I guarantee they paid a lot higher price compared to the US.
Damn, Singapore is so close to Bangkok, but I was told 2 weeks here.
Nope it cost only SGD$4250, and with an average exchange rate of US$1=SGD$1.25, that works out to be $3400. Some got it at SGD$4100+. It was the first time we actually managed to get Canon gears cheaper than US, not forgetting we pay 7% GST too.