Well, I am seeing a pretty good seller on eBay (great rep, seller since 2004) selling it for $1900 with no tax.
Thinking I'll bite the bullet. They also pay return shipping if I need to return it. iElectrica on NewEgg seems to charge return shipping AND a 15% restocking fee. Although I'm confused, because this Ebay seller is called "FirstClassTVs" but they mention iElectrica in the item description near the bottom. Are they the same thing?
I honestly don't care about finding an authorized dealer at all. I'll take the gamble on no warranty.
(idk if it's against the rules to post a link or not. If you're interested, just search 65" LG C8 on eBay and you'll find it as easily as I did.)