I bought mine from a knife dealer - but got the UF rods from Amazon - no problems at all!
I have purchased many things from Amazon with NO issues at all.
If you do have a problem - the customer service is pretty spot on from my experience.
Both my Sages came from Amazon and were better F&F than the local Spydie reseller/dealer - and MUCH better pricing!
Make sure you get the Super Saver Free Shipping - $25+ - and they ship as fast as any dealer out there even with the free shipping - IME.
"You miss 100% of the shots you never take"