I did more snooping, which was a bit frustrating since their phone was constantly busy. They did in fact get back to me in response to my
email asking questions about warranty, firmware, and service etc.
They are an international importer saying their products are genuine in sealed original boxes with an international warranty for 18 mos.
Well , there goes the bubble......poof.
One can always dream. I was entertaining thoughts of a D800 and I did find some in Chicago, but have yet to determine if it's U.S.A. So while investigating further I found myself wondering perilously close to the MKIII vs D800 vortex. Oh, what a hot crowded corner. Yes, it consumed me almost whole, but in time I remembered my original impetuous. I want to print big, well big as my 24" printer will allow. And I'm being romanced by 36 million pixels. I'm not completely happy with my MKII and it's AF when at horse events, but that's another story.
I'll sit back for now and let cool rational breezes wash over me. Thanks to all for your concerned warnings.