You have to keep in mind you will pay a 'spread' on your credit card of approx. 2.9% for the conversion. Right now the dollar is almost exactly at par so 2.9% of 3995 is $115.
Henry's is selling for $3699 plus tax which comes in at ~4180 verses $3995USD * 2.9% = ~$4110
There is only $70 difference by my math.
Just a heads up MasterCard, Visa, and AMEX from the major Cdn banks all charge 2.5% to the best of my knowledge.
Because of that and not wanting to give 2.5% to the credit card companies for nothing when I travel to the U.S. and more importantly when I spend fair amounts of money at B&H, I got a U.S. Dollar Bank of Montreal MasterCard.
It costs $25/year, however, when you spend over $1000/yr on it, they waive the fee, as in it's free.
Since last summer I've placed all of my B&H orders using the card and I don't pay any credit card fees on the USD transactions
. All I have to do is pay off my U.S. Dollar MasterCard when the bill comes with U.S. funds. I don't have an account with BMO so I withdraw the U.S. funds from my U.S. account at my bank in the form of a draft and pay then my M/C with it.
As for the 5D III, while I'm waiting for the 1D X, I know a couple of camera shops in Manitoba are announcing as of today they have the 5D III in stock for purchase off the street.