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Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 4:30pm

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Hey fellas new to the site, but wondering if you could help me out is this website a scam? I have been getting mixed results on the web?

www.freemacbookpro.com
Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 4:49pm

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I know there are websites like this one concerning iPods but I'm not sure if this one is legitimate.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 5:26pm

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I think it's legit, but you have to sign up for one of the services they ask you and they are allowed to send you 3rd party emails (spam). So I'm doing it, with a bad email account that I don't use, and I'm signing up for Netflix anyways. I've got nothing to lose.

http://freemacbookpro.com/index.php?referral=629187 << My referral code.

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Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 5:33pm

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How many referrals do you have to get, though? On FreePSPs.com, I got like 2 referrals and couldn't get the last three. It's tough.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 5:41pm

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In theory, couldn't you just create a huge number of fake e-mail accounts and get one without using friends? smile I havn't signed up to it so I'm not sure what the licence agreement is like.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 6:07pm

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Here's my view of sites like these: If they don't ask for your credit card number, then what can they do? The worst thing they could do is not send it to you. If you try it I would suggest making a cheap yahoo email account and entering it as your email adress; therefore you won't have spam coming into to your real account.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 7:11pm

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destron:

They ask for your address, so they'll know where you live, which means they can send tons of bulk mail to you from advertisers.

Redhawk:

Even if you made, let's say, 5 email accounts, you'd have to have five separate physical street addresses to send the Netflix subscriptions to.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 7:36pm

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ben3308 wrote:

How many referrals do you have to get, though? On FreePSPs.com, I got like 2 referrals and couldn't get the last three. It's tough.
So did you get any bulk mail when you did this?
Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 7:56pm

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ben3308 wrote:

destron:They ask for your address, so they'll know where you live, which means they can send tons of bulk mail to you from advertisers.
That's true, but it's not like they can take your money.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jul 2006, 9:20pm

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ben3308 wrote:

They ask for your address, so they'll know where you live, which means they can send tons of bulk mail to you from advertisers.
You could just send it to someone you don't like. If you see them walking around with a MacBook after a few days it's legit. wink
Posted: Fri, 21st Jul 2006, 7:21pm

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Ok, so, I am actually persuing this. I'm personally going to do the Netflix one, and try and get 5 people to help me out. If you want to help me out and get your start of the offer (or you are just nice and were considering one of the following services in the first place, I will give you 180 force points and free 200 MB webhosting for videos, pics, and/or website.

Here's how it works: All you have to do is have me refer you to http://freemacbookpro.com and you sign up an account. After that, you sign up for one of the services. This would be either a favor (and you wanted a service), to get these force points if you're into that, or you wanted to start the http://freemacbookpro.com service yourself. The available services are:

Blockbuster online rental service (like Netflix)
Netflix
BMG Music Club
If you or your family are getting a Discover card any time soon
Discover Card Student
Zooba (the Netflix of books)
Stamps.com (cheap postage stamps with good benefits)
Advantage language

Benefits: 180 force points, you help me out, free 200 MB webhosting (lasts forever, you can ask me to take old stuff off later to make room - URL is cpostudios.com/yourstudio), and you are done with the second step of freemacbookpro.com automatically. Read the thread and site for more details.

If you are interested, PM me. If no one does, it was worth a shot. smile

HERE IS MY REFERRAL URL: http://freemacbookpro.com/index.php?referral=629187

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Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 4:35am

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Hmm, US-only, too.

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Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 4:39am

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I smell bloody, cooking penguin flesh. But I think I'm interested as well. What better way to switch to Mac than free?
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 6:22am

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sign up if you want tons of crap sent to you and telemarketers calling during dinner hour... but i guess its worth it neutral

the ones from legit places like netflix are probably not as bad.



and now that one can have mac OSX on his pc, theres really no need to switch


i wouldnt click on pop ups tho...
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 6:41am

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When, legitimately, did Apple license OSX to be used by PCs? Oh right, they didn't. wink You may have that backwards, godfather.

