... and so I dropped my body off today at Canon.
I walked in took a number and sat down. After about a ten minute wait I was called to the window. I presented my body and lens and the guy asked me what the problem is. I told him, and while doing so I gave him the form that I printed from their web site along with the receipts. One receipt for my refurbished lens that I got from Canon and the other receipt for my body that I got from the "unauthorized" dealer. He quickly looked at them and handed them back and said, "you can keep those for your records." He hardly looked at them. He typed things into his system and kept the forms explaining the issues. Then he told me that every thing's covered under the warranty's.
The only thing he asked me to confirm was my name and email, so I seem to think that he looked my gear up under those, since they were already registered with Canon.
The best part was that he said that this will extend my warranty six months from the pickup date. My body will now be covered until June instead of January and my lens May, instead of February. So my lens went from a 3 month (refurb) warranty to a 5 month. Reminded me of how Apple's treated me for years and just another thing that's kept me onboard.
After all the noise that's been going around I was a bit nervous bringing my body in, but Canon was awesome to say the least and put me at ease. The truth is I wasn't trying to get something by them and do something dishonest anyway, so why should I have felt that way? Noise, lots of noise that I fell for.