Lucky guys you in the US. In my country lenses are expensive by 30% across the board. The current MRP of the 24-70 II is the equivalent of USD 2,700 - no discounted deals usually.
Actually 30% is not too bad a deal for some peace of mind with local warranty ... in the middle east 24-70 II is selling for a $3700+ ... about 10 days ago I bought 24-70 f/2.8 VC (from Japan) for $1049, here in the middle east it is selling for $2000+ ... this is the reason why I order all my gear from USA (or sometimes Japan) and give up on local warranty.
5D MK III, 16-35/2.8 L II, 24-70/2.8 VC, 24-105/4 L IS, 70-200/2.8 L IS II, 100/2.8 L IS, 40/2.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 150-500 OS, 600EX-RTx2, ST-E3-RT, Rokinon 24/3.5 T-S, D7100+18-300 VR, YN568EX, 055CXPRO4+468MGRC2, 190CXPRO4+322RC2, Gorillapod Focus+496RC2, CamRanger, B+W filters, Konova K3/31.5 etc