Okay, remember waaaayyy back when I posted about wanting a free iPod? And then later posting about giving up? Well, in early December I gave it another go, and it worked. I just received a 4g iPod Nano, complements of Freepay.
So now that I’ve been through the system, I understand a little more about what makes this possible. First the bad news. You should know going in that the iPods aren’t exactly free. This is basically a different type of marketing, Freepay is getting paid for referring you to their advertisers, and you have to spend money there, typically between $10 and $40, though some of the offers are trials that you can complete for free.
You’ll want to sign up using a gmail (let me know if you need an invite) or Yahoo! email address, because the address you use is going to get a lot of spam. I created a gmail address specifically for this, and I typically get over 30 spams per day into that account.
Once you’ve signed up, you have to get people to sign up underneath you. This is where I got stuck. I didn’t want to pimp that link all over the web, so I decided to let it go. But then I found Referral Swapper, which is a site that helps people connect to complete their referrals and get their products. I ended up paying people to complete my offers.
But now for the good news. The iPods aren’t free, but after everything is said and done the price you pay is a fraction of the cost of purchasing one from Apple. And the iPod is brand new in the shrink wrapped box. Warranty and all.
If you can endure some spam, and you aren’t in a hurry, you can get an iPod for less than half price.
This first one goes to my girlfriend for her birthday. But I’ve already started working on obtaining one for myself, so I should have my own iPod within the next couple of months.
And now, the Nano. Holy cow is this one cool little device. Color screen, 1,000 songs, small enough to fit in your shirt pocket, and that easy interface. I’m opting for the Video iPod for myself, but I have to say that this tiny thing is pretty tempting.
I’ll write again when I receive my own.
Listening to Beck. But not on an iPod.