I'd heard of other guys getting their labor costs covered but was always left out. This time the new contractor rep offered. I told him this was my go-to residential controller these days, and how I hoped this was an isolated problem.
They cut a check to my distributor on my behalf in Rain Bird Bucks, which I think just means he was credited on his Rain Bird order. Guess I was in the right place at the right time.
I was burned on T-Birds years ago. But then I switched to Toro Super 700s and got burned on those too. And I'm not going to even get into Toro Vision controllers.
I was paid a bunch on the TBirds, and absolutely hate the 700s and the Visions. Glad I never installed those.