Rebates are still on tho. Calumet did a double rebate offer a few weeks ago, which matched the canon rebate. So for example the 100mm l 2.8 macro was about £560, the lowest I'v ever seen it! I nearly had it but didn't really want to rush in to it, didn't know how much i'd use it really. Prices on Digitalrev are still pretty good tho, they have the 70D with 18-55 for £850, thats about £350 less than UK sites.
It's a shame I missed the Calumet offer, they are the most convenient place for me to buy from because I can pop in, try something, then take it away with me. However, the reborn Jessops is a completely different place to the old - the staff understand cameras and lenses, with the prices a match for Calumet & Wex, and interest free credit over 6 months.
I was waiting until nearer the deadline for the October rebate, but it seems that cost me the chance of a good price. The 100L is now £750 minus cashback. I will wait until at least January.
I would rather buy with a UK warranty, though I could buy on my trip to Sydney in February. If I buy one of the cheaper lenses on my wish list, it would fit my duty free allowance and save a few pounds. One of the older designs such as the 28/1.8 would hoprfully have less chance of needing a warranty repair.