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  1.    #1  
    I found this on EBAY:

    "Hi! Let me explain my offer to you: simply send me 10USD via paypal (no bidding required), and I will send you a link for a site that sells these signal boosters. With the purchase of a signal booster from them (only 34.99$) you will be put on a list for a FREE phone. New phones are sent out once more people sign up (Took me 2 weeks!) This offer is completely legal and legit and is available worldwide! (shipping to US is free). It's a great way to get a new phone!"


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    Hmm....

    $10 for a link
    $35 for a "signal booster"

    and you will be "put on a list".

    I tell you what I'm willing to do, only because I like you. I'm willing to put you on a list for only $25.

    Clue
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    I see your point an I am not an *****. But basically what I was hoping fo rwas to see if anyone else had seen or done this. I see it as similar to the www.freeipods.com and it isn't a scam.
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    How do i get a free ipod????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blh20s
    I see your point an I am not an *****. But basically what I was hoping fo rwas to see if anyone else had seen or done this. I see it as similar to the www.freeipods.com and it isn't a scam.
    actually, the freeipods thing is about as close to a scam as you can get without *actually* breaking into scam territory. it's a ponzi scheme (pyramid scheme) but because they put 10,000 very specific rules and disclaimers in the official rules for the thing, they can get away with it. it is not as simple as '1' '2' '3' as they say.

    you have to sign up with a valid email address. that gives them an email address to spam to. then you have to get ten other people to sign up. all ten have to sign up with real email addresses, also giving the sponsors ten more email addresses to send spam to, *and all ten of **those** signups have to sign up ten more people*. if any of those first ten don't fully participate, no ipod 4 u!

    it's a pyramid scheme, no ifs, ands, or buts. after a very short time, the usable number of humans on earth exceeds the number of people necessary to sign up for every participant to get a free ipod. they're counting on rube #1 convincing those ten other people to give away their email address so they can get spammed. since probably only a few of them will actually try to participate, rube #1 doesn't get his ipod. if by chance rube #1 *does* manage to get all ten of his people to participate and fulfill their requirements (sign up ten people each), that means that the sponsor has gotten at least 100 email addresses that they know they can spam, and do so 'legitimately', because the participants agreed to accept spam from the sponsor as a condition of participating!

    so, yes, the sponsor can point to a handful of people who really did get a free ipod. and they all probably participated in the very first few weeks the 'offer' was first started. each day that passes, the chances of getting a free ipod drop exponentially.

    bottom line: if it sounds too good to be true, it is.
    Last edited by anastrophe; 11/28/2004 at 02:56 PM. Reason: typo
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    The problem with this ebay listing is that don't tell you up front that once you fulfill the first ante of $xx that you would not get hit with additional req. for signups.
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    Blh20s, I split of your last post to marketplace where it really belongs. Here's the link: http://discuss.treocentral.com/showthread.php?t=64216
    Last edited by ronbo2000; 11/28/2004 at 07:35 PM. Reason: spelling of name correction
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    Thanks you very much for the move I wasn't trying to sell or push anything but instead just answering a question. Thanks for putting me straight.
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    No problem. Those free ipod link got me to signup. Actually it was one user named dynasty, I think that introduce me to it. I sure hope he got the credit for my signing on.

    Back to your original question, did you try the ebay listing?

    I remember when H/S were selling the Treo 180/270/300 there was a lot of ebay listing similar to this one. I always wondered what the real process is and what the end cost would be.

    These listings call your attention because of the low amount and makes it sound like it is so easy.
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    scam definitly
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    I wouldnt trust any high end cell phone bought on ebay. They can lock up.
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    You could easily scam the Free Ipod site. Just create you own simple little Email Server "if you have a domain Name? Create 100 Email accounts. Start the signing your self up.

    If you have a register domain name, you can use you own computer and Cable Internet Connection to host a simple SMTP server. With you own Mail server running you can add as many email accounts as you have Hard disk space. After you won the Ipod you can just delete the email accounts, and disable the Smtp server.

    have anyone tried scam one of these sites before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarenceCM3
    You could easily scam the Free Ipod site. Just create you own simple little Email Server "if you have a domain Name? Create 100 Email accounts. Start the signing your self up.

    If you have a register domain name, you can use you own computer and Cable Internet Connection to host a simple SMTP server. With you own Mail server running you can add as many email accounts as you have Hard disk space. After you won the Ipod you can just delete the email accounts, and disable the Smtp server.

    have anyone tried scam one of these sites before?
    apparently you haven't read the terms and conditions associated with the ipod site.

    please read that, then come back and let us know if you think you can easily scam the free ipod site.
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