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Do sites like really work?

by aceblue3575 / June 17, 2006 5:03 AM PDT

Do sites like really work?
I can't make the question any simpler than that.

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yes, no, maybe ....
by billzhills / June 17, 2006 5:33 AM PDT

I pulled this from the web site ......

What do I have to get my FREE gift?

Getting your free gift is really simple, just follow the following steps...
1. Register for a user account on each respective site that you want and complete just one online offer.
2. Get the required number of friends to sign up using your referral link and each complete an offer.
3. We then ship your gift to you for FREE!

My read on this ...

You are going to become a Sales Rep for the web site and "sponsors". Your E-mail will be filled with Spam and your E-Maill Address sold to Spammers.

It will work but at what cost? hence yes,no,maybe


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Usually, but it's a pyramid scheme...
by John.Wilkinson / June 17, 2006 9:10 AM PDT

The majority of those who have met the requirements for receiving their "free" gift from such sites have received it and been satisfied. However, I'd like to make several notes:

1.) There are still thousands on complaints and a fair number of lawsuits.

2.) The success rate varies from site to site and company to company.

3.) It's not completely free since you must purchase something else or subscribe to something else. Depending on the stipulations you may be able to cancel before payment and still receive the 'gift,' but they'll fight you on it.

4.) Having to get so many others to join in makes it a pyramid scheme.

5.) Sending e-mails or posting in forums trying to get others to do the same thing so you get your gift will get you blacklisted as a spammer.

In short, I wouldn't do it. For the time, effort, aggravation, potential blacklisting, and 50/50 chance of actually receiving the 'gift,' it may be easier just to get a part-time job and buy it yourself.


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