Serpent, I may take you up on your referral thing, but if Atom does it before I do, you won't be able to get both of us. I don't need the force or the hosting, though.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 4:43pm

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Sounds good Ben.

the new godfather wrote:

sign up if you want tons of crap sent to you and telemarketers calling during dinner hour... but i guess its worth it neutral

the ones from legit places like netflix are probably not as bad.



and now that one can have mac OSX on his pc, theres really no need to switch
Tons of crap sent to you is worth the Macbook Pro. Now days, yu are not required to use a phone number. Blcokbuster, Netflix, the Book one, and the music one don't and they are perfectly legit services. If you have telemarketers calling during dinner you need to get a blocker or you need to cancel your phone service and get a cell phone. We had telemarketers calling a lot, cancelled it and now our home phones are just cell phones. It's awesome, no telemarketers have spoken to us since we did it. The only services worthy are those 4, and the only other site you give personal info to is Freemacbookpro.com, and they get your address and e-mail. What you have to do is throw out junk mail and provide a spam e-mail address that you scarcely use or use for things like this.

Don't know what the pop up thing had to do with this... This site is a popular site on the internet famous for their free iPod and PSP service. Now they've just expanded and offered more. It's really logical. i have never seen a popup for this site, I think they get their sales via word of mouth with their pyramid scheme.

HERE IS MY REFERRAL URL: http://freemacbookpro.com/index.php?referral=629187

Use it if you're gonna try this PLEASE.

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Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 6:39pm

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i didnt know any of these sites were legit... but if there are, thats pretty cool



has anyone here completed this freemac site or one like it before?
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 8:52pm

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Oh God, apparently you need 20. I'm still going for it. Please help me out and use my referral URL:

http://freemacbookpro.com/index.php?referral=629187

It was 5 for FreePS2.com, that's the terms of ervice document they used on this site so it confused me. Wish me luck.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 9:02pm

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Its just another pyramid scheme only this time over personal information rather then money. Don't be a chump, just bin em.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 9:13pm

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You don't have to give any personal information that will affect you. Pyramid schemes only screw people at the end of the line.

If you use Paypal, I will pay you $10 to use my referral code if you follow through.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 9:18pm

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And the reason they are called pyramid schemes is because there are a small number of people who get it for tons who don't.

Also any information you give away can be crossed with other info so it makes things like identity theft/fraud much easier so its not for nothing at all.

Not only is perpetuating it irresponsible but these schemes are also illegal here so I suggest you take it out of your sig.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 9:34pm

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these schemes are also illegal here
Utter, utter rubbish.

The Fair Trading Act, Trading Schemes (1996) Act and Trading Regulations (1997) Act prohibit pyramid schemes, it's true - but those come under a strict definition: i.e where you pay to join a scheme where you encourage others to join up and pay too. And the Gambling (2005) Act also makes promoting or participation in 'chain-gift' illegal, but that too has a specific definition:

The Gambling (2005) act wrote:

A chain-gift scheme is an arrangement in which, in order to join, persons must pay a
joining fee to one or more of the other participants in the scheme. Persons who take part in the scheme are required or invited to encourage other persons to join.
There's absoloutley no legislation, either in the UK or the US, that prohibits referral schemes, like this one, where no money is paid to join.

So, Serpent, keep the signature. Kid's quite simply wrong.

Cheers,
Arktic.

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Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 9:37pm

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Just reffered you, Serpent. smile hope you'll get that macbook pro...used a fake street adress and everything like that (activated the account though) so it should work. sent you a PM with more info. Good luck!
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 9:50pm

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Well, at least he noticed it. smile

Me and Redhawk work it out. You can't just refer me with a fake address. You have to do everything right or your account will be terminated and you might still get spam. You'll be wasting your time. You also HAVE to sign up for a service. If you are not interested in a service, and/or a free Macbook with 20 referrals, don't do it. You're right, few people get it. But I'm going to try really hard to do it, unlike most. With effort, I will be one of the few. I am honestly willing to do it for my friends, even pay for their temporary service if they don't like it.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jul 2006, 9:54pm

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Redhawksrymmer wrote:

Just reffered you, Serpent. smile hope you'll get that macbook pro...used a fake street adress and everything like that (activated the account though) so it should work. sent you a PM with more info. Good luck!
Isn't that unethical? I think the terms and conditions say that you aren't allowed to do that, plus you also say you agreed to it, which is a total utter lie. Serpent could've done 20 of those himself, if he needed to.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jul 2006, 1:45am

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Arktic wrote:

these schemes are also illegal here
Utter, utter rubbish.

