I did call the store and asked for a discount due to a high 'mileage'. This unit was directly from Nikon and unfortunately Nikon does not allow authorized dealers to reduce the price. I do believe them, Nikon outlet sells the refurbished D700 for the exact same price.
It will go back and I will look to get a new one. I am in contact with a different store and hopefully by noon I'll have my order placed. ________________ IOAN "... stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God" - Elihu eikonao.com