Often Organizers look for free alternatives to meetup.com when they do not get many people to their events, and realize they are paying a high fee for little or no return. Of course, one reason for the low attendance may be no one wants what they are offering!
Sometimes, people want to test their idea first, before making a financial commitment. But paying monthly is even more expensive. So the temptation is to look for a free option.
This post is about why using free sites is not a good idea, and why paying $24/yr at Eventpeg is a low cost and better idea.