Thanks. That's an interesting shop. It does not provide clear information about ordering online and delivery & return conditions. The shop has however branches at a few locations. Need to see if my friends can go there and pick it up.
@Ew, interesting website as well. Though they have a shop, it looks like they are mainly into delivery.
What's your experience with delivery?
Good point about testing new lenses. Same here in the Netherlands. And yes, here they too check the lenses before they resell. So a used lens would be an option though I haven't seen a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 MKII
Isn't there a US national website where you can read reviews of customers about their experience with camerashops (service, delvery, knowledge etc) ?