Thank You for the follow up and sharing your Marten experience. Your example is becoming more and more commonplace with these Distributor(s) and Dealers/Retailers. Nice move purchasing Verity Audio.
I would have done the same, plus "call out" those guys around Marten.
Back in December I had a similar experience with Audio Limits, NV. regarding Hemingway Audio cables. I am glad that Hemingway moved on to a new Distributor and Dealer Retailer -Highend By Oz in CT.
Addendum: I would certainly inform Marten by email or phone expressing your Experience.