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HeatOilTrader
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August 24th, 2004, 11:06 am

Is anyone familiar with the free iPod offer? According to both Wired and CNN, among others, it is legit. Sidenote: Offer is only available to those with a U.S. mailing address.
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esty
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August 24th, 2004, 2:05 pm

I have second-degree confirmation that people have gotten their iPods. I also hear a lot of people complain about failure to credit for offers, extremely slow shipping. My impression is that if you manage to jump through the hoops in the precisely correct fashion, you will eventually receive an iPod. However, there are many non-obvious ways to mess up the hoop jumping that disqualify you.
 
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mikebell
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August 24th, 2004, 2:20 pm

Your friends will hate you. Just buy an iPod and save yourself some grief.
 
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HeatOilTrader
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August 25th, 2004, 3:35 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: mikebellYour friends will hate you.Why will my friends hate me? Spam? Tell them to set up an alternative email account. Problem solved.
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mikebell
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August 25th, 2004, 10:03 pm

Yes, SPAM. You can convince your friends to set up an alternative account just so you can spam them?! Oooookay.
 
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HeatOilTrader
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September 1st, 2004, 1:32 am

A colleague of mine received his today so, for those who're interested, it's definitely legit.
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Ri
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September 21st, 2004, 11:44 am

Isn't this kind of thing illegal? IE you refer 5 friends, they each refer five friends, ... Sounds a lot like pyramid scheme doesn't it?
 
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September 21st, 2004, 1:30 pm

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September 23rd, 2004, 2:52 am

not if the guys aren't putting up any cash upfront...
 
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HeatOilTrader
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September 23rd, 2004, 7:09 pm

Apparently this guy crunched some numbers and came up with a decent analysis on how it works on how the company behind it actually makes money...
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