Your'e right twotone, you do get what you pay for!
However when a person decides to spend their money on a new trail camera or anything else for that matter, you should end up with something (even though its inexpensive) that will last beyond the period its warranted for.
Obviously there is and has been alot of problems with these camera's and the company knows this, and they should take it upon themselves to upgrade these units so they do not break so quickly.
By doing this they will probably end up saving money by not giving out so many camera's to replace the bad ones that are sent back. It might even be good pr for them seeing how many people presently dislike their products and are willing to chat negatively about them.
I called Wildview back and could not get to speak with anyone in management, but did get to talk to Viviian in technical support who was nice enough to speak to but offered no other solutions besides providing them proof of purchase date. She indicated to give Cabelas a call they should have purchase records for the one camera I bought there.
I called and spoke with a guy in my local Cabelas store who attempted to find the purchase info but couldn't. He did say to bring it back to them and they would either switch it out or give me store credit! Thats amazing, I told him I had no reciept, no packaging nothing but it didn't matter they would take it back and reimburse me.
I am not gonna go that route, I don't feel its Cabelas problem to deal with me and a junk Wildview, but I do wish that other companies (Wildview) had customer service and a return policy like Cabelas does.
Good luck with all your Wildviews out there, I think I'll keep mine set up in areas where I may catch a daytime trespaser, and I know I'll end up buying another Moultrie or two.
.....Tuesday, Feb 3rd update, still waiting for the call back from Wildview manager. Great service on the promise of a return phone call too!