Regarding the paint chips, yes they are small and probably easy to touch up, but if this was a new set of Mark V's, then one should expect a perfect finish on them considering the high cost, and more important, how did the chips get there? were the MarkV"s dropped at the factory or dealer? and if so, are they still in alignment? all good questions and issues for the OP to pursue with his dealer.
I just find it a shame that we have become a nation of complainers, even over small meaningless things. Yes....it is too bad that they came through production with tiny paint chips, but if they are not intrinsically damaged, why go to the trouble (and expense) of returning them to a manufacturer when they can be "touched up" for next to nothing?? If they have more extensive damage, YES, by all means return them. But, for the chips only......why bother??
Besides, I would be willing to bet that the manufacturer *might* "touch up" the pair you returned and send them right back to you...........
Since you chose to quote me and I assume to call me a complainer, I am going to reply to you, Grandpa!
First reason to be concerned, the Mark V's cost over $1300, and for that price should not come damaged (if purchased new) . If you purchased a new car and it came out from final servicing with a foot long scratch in the fender down to the metal ( a fair analogy, given the size difference), I bet you would complain and to the dealer and not just except it that way! Why? it reduces the value of your purchase and that is not what you paid for.
Second, sure the chips may be able to be touched up? but with what? how much money would you spend on different paints and painting sample patches to try and match the finish on the Bino's? Or would you call the vender or manufacturer and ask about a touch up paint? and when they asked why you needed it for a new purchase, and why you did not just return them as damaged? what would you say?
Third, the issue of how the paint was chipped, I owned two sets of Mark V's and I can say the paint on them is very tough and durable, It would take a lot to damage it, perhaps a drop from a height onto a hard rough surface and what of the alignment? after that event? who is going to check out that?
Again, all good questions for the OP and the dealer to discuss.