I will be buying a 24-70L-II in 2012 for business and tax purposes. (I need the write-off in 2012 and I need this to complement my 16-24L and 24-105L) And no, I'm not interested in a MkI at a much lower price.
It is currently listed at the retail of US$2299 on back-order rumored to be July 2012 availability in the US. I'm OK with paying retail if that's the best I can do. I'm not in a hurry so I have the rest of 2012 to develop a purchase strategy. I prefer Amazon since I consolidate as many of my deductible purchases as possible there because it's easy to retrieve receipts all from one place rather than scattered among various places.
When does Canon do their US rebate campaigns and what's the chances that it would have a rebate?