I received the Email. But it was missing the discount Code and there was nothing on the web site about the free modem deal. The Code listed in this thread worked "MOBILE5OFF" I had to add the camera and the modem to the order, added the code and when it updated the modem price was discounted off the total plus free shipping. Looking forward to using it.
There are authorized sellers on Ebay, but you need to do your homework before buying. Sorry you got scammed.
I don't mean to sound insensitive, but it sounds like you got scammed on eBay. I don't know the specific seller but eBay is littered with sellers who sell damaged or illegitimate goods and then push the buyer to the manufacture with issue. i.e. push the issue off of them.
I would file a complaint with eBay. If you used PayPal, you could dispute it that way as well.
Hope that helps.
I would say the a40i would be a fair apples to apples comparison. Personally I think that I prefer the 900i night pic over the s50i going off those 2 samples. I've never been a fan of no glow cameras. The pics are never clear enough or bright enough to suit me, but if I did video I would want the no glow. Your a40i night pic is pretty sharp though.