Oh, and about the free stuff - tonight I gave a friend a bike. It was a cheap huffy bike with an expensive electric front wheel. I bought it thinking I needed it, and I gave it away because the weight of the front wheel was not worth the assistance it gave me on a long trip. I gave it to this particular guy because he is a kid riding a bike around the apartment parking lot and he will love it.
To this boy, the bike was free. Really, truly, legally, legitimately, no-strings-attached free. Sometimes some things ARE really free.