The Fair Trading Act, Trading Schemes (1996) Act and Trading Regulations (1997) Act prohibit pyramid schemes, it's true - but those come under a strict definition: i.e where you pay to join a scheme where you encourage others to join up and pay too. And the Gambling (2005) Act also makes promoting or participation in 'chain-gift' illegal, but that too has a specific definition:

The Gambling (2005) act wrote:

A chain-gift scheme is an arrangement in which, in order to join, persons must pay a
joining fee to one or more of the other participants in the scheme. Persons who take part in the scheme are required or invited to encourage other persons to join.
There's absoloutley no legislation, either in the UK or the US, that prohibits referral schemes, like this one, where no money is paid to join.

So, Serpent, keep the signature. Kid's quite simply wrong.

Cheers,
Arktic.
Well in both those instances you say that a fee must be paid for the condition to apply. You may well be right in which case you are talking about the wrong legislation. I know for a fact that these ARE illegal in the uk because as a webhost one of my customers was hosting one with almost exactly the same terms (no fees) and I was legally required to take it down. (we did get legal advice first rather than simply knee jerk removing it)

Plus seeing as it does rely on ripping off people further down the chain it reflects badly on fxhome and has no place here, legal or not.

Next time you want to get on your high horse arktic get your facts straight.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jul 2006, 2:44am

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Evman did it with his iPod one in the past. No one is making you do this. I really don't see the problem. I am asking that if you're an American (you HAVE to be American to sign up anyways...) and are doing this or Netflix, then help me out. Also, it only screws people down the line if everyone in the world did it. But they don't, if you want to win one and you apply yourself (pay your friends, show them Netflix etc.) I don't see why it matters. I'm going to keep it up unless a higher mod asks me to.

I really don't think a random individual on a forums passive request for such a thing would affect anything. Everyone I've asked (friends) have viewed this positively and have given me a "I'll do it", "I'll look into it", "sounds cool", or "good luck."
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Yeah, tried to support Serpent in getting his MacBook Pro, but unfortunantly it didn't work... I don't live in the US or anything (and I rather not enter my own street adress). Here's your force back though since it didn't work. Good luck! smile
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jul 2006, 12:37pm

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pft well thats a very nieve view of things. You seem to think that getting a macbook makes it all ok. really that just makes you pretty selfish. If greedy people like you didn't support them they would go out of business and stop taking advantage of people.

Assuming you asked every fxhomer to help you and they obliged, for 37000 people they would only have to give out anything to the first 400 or so. That amount of data would cost much more if they bought it so for them it is a bargain. Who cares if the other 36600 people lose out?

How about I start a thing where everyone just gives me £1, its not anything you'll miss but I can get a car if everyone does it. Seems crazy that anyone would go along with that so why fall for the same thing with different wording?

I'm not just any user I am a friend of the fxhome guys and I reserve my right to look down on and tick off anyone using it to promote something dodgy/illegal just to get something for free. If i'd have seen evman doing it I would have pointed it out to him as well.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jul 2006, 1:06pm

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But the thing is, not everyone is getting one. Almost everything a human does is selfish. Giving back to the commuity makes you feel better for example. Next, I have not personally asked anyone. I am asking anyone to help me. If you want Netflix, you've got nothing to lose. It's an amazing service. I haven't come accross a film that wasn't on Netflix that I wanted to watch. No one has to pay anything. No one has to even try to win a Macbook. What I am asking is: if you want Netflix, why not just do it through that site? If you want to do the Freemacbookpro.com Pyramid scheme, why not just be referred by me. Of course winning a laptop for me is selfish, but who cares? Everything I do doesn't have to give back to the community, and I am one of the members who does give back to the community evry now and then. I feel like you're calling me a spam bot or something. In the 1 GBP idea you're talking about, you are asking for money where the user gets no benefits that does it. You don't say: "Give me 1 GBP and you get a free soda". My sig/request is targetted for Americans who are interested in a service/and-or Freemacbookpro.com. Sure, if everyone did it, only 400 people would foloow through with it. But i am certainly not relying on FXH. There are 6.5 Billion people in the world, millions living in America. Not many people use this site, so there are always people out there who are willing to try Netflix (I am willing to pay for 1 month of their service), etc.

