A couple of months ago a member of The High Road forum reported Cabela's refusing to take back a defective new Pietta revolver he received. They cited that policy. That engendered a long thread in which people reported what can only be described as a confused policy, in which some folks got returns accepted and others didn't. Even phone calls to Cabela's failed to resolve the question as different people got different answers from Customer Service on the same day. Glad you got good service. Others weren't so lucky.
edit: I would provide a link to that thread but THR is currently off line due to a 'database error', whatever that is.