Friday, July 08, 2005

Free iPod!

At the risk of being accused of jumping on the bandwagon, I have decided to sign up for this offer to get a free iPod. I wouldn't normally do this sort of thing, but this may be the only chance I have of getting an iPod in the near future, and desperate times call for desperate measures. I've heard of these iPod giveaway schemes in the States and they are legit, see the following BBC article which explains more about how it works.

To get a free iPod, and help me to get one, click on the following link : ipods give away, choose which one you would like. You then have to sign up to one of the free trial offers, I have signed up to the DVD rental trial which is free providing I cancel within 21 days. Refer a few friends and wait for your free iPod!

I got this via Jason Clarke so I've already helped him along a bit (sorry Andy). Two of the people who read this blog have already (beat me to it) and signed up, Andy and Steve so check it out!

10 comments:

John said...

As I've posted on Jason's blog, do be careful with this one. A look at how it works shows that you need to get 6-10 people to sign up to get your "free gift", which means that it's essentially a standard pyramid scheme. Be aware that you might thus never get your gift...

I'm rather surprised that this made it onto the BBC site.

pax et bonum

Steve said...

Hi

Is there anythign wrong with pyramid schemes persay, rather than in what some ask, promote and con?

Jason must be well on the way - his reward for getting there first. Hope it goes well Jon - Steve

Jon said...

John, it is quite up front that the scheme works by referring other people, it tells you on the first page. (It's between 9 and 14 people for the iPods). The BBC article is from a Newsnight item that was shown last year, which made it clear that far from being a typical pyramid scheme scam, it actually works, and plenty of people have received their free iPods. This is no 'get rich quick' scheme. There's nothing to pay up front and nothing to lose.

John said...

The danger with all pyramid schemes, whether they're "genuine" or not is that anyone who comes into the scheme too late will not get their iPod (or whatever) because the pool of people they could recruit has been used up.

That is, the problem isn't intentional fraud but the inevitable exhaustion of potential recruits. As long as you're aware that you might never get any reward for your participation (because you might not be able to recruit new people), that's fine.

pax et bonum

Michael said...

For crying out loud, quit trying to get an ipod out of me and blog something witty the way you Englishmen do.

Jon said...

I'll blog when you do, Strickland. And don't give me any feeble excuses about moving house or starting a new job or 100+ degree temperatures or any other such claptrap.

Michael said...

The rule is that you have to blog while you are in England. And I don't even know what 'claptrap' means.

Jon said...

That's a silly rule! Start a new blog for the Anglofile at home. You could call it Claptrap.

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-cla1.htm

I'm using the word in the 'nonsense or rubbish' sense.

take care Mikey.

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