My free computer arrived today in two gigantic Dell boxes (one for the box, another for the monitor).
A new Wired magazine piece (hat tip to Ramble On) sounds a skeptical note, reporting that the company operating the free sites is nonresponsive in customer service. True enough, but their business model requires it, and they’re sending out free stuff. They claim to be a victim of their own success, causing too much demand for products that become backordered.
Still, the ferris wheel may stop at some point, and the offer will end. But participants won’t be worse off at most offers require no cash out of pocket.
As for me, the piece offered some encouragement: Gratis Networks may be launching more freebie opportunities soon.