Well, of course, just as soon as I drop $2000+ on a new 70-200 2.8 IS II... So much for the previous rumor that there wouldn't anymore rebates until next spring Next Spring?? I've never seen that Rumor!
Canon has had almost continuous rebates for the last year. Some involve only a few items and some cover a lot of items. As long as the world economy is poor, Canon and Nikon will keep having rebates in order to keep the production lines going. Its cheaper that way. Shutting down a factory and restarting it later is incredibally expensive, while rebates just result in a lower profit margin, but its still profit.
1DX, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 16-35mm f/4L, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 24-105mm f/4L, 70-200mm f/2.8L , 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 100-400mmf/4.0-5.6L, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L, f 135mm f/2L, 580EX II, 600EX-RT