[Update June 5: We signed up for Paidride.com. Click here to read our full review.]
You’ve seen the ads on the Internet. You may have seen the cars on the road. Are people really getting PAID by companies to drive BRAND NEW cars wrapped in advertisements around? Trust me, I’m just as interested in finding more about this as you are. My Honda Civic is looking a little beat and I could use a new, free car. Unfortunately, my gut instinct is telling me that there is no way in hell this is possible. The obvious question arises: why isn’t everyone already doing this?
After looking at a few presell pages, it looks like this is the current formula:
If you’re the savvy Internet user that I think you are, you should be able to clearly see through flaws in such logic. But nonetheless, people are lured into the concept of getting paid to drive a free car. As well they should be, it sounds like a dream come true.
Presell Gone Bad
We received an initial request to review the website bigmanbank.com and the free car claims. Visiting the site brings up this lovely block of text:
More than a million people are already driving brand new cars for free as advertisers discover the power of vehicle marketing. They provide people just like you with a new car absolutely free, and the best of all is, you do not have to pay never, no monthly fees, no leasing contracts, nothing, just drive the car! Our second option is, you can get paid for driving your own car as usual, you get monthly checks! $120-$3,400 EVERY MONTH! Its that easy? Get Started Now! Get Unlimited Access To Our Website!
Enticing. Free car, $3,400 per month, easy.. what more could you ask for? How about some creativity in the presell? I copied the first few words, wrapped them in quotes, and submitted it to Google. Hmm, over 238 different websites have the exact line of text. Coincidence? Hardly. They’re all selling the same product. Some of the websites are exactly the same! The only difference is the amount you have to pay in order to receive the information. Prices typically range from $14.95 to $49.95. Absolutely ridiculous.
We’ll let the emails speak for themselves:
On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 9:07 PM, Joestap
Can you tell me: what percentage of people who purchase access to your database actually end up driving a car for free or getting paid to drive their own cars?
From: Moon Dragon Industries
Date: Wed, May 14, 2008 at 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: Information on Paid to Drive
I have no idea. I just sell the list.
I’ve gathered a quick list of websites promoting the idea of getting paid to drive:
The Cold Hard Reality
It’s a scam. I know this without even buying into one of the programs. However, for the sake of a proper review (and not receiving another lawsuit threat, again), we are going to sign up for one of the many websites to give you an in-depth look at what you would be buying into.
We would like our readers to weigh in first. Have you paid for this information already or have you read anything about it? If so, drop us a line or leave a comment.