Thanks for posting this OP.
Your post affirms my suspicion of Cabela’s “private label” products. I am in the market to buy a set of binoculars and was considering Cabela’s branded binos, but I will pass.
Apparently, depending on the year, Cabela’s purchases binos from manufacturers and labels them as their own brand. Cabela’s brand binos used to be made by Viltrox, but now they are apparently made by Bushnell. Even if you were within the warranty period and had a replacement claim, you might not be getting back the same kind/quality of bino from the original purchase. Even with a significant discount, that makes their private label brand binos a no-go for me.
Cabela's rebrands binoculars from a variety of manufacturers. The issue is that for Cabela's, they become just a SKU and the warranty is worthless, it's more of a retailer return policy / satisfaction "guarantee" than a true "warranty".
If you're getting something inexpensive, for example the Cabela's Guide 8x32 (which is a rebadged Leupold Mojave) for $150 used, the lack of warranty is no big deal. You get some use out of it for a few years, if it goes bad you're not out that much money.
But, as I said above, I couldn't imagine the fury I would feel if I had purchased a pair of Euro HD binoculars brand new for $1000, or the Cabela's version of the S2 scope for $2000+, and got a response like that :eek!: