jeffreynmandy, it seems you have no love for this store for reasons other than the "defective only"
return policy. I get that. I've been in too many higher end car dealerships, camera shops and stereo shops that have that same vibe. But it seems you have cast yourself in a bad light with your first post, and no one has hesitated to make the worst assumptions and pile on.
I don't disagree with local store's policy. I also don't disagree with your position of buying from Abe's because of their return policy. The fact that this is a new release clouds things a bit. On a normally in stock item the logic is that you can handle it in the store and make sure it is "right for you", so you should be able to live with a "defective only" return policy. Conversely, the big online retailers provide liberal "buy and try" policies because they feel they need to in order to compete with local shops with cameras on display. I don't think it's wrong to use those policies, unless you purchased with no intent to keep the item.
With a new release you can't handle the camera in shop, though I imagine most higher end camera consumers don't need that experience as much as someone upgrading from a P&S to their first DSLR. So you decide what is best for you and make your purchase. I have no criticism about that.
It all comes back to the first post. Not really any need for it, and again, I think your feelings about the store drove that post. Regardless, enjoy the new camera!