I noticed that canonpricewatch is pushing a new seller, TekShop. They have a great price on a gray market Tamron 24-70 VC ($939) that I am thinking about.
Unfortunately, I've never heard a thing about these guys before, and they are unmentioned on resellerratings. Has anyone ever dealt with this store?
Alternately, Camera Canada is selling the same lens for $1189 plus shipping - which may be worth it for the warranty.