I'm really surprised at a few of the Big Value Inc. / eBay prices I have been seen at CPW recently.
For example, the Canon 70-300 IS (non-L) costs $623 and up at all of the authorized dealers, but BVI has it for $343. The 18-135 STM is $527 at authorized dealers but $408 at BVI.
I get how places like BVI can split off a kit lens like the 24-105L and sell it cheaper than a retail boxed version. But I wasn't aware that the 70-300 was a kit lens, and I don't understand where they are buying it so cheap that they can sell it for about 50% of retail. How do they do it?