In your 1 GBP, are you giving back? Are you offering 100 MB of free webhosting? Are you giving them force? Are they gaining anything? No, no they aren't.

I understand you have close connections to the team and I've always respected your opinion, even when I've disagreed. But I am just saying, I know where my views are and I'll remove it if it really bothers one of the admins. If a user on Freemacbookpro.com really wants what their going for and push for it, they will get their prize for about $200 or less. I am certainly not getting it for free, that's the name of the site. I am offering web hosting, force, and money through Paypal. I am certainly not PMing anyone from FXH that hasn't PMd me first. I am not spamming the forum. I was discussing the site in this thread after research, then I put the link in my sig, to let people know. Don't say "greedy people like you." That's a pretty insulting comment. I have offered one of the best, and most reliable free hosting service on FXhome for quite some time (no user restrictions such as who gets it) and am offering even more of it to anyone who follows through with this. I am paying over $100 a year for this, and could be using it to back up files. Being called greedy is wrong for something as passive and helpful as this. Everyone wants things, and just because I am trying hard to get what I want doesn't immediately make me any more greedy than anyone else with the same thoughts. Sure you've wanted things, are you greedy? Probably not (unless you followed through actively with that poor example you gave.)
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Giving out something you have spare for free to a few people does not cancel out taking advantage of hundreds of other people.
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What the hell? Taking advantage: I am saying if they are signing up for Netflix! Have you done any research on this site at all? Do you know what Netflix is? Hundreds of people? I never said that they had to pursue this. I think it's fun, and a cool goal. There is no harm. This website is free, not asking anyone to pay unless they want NETFLIX, a service not available for free. With a small amount of effort you could help me out, you'd just sign up for an account there and go to Netflix from there. That's the only involvement you have to do. I don't see why this is so bad/harmful to you.

It's as innocent as selling DVDs. You sign up for the service that is really really great (you don't have to if you don't wwant to) and I benfit too.
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Plus seeing as it does rely on ripping off people further down the chain it reflects badly on fxhome and has no place here, legal or not.
People enter into the scheme knowing what they have to do in order to get a 'free' item - it's not a rip off, it's clear from the start what you need to do to get the item. Plus, you don't 'loose' anything - it's not as if you have to invest hundreds of pounds, or even a single penny.

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I know for a fact that these ARE illegal in the uk
Ok then Kid, tell me what legislation covers this. Your word means nothing to me - so why not show me the actual act or law that prohibits these schemes?

I think you'll find that there isn't any, and it is, indeed, perfectly legal. If it was illegal, then massive companies such as Amazon would not offer their "Invite a friend" schemes, where you reciveve gift vouchers for every person you refer. They work on exactly the same principle - you just have to reach a certain ammount with Serpent's particular scheme, to qualify for the reward.

So it is you who needs to get your facts straight, Kid.

Arktic.
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Plus seeing as it does rely on ripping off people further down the chain it reflects badly on fxhome and has no place here, legal or not.
People enter into the scheme knowing what they have to do in order to get a 'free' item - it's not a rip off, it's clear from the start what you need to do to get the item. Plus, you don't 'loose' anything - it's not as if you have to invest hundreds of pounds, or even a single penny.

Kid wrote:

I know for a fact that these ARE illegal in the uk
Ok then Kid, tell me what legislation covers this. Your word means nothing to me - so why not show me the actual act or law that prohibits these schemes?

I think you'll find that there isn't any, and it is, indeed, perfectly legal. If it was illegal, then massive companies such as Amazon would not offer their "Invite a friend" schemes, where you reciveve gift vouchers for every person you refer. They work on exactly the same principle - you just have to reach a certain ammount with Serpent's particular scheme, to qualify for the reward.

So it is you who needs to get your facts straight, Kid.

Arktic.
If stabbing someone with a knife is illegal it doesnt make cutting up a steak illegal too! I don't need to tell you the legislation, I'm not a lawyer, all I know is that it is illegal or I wouldn't have been forced to shut down someone running such a scheme.

