A fellow by the username jaytaras posted this pic yesterday:
I've been looking for a maroon Zulu, so I PM-ed him to ask from where he bought it. He wrote he was starting his own all-NATO strap company soon, and he wouldn't have the maroon in Zulu, only NATO, for the time being.
The he wrote "If you want, you can have my sample strap," and he put it in the mail in a matter of hours.
Now, _that's_ cool. I mean, I know it's good advertising and all (after all, here I am writing about it), but I haven't run into that sort of oh-you-like-it-you-can-have-it generosity since I had to talk an Iraqi security guard out of giving me the blazer I complimented, literally, off his back.
That simple act really made my day, and it's going to look fantastic on the TSAR I have on the way.
Thanks again, jaytaras. There are some fine people on these fora.