I just bought my first lot of used toys, and am really excited for them to come in the mail! I bought them in "bulk" rather than toy-by-toy, so the price was probably lower than if I bought them individually.
Did the seller get them for free to review? .....Probably. But is this a big deal to me? .....Totally not.
Good sex toys are VERY expensive, so getting a bunch of toys for around $10 a toy is AMAZING. For the price I paid, I was very pleased - I would NEVER be able to get so many toys, and such good quality toys, for the price that I paid. For me, it was a very fair deal, even though they were used. Plus, the seller was very honest about what was used, what was not, what had missing pieces, what parts were broken, what had packaging, etc. It was a great experience for me, and I totally appreciated her going the extra mile to explain anything.
Yes, she probably made money off of toys she got for free to review. But, so what? She spent time getting them, reviewing them, writing about them, and they ultimately didn't work for her. Whether she bought them, got them free to review, got them from a friend, won them in a giveaway - I don't care. I'm a poor college kid, and I understand the struggle. If she wants a couple bucks to help pay her bills and bar tab, I'm happy to give it to her. I appreciate people in the hustle - and I appreciate that she helped me out and gave me a deal. I don't mind at all helping her out, because she helped me!
TLDR: People can do whatever they want with their toys. It's up to the buyer whether it's a fair deal or not. Everyone is entitled to hustle!