Many of the sites in question--FreeiPods.com, FreePSPs.com, FreeDesktopPCs.com, FreeFlatScreens.com-come from one company, Gratis Network, which has earned a reputation as being fairly legit by actually giving away thousands of free items. So what´s the catch? In order to receive your item, you have to sign up for one of several marketing offers on the site, such as applying for a credit card or joining a CD club. Some of the offers cost nothing up front; you just have to remember to cancel before the trial period is up (which, depending on the company, is not always an easy task). The hoops don´t end there: You´ll have to
convince a number of friends or family members to also sign up for one of the marketing offers. The more expensive the item, the more people you´ll need. Gratis makes its money off commissions for these referrals.