Let's say I go to an art store and they have a easel for $50 and it says "includes free brush". Is there any law about whether it's legal to claim "easel $50 + free brush" vs just "easel and brush for $50"
In other words, by some argument the brush isn't really free.
Car for $15000, includes free seats, wheels, and steering wheel (the standard ones, not extra)
Pants for $100, includes free cuffs and pockets
Windows laptop for $500, includes free notepad and calculator apps (the built in apps, not extra)
My gut would say, you can't call it free unless you can normally purchase the product without it. I can't generally purchase a car without seats, wheels, and a steering wheel (though I could purchase upgrades and those upgrades could be free). I can't generally purchase pants without pockets. I can't buy a windows laptop without notepad. So I'd guess I shouldn't be able to claim those are free but, is there any law regarding this?