Method 3: Getting Free Prizes to Keep or Sell on Ebay

September 16, 2008

This is the last way of making money in the Freebie Industry. In this method, instead of claiming cash prizes for your referral, you claim physical prizes such as ipods, flatscreen TVs, stereo systems and just about any other electronic items you can think of. It doesn't just stop there. You can get just about anything you can think of (within reason).

Now the logic behind this method is as follows – why pay for something you can get for free (almost)? It's a beautiful thing when the mailman arrives, delivers something valuable to you that you didn't even have to pay for (not even for shipping). This can be a GREAT way of getting free prizes for yourself or gifts for a friend or family member.

An extension of this method is getting these free prizes and selling them on Ebay. Although this works in theory, it is not a method that I practise or that I would want to practise. The reason for this is as follows: Lets say I refer the right amount of people to a freebie site. I have the option to get a free ipod, or to take the cash equivalent. In my mind, it does NOT make sense to take the item and then have to go through the process of listing it on ebay, paying seller's fees, just to get money that I could've gotten without going through the extra hassle.

Now there might be some out there that disagree with me. If so, please speak up, because I would love to hear other opinions.

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  • Aaron says:

    I agree with you on this point. You are guaranteed a certain amount of cash through the site. However if you were to receive the item and list it on ebay, like you said, you have to pay the listing fee. And there is no guarantee that you will get the same amount of money that you would have from the site. After all ebay is an auction site known for its lower selling prices.

    • Gerald says:

      I have no idea that you have to pay the listing fee on ebay. Thanks for sharing! This third method is a hassle like what Leslie said. But I guess if you win an item, it would be better to sell it to your neighbor or post it on forums and ask the buyer on where to meet.hehe

  • Aaron says:

    I agree with you on this point. You are guaranteed a certain amount of cash through the site. However if you were to receive the item and list it on ebay, like you said, you have to pay the listing fee. And there is no guarantee that you will get the same amount of money that you would have from the site. After all ebay is an auction site known for its lower selling prices.

    • Greg says:

      I’m someone interested in getting a specific, actual prize from these kinds of offers – a laptop. I don’t care about making money long term, I just need a laptop, and I don’t have the money to buy one right now. Is this something that I could do with these freebee sites? Could I use a prepaid credit card for this one-time thing? I really don’t want my real card information going out into these sites. šŸ™

    • Leslie says:

      Yes it is possible to get an actual prize. I’ve gotten a 40 inch Flatscreen and an Ipod touch. However, you would have to use a credit or debit card. You can’t use a prepaid card because it’s against the terms of service of all freebie sites.

    • Greg says:

      Is there a specific site that you’d recommend for this type of prize? There’s lots of “free laptop” sites, but I’d really appreciate the input of a pro about which one to try.

    • […] freebies. Although I’m not a big fan of this method, I will give you the theory behind this 3rd Method. method 2, project […]

  • Gerald says:

    I have no idea that you have to pay the listing fee on ebay. Thanks for sharing! This third method is a hassle like what Leslie said. But I guess if you win an item, it would be better to sell it to your neighbor or post it on forums and ask the buyer on where to meet.hehe

  • Greg says:

    I’m someone interested in getting a specific, actual prize from these kinds of offers – a laptop. I don’t care about making money long term, I just need a laptop, and I don’t have the money to buy one right now. Is this something that I could do with these freebee sites? Could I use a prepaid credit card for this one-time thing? I really don’t want my real card information going out into these sites. šŸ™

    • Yes it is possible to get an actual prize. I’ve gotten a 40 inch Flatscreen and an Ipod touch. However, you would have to use a credit or debit card. You can’t use a prepaid card because it’s against the terms of service of all freebie sites.

    • Greg says:

      Is there a specific site that you’d recommend for this type of prize? There’s lots of “free laptop” sites, but I’d really appreciate the input of a pro about which one to try.

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