I bought my 5D MK II new when they first came out, and was very happy with it. I sold it for $1700 when the MK III came out, but returned it.
I bought a refurb thru CLP by trading in a old broken and worthless film SLR. The price was $1407 plus tax, with free shipping, or $1514 total. The Camera had about 275 actuations on it, and is excellent, probably better than my first one, as far as lack of hot pixels is concerned.
Thats a $500 savings, you can buy a decent lens for that.