Free offers online

@dfollin (12720)
United States
February 21, 2011 10:01am CST
Is there really such a thing as a free offer online? For example when I went on to Ancestry.com has a free 14 day trial and it show's after that they have monthly amounts.But,if you look below it doesn't charge you in monhly payments,it charges you a one time amount of $155.40 instead of $12.95 a month for the smallest membership. So,I was trying to put it thru,then cancel before the 14 days because I cannot afford $155.40 all at one time.And,it said that I had to give my credit card number as a security.It said that there was something wrong with the info. So,I called the office and was told that if I did not have the $155.40 in there now for them to hold,I could not have the free trial.But,they did not say they were going to charge me then. I was really disappointed Have you had problems like this?Or have you found an actual free offer?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
21 Feb 11
hI DONNA, I THINK all those kind of things are rip-offs & i don't fool w/any of them/ Hope u can find someone that can help u. Hope all is well w/u. jo
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@dfollin (12720)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Same as usual Jo.How are you? :) Donna
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Same old, same old around here. I lead a pretty dull life, lol.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I have given up on trying to get anything for free. If they ask for a credit card in order to get a free trial, I just close the site and go elsewhere. I don't even waste my time any more. Sorry for your disappointment.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Yes there is always the offer of free magazines. You are supposed to get one free to see if you want to subscribe to it. The catch is you have to subscribe to get the free one. That is pay for a full subscription. You maybe able to cancel before the next month mag come but I believe that the magazine publisher is counting on you forgetting to cancel.
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 11
I did this a few years ago so I know that there is nothing as free as they say. There is always a catch somewhere. I never bothered to check the link when I saw free... free.. free... Scam!
@fjclolazy (859)
• China
22 Feb 11
Hi, my friend, Something online is cheating.Don't believe them any more later.Remenber it! Good luck!
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Not just online, but I had some book program like that. Something free is too good to be true that it probably isn't. So, no I've never found anything free.