People know what they have to do in any pyramid scheme where people do pay money. Are you claiming they are not illegal either? Most cons work by people agreeing to do something and not realising that it was stupid till afterwards.

People do lose out because they are giving away their personal info. What do you think these companies do with that info? Do you think that companies that are happy to trick people into handing it over have good policies about the respectability of who they sell it to? It always makes me laugh when people who get caught out by fraud and identity theft wonder why it happened to them after participating in junk like this. Do you not get that b follows a? Its simple cause and effect.
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Brilliant - you can't actually show me any law to give even a hint of credability to your claims, so a terrible analogy is supposed to do instead?

Actually, your analogy does more to prove my point than yours-

Kid wrote:

If stabbing someone with a knife is illegal it doesnt make cutting up a steak illegal too!
If pyramid investment schemes are illegal it doesnt make referer reward schemes illegal too!

Kid wrote:

I don't need to tell you the legislation, I'm not a lawyer
Then don't offer legal advice such as "these schemes are also illegal here so I suggest you take it out of your sig".

Arktic.

PS - And by the way, Pyramid Investment Schemes were made illegal because of the way they were marketed - they were unethically sold as having a guarenteed return on the initial investment, which simply isn't true. These 'free Macbook/psp/ipod' offers make no such claims, so they're not a 'con'.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jul 2006, 8:16pm

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It was one of these schemes not a paid one that I had to shut down which means they ARE illegal.

I dont know the exact legislation that makes murder illegal either, does that mean its ok for me to come round your house and beat your head in with a shovel?
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jul 2006, 8:28pm

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I bet you could find it if you looked...

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[You'd be commiting an offence under the Criminal Justice (2003) Act - Section 3 'Arrestable Offences' as well as the Offensive Weapons (1996) Act ]
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hrm who should I believe, legal professional who knows what they are talking about or some guy who can cut and paste and argues for the sake of it?
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Believe what you want pal - but I'm just setting the record straight for people like Serpent.

What should they believe: the word of someone who claims to have spoken to a lawyer about it, or the fact that you won't find any legislation about this anywhere?

Arktic.
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why are you so sure it is legal if you have had no experience of it whatsoever? are you claiming to have read, understood and remembered every single law ever?
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No, that would be preposterous.

But there are searchable archives of UK law, and all a lawyer will do is the same as anyone else can - look through the legislation and see if there's anything there. Which, I assure you, there isn't.

Again, case in point - if this were illegal, why haven't the endless list of companies offering referal reward schemes been prosecuted? Quite simply, Kid, because it is not illegal.

Arktic.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jul 2006, 9:23pm

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Or is it simply like all the other sites offering illegal gambling, porn, warez, music downloads, religeous activism and so on that put them up outside of our legal jurisdiction?

Since you have no evidence to backup your statement and will not listen to reason I don't see anymore point in responding to you.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jul 2006, 9:29pm

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Regardless, if Serpent wants to do it and the mods don't take it off, what is the point in arguing?
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Meh, I'll give it a shot. What's there to lose besides my dignity? razz
Posted: Mon, 24th Jul 2006, 3:29pm

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Kid wrote:

Since you have no evidence to backup your statement and will not listen to reason I don't see anymore point in responding to you.
Fair enough if you don't want to listen to what's actually true.

But to set the record straight for anyone interested, I spoke to an someone at the Department of Trade and Industry who put me in touch with an advisor at Consumer Direct (a government advisory body on legal matters for UK consumers). They confirmed that these schemes are perfectly legal here in the UK, but advised anyone interested to read all the terms and conditions carefully.

So Kid, again, I'd like to suggest that it is YOU who needs to get your facts straight... or are you going to tell me that the government and their legal advisors are wrong, and you're right razz

Regards,
Arktic.

PS - It cost me roughly £1 in calling credit to phone those guys, so count that as my contribution to the 'everyone just gives you £1' scheme you've set up. Maybe it was a waste of £1, but I was bored on my lunch hour smile
Posted: Mon, 24th Jul 2006, 3:32pm

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heh. pwnt.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jul 2006, 9:41pm

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Its everyone give ME £1, not everyone gives someone random £1. Your calling credit counts for squat.

