Originally Posted by Artashes
This is not free. You'd be asking people to buy something else to get it.
That thinking is ridiculous and its nothing more than kindergarten metaphysics. In this context "free" refers to a monetary transaction and means you don't pay money for the thing.
If I charge $100 for a dedi and $10 for a vps and you come to my site you will pay $110.00 for both. If I tell you to wait until tomorrow and I will give you the vps for free, and you do so walking away with a dedi and vps by just paying for the dedi, are you going to call me a liar?
According to your logic you would be right to do so. You might is well say the air is not free since you have to pay for the knife that kills the animal for the food you eat in order to operate your lungs and breathe. Or you need to pay for Kleenex to unplug your nose during a cold. Or, the butcher is giving away free steaks on Mondays -- wait a minute, I have to pay for gas to get there. Its not really free! That's how ridiculous these responses are.
How many hosts have you seen give a couple months hosting for free if you pay a year in advance? Are they liars too?
Here is a question for you that would be easy to answer if you are correct. Since everything that is free has a cost, can anything with a cost be called free? And if not how do you determine the difference between something that is free and something that is not (since they both have a cost, and a cost is a cost is a cost)?
If I don't charge you for something its free, by definition. Period! Its amazing how so many alleged businessmen here are befuddled by this concept. I'm a nice guy so I'll give you analysts another month and two dozen posts to figure that out.