So... is $1,087.32 for this lens from the Canon refurb store as good a deal as it feels like? It's slightly lower even than some completed Ebay listings for used copies. Oh well, I already ordered. I was almost totally prepared to spring for the new price anyway, so any savings are good savings. You can all feel responsible for your great shots convincing me to get yet another lens...
It's pretty hard to beat that price. They rarely get that low used (around $1200 is more typical), and this way you get some kind of warranty. Beyond that, there aren't many on the used market. I don't think it has been a volume seller and most of us that have one hang on to them!
I looked at this too, I was a little leery because the 70-300L is one of the few that doesn't reference a 90 day warranty like a number of other lenses do. Saving 300 bucks is pretty nice though.