He's not saying the guy was behaving legitimately. But there was a service available which was apparently too pricy for your liking so you ratted him out (if it was free I'm guessing you wouldn't have). Now you want someone to proxy for you, but I'm assuming you're looking for something a little less costly.
Code begging for unique/one-time codes is different from asking for codes that apply for everyone. The latter is relevant to the sales thread, and for many retailers, it's the only way they offer sales promotions.
FWIW, code begging > asking for deals on common projects or GATs