Prices go up and down. Canon has started another of its rebate sales. The catch, and its a big one, is that the rebate is figured off the MSRP, and dealers are required to do it that way if they want Canon to reimburse them for the rebate.
What this often means to you and me, is that the price goes up. Yes, its a scam, and I wish some of our attorney generals would step in and levy a big fine.