I did not pay for anything, including postage to and from Nikon. I suspect, but do not know, that the dealer is reimbursed by Nikon for shipping charges.
I don't have the energy or motivation to get all upset about things I cannot control. Nothing is perfect.
JRP: Following a spectacular career of over fifty years deep in the bowels of the computer and semiconductor industries, these clanking cretins have become so complicated I'm surprised they work at all.
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona Nikonian Team Member
Photography is a journey with no conceivable destination.