If you call and try a different rep, as some will give you a price adjustment within the 30-day return window.
that wrked, thx all! and to thinkharder - i didnt open n use it as i was thinking of returning it because the box it came in, the corner was slightly crushed in. the canon box was fine n the lens is packed in styrofoam so i think itll be ok (or thats what i keep telling myself.) i may go ahead and try it out now