Likewise. I saw B&H had the 70-300L for $1099 with a 1/5/13 expiration, so I thought I'd order it tomorrow or the next day. Now, B&H, Adorama and Amazon are all back to $1299--too expensive for my budget. Let's hope Canon offers up a new post-holiday sale that brings it back down.
And BTW, I appreciate CR posting these deals. And the same goes for watchful CR readers who send up a flare when they spot something of mutual interest.