At £2600?! No way. I'd go for a trip to the US, visit friends, buy it there and still not quite spend that amount.
Haha, sounds like a good plan. To be fair it's crossed my mind to get it imported from the U.S. - I could be wrong but I don't think import duty is paid on digital cameras, in which case even with shipping and VAT charge there'd be a saving of a few hundred quid (downside being lack of valid warranty)... I don't know this for sure though so...