Hmm ... I have an ELAN 7E that I was hoping to sell alongside the 40D & T3i but that didn't happen. Maybe I was asking too much (body w/ manual + BP-300 battery grip + 50mm 1.8 II for $230).
I was more than willing to negotiate but the only item people were interested in was the 50mm 1.8 II.
There are only two brick & mortar camera stores in my area aside from BestBuy, and I avoid them like the plague. Retail price + 8.5% sales tax eats a big hole in your camera budget. When I do visit the store, very few customers are actually in the store. Gee - I wonder why? Weird market here in Sacramento.
I could drive a couple hours to the SF-Bay area and MAYBE find a lower price but sales taxes there are even higher plus there's the gas, time and wear & tear on your vehicle which may not be worth the drive just to save a few bucks.
Although, I built a computer about 18 months ago. Sourced and bought most of the parts in Santa Clara (the rest I got from Newegg). Saved quite a bit even though I had to make that 2 hour (4 hrs. round-trip) drive to the Bay area to purchase the parts. Got a sweet deal on a motherboard/CPU bundle.
I too was looking at buying a new DSLR but not now. I just sold a 40D and T3i in anticipation of snagging a 6D or 5DMK III.
Have you looked into Canon USA's refurbed units with 1 year factory warranty and 20% off MAP? 6Ds are available last time I checked.
Call Canon and ask about they loyalty program. You send in an old film canon camera that you bought off craigslist for $10 (or I'll sell you one for $10), and they give you 20% off the refurb price. Not all bodies are available... but I think the mkiii and the 6d are now... but I havne't really checked in a while because I have my body and I hopefully won't be upgrading for many years now.