Rx4, I called BB right away and have a case number. The woman apologized for this and said she would send out a replacement immediately and a call tag for this one. I told her she might want to check inventory since the E version was not frequently in stock.
She apologized again when she said they did not have one to send. She did tell me that I have 30 days to return an item I am unhappy with and that I could take it to any store to get my refund.
I will do some intense testing to check focus while I refresh the BB webpage to see if they list it again. The only problem I can see is they likely have a quantity of returns and they are just turning them around on the website.
I guess someone MIGHT not check shutter count on a new $3300 camera. When I took the photo it told me right there what the count was, so it was not like I set out to do that right off. I would have looked as I liked that my D90 showed I took the first image. Yes, I realize Nikon may have fired the shutter, then reset it before shipping them out.
I agree with you about it not being right and I am 95% certain it will go back. I reserve the 5% in case I find out it is rock solid. The old "working-properly bird in the hand vs 2 not available" or something like that. LOL
edit: Boxed it back up ( i only took out the camera as I have a spare battery from my last order ) and drove to the store. No problem getting my full refund credited to the CC I used to order.
Funny they NOW show as available ( i checked before I returned mine). I wonder if they are going to send mine out again. I was tempted to order, but would not be pleased to get the same camera back. ;-P