Hi guys, I had a question for you. Would you consider being an unpaid tester for a commercial product? Say hypothetically speaking, you bought a product, a forum or something else. Now I do not know about you but personally when I buy something I want that particular product to be as good/stable as possible. I am fully aware that there is no such thing like a bug/error free thing. So anytime I come across such a bug/error I report it so it can be fixed and help making it even better. Now, say that the management/staff of a commercial product that you already purchased asked you as a customer if you will be willing to work for free in testing the product for finding bugs and such. What would your answer be? Personally I would never do it as imho this does not make sense. It would have been different if we were talking about a free software but we are talking about a commercial product here that we already paid good money for. Why should I give my time for free as well to work on a product that I have purchased? To make it better? That is neither my duty nor my responsibility. That work would make the product better and therefore it will sell a lot of copies whereas I get squat. This does not seem right/fair to me. Someone might say that you get a better product, but isn''t that what I paid a lot of money in the first place? So in short my answer would be, you want my help in that, fine but you will have to pay me for my time and efforts. That is only fair. I am very curious to know your opinions/thoughts on this subject. Thank you all in advance for your answers.