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seekthedragon:
Greetings everyone.

This is going to be my first Thanksgiving and black friday in the USA. I plan to buy a 70-200 mk II for a while, and I would like to know, if there are gong to be some discounts on this item compared to the current 2100 USD price.

I live in New York, if it matters.

Thanks for every advice!

bsbeamer:
with new the new minimum advertised pricing (MAP), I would venture to guess that it's not happening - at least not at substantial discounts more than the current $400 rebate that expires 12/1.  you may see some places that offer a "package" deal where they throw in extras.  B&H tends to do a software discount bundle.  none of them are going to be a huge price drop.

you may want to check for the IMPORT version and save $100 or so.

also keep an eye on some of the Black Friday and deal websites if you want to (BlackFriday.com, bfads.net, and slickdeals.net are some popular ones).

Standard:

--- Quote ---with new the new minimum advertised pricing (MAP), I would venture to guess that it's not happening - at least not at substantial discounts more than the current $400 rebate that expires 12/1.  you may see some places that offer a "package" deal where they throw in extras.  B&H tends to do a software discount bundle.  none of them are going to be a huge price drop.
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Yeah. I agree. I don't think you're gonna see anything lower from authorized dealers than the current price with the rebate. The lowest price that I've seen with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM was $2,074 from B&H a year ago.

dstppy:
If you're in the market for a new body, keep an eye on the holiday bundles.  I want to say it's B&H, but one of the big online authorized resellers puts up good high end bundles around this time.

I highly suspect we're going to see a 'best price yet' with one of these bundles and the new bodies/lenss . . . but who really knows.

Mt Spokane Photography:
Usually, online discounts happen on black friday.  Usually there are bigger discounts the following Monday (Cyber Monday).
I expect them this year as well, MAP or not.

If you go to a store in person, you can often negotiate a discount on a large purchase.  Its difficult for stores to discount the rebate deals, they have to advance the rebate, and then send in all the proof that they gave out the rebates and charged the Canon specified price.  They sometimes throw in some extras, but the rebate prices seem to hold firm.

One exception is Profeel (PMI) who sells on ebay at a big discount.  They are a authorized dealer but operate on a tight budget.  You can call them and try to negotiate a discount.
 

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