TBH, I have never received a free sample of flavoring from any company. However, I am also a new mixer with only 8 months of experience, and didn't find this forum and become active on it until 3-4 months ago?
But, I am not into mixing for freebies. I do it because I find it fun, challenging, and a fantastic hobby. Also because I love learning, and sharing knowledge, and due to being disabled from cancer (damn smoking!) I no longer can work outside the home, and this helps fill a void left from losing my career.
That being said, even though I am not in it for freebies, I don't like vendors acting all magnanimous as if they have done us a great service when no one has been given anything either. You don't have to give anything away, and I'm not asking for anything. Except that you self monitor your website and pricing, and that you not take credit for what seems to be non existent samples for quite a few of us elr members. Not all of us members have viewed this thread, and in all fairness I can't speak for everyone. However, the few that have spoken so far are regular forum participants that I see active often.
Frankly, along with the pricing issues I have brought to your attention twice in the last 30 days, it gives off the impression of dishonesty. But that is just my opinion, and we all have one of those....