25th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
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Its been checked out by CCN and Wired News, and they found it isn't a scam.

http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,64614,00.html?tw=wn_10culthead

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From:jon3
Date:August 25th, 2004 12:12 pm (UTC)
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I went for the white 20G.

From:wolfbyte
Date:August 25th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
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I believe somebody else posted this in an unrelated community of sorts as a desperation attempt to get hers. Not saying you're doing the same thing as it's your journal. But we decided that the only way she gets the pod is by having 5 ppl sign up through her... then THEY have to get 5 ppl each to sign up. Sounds way too much like MLM for my own personal taste.

Just a thought.
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From:jon3
Date:August 26th, 2004 05:08 am (UTC)
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To be sure, you do need 5 people to sign up for something on that list that your referal link provided, but there are several options that you don't have to pay for anything. In MLM, the end user gets screwed, in this, the company trying to sign people up ends up paying for the ipod.
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From:slowsync
Date:September 3rd, 2004 07:32 am (UTC)
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This clearly IS MLM. But the poster before you had a slight misinterpretation of the rules. You have to sign up, and complete an offer. Then you must get five people to sign up and complete an offer. Then you get an ipod. If one of the five people you got to sign up wants an ipod, they must THEN get five people to sign up and complete an offer. That has nothing to do with you getting one, however.

The problem with this isn't whether it's a scam or not (it's been proven not to be) but the fact that schemes like this saturate so fast. Relatively soon, everyone you know will have been asked to sign up and either done so or declined, either way making them unavailable to sign up under you (unless you're persuasive enough to convert the decliners).

By the way, you can also get flat screen TV's through this offer: www.freeflatscreens.com
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From:jon3
Date:September 3rd, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
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In the strictest sense, it IS MLM. However, at the time I first signed up, there were offers there that did not require a credit card to complete, and therefore, there used to be lossless signups possible.

Since that time, its gained popularity, and it has lost some of its better offers. The ebay one was popular, but abused by people creating random email addresses I think.

So far, 2 people have successfully completed. I'm going to have my sister and dad do it, I hope they don't kill you off based on similar last names.
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From:jon3
Date:September 4th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
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BTW, they just added a stamps.com offer that asks for a CC, but doesn't actually charge anything if you cancel in the first 4 weeks.

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