As a purchasing manager for a industrial crane manufacturer, I occasionally come across companies that are willing to send our company sample products. The latest was Silicon Sensing Solutions in Japan. They are offering to send the company a couple CRS03 and CRS07 rate sensing gyro, ($299 list) and a evaluation board (list $500).
The thing is, the company will never have a use for these, nor will they ever do any testing with them. These would end up in my garage. I have no IMMEDIATE use for them, they would be useful when I eventually build a balance bot, but I expect it will be a year or two before I have the knowledge / experience to even begin this project.
A part of me really wants to say ship em, and Ill have a new gadget to tinker with, but it's not exactly honest, especially since I have no immediate need for them.
What would you do?