Upload & Sell: Off
Much to my surprise, The Camera Store called me informing me that my D800 and 80-400G had arrived! Anxious, I pretty much went straight down there.
Unfortunately it's doing the exact same thing it was doing before. So it's still at TCS and likely getting sent back to Nikon. The salesman I was dealing with didn't really want to say one way or the other that it was a problem, but I showed him my very obvious concerns with the photos zoomed in on the LCD (that is, inconsistent focusing, it was painfully obvious). He said on his 70-200 he still gets the jittery focus sometimes and with all this tech and resolution that it's bound to be a limitation, which I can honestly agree with to some extent.
Basically what I'm saying is that it's a design flaw, one that I can accept and know that I need to work with it to really get it to perform (well, kind of luck of the draw AF it seems). That said, if Nikon can accept that and not charge me $1000 for impact damage, I'll probably keep it. Otherwise, it's going to be a long battle it seems