Amazon has a very bad situation on their hands dealing with fakes, used returned goods then being sold as "new", reputable resellers that play in grey areas of Amazon's TOS, and so on. I've gone so far as to not buy anything on Amazon that isn't sold by Amazon themselves unless it's a brand I trust. Meaning, if it is Nikon's store on Amazon, sold by Nikon, etc., then I wouldn't be too concerned, but anyone else and it's an absolute no from me. And with price controls, there isn't any reason to go with them vs. another reputable company like a camera reseller for things like this.I don't hesitate buying high dollar items from Amazon including camera equipment. As a matter of fact if I'm buying on line that would be my first stop. That said, due to the way Nikon controls pricing from their authorized distributors I try to buy locally for the same price first. I only go on line if I can't find it at the local camera shop. I will go on line rather than buy from Best Buy or similar.
I just don't trust Amazon to do good anymore, and I say this being a Prime member still. They're good for certain things, but I wouldn't trust them with anything over say $200.