Currently there’s an ad running on Discovery (and probably on other cable channels) where a company is offering free CD-ROMs, supposedly because they need to clear them out and make room (for what, more CDs?) According to the ad, all you pay is $6.95 for shipping and handling. At first I thought it might all be old, outdated versions of current titles or perhaps they are obsolete titles, but they looked like current titles. One of them is a Home Depot home improvement/home planning package. Another one is for medical information, plus several others (no games, IIRC).
I don’t plan on ordering any of the titles since I don’t have any use for any of the ones they show, and if I were interested I’d feel a bit leery about ordering. Still, they make the offer sound very attractive to an unsuspecting individual, I mean, they say it’s FREE, right? Surely a company doesn’t just give away merchandise and spend thousands of dollars to advertise it nationally without there being a few strings attached. I’m just curious what sort of surprises one might get if he were to take this company up on their supposedly free offer.