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I used this option, it took some patience to get things going but I think this is one of the best prices on a new canon 500 f4 IS II.
https://www.cameracanada.com/ seems to have the best price: $8799 Candian. If you talk with Joe on the phone nicely, he *may* be able to knock another $50 off. FM members from Canada confirmed that camera canada folks are legit. Using a CC protected me further just in case there was to be an issue. PMI Digital was cheapest Auth dealer in US and over the phone the lowest price they would offer was $9999 USD.
Current exchange rate is .95 candian $ = 1 USD
Shipping was $250 to Texas
Duty is expected to be $200
1% Credit card back : $85
Credit card bonus ( YMMY) : plug in a number if you qualify
Net cost delivered: $8781 - any credit card bonuses / cashback
Credit card fees were avoided by using a business card that does not have cc fees (chase ink ). If you pay using paypal direct transfer, paypal does not charge intl fees. Using the CC I get 1% back and since this is a new account I was able to get a account bonus. Current bonus scheme is 50000 points, that is equivalanet of at least $500. https://www.chase.com/online/business-credit-cards/ink-plus.htm . This was the cheapest credit card with no intl fees that I am aware of. (First year there is no cc fee, second year onwards it is $95/year). This is a business card, YMMY.
Folks @ camera canada were very helpful (Joe for buying it and Eric for shipping). I am expecting my lens sometime next week. The current price is for in stock items only but If you call you should be able to lock in the price while you get the logistics worked out.
Hope this helps someone else lighten their wallet.