That does indeed sound rather good. However, Costco has been known to sell 'gray market' products. A colleage of mine had purchased a Seiko chronograph there. Latter it needed servicing. He sent it in realizing that it was out of warrantee, Seiko USA would not even look at it. They said he would have to send it to some international service center outside the country. Now, I don't know about Nikon USA, but they might behave in a similar manner. If possible, check the serial nos. on the camera and lense. If they are US products there should be a "US" preceding the serial no. Also, a call to Nikon USA might be good to see if they would service it if they were 'gray' market products. Hope this helps.