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The dangers of dollar store batteries

Exhumis

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Went to pull my card the other day and my cam was dead, wouldn’t even turn on. Huh, I thought since the batteries were fairly new. Brought it home and opened it up and discovered the carnage in the attached pics. Dollar store batteries shorted out and took my cam with it. I was able to rewire the cam and resurrect it, just thought I’d share.
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CarolinaDog

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Whatcha got? I like fixin stuff.
I’d have to pull out a pile of least 10 that I’m not sure work or not. I believe mostly moultries. Not throwing them under the bus it’s just what I’ve mainly purchased
 

Exhumis

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I’d have to pull out a pile of least 10 that I’m not sure work or not. I believe mostly moultries. Not throwing them under the bus it’s just what I’ve mainly purchased
Oh yeah I get it. Stuff breaks. I run promos cuz they’re stupid simple. They wear out over time. If you want me to look at them hit me up
 

Newhunter1

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I’d have to pull out a pile of least 10 that I’m not sure work or not. I believe mostly moultries. Not throwing them under the bus it’s just what I’ve mainly purchased
I bought two brand NEW moultrie's 900I...did I say they were brand new? Had them for a week, put their batteries in them, ran a couple of tests in the back yard and then drove 3 hours to my lease. Let them soak in the lease for 2 weeks. Aug 29 is when I put them out. Did I say they were brand new? Just checking. Came back two weeks later and was excited to see one stopped working literally 2 hours after I put it out. I know this because it has a picture of my cute backside (at least that's what my wife tells me) as I was walking away. The other one lasted 12 hours...took a couple of grainy pictures of a doe and her fawn and then STOPPED. I don't know if I pointed them out as BRAND NEW!! What luck...two for two. I took them back and luckily wal-mart took them back. I bought them with my credit card and was going to dispute the charge with walmart for faulty equipment.

I now have browning trailcameras and have not tested them out but I will this weekend before placing them out at my small parcel of private land only 30 minutes from me. If these don't work...then I quit.
 

CarolinaDog

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I bought two brand NEW moultrie's 900I...did I say they were brand new? Had them for a week, put their batteries in them, ran a couple of tests in the back yard and then drove 3 hours to my lease. Let them soak in the lease for 2 weeks. Aug 29 is when I put them out. Did I say they were brand new? Just checking. Came back two weeks later and was excited to see one stopped working literally 2 hours after I put it out. I know this because it has a picture of my cute backside (at least that's what my wife tells me) as I was walking away. The other one lasted 12 hours...took a couple of grainy pictures of a doe and her fawn and then STOPPED. I don't know if I pointed them out as BRAND NEW!! What luck...two for two. I took them back and luckily wal-mart took them back. I bought them with my credit card and was going to dispute the charge with walmart for faulty equipment.

I now have browning trailcameras and have not tested them out but I will this weekend before placing them out at my small parcel of private land only 30 minutes from me. If these don't work...then I quit.
ive heard good things about the brownings
 
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