Wow, are you sure?
I remember contacting Bond No. 9 last year asking about samples and they said I could buy some at a really low cost. They even called my house and I talked to one of the representatives. She was nice and it was a New York to Vancouver call paid on their cost. Also I don’t think they made any money on the samples, I think they only charged me shipping.
The only thing I really disliked was that the SA kept on going on and on about Bond No.9 like I knew nothing about it, how every scent represented or was named after a street or neighborhood in New York.