And not pwnt either. a) I don't believe that he bothered to do all that, more likely he made it up b) legal professionals told me directly, not someone's, mum's, sister's brother or whatever so if you did do that then either my ones or your ones were wrong.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 1:42am

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What I'm not getting is why Kid is so concerned. If Serpent gets screwed over with the law then you have a reason to laugh at him. smile

Besides, over here in the US companies do things illegal. Such as a government run company called the FDA. I read a news article when the British version of the FDA inspected certain types of sodas and found a very high dose of some chemical used to remove rust. I'm guessing the British version of our FDA actually care about people because they swept the sodas off the shelves while our FDA said something like "Oh we knew about that but since it's such a popular product we couldn't remove it from the shelf". My whole point here is the government in many cases don't catch things. This doesn't mean it's not wrong but I'm just saying even the government itself "breaks laws". This whole paragraph is under the assumption that it's illegal.

If it's not illegal(which is what I figured in the first place) than I'm fine, and most of this post is irrelevant.

This is all off the interpretation that you were concerned with some identity theft issue in your first post. You think Serpent is going to get busted and locked up for 4 years? Sheesh.

And not pwnt either. a) I don't believe that he bothered to do all that, more likely he made it up
Um, you're saying all this political information Arktic is providing is made up? That was immature.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 3:26am

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Kid, I don't see why you have reason to get all angry about this. How is anyone getting 'screwed over.' They know they have to pay for netflix before they sign up unsure

It's really not that weird. They get people to advertize for sponsor companies. Sure many people may not get all 20 referrals, but that's not freemacbookpro.com's fault...

And saying Arktic is lying? Come on.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 4:17am

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Serpent-

Why don't you give your parents money and rent out some mailboxes at somewhere like the UPS Store or Mailboxes Etc. and make those your addresses. Pay for the temporary service, get your Macbook and cut off your Netflix and Mailbox account.

Or you could adverstise X Months of free/discounted Netflix accounts, wait until you get the Macbook, and have them send you an invoice of the cost of the services and refund them. This option is less likely, however because people may not trust you, won't believe you, etc...

Good luck though.

(And Kid- settle down, man! biggrin )
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rogolo wrote:

Serpent-

Why don't you give your parents money and rent out some mailboxes at somewhere like the UPS Store or Mailboxes Etc. and make those your addresses. Pay for the temporary service, get your Macbook and cut off your Netflix and Mailbox account.
In the terms of service it says all addresses must be actual residences, and services and/or the macbook pro cannot be shipped to a P.O. Box or other outside mailbox.

freemacbookpro.com wrote:

1. freesonyplaystation.com is allowed to place any account on hold for any reason.
Even if this really is all legitimate, that term of service makes me question the probability of recieving a free Macbook Pro even after all the referrals.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 5:17pm

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They have feedback. They really only put your account on hold if they see something suspicious.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 5:31pm

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There is nothing wrong with this promotion or the services.

Netflix is I assume an online blockbuster. I did the same here in Canada with "Zip.ca" you pay money, pick titles, they ship them to you, you watch and send them back.... they send more.. and so on....

So if thats a service you WANT.... then its there. Serpent is simply asking that if you are going to do it, sign up in a slightly different way to it benefits him, but not ONLY him... YOU get stuff out of it too (force and webspace)... so really if you want force, web space and to get netflix service what serpent is offering rocks.

I get air miles with my credit card as incentive to get that brand credit card......

Serpents "air miles incentive" is force and web space.

I say - Good Luck man.. hope you get the 20!

-MAGIC
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 6:03pm

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I don't have any webspace to offer cry

But meh, maybe once serpent is done i can get some referrals razz
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 7:38pm

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the new godfather wrote:

sign up if you want tons of crap sent to you and telemarketers calling during dinner hour... neutral

Serpent wrote:

Tons of crap sent to you is worth the Macbook Pro. Now days, you are not required to use a phone number.
Telemarketers are fun. Mess around with them! Don't be so pessemistic! biggrin
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the new godfather wrote:

Telemarketers are fun. Mess around with them! Don't be so pessemistic! biggrin
I tell my dad that alot. I got mad when they started paying money to not have telemarketers call our house.