How to buy a 24-105
You can get from eBay around $800 new. At this moment, PMI Digital, a Canon authorized dealer, has $809.75 new thru eBay according to Canon Price Watch. A little cheaper from one or two non-authorized dealers.
BTW, refurbish items from Canon in white box are stil in near-new condition but only has 90 days warranty. $780 is not the best reburbished price for this lens on my opinion. Sometime you can get $750 new from BVI in eBay with USA warranty registratin card (their lowest price in last Dec is $700 new from them).-- hide signature --
I bought my 24-70 2.8 II and 70-200 2.8 II from PMI on ebay... super quick and perfect