Yes, this is for brand new product I purchased at the onset. The refund was finalized this morning.
The solution with pro's Closet you mention was discussed and was not an option. They were willing to issue some refund but not that much. The plan was to offset the $600 originally quoted, with the $300 that they were willing to get back on the bike.
Your third paragraph here misses the point of my whole post and maybe I'm just really shitty at communicating because apparently a lot of people seem to have missed it. I never made it dimonds problem. My problem was that dimond treated me poorly after making a mistake on their part and now we see this again with their issuing of the refund.
Interestingly enough, it seems that the dimond mafia has shout down enough people that those who have had issues with their customer service choose rather to just hide in the shadows. I've been direct messaged by a handful of people since my thread here and in another forum has broken loose. People who have bought full price bikes crime them and still had Poor enough service that they took the time to write me.
I think he's looking for the refund to the misc part he ordered BEFORE the fork debacle went down.... Though, trashing the company before finalizing any sale/refund doesn't seem like the best play.
Also.... an obvious solution to the whole problem (perhaps someone said this, I cant imagine I'm the first). You should have had Pro Closet refund you $600 of the original purchase of the bike/frame. If, as I recall the tube is too short for ANY use they basically have a piece of carbon laying around that anyone who buys the bike will need to pick up a replacement fork for (they'll probably know the cost of which by this point in the thread). Why didn't you just tell them (pro closet) to cut you the refund, pay Dimond for the fork (at the correct price) and call it a day? You're not out any more money than you originally thought, pro closet does right by you for selling you an useable bike (without having had disclosed it) and they're not stuck with the inventory.
A final point, and perhaps what gets me the most is that if you really had wanted the Dimond you should have just saved your pennies (I did). When your plan for picking one up on the cheap went out the door and you made it Dimond's problem, not yours the dream went from... I want a Dimond, to I want a cheap bike. Being able to roll with it, right or wrong is a key part of being a triathlete. Case in point, last weekend Jesse Thomas's tri suit ripped on the swim exit and he duct taped that shit shut and went on to crush his race last weekend, I don't see him complaining.