Help 411 get an Apple iMac

Hello, Hoboken411 readers! You want to put those “Free” sites to the test? I have a perfect opportunity to see if these things really work. Because if it does, it will help me out tremendously!

Gear

imac-hoboken411.jpgIt takes a lot of “horsepower” to run this site, and currently I’m employing three Windows-based PC’s for all the applications required to support what content is provided. This, on top of the server the site in running on.

I’ve determined that I need yet one more piece to the puzzle: An Apple iMac. There are a couple programs that could help make 411 better that are only available on the Mac platform. And since I’m running on a lean budget, I’ve decided to try a more economically feasible way to attain that necessary hardware. And I hope that you, the Hoboken411 reader, will see the benefits of helping me add the necessary equipment to do my job.

What can you do?

As you know, 411 is already advertiser supported, and I even have a Tip/Drink Jar for grateful users to chip in (thank you to all those that already have). But what if you can’t/don’t want to contribute that way?

Well, here’s another way you can help.

Have you have seen those “Free iPod” or “Free iMac” offers out there? They require you to sign up to multiple offers, and usually send you on a painstaking wild goose chase. It’s also understandable to be skeptical when they’re giving away expensive items for free.

But in reality, people ARE getting these products for free, every single day. It’s a hot new trend in Internet advertising called Incentive Marketing.

A better promotional site

I found a different site today which is NOT a spam site, or a next-to-impossible to achieve endless loop of ridiculous offers. This is actually quick and simple, and the company seems trustworthy.

OfferCentric only requires that ONE offer needs to be completed. And it has reputable companies such as eBay, Stamps.com and Blockbuster. Many have FREE trials with no commitments (I signed up to Stamps.com, for instance), or will not charge your credit card at all. It’s that simple. I’ve read about success stories from them before.

CLICK THIS LINK to be taken to the free iMac website, and just complete one single offer for me. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions of the offer you sign up to. I’d recommend either eBay (just register and place one bid, it doesn’t even have to be a winning bid), Stamps.com (get $5 free postage!), or Blockbuster (sign up for $9.99/month – Great if you already rent DVD’s at Blockbuster here in Hoboken).

That’s it! Once I get the necessary number of valid sign-ups, I’ll order the iMac, and hopefully can start producing even better content for you guys!

I’d love to prove to those that have any doubt, that there ARE legitimate ways to get “free” stuff. If anyone can tell me that this particular company is a scam, I’ll gladly eat my words.

Other Details

Thank you in advance for all those that take the time out of their day to lend a helping hand. For those that have any doubts as to the legitimacy of OfferCentric, you can check out their privacy policy as well as their help and FAQ sections. Be sure to read their Terms and Conditions, too. For instance, you need to use the same email address for that site, and the offer you complete. Additionally, you need to return to the site to say “I have completed this offer”, in order to receive credit for it.

Also, if response is overwhelming, and many legit sign-ups are received, I’ll even have another “Hoboken411 Giveaway” of any extra products earned. It would be my pleasure to give as much as I can back to the user community.

Link again: Help 411 get an Apple iMac

Care to give it a shot?

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30 Comments on "Help 411 get an Apple iMac"


bmacqueens
Member
9 years 11 days ago

[quote comment=”43601″][quote comment=”43566″]
I’m looking forward to playing with photos and movies on the Mac, but first I gotta figure out how to get the Mac to talk to the old PC on my desk. That’s where the files are stored, and I cannot get the PC to open its blast doors so that I can access my files. I guess I could do an Ethernet-to-Ethernet direct line, but that doesn’t solve my problem long term, which would be done by networking. I have the wireless router and I want to use it, goshdarnit.[/quote]

I they are are on the seme netowrk (wirelessly) – from the Mac Finder’s Go menu select Connect to Server and type in smb://the ip address of the PC

Or from the Mac System Prefernces/Sharing enable Windows sharing and should be able to access the Mac like any other of your My Network Places.[/quote]

Charlie — this suggestion makes sense to me, and I know where to get that IP address. Thanks, man!

rag246
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rag246
9 years 11 days ago

Hmm you know it get’s complicated when you want one machine to see files on another running a different operating system

It used to be that way but nowadays it’s not complicated…from the OSX perspective it’s an nfs mount, and from XP’s perspective it’s a remote user accessing a drive.

It’s just knowing how to set it up…I can do it with Linux but have no experience with OSX. I understand it’s a souped up BSD kernel, so the command lines are probably similar. No doubt OSX has a user friendly widget, probably the one charlieAParker mentioned

Easy-E
Member
9 years 11 days ago

[quote comment=”43534″]nerds![/quote]

Yeah Cracker I am a nerd.

Now get back to work, there’s floors that need to be swept and customers who need their goddamned freedom fries super-sized.

Easy-E
Member
9 years 11 days ago
[quote comment=”43566″]Things that Mac and Win do similar — neither of them will run Parallels for Mac. If anybody can figure out how to get that freekin’ program running on my Mac, I’ll buy them a beverage. I’ve been trying for days, so that I can use Win. version of Excel on my Mac without having to boot and re-boot through Boot Camp. I just made the switch to Mac. I love the feel of the Mac. Maybe it’s “real” or maybe it’s b/c I’m tired of the Windows interface after 14 years of using Win. on a daily basis. Am I just excited by seeing something different than I’m used to? Maybe. Maybe not. I’m looking forward to playing with photos and movies on the Mac, but first I gotta figure out how to get the Mac to talk to the old PC on my desk. That’s where the files are stored, and I cannot get the PC to open its blast doors so that I can access my files. I guess I could do an Ethernet-to-Ethernet direct line, but that doesn’t solve my problem long term, which would be done by networking. I have the wireless router and I want to use it, goshdarnit.[/quote] Hmm you know it get’s complicated when you want one machine to see files on another running a different operating system. I would recommend that if you just want to be able to use them, get an external drive that connects via USB. Copy… Read more »
CharlieAParker
Member
9 years 11 days ago

[quote comment=”43566″]
I’m looking forward to playing with photos and movies on the Mac, but first I gotta figure out how to get the Mac to talk to the old PC on my desk. That’s where the files are stored, and I cannot get the PC to open its blast doors so that I can access my files. I guess I could do an Ethernet-to-Ethernet direct line, but that doesn’t solve my problem long term, which would be done by networking. I have the wireless router and I want to use it, goshdarnit.[/quote]

I they are are on the seme netowrk (wirelessly) – from the Mac Finder’s Go menu select Connect to Server and type in smb://the ip address of the PC

Or from the Mac System Prefernces/Sharing enable Windows sharing and should be able to access the Mac like any other of your My Network Places.

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