I am most likely older than most guys here. I see guys and gals wearing gun and gun related hats and such a lot . I like a certain gun related product that helps keep guns oiled and cleaned. I called them about getting a cap from them since I use their product a lot. I use it and promote it through word of mouth very much. They told me to go to buy their caps on some website. I know that now days people want to make make money , but not so long ago , a lot of companies would give away caps and shirts for free promotional support. The fact that they told me to go buy their ball cap kinda made me sad. I am not looking to get everything free , but I use a lot of this companies product and such. Back several years ago I was given several things to promote this and that. But this really put a bad taste in my mouth. I'll keep using this companies product since it's really good but I sure have a different opinion of them now . I see people wearing a certain "high end cooler" shirts and caps. People pay for those shirts and caps to wear around while giving the company free advertisement. It's their choice . But I'd rather get one free since I have paid for their products and like their products and used them for several years . What are your thoughts ?