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rain sensor survey

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrig8r, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Anyone else get an email askinng you to participate in a survey that ends up being about rain sensors? It's comparing features and brands, wired and wireless.

    In the end it promotes a particular brand and model... so I'm assuming they sponsored the survey. Seems to me it might have been a better idea just to send out a sample to interested contractors... but of course I'm no marketing genius.

    It went like this:

    Dear Landscape Professional,

    We are offering a select number of irrigation equipment experts like yourself the opportunity to earn $25 in only 8 minutes of time.

    As a select member of the landscape community, your feedback is extremely valuable to irrigation product manufacturers that want to improve the products and prices they offer you. Leading manufacturers in the industry have commissioned ConsumerQuest to obtain your feedback. Please take about 8 minutes of your time to tell us what you prefer about different products. If you complete this survey, you will be sent $25 in appreciation, and will also be entered into a random drawing for a $1000 prize.

    I gave them accurate answers.
  2. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 699

    i just got the same email this morning. didn't have time to look at it yet. guess i wont.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,575

    The link in my email took to me to some site with hot Russian women...
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,156

    You guys with dial-up have all the luck!
  5. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    i got that email... didn't get through the first line before it got deleted
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    I didn't get one like that but I did receive a "free lawn tractor" offer email this morning. Maybe someone has gotten LawnSite's member list? The sender was "LawnMower" and at first I thought it was the routine LawnSite email notification of a thread reply.
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Well, I completed the survey, and another one last week from something called Survey Monkey that was about K-Rain rotors...

    I'm not holding my breath, but a $25 check for a 10 minute survey while sitting at my desk and enjoying a cold brew seemed like a fair deal to me...
  8. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,931

    I won't answer any of these type of emails for the simple reason that how in the heck did they get my email in the first place?

    If it came from either the trade mags i subscribe to or this site(something that I do not appreciate) I don't and would not trust the source.

    Frankly, if you do not know the source of the email, not very smart giving out information.
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Until they sell your email addy to another list and the spam comes rolling in. :)
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    Yeah, I got it but didn't respond. Won't either. I started to respond to the K-Rain one and then said screw it, not doin' it.

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