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No, just bad for profits

No. Slightly informal, perhaps, but not incorrect.

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'For free' has become very common in colloquial usage, but it is grammatically incorrect. 'Free' is an adjective or an adverb, therefore it cannot be preceded by 'for'. In this context, it stands for 'free of charge'.

'What do I owe you for this book?' 'There's no charge - it's free.'

'What will you charge me for doing that work?' 'Nothing - I'll do it free.'

'For free' may have come into use because of confusion with the grammatically correct construction 'for nothing'.

'What will you charge me for doing that work?' 'I'll do it for nothing.'

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