Forgot to add last night: it's the perfect size, my wife said it was too big, but was not upset enough to ask to have it returned
Warranty -- I just talked to Dawn at Lava (she answered the phone Lava Subs), she said they were reconfiguring, not out of business or going BK. She said they are backing warranties on all Lava subs bought through authorized resellers and, of course, their own website. She said, I have to have to Ebay seller substantiate the warranty (that they are in fact an authorized dealer) to have a valid warranty, but in any event to call them if I have any issues and she'd do her best to help.
I queried the Ebay reseller about the warranty, will report back after they respond.