Just saw on eBay that "Five Star Buy" has the LG 65" E8 OLED on sale for $1799, with free shipping. Not sure where they charge sales tax, but it doesn't appear that the charge sales tax in NC, fwiw.
No, they are not an "authorized" LG retailer. However, the LG warranty does not specify that the TV must be purchased from an authorized retailer to be valid. I was able to register an E8 that I bought from another "unauthorized" retailer on eBay with no problem.