Free Dell Desktop PC
By: Chris Benard
I used to be skeptical that you could get anything free on the internet after the dot-com bust, until I got a free xbox and
I've already had my order placed for a free iPod. Gratis Internet runs these
sites and is registered with the Better Business
Bureau. They started off with FreeCondoms.com and the wild popularity of this site grew them enough capital to do offers
for better products including consumer electronics and desktop computers.
Before reading further, please note these offers only are valid in the United States only.
You may have seen my journal entry about getting a Free iPod,
but this offer is even cooler. You can actually get a
free desktop(I chose the Dell because it includes a monitor) for just doing one free trial and then getting some friends to
do the same. If you already read that article, this is the EXACT same business model, so just click here to continue.
If you aren't familiar with the business model, read on as I explain it in depth.
How it Works
- Signing Up
- -- Use a throwaway address!!! -- I don't think I can stress this enough.
They do spam you a LOT, but hey, you get a free computer out of it. I think that's much better than the "free" spam you get
now. I used my gmail account, but I had my friend John use a free Yahoo! Mail account. Either will filter the spam pretty well and keep it away from your
- Credit Card: Yes, most offers require a credit card, with the known
exception of AOL, which can sign you up under a checking account or phone number. As long as you cancel inside of the free
trials, you will not be charged.
- Joining the Website: Click here to open the FreeDesktopPC.com website. I recommend
opening it in a new tab so you can read the rest of this. On the main page, put in your email address and password you want
to use for the site, and submit. On the next page, enter your real address, because this is where your desktop will be
- Referring Friends: Once you put in your address on the previous step, you can either put
in names and email addresses of friends on that page or skip the step and give it to them via your own email or instant
messenger, or whatever you want to use. One thing you do need is your referral link off the bottom of the "refer
- Completing an Offer
- Selecting ONE Offer: Strange as it may seem, AOL and Netscape internet seem to be the best
offers. You sign up for the trial, and as soon as you get credit on the FreeDesktopPC.com site, cancel the trial if you no
longer want the service. However, FreeDesktopPC.com has many offers and you might actually find one that you want. My dad
did the Blockbuster service and decided to keep it because he liked it better than his previous DVD rental service.
- Referring Friends
- Get friends to complete ONE Offer: You need to get ten friends to use your referral link
to sign up and complete one offer in the above step. Feel free to link them to this journal entry to explain
- Ordering Your Computer
- Place the order: Obviously I haven't gotten all ten of mine done yet, but I'm hoping
people on slashdot will use my link in return for explaining the process in detail(this took forever to write). It's the same
company and the same business model as FreeiPods.com so once all 10 are completed on your "Check Status" page, you can go to
the site and confirm your shipping info and order your pc. Congratulations! At this point, you're done.
If you now want to sign up for a free desktop, click on this referral link.
If you have any questions or suggestions about this guide, please click here to