Fairly putnot sure if BH (Adorama,...) still sells grey market items, they used to be clearly labeled as such. they are (were) usually (questionable?) imports from other markets, so you would get a camera set up with a non English menu and such, warranty is obviously different as well. maybe you got something like that? either way it should be labeled as such.
since they accept returns without question, I don't have a problem buying at any of these places.
it does seem more and more that these new cameras are rushed out the door because expectation is so completely out of control these days.
the second the new "100 whatever" is ANNOUNCED people treat it like old news and start threads about wether they should wait to buy the next model. its crazy. I really do feel sorry for retailers who in many ways are behind at all times in this race, they depend on the manufacturers who depend on the suppliers. and all to bring out a product that feels like old new the second it ships. no wonder corners are cut and things happen.