Well the camera arrived today without the special battery even though they charged me $16 for it. I put in a request for a refund but I don't expect them to be honest enough to give me one. I'll try to get my bank to reverse $16 of the charge but I don't know if they offer that kind of protection on a debit card. I might just have to eat the $16 loss and not order from any camera stores in New York in the future.
The sales person also tried to sell me a memory card by telling me Canon didn't include memory cards with their cameras. I didn't believe him. But when it arrived without a memory card a quick google search proved they were telling the truth. Super expensive camera with tons of features comes without a memory card. Go figure.