I make Instructables frequently and I was reached out by someone from gearbest.com to test out electronic parts for free as long as I advertise for them when I showcase for it. Free stuff would be great, because I am underage and scrapping parts together isn’t that easy as my family isn’t what you’d call wealthy. However, that website sells knock off Arduinos and I don’t I want to support a company that does that. On top of that, I read around the internet on cases where people never got packages from them and they weren’t compensated at all, which is horrible.
Also, attached is the conversation I had with them. Doesn’t it seem a little sketchy to you? That’s what my father thinks (he’s afraid of identity theft because it happened to him)… I guess I just need input from a few others about whether I should accept this offer or not…
note, these screenshots are from this morning, I’m from the US and this company is located in china.