I’ve seen the term #teamfreeshit and others mention reviewers getting free shit while a lot have to pay for their vape gear.
If you have never taken the time out to take the pictures, try different builds, get the perfect drip shot, try to be as unbiased as possible, take 8 hours or more out of your life to do a review and then post it to 10 different vape forums…then shut your vape hole. You don’t have a clue the time and effort that goes into a review.
Personally, I buy all my gear. I stopped doing reviews. Why? Because the reward isn’t worth the pain…to me. To others, I enjoy their work. I know what they have put into it. I can appreciate what they have done.
This also applies to flavor testers. “Hey! Free flavors!”. Think that sounds good? How about getting 20 at a time and making the base, bottle them, test them, make solid notes, get pressure from the vendor to get your thoughts. Sound like fun? It isn’t all that. It is work.
There is nothing free about it. If you don’t know then let it rest.