This one continues to amaze my parents and friends. I get a press release, ring said company to say I’d like one of those and, God willing, they send it to me. It will cost me nothing, I will not have to pay for the return carriage and I could potentially keep the item for a number of weeks or months before sending it back. Sometimes, I even get to keep the stuff forever. Not as a bribe you understand and never on the condition that I write a review, positive or otherwise, but more likely they just don’t want it back or the PR account changes hands and the kit is forgotten/written off.
Over a decade ago, I would accept freebies. I won’t anymore. I didn’t like what even the very few I got did to me. Keep in mind that every so-called “review” you read that’s based on a freebie has behind it the fear that such access and freebies can be taken away. Fear should never be a factor in reviewing.