First off, I do not want to appear as though I am store bashing...but:
I ordered a Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8LIS II USM lens from Adorama on Monday. It's now Wednesday and I have my new lens...YEAH!!
Adorama delivered as expected...cudoos to Adorama!!
So, the reason for my post is the cost breakdown, it is as follows:
Lens - $1,974
3 yr ext warranty $59.95
Tax (on my end) $281.03
My Camera Store
Lens - $2549.99 (and thats the sale price)
3 yr ext warranty - $400 (what!!!)
Tax - $383.50
That my friends is a difference of $934.91
To anyone interested it was shipped to me from Adorama NY to Ottawa, ON Canada. There was no duty taxes or brokerage fees. It was shipped via FedEx 2 day air.
Again, thank you Adorama!!
I am so disappointed in my camera stores in Ottawa I could have gotten $100 of their "sale price" of $2549.99 - and thats it.
So, needless to say I am more than happy to have this lens and to have gotten a significantly better deal from buying from our friends to the south than buying locally.
Thank You one and all and Merry Christmas....now to go and change my sig!!