All the online sites have raised their prices due to the earthquake. However there are deals to be had on craigs, large online auction company and even directly from the vendors sites under refurbished models. I just purchase 2 SB900 and 1 70-200 factory refurb with warranty.
I tried to call but I got hung up on by the Philippines customer support after I told her not to add it to her cart. It is a hard concept for them to understand. they were asking me about which seller I was buying from etc.
Online chat was not any better.
Ajesh:You'll need to contact the manufacturer. We do spend considerable effort to ensure our prices are the lowest in the marketplace at any time.
Me:It is not the price of the product. It is the Retail Price which is akin to the Product Description. Do